Dr. G. Anil U. Jayasekera

Dr. G. Anil U. Jayasekera

Senior Lecturer

Department of Plant Sciences,
University of Colombo,
Colombo 03,
Sri Lanka.
Work Phone: +9411 258 5038 Ext 8047

AREA OF SPECDIALIZATION
  • Plant molecular Biology & Plant Physiology
RESEARCH INTERESTS
  • Plant transformation technology
  • Proteomics
  • Transgenic plants –
    • Characterization and Transfer of DREB genes to rice and evolution of their effects on drought tolerence
  • Marker assisted breeding –
    • Breeding of sub 1 rice in Sri Lanka
CURRENT REASEARCH
  • Production of transgenic rice plants from some Sri Lankan rice varieties mediated byAgrobacterium tumefaciens gene transfer
  • Investigation of erythrocyte membrane proteins in leukemia patients using SDS- PAGE and MALDI- TOF mass spectroscopy.
  • Development of Insect Resistance in Sri Lankan Rice Varieties by introducing Bt(Cry) genes.
EXECUTIVE AND OTHER POSITIONS AT NATIONAL LEVLE
  • Chairman of the National Committee on Biotechnology at National Science Foundation
  • Committee member of National Plant Breeding Committee of CARP
GRADUATE SUPERVISION
  • Ms. Manisha Gunasekara – PhD
    • Production of transgenic rice plants from some Sri Lankan rice varieties mediated by Agrobacterium tumefaciens gene transfer
  • Mr. Imesh de Silva – M Phil
    • Characterization and Transfer of Drought Responsive Elements Binding genes to rice and evaluation of their effects on drought tolerance
ORGANISATION OF CONFERENCES
  • Organizing and Resource person of workshop on Plant Genetic Modification held in Genetch, Colombo from September 27 to October 05, 2010.