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Research Applications for National Development

Date & Time: 24th November 2021 at 1.00PM - 5.00PM (IST)

Session Chair

Prof. Mayuri R Wijesinghe

Explore the Research Applications for National Development

  • Development of advanced filter materials for water purification
  • Development of Kajjali loaded electro spun fibre mats for wound care
  • Smart nanofibrous textiles for skin care applications: A solution for cancer and aging
  • Conserving our neritic tuna resources for future generations
  • Ensuring human health and food security through novel cereal and fruit-based probiotics
  • Molecular discovery: Bioactive cyclotides and secondary metabolites from Sri Lankan medicinal plants
  • In-silico study on effectiveness of antidiabetic properties of active compounds of bitter gourd and enhancing these properties through processing methods
  • Bioactive properties of finger millet varieties cultivated in Sri Lanka
  • Novel herbal formulations for rejuvenation and weight loss
  • Development of recombinant bacterial strains for effluent metal bioremediation
  • Microbe-assisted value addition to Eppawala Rock Phosphate: A possible replacement to TSP
  • Achieving the country’s rice production with 50% less urea – through a microbial biofertilizer
  • A dynamic model for Load Forecasting: Two level Neuro-Functional Load Forecaster
  • A study of employment among Arts Graduates in Sri Lanka
  • Risk Assessment Model for deliberate introduction of Invasive Alien Plant species in Sri Lanka
  • Mathematical modeling of Dengue Virus dynamics

The Panelists

Dr. Ruchira Wijesena

He holds a BSc Eng (Hons) in Textile Process & Engineering (University of Moratuwa) and a PhD in Chemistry (University of Colombo) and currently serves as a Senior Scientist at the Sri Lanka Institute of Nanotechnology (SLINTEC).

Dr GAS Premakumara

He has a BSc (Biological Science) (University of Colombo) and a PhD in Natural Products Chemistry & Chemical Biology (University of Colombo). He is the Head, Dept. of Basic Sciences & Social Science, Faculty of Nursing, University of Colombo, and a Visiting Academic, Southern Cross University, Australia.

Dr. Chithraka Wickramarachchi

He holds a BSc (Hons.) in Statistics (University of Sri Jayawardenepura), an MSc in Applied Statistics (University of Peradeniya), an MPhil in Statistics (University of Peradeniya) and PhD in Statistics (University of Canterbury, NZ). He is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Statistics, University of Sri Jayewardenepura.

Prof. IGN Hewajulige

She hold a BSc (Hons) in Agriculture (University of Peradeniya); MPhil in Postharvest Biology and Technology (University of Colombo) and a PhD in Postharvest Biology and Technology (University of Colombo). She is currently the Additional Director and Research Professor, Research and Development Division at the Industrial Technology Institute (ITI) of Sri Lanka.