HOMERESEARCH

RESEARCH


 Ongoing Research

Leptospira study – Dr. C. N. Badanasinghe

  • Prevalence of  Leptospira in Gampaha district
    • Perform blood culture for the isolation and identification of leptosira. Also do direct immunofluroscence for antibodies
  • Identification of allergens by skin prick test in adult patients with bronchial asthma presenting at Colombo North Teaching Hospital Ragama.

National Research Council, Sri Lanka - Investigator oriented research grant - Prof. N.P. Sunilchandra

Title: Viral aetiology of gastroenteritis in children and adults in the Central and Western provinces of SriLanka.

Name of the principal investigator:

Prof. N.P. Sunilchandra, Senior Professor & Chair, Dept. of Medical Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya

Names of co-Ivestigators: 

  1. Dr. W.R.L.P.I. Wijesooriya, Dept. of Medical Microbiology, University of Kelaniya
  2. Dr. Faseeha Noordeen, Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya

Duration of the grant: October 2015 to October 2017

Activities carried out: Specimen collection from patients is underway.  Ultra freezer (86 o C) and a class II safety cabinet has been ordered to facilitate the research.


Other Research Projects Proposals planned for the future

Microbiological and clinical evaluation of the current practice adopted at the University dental clinic for the treatment of pericoronitis associated with 8th tooth eruption - Dr. W.R.P.L.I. Wijesooriya

Title: Microbiological and clinical evaluation of the current practice adopted at the University dental clinic for the treatment of pericoronitis associated with 8th tooth eruption

Name of the principal investigator: Dr. WRPLI Wijesooriya

Names of co-workers:

  1. Prof. N.P. Sunilchandra
  2. Dr. Senaka Perera, University Senior Dental Officer, University of Kelaniya

A study on the nature of oral bacterial flora and their antibiotic resistance patterns among patients attending University of Kelaniya dental clinic - Prof. N.P. Sunilchandra

Title: A study on the nature of oral bacterial flora and their antibiotic resistance patterns among patients attending University of Kelaniya dental clinic

Name of the principal investigator: Prof. N.P. Sunilchandra

Names of co-workers

  1. Dr. WRPLI Wijesooriya
  2. Dr. Senaka Perera, University Senior Dental Officer, University of Kelaniya

UGC research grant applied through the University of Kelaniya on CKDU - Prof. N. P. Sunilchandra

Title: A study on the association of Hantavirus infection and Leptospirosis with Chronic Kidney Disease of Uncertain Etiology (CKDu) among patients in Sri Lanka

Name of the principal investigator: Prof. N. P. Sunilchandra

Names of co-investigators:

  1. Dr. Sampath Jayaweera, Dept. of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine and Allied Sciences Rajarata University of Sri Lanka
  2. W .W.kumbukgolla, Dept. of Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine and Allied Sciences, Rajarata University of Sri Lanka

UGC research grant applied through the University of Kelaniya on CMV seroepidemiology - Prof. N.P. Sunil-Chandra

Title: Hospital based survey on seroprevalence of human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) in selected target populations in Sri Lanka.

Funding: Applied from the UGC research grants through the University of Kelaniya

Name of the principal investigator: Prof. N.P. Sunil-Chandra

Names of co-investigators:

  1. Dr. W.R.P.L.I. Wijesooriya
  2. Dr. F. Noordeen, Dept. of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya
  3. Dr. G.R.S.S.Gunathilake, Dept. of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine and Allied Sciences Rajarata University of Sri Lanka

Prevalence of tuberculosis among patients presenting with chronic cough in Sri Lanka - Prof. N. P. Sunil-Chandra

Title: Prevalence of tuberculosis among patients presenting with chronic cough in Sri Lanka

Principle Investigator: Prof. N. P. Sunil-Chandra

Names of co-investigators:

  1. Dr. W.R.P.L.I. Wijesooriya
  2. Dr. WATP. Jayathilakae
  3. Dr. KARD Kuruppu
  4. Dr. KSKC Sunilchandra
  5. Dr. C.S. Ratnayake
  6. Dr. JAAS Jayaweera
  7. Ms. B.C.G. Mendis

Studies on the applicability of the rapid rabies antigen test for the screening of suspected rabid animals - Prof. N. P. Sunil-Chandra

Title: Studies on the applicability of the rapid rabies antigen test for the screening of suspected rabid animals.

Principle Investigator: Prof. N. P. Sunil-Chandra

Names of co-investigator: Dr. K.A.A. Sarath Kumara, Public Health Veterinary Office, Ministry of Health, Sri Lanka

Supervision of current research:

Local supervisor: PhD research project titled “Community based active survey on spatio temporal epidemiology of dog rabies in districts of Sri Lanka”.

PhD student: Dr. J.K.H.Ubeyratne

 

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