The department plays an active role in the undergraduate medical curriculum, with a teaching commitment in the form of lectures, small group activities, problem based learning, interdisciplinary staff seminars and laboratory practical classes. In addition, a MSc. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology is offered for postgraduate students. Research interests of the department include nutrition, molecular biology, cell culture, study of plant based medicines and enzymology.
Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Dr. Chamindri Witharana received the ‘Womens Scientist Award 2021’ by the Society for Scientific Development in Agriculture and Technology (SSDAT), in collaboration with Kanpur Agricultural University India. The award was delivered at the International 3 day e-Conference on “Innovative and Current Advances in Agriculture and Allied Sciences (ICAAAS-2021)” during 19–21 July, 2021
4th 2020 Global Animal Welfare Award received by Dr Tharanga Thoradeniya. Dr Thoradeniya is a Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka. She was nominated for her role in improving veterinary medicine and animal welfare and the ethics of laboratory animals. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hAlVjYWKst4&feature=youtu.be