Position: Co-ordinator & Student Mentor

Lecturer: Health Research Methods & Microbiology

Faculty or Division: School of Life Science

Email: ashrifa@spectrumcampus.edu.lk

Academic Background:  BSc in Biotechnology, Microbiology and Biochemistry with First Class, Outreach Campus of University of Mysore

Academics

Teaching Interests: Medical Microbiology, Medical Biotechnology, Soft Skills

Knowledge Areas: Proteomics, Mass Spectrometry, Tissue Engineering & Microbiology

Research & Publication

Research

  • Formulation of a rapid Diagnostic tool for identification of C. difficile using MALDI mass spectrometry, NPIMR affiliate of UCL, London United Kingdom
  • 3D tissue engineering of a small diameter blood vessel in collagen Scaffolds using Human Vascular Endothelial Cells and Human Arterial Smooth Muscle Cells. IOMS, Medical Faculty UCL, London United Kingdom

Publication

I. Towards Rapid Diagnosis of C difficile: Results of MALDI-ToF analysis of C difficile after broth incubation and short term enrichment .V. Horneffer*, A. Ali, V. Edwards-Jones, V. Hall, S. Homer-Vanniasinkam, P. Somaiya (London, Cardiff, GB)

II. Towards Rapid Diagnosis of C difficile: A study of MALDI-ToF MS analysis of a non-toxigenic strain of C difficile in selective and non-selective media U. SenGupta, A. Ali, S. Homer-Vanniasinkam, V. Horneffer, V. Edwards-Jones, V. Hall, P. Somaiya* (London, Cardiff, GB)

III. Towards Rapid Diagnosis of C difficile: A study comparing the MALDI-ToF MS profiles of known ribotypes of toxigenic and non-toxigenic strains of C difficile V. Horneffer, A. Ali, U. SenGupta, K. Naik, V. Edwards-Jones, V. Hall, S. Homer-Vanniasinkam, P. Somaiya* (London, Cardiff, GB)

IV. Towards rapid diagnosis of C difficile: MALDI-ToF MS of 10 known non toxigenic ribotypes of C difficile strains in a selective and non-selective medium at 24h A. Ali, U. SenGupta, S. Homer-Vanniasinkam, V. Horneffer, V. Edwards-Jones, V. Hall, P. Somaiya* (London, Cardiff, GB)