Prof. J.G.S. Ranasinghe
Professor of Biochemistry
Office Address

Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya

Email: shiraniranasinghe5@gmail.com
Telephone: 081-2396321, 0773 889404
   
   
     

Educational/professional  Qualifications:

  • BVSC (2 nd class Hon upper) Faculty of Veterinary  Medicine  & Animal Science, Universityof Peradeniya (1998)
  • MPhil  University of Miyazaki, Japan (1998)
  • Ph.D. University of Kagoshima, Japan (2001)
 

 

Memberships in Professional Societies          

  • Member of Kandy Society of Medicine
  • Member of Sri Lanka Association for Advancement of Science ( SLAAS) from 2003.
  • Member of Popularization of Science Sri Lanka Association of Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science 2008.
  • Member r of Sri Lanka Veterinary Association (SLVA) (1988 to 2009)
  • Member of Japan Society for Bioscience, Biotechnology and Agrochemistry
  • Member of the Board of the Board of Management Postgraduate Institute of Science from 2014 upto date

National Level Activities

  • Member of the Board of Study Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Post Graduate Institute of Science, University of Peradeniya Sri Lanka from 2002 upto date
  • Coordinator of the MSc programme in Experimental Biotechnology in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Postgraduate Institute of Science from 2005 upto date
  • Secretary to the Board of Study in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Postgraduate Institute of Science from year 2002 to 2008
  • Chairperson to the Board of Study in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Postgraduate Institute of Science from year 2014
  • Member of the Board of the Board of Management Postgraduate Institute of Science from 2014 upto date
   

Resource Person in Seminars/Workshops

 

Resource person in workshops           

  • Name Quality Control and Quality Assurance for State and Private Sector  Health Laboratories
    Place   Organized by Post Graduate Institute of Science Peradeniya at PGIS
    Date-   2003-10-3
  • Name   Identification of Snakes and Management of Snake Bites
    Place   Organized by Post Graduate Institute of Science Peradeniya at PGIS
    Date    2006-11-11
  • Name   Fitness over Forty

    Place    Organized by Department of Physiology, Faculty of  Medicine, University of Peradeniya.
    Date   2008-4-08

  • Name   Developing National Guide lines for protection of “Animal Participants” in Research.
    Place   Organized by the Forum of Ethics Review Committees in Sri Lanka, convened by the ethics Review Committee Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo at Faculty of Medicine Colombo
    Date    2008-09-11
  • Name   Human Growth and maturation and Clinical application

    Place     Organized by Post Graduate Institute of Science Peradeniya at PGIS
    Date    2011-09-2

Coordinator in workshops

  • Name   Identification of Snakes and Management of Snake Bites

    Place    Organized by Post Graduate Institute of Science Peradeniya at PGIS
    Date   2006-11-11
           

  •                   
  • Orations
            Personnel experience in human-animal combine research and their benefits to general public.
            At OPA( The organization of professional associations of Sri Lanka) 8 th Apri 2011.

                      
 
Research Interests
  • Effects of probiotics, fermented milk products  on serum parameters
  • Investigation of iron balane in Thalasemic patiens treated with single and combination of drugs
  • Study of heavy metal and ceruloplasmin in health problems.
  • Effects of supplementation of Se, prebiotics, probiotics and nucleotides on  serum parameters
  • A study on genetic variation, toxicity, morphology of giant honey bees of Sri Lanka.
  • Comparison of toxic effects of Bungarus species in Sri Lanka
  • Characterization of venom of Sri Lankan Snakes
  • Effects of endogenous medicine on toxic effects of cobra venom.
 

Contribution to the University

  • Senior Student Counselor of the  University of Peradeniya for the years 2002, 2006, 2009
  • Deputy Proctor of the Faculty of Medicine in 2007.
  • Member in subcommittee appointed by the  University for Prevention of Ragging in 2007.
  • Chairperson of the Committee on Illnesses of Clinical Importance and Snakebite and Poisoning. 7th Medical Exhibition in 2003
  • Treasure 2015 exhibition
  • Nominee to represent the Faculty of Medicine in the Organizing Committee of PURSE (Peradeniya University Research Sessions) in 2008.
  • Member in  Subcommittee on Income Generation Project ,
  • Member of the Faculty Student Affairs Committee from 2006 to 2015
  • Member to the Dean’s Task Force to provide input in Group2 Clinical Laboratory and Management.
  • Coordinator for the 10 Module Growth and Development of the Beyond 2004 new curriculum since 2004.
  • Actively involved in above module revision in 2014
  • Initiated and Coordinated Biochemistry Practical revision in 2015
  • Coordinator to Establish diagnostic lab as a service for the clinical programme, Hospitals  and income generation
 
Research Interests 
  • Effects of probiotics, fermented milk products  on serum parameters
  • Criteria for  selection of ideal probiotics
  • Effects of supplementation of Se, prebiotics, probiotics and nucleotides on  serum parameters
  • Vitamin D status of our Sri lankan Population
  • Analysis of Gall stones and Renal stones with respect to dietary pattern
  • The common edible plants  with a risk of toxicity
  • Study of the involvement of heavy metals and ceruloplasmin in epileptic patients in Sri Lanka and the effects of antiepileptic drugs on serum heavy metal concentrations
  • Comparison of toxic effects of Bungarus species in Sri Lanka
  • Characterization of venom of Sri Lankan Snakes
  • Effects of endogenous medicine on toxic effects of cobra venom.
  • Identification of salaivary antigenic proteins in mosquitoes
 

List of students supervised and awarded the degree

  • Deepthi Nanayakkara MPhil at PGIS (Postgraduate Institute of Science ) 2008
  • Kosala  Bandara MPhil at PGIS (Postgraduate Institute of Science ) 2013
  • Harsi Thilanka MPhil at PGIS (Postgraduate Institute of Science ) 2014
  • Tharanga Niroshini MPhil at PGIS (Postgraduate Institute of Science ) 2013
  • KAA Sarath Kumara MPhil (2015)
  • HMSN HerathMSc                (MSc at PGIS) 2009
  • WADSSN Gregory                 (MSc at PGIS) 2009
  • Dinesh Chandrasiri                 (MSc at PGIS) 2010
  • DMS Sugeshwari                    (MSc at PGIS)2010
  • Hashita Amal Walisinghe       (MSc at PGIS)2010
  • T Kumbukage                         (MSc at PGIS) 2010
  • Harshini H Peiris                            (MSc at PGIS)  2011
  • SSHMML Senanayake          (MSc at PGIS 2015)
  • Alawaththegama PDTWK     (MSc at PGIS 2015
  • Perera WTR                           (MSC at PGIS 2015)
  • Weerasooriya WWRWMBKK  (MSC at PGIS 2015)
  • Sandamali JAN                      (MSC at PGIS 2016)
  • Athukorala AYU                   (MSC at PGIS 2016)
  • Bandara KMSC                     (MSC at PGIS 2016)
  • Udawatte MGNS                  (MSC at PGIS 2016)
  • Shafy Sam                              (MSc at PGIS 2016)
  • Net                                         (MSc at PGIS 2016)
 
   
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