Department of Microbiology

Faculty of Medicine

Research


Prof V Thevanesam
Research Interest
  • Leptospirosis
  • Dengue
  • Rickettsioses
  • Mycobacteria 
  • Melioidosis and antimicrobial activity of indigenous plants
 
Oral and poster presentation with abstracts 2010
Montegmery J, Liyanapathirana L.V.C,Munasinghe A, Hiththarachchi A, Inglis T, Thevenesam V. Preliminary report in the application of a PCR for the diagnosis of scrub typhus. Annual academic session of the Kandy society of medicine 2010.
 
Thevenasam V, Lal CK. Infection control in dental practice. Annual academic sessions of the Kandy Society of Medicine 2010.
 
Thevanesam V, Lal CK. Infection control in dental practice. International Dental Congress. Colombo 2010.
 
Corea E.M., Thevanesam V and Perera S. Burkolderia pseudomallei; a pathogen in need of recognition in Sri Lanka. 10th South East Asia regional Scientific Meeting 2010, 45. (Presented by Dr.Corea in Seoul, South Korea)
 
Liyanapathirana LVC, Jayasinghe ID, Abeykoon AMSB and Thevanesam V. Diagnosis of rickettsial infections in Sri Lanka using a commercial ELISA.  Proceedings of the Peradeniya University Research Sessions, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka 2010, 15: 83 - 85. (Oral presentation)
 
Thennakoon KMS, Abayasekara CL, Thevanesam V, Liyanapathirana LVC, Ekanayake A. Antibiotic activity of Carica papaya fruit on bacterial isolates from chronic wounds. Proceedings of the Peradeniya University Research Sessions, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka 2010, 15: 69 - 71. (Oral presentation)
 
Senaratne T, Thevanesam V, Eriyagama NB. A rapid culture method for Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Proceedings of the Peradeniya University Research Sessions, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka 2010, 15: 80 - 82. (Oral presentation)
 
Amunugama M, Noordeen F, Kanakaratne N, Naser K, Abeykoon SB, Thevanesam V. Comparison of clinical and laboratory parameters in the early diagnosis of dengue fever. Proceedings of the Peradeniya University Research Sessions, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka 2010, 15: 101-103. (Oral presentation)
 
J. Montgomery, L.V.C. Liyanapathirana, M.A.A.K. Munasinghe, A.Hiththarage, A.M.S.B.Abeykoon, V.Thevanesam and T.J.Inglis  Preliminary report on the application of PCR for the  laboratory diagnosis of Scrub typhus. Proceedings of the 32nd Annual Academic Sessions, The Kandy Society of Medicine, Kandy, Sri Lanka, 2010. 32:19 – 20.  (Oral presentation)
 
N.P.Senanayake, N.B.Eriyagama, J. Montegomery, T.Gamage, IJInglis and V Thevanesam. Identification of non-tuberculous mycobacteria isolated from patients at Teaching Hospitals, Kandy and Peradeniya. The Bulletin of the Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists,Colombo, Sri Lanka, 8(1);14.(Oral presentation)
 
Danthanarayana NS ,Williams D ,Thevanesam V ,Fernando MSS ,Smith D ,Williams S. A preliminary report on viral meningoencephalitis in Sri Lanka. The Bulletin of the Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists,Colombo, Sri Lanka, 8(1);24.(Poster presentation)
 
Lal DPCKAL and Thevanesam V. A survey of infection control in dental practice. Proceedings of the 32nd Annual Academic Sessions, The Kandy Society of Medicine, Kandy, Sri Lanka, 2010. 32: 24 - 25.  (Oral presentation)
 

Lal DPCKAL and Thevanesam V. A survey of infection control in dental practice. Presented at the Asia Pacific Dental Congress, in Colombo, Sri Lanka, May 2010


Oral and poster presentations(with abstracts)2011
Manoj A,  Thevanesam V,  Ekanayake E W M A “Exploration the antimicrobial activity of Tripala”-  a traditional medicine formulation The bulletin of Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists: Vol. 9 Sept. 2011
 
Mendis BCG, Thevanesam V, Ekanayake E W M A “Quality control of CLSI and Stokes’ method of antibiotic susceptibility testing”  - a preliminary           study The bulletin of Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists: Vol. 9 Sept. 2011
 
D.N.Magana_Arachchi ,  B.A.C. de Silva,  D.Medagedara and V.Thevanesam “Restriction Fragment Length Polymorphisms (RFLP) on Mycobacterium tuberculosis strains           isolated from patients attending the Central  Chest Clinic Kandy”.
 
D.N.Magana_Arachchi ,  B.A.C. de Silva,  D.Medagedara and V.Thevanesam “Spoligotyping of Mycobacterium tuberculosis strains isolated from patients attending the Central Chest Clinic Kandy”.

Oral and poster presentations(with abstracts)2012
T.Thayalini, V.Thevanesam, S.Karthirgamanathar and T.M.Gamage “Antibacterial activity and preliminary screening of Phytochemicals from whole plant of Enicostemma littorale (Blume)
Research Sessions of post graduate Institute of Agriculture 2012 Tropical agricultural Research Vol. 24 (1): (99-105) 2012
 
MASK Manikarachchi, D. Karunarathna, V. Karunarathna, V.Thevanesam and EWMA Ekanayake “Chitosan based drug-carrier system for controlled release of  Amoxicillin” Institute of Chemistry - International Conference of Chemical Science
 
Ginige Nalika de Silva, Veranja Liyanapathirana, Vasanthi Thevanesam, John Stenos, Sarojini Wijesundara. “A retrospective study of scrub typhus among paediatric patients in a base hospital in north western province” 6th Asian Congress of  Pediatric Infectious Disease in December 2012 , Pg 92
 
Dr.F.Noordeen
Research Interest
  • Pathogenesis of dengue virus infection including molecularvirological and immunodynamics of dengue virus infection in Sri Lanka.
  • Molecular dynamics of hepatitis B virus infections among different communities in Sri Lanka.
  • Seroepidemiology of varicella zoster virus infection among different communities in Sri Lanka.
  • Impact of viral pathogens in respiratory diseases of children in Sri Lanka.
  • Impact of viral pathogens in diarrhoeal diseases of children in Sri Lanka.
  • Development of effective and feasible viral diagnostics for local use.
 
Oral and Poster Presentation( with abstract) 2010
M.Amunugama, F.Noordeen, N.Karunarathne, K.Naser, S.B.Abeyakoon, V.Thevenasam Comparison of clinical and laboratory parameters in the early diagnosis of Dangue Fever. PURSE 2010
 
Oral and Poster Presentation( with abstract) 2011    
Muthulingam, A., Noordeen, F*.,  Morel, AJ., Abeykoon, SB and Kumara, KGRA., 2011. Viral aetiology in children diagnosed with acute bronchiolitis. Proceeding of the Peradeniya University Research Sessions, Sri Lanka Vol. 16. 
 
Chameera, EWS., Noordeen, F*., Pandithasundara, H and Abeykoon, SB., 2011. Comparison of diagnostic efficacy of rapid diagnostic assays used for the detection of hepatitis B virus surface antigen (HBsAg). Proceeding of the Peradeniya University Research Sessions, Sri Lanka Vol. 16. 
 
Pandithasundara, H., Noordeen, F*., Senavirathna, SK., Abeykoon, SB., Faizal, MAM., Morel, AJ  and Mudiyanse, RM., 2011. Detection of influenza A and B antigen from paediatric patients during an epidemic period. The Bulletin of the Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists Vol. 9.
 
Oral and Poster Presentation( with abstract) 2012
Murugananthan, K., Kandasamy, M., Rajeshkannan, N and Noordeen, F*., 2012. Epidemiology of clinically suspected dengue fever and dengue haemorrhagic fever: A retrospective study in a Tertiary Care Hospital, Jaffna, Sri Lanka. Proceedings of the Abstracts of Jaffna University International Research Conference. ISSN: 2279-1922.
 
Senaratne, T., Noordeen, F*., Dissanayake N and Kumara KGRA., 2012. Comparison of a rapid dengue test with ELISA for the detection of IgM in dengue suspected patients at the Teaching Hospital, Peradeniya. The Bulletin of the Asia Conference in Paediatric Infectious Diseases Vol. 6.
 
Catherine Scougall, Faseeha Noordeen, Georget Y Reaiche, Huey Chi Low, Kathryn M Kitrinos and Allison Jilbert, 2008. To study the ability of Tenofovir and and Emtricitabine in monotherapy and combination therapy to treat chronic duck hepatitis B virus infectionin vivo. Proceedings of the 2012 Meeting of Australian Centre for HIV and Hepatitis Virology Research (ACH2), Adelaide, Australia
 
Senaratne, T., Noordeen, F*., Dissanayake N and Kumara KGRA., 2012. Comparison of a rapid dengue test with ELISA for the detection of IgM in dengue suspected patients at the Teaching Hospital, Peradeniya. The Bulletin of the Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists Vol. 10
 

Romuald Patient, Faseeha Noordeen, Lucyna Cova, Fabien Zoulim, Allison Jilbert, Philippe Roingeard and Andrew Vaillant., 2012. Evidence for low pH requirement for HBV subviral particle morphogenesis. Proceedings of the “International Meeting of the Molecular Biology of Hepatitis B Viruses” Oxford, UK, 2012.

 
Journal Publications 2013- National
Abeysekera, R.A., Kularatne, S.A.M., Noordeen, E., Ratnatunga, N.V.I., Bandara, J.M.R.P., Fatal pulmonary haemorrhage following adenovirus infection. Ceylon Medical Journal, 2013. 58(2): 84-6.
 
Buharideen, S.M., Kotakadeniya, H.M.S.R.B., Galketiya, K.B., Samarasinghe, A.K.B.B.T.B., Peris, S.P.M., Dharmapala, A., Noordeen, F., Tennakoon, T.R.D.S.K., Wickramasinghe, S.M., Wijetunge, S., Prevalence of heicobacter pylori infection in a sample of patients with dyspeptic symptoms and gastric antral inflammation. Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists Bulletin,
 
Buharideen, S.M., Kotakadeniya, H.M.S.R.B., Galketiya, K.B., Samarasinghe, A.K.B.B.T.B., Peris, S.P.M., Dharmapala, A., Noordeen, F., Tennakoon, T.R.D.S.K., Wickramasinghe, S.M., Wijetunge, S., Prevalence of heicobacter pylori infection in a sample of patients with dyspeptic symptoms and gastric antral inflammation. Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists Bulletin, 2013 Jul. 11 (1): 13.   
 
Dr.Champa Ratnatunga
Research Interest
  • Tuberculosis diagnostics & diagnostics for mycobacterial disease
  • Immunology
  • Teaching methodology
Oral and Poster Presentation( with abstract) 2011
C.N.Ratnatunga, A method for facilitating student – teacher communication PURSE 2011. Poster presentation
 
Journal Publications 2013 - International
 Fernando, D.M.G., Kaluarachchi, C.I., Ratnatunga, C.N., Necrotizing fasciitis and death following an insect bite. American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology, 2013 Sep. 34(3): 234-6
 
Dr.V.Liyanapathirana
Research Interest
Molecular and serological diagnosis of rickettsial diseases. 
Antibiotic resistance and mycology
 
Oral and Poster Presentation( with abstract) 2010
Liyanapathirana LVC, Jayasinghe ID, Abeykoon AMSB and Thevanesam V. Diagnosis of rickettsial infections in Sri Lanka using a commercial ELISA.  Proceedings of the Peradeniya University Research Sessions, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka 2010, 15: 83 - 85. (Oral presentation)
 
Thennakoon KMS, Abayasekara CL, Thevanesam V, Liyanapathirana LVC, Ekanayake A. Antibiotic activity of Carica papaya fruit on bacterial isolates from chronic wounds. Proceedings of the Peradeniya University Research Sessions, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka 2010, 15: 69 - 71. (Oral presentation)
 
J. Montgomery, L.V.C. Liyanapathirana, M.A.A.K. Munasinghe, A.Hiththarage, A.M.S.B.Abeykoon, V.Thevanesam and T.J.Inglis  Preliminary report on the application of PCR for the  laboratory diagnosis of Scrub typhus. Proceedings of the 32nd Annual Academic Sessions, The Kandy Society of Medicine, Kandy, Sri Lanka, 2010. 32:19 – 20.  (Oral presentation)
 
Oral and Poster Presentation( with abstract) 2012
Ginige Nalika de Silva, Veranja Liyanapathirana, Vasanthi Thevanesam, John Stenos, Sarojini Wijesundara. “A retrospective study of scrub typhus among paediatric patients in a base hospital in north western province” 6th Asian Congress of  Pediatric Infectious Disease in December 2012 , Pg 92
 
Journal Publication 2010
Vasanthi Thevanesam, Jayanthi Elvitigala, Veranja Liyanapathirana. Audit on operating theatres in Sri Lanka. International Journal of Infection control 2010. V6 i2
 

K.S.M.Tennekoon, C.L.Abeyasekara, V.Thevanesam, V.Liyanapathirana and A. Ekanayake Antibiotic activity of Caria papaya fruit on bacterial isolates from chronic wounds

 
Dr. C.D Gamage
Journal Publications 2013 - International
Amada, T., Yoshimatsu, K., Yasuda, S.P., Shimizu, K., Koma, T., Hayashimoto, N., Gamage, C.D., Nishio, S., Takakura, A., Arikawa, J.,  Rapid whole blood diagnostic test for detecting anti hantavirus antibody in rats.  Journal of Virological Methods, 2013 Oct. 193(1) 42-9.       
 
Kanda, K., Jayasinghe, A., Silva, K.T., Priyadarshani, N.G.W., Delpitiya, N.Y., Obayashi, Y., Arai, A., Gamage, C.D., Tamashiro, H.,Religious leaders as potential advocates for HIV/AIDS prevention among the general population in Sri Lanka. Global Public Health, 2013. 8(2): 159-73.  
 
Fernando, D.M.G., Kaluarachchi, C.I., Ratnatunga, C.N., Necrotizing fasciitis and death following an insect bite. American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology, 2013 Sep. 34(3): 234-6.