Channa Tharanga

Position: Team Leader – Life Science, Lecturer – Molecular Biology and Genetics

Faculty or Division: School of Life Science

Department: Biotechnology & Biomedical Science

Campus: Undergraduate Facility

Academic Background:

  • M.Sc. in Genetic Diagnostics – Faculty of Medicine University of Colombo
  • BSc in Biotechnology, Microbiology and Biochemistry with First Class, University of Mysore

Academics:

Teaching Interests: Genetics, Biotechnology & Molecular Biology

Knowledge Areas: Molecular Genetics, Cell and Molecular Biology, Immunology & Research methods

Research & Publication:

Research:

Design and implementation of a new assay( An Allele Specific PCR Method) For Genotyping CYP2D6 at Human Genetic Unit, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo

Break Point Analysis of A Ring Chromosome 18 in a Sri Lankan  Child with Congenital Malformation and Global Development Delay by Employing  Molecular Cytogenetic Techniques at Human Genetic Unit, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo.

Publication:

A Ring Chromosome 18 in a Sri Lankan Female Child with Congenital Malformation and Global Developmental Delay.

P.K.D.C.T Somadasa, A.V.L.K Udalamaththa, J.C Liyanage, S.M.A jayawardana, W.M.M Armbepola, V.H.W Disanayake.                       Published in Abstract Book of  International Conference on Birth Defects – 2014 with a poster presentation.

A Sri Lankan family with Cerebellar Hemangioblastoma due to a Heterozygous Nonsense Mutation in the von Hippel-Lindau Tumor Suppressor, E3 Ubiquitin Protein Ligase (VHL) gene

P.K.D.C.T Somadasa, Nirmala D Sirisena, L. Suresh C. De Silva , V.H.W Disanayake. Accepted for Ceylon Journal of Surgery.

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