Dr. Chandika D. Gamage

Senior Lecturer

Email

gamagecd@gmail.com
chandika@med.hokudai.ac.jp
Tel No 94 81 2396537
Fax 94 81 2389106
Office address

Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya

 
 
   

Educational /Professional Qualifications

Ph.D. (Japan)
BVSc. (Sri Lanka)
Int.Dip. in Computing (United Kingdom)
Crt. Expert in Zoonosis Control (Japan)
Crt. Human Resource Management (Sri Lanka)
 
Undergraduate teaching
  • Lectures, tutorials and student group discussion on infection 1, 2 and defenses of the body modules for medical students
  • Teaching microbiology to AHS and dental students of the University of Peradeniya
 
Postgraduate teaching
Lecturer for MSc Medical Microbiology, Postgraduate Institute of Science (PGIS), University of Peradeniya.
 
Meberships in and other Associations

Sri lanka College of Microbiologists, Sri Lanka Society of Microbiology

 
Research interests
  • Pathogenesis and rapid diagnosis of leptospirosis both humans and animals.
  • Epidemiology and laboratory diagnosis of Hantavirus in Sri Lanka.
  • Design and development of Point-of-Care (POC) infectious disease diagnostics.
  • Evaluation of the impact of human behaviors towards infection control strategies.
  • Molecular dynamics of hepatitis B virus infections among different communities in Sri Lanka
 
Recent research communications/publications  

Book chapters:

Chandika D. Gamage, Hiko Tamashiro, Makoto Ohnishi and Nobuo Koizumi (2012). Epidemiology, Surveillance and Laboratory Diagnosis of Leptospirosis in the WHO South-East Asia Region, Zoonosis, Dr. Jacob Lorenzo-Morales (Ed.), ISBN: 978-953-51-0479-7, InTech, Available from: http://www.intechopen.com/books/zoonosis/epidemiology-surveillance-and-laboratory-diagnosis-of-leptospirosis-in-the-who-south-east-asia-regio  

 
Peer-reviewed Journals:
  1. Nobuo Koizumi, Chandika D. Gamage, Maki Muto, Senanayake A. M. Kularatne, Sudhara B. D. S. Budagoda, Jayanthe R. P. V. Rajapakse, Hidehiko Tamashiro, and Haruo Watanabe., Serological and Genetic Analysis of Leptospirosis in Patients with Acute Febrile Illness in Kandy, Sri Lanka., Jpn. J. Infect. Dis., 2009., 62 (6), 474-475
  2. Chandika D. Gamage, Shumpei P. Yasuda, Sanae Nishio, Senanayake A. Kularatne, Kosala Weerakoon, Jayanthe Rajapakse, Chinyere Nwafor-Okoli, Romeo B. Lee, Yoshi Obayashi, Kumiko Yoshimatsu, Jiro Arikawa, Hiko Tamashiro., Serological evidence of Thailand virus-related hantavirus infection among leptospirosis suspected patients in Kandy, Sri Lanka., Jpn. J. Infect. Dis., 2011., 64 (1), 72-75
  3. Chandika D. Gamage, Nobuo Koizumi, Maki Muto, Chinyere Nwafor-Okoli, Shanika Kurukurusuriya, Jayanthe R. P. V. Rajapakse, Senanayake A. M. Kularatne, Koji Kanda, Romeo B. Lee, Yoshihide Obayashi, Haruo Watanabe5 and Hiko Tamashiro., Prevalence and Carrier Status of Leptospirosis in Smallholder Dairy Cattle and Peridomestic Rodents in Kandy, Sri Lanka., Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis. 2011 Aug;11(8):1041-7
  4. Chandika D Gamage, Jagath Amarasekera, Paba Palihawadana, Sudath Samaraweera, Devika Mendis, Navaratnasingam Janakan, Romeo B Lee, Yoshihide Obayashi, Hiko Tamashiro (2011) An Analysis of Hospital-based Sentinel Surveillance Data on Leptospirosis in Sri Lanka, 2005 - 2008 Jpn J Infect Dis. 2012 Mar;65(2):157-61.
  5. Chinyere Nwafor-Okoli, Nobuo Koizumi, Senanayake A. Kularatne, Jayanthe Rajapakse, Chandika D. Gamage, Maki Muto, Mami Suzuki, Romeo B. Lee, Koji Kanda, Yoshihide Obayashi, Hiko Tamashiro., Leptospira infection among febrile patients at the University of Peradeniya Teaching Hospital in Sri Lanka: Clinical, epidemiological, and laboratory investigations., The Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health. 2012 July; 43(4): 943-50.
  6. Chandika D Gamage, Nobuo Koizumi, A K Colin Perera, Maki Muto, Chinyere Nwafor-Okoli, Shiwanthi Ranasinghe, S A M Kularatne, Jayanthe R P V Rajapakse, Koji Kanda, Romeo B Lee, Yoshihide Obayashi, Makoto Ohnishi, Hiko Tamashiro., Carrier status of leptospirosis among dairy cattle in Sri Lanka: A zoonotic threat to public health., Transboundary and Emerging Diseases., 2012 Sep 24. doi: 10.1111/tbed.12014.
  7. Kanda K, Jayasinghe A, Silva KT, Priyadarshani NG, Delpitiya NY, Obayashi Y, Arai A, Gamage CD, Tamashiro H., Religious leaders as potential advocates for HIV/AIDS prevention among the general population in Sri Lanka. Glob Public Health. 2013;8(2):159-73. doi: 10.1080/17441692.2012.745892. Epub 2012 Dec 3.
  8. Amada T, Yoshimatsu K, Yasuda SP, Shimizu K, Koma T, Hayashimoto N, Gamage CD, Nishio S, Takakura A, Arikawa J., Rapid, whole blood diagnostic test for detecting anti-hantavirus antibody in rats., J Virol Methods. 2013 Oct;193(1):42-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jviromet.2013.04.021. Epub 2013 May 15.
  9. Amada T, Yoshimatsu K, Koma T, Shimizu K, Gamage CD, Shiokawa K, Nishio S, Ahlm C, Arikawa J., Development of an immunochromatography strip test based on truncated nucleocapsid antigens of three representative hantaviruses,.Virol J. 2014 May 14;11:87. doi: 10.1186/1743-422X-11-87.
  10. Yasuda SP, Gamage CD, Koizumi N, Nishio S, Isozumi R, Shimizu K, Koma T, Amada T, Suzuki H, Yoshimatsu K, Arikawa J. Distinct genetic characteristics of Sri Lankan Rattus and Bandicota (Murinae, Rodentia) inferred from mitochondrial and nuclear markers.,.Genes Genet Syst. 2014;89(2):71-80.  
 
Conference papers
  1. Chandika D. Gamage, Janakan Navaratnasingam, Chinyere Nwafor, Gino C. Matibag, Hiko Tamashiro., Epidemiology of Human Leptospirosis in Sri Lanka., Hokkaido Journal of Public Health., 2008., 22(1), 140-141., ISSN 0914-2630
  2. Chandika D. Gamage, Sudath Samaraweera, Gino C. Matibag, Yoshihide Obayashi, Hiko Tamashiro., Leptospirosis Surveillance in Sri Lanka, 2005-2008., Journal of Veterinary Epidemiology., 2009., 13(1)., ISSN 1343-2583
  3. Chandika D. Gamage, Davika Mendis, Paba Palihawadana, Chinyere Nwafor, Yoshihide Obayashi, Hiko Tamashiro., Descriptive Epidemiology of Leptospirosis in Sri Lanka: From Sentinel Site Surveillance., Hokkaido Journal of Public Health., 2009., 23(1)., ISSN 0914-2630
  4. C. Nwafor-Okoli, S. Kularatne, C. Gamage, R. Rajapaske, Y. Obayashi, H. Tamashiro., Knowledge of Leptospirosis among community-based rural residents in Kandy, Sri Lanka: Implications for intervention., International Journal of Infectious Diseases, 2010,. 14 Supplement 1, e390
  5. Chandika D. Gamage, Sudath Samaraweera, A.K.S.B.De. Alwis, Katsutoshi Nagano, Koji Kanda, Romeo B. Lee, Yoshihide Obayashi, Hiko Tamashiro., Human Tuberculosis in Sri Lanka, 2004 2008: Notifications and Treatment Outcomes., The Japanese Journal of Health and Human Ecology, Sept.2010 Vol 75, ISSN: 0368-9365
  6. Chinyere Nwafor-Okoli, Hiroko Yamashina, S.A.M. Kularatne, Chandika Gamage, R.P.V.J Rajapakse, Nobuo Koizumi, Romeo B. Lee, Koji Kanda, Yoshihide Obayashi, Hiko Tamashiro., Knowledge and behavioral risk factors related to leptospirosis among rural residents of Kandy, Sri Lanka : Do occupation, education and residence matter?., The Japanese Journal of Health and Human Ecology, Sept.2010 Vol 75, ISSN: 0368-9365
  7. C.D.Gamage, S.Yasuda, S.Nishiro, S.Kularathne, K.Weerakoon, J. Rajapakse, C.Nwafor-Okoli, R. Lee, Y.Obayashi, K.Yoshimastsu, J.Arikawa, H.Tamashiro., Hantavirus Infections in Sri Lanka: A Preliminary Study., International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases., July 2010 , ISBN # 978-1-55581-637-7
  8. Yoshimatsu K, Shimizu K, Yasuda S, Endo R, Koma T, Ibrahim IN, Perwitasari D, Yunianto A, Pattamadilok S, Kumperasart S, Luan VD, Huong VTQ, Chandy S, Sridharan G, Ninh T,Kularante S, Rajapakse J, Gamage C, Tamashiro H and Arikawa J. Prevalence of Hantaviruses in Humans and Rodents in Southeast and South Asia., VIII International conference on HFRS,HPS & Hantaviruses., Divani Palace Acropolis Hotel, Athens, Greece., May 20-22, 2010
  9. Kumiko Yoshimatsu, Kenta Shimizu, Shumpei Yasuda, Rika Endo, Takaaki Koma, Ima Nurisa Ibrahim, Dian Perwitasari, Andre Yunianto, Sirima Pattamadilok, Sanit Kumperasart, Vu Dinh Luan, Vu Thi Que Huong, Sara Chandy, Gopalan Sridharan, Truong Ninh, Senanayake Kularatne, Jayanthe Rajapakse, Chandika Gamage, Hiko Tamashiro, and Jiro Arikawa., Hantavirus infection in East Asian countries., Emerging and Re-emerging Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Viral Infectious Diseases in Southeast Asia., Hanoi, Vietnam., September 9-10, 2010
  10. Chandika D. Gamage, Kanae Shiokawa, Nobuo Koizumi, Senanayake A.M. Kularatne, Jayanthe R.P.V. Rajapakse, Chinyere Nwafor-Okoli, Kumiko Yoshimatsu, Jiro Arikawa., The impact of two recombinant antigens base ELISA assay to diagnose leptospirosis., 8th Sceintific Meeting of International Leptospirosis Society, October 8-12, 2013, Fukuoka, Japan.
  11. Kanae Shiokawa, Chandika D. Gamage, Nobuo Koizumi, Sanae Nishio, Yu Koarashi, Yoshimi Tsuda, Kenta Shimizu, Kumiko Yoshimatsu, Jiro Arikawa., Application of recombinant LigA and LipL32 to the lateral flow immunoassay for detection of pathogenic Leptospira spp specific IgG in rodent sera., 8th Sceintific Meeting of International Leptospirosis Society, October 8-12, 2013, Fukuoka, Japan.
  12. Nishadi N. Perara, Chandika D. Gamage, Thilakanjali Gamage, Chie Nakajima, Kumiko Yoshimatsu, Nobuo Koizumi, Yasuhiko Suzuki, Jiro Arikawa., Leptospirosis carrier status among free roaming goats farming in Central Province of Sri Lanka, One Health International Conference 2104, September 5-6, Kandy, Sri Lanka.  
 
Awards and Grants
  • 2012: Recipient of a grant for postdoctoral research on leptospirosis, Global COE (Center of Excellence) Program "Establishment of International Collaboration Centers for Zoonosis Control”, Hokkaido University, Japan
  • 2011: Recipient of a grant for postdoctoral research on leptospirosis, Global COE (Center of Excellence) Program "Establishment of International Collaboration Centers for Zoonosis Control”, Hokkaido University, Japan  
  • 2011: Postdoctoral fellowship, Global COE (Center of Excellence) Program "Establishment of International Collaboration Centers for Zoonosis Control”, Hokkaido University, Japan  
  • 2009: Recipient of a grant for field epidemiological study, Global COE (Center of Excellence) Program "Establishment of International Collaboration Centers for Zoonosis Control”, Hokkaido University, Japan 
  • 2007 : Japanese Government scholarship (MONBU KAGAKU SHO) for doctoral studies in Hokkaido University
 
Professional affiliations and Memberships
  • American Society for Microbiology (ID:56928146)
  • European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ID: 57724)
  • The International Society of Infectious Diseases
  • The Infectious Disease Research Network (IDRN)
  • Japanese Society for Veterinary Epidemiology
  • Sri Lanka Veterinary Association
  • Sri Lanka Veterinary Council (Reg. 1348)
Faculty/University development / International collaborations
  • Department of Microbiology, Graduate School of Medicine, Hokkaido University, Japan
  • Division of Global Epidemiology, Research Center for Zoonosis Control, Hokkaido University, Japan
  • Department of Bacteriology, National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Japan
 
Editor and reviewer for scientific journals/Funding agents/Higher degrees 
Member of the International Advisory Board of the Asia-Pacific E-Journal of Health Social Science.
 
Other interests
International trade activities, International cultural activities, Traditional medicine and cooking
 

 

 

 

 

 

   
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