Proud alumni of SIST, Ashrifa Ali was awarded the 2019 Impact Award by the University of North Dakota, School of Medicine and Health Sciences. SIST wishes her all the best with her scientific career!
Graduated in 2012
One of the eminent scientists of the SIST Advisory board, Prof. John Meewella was awarded with the prestigious “2019 China Government Friendship Award”. It is the highest award for foreign experts who have made outstanding contributions to the country's economic and social progress awarded by the People’s Republic of China. The ceremony was attended by President Xi Jinping & all senior Chinese Government leaders and took place at the Great Hall of People, Beijing.
The orientation of the students for the September intake took place on the 18th of September at the SIST premises. The orientation was attended by Dr. Sophie Foley, Associate Professor in Microbiology and also Director of International Partnership and Development for the School of Applied Sciences, Edinburgh Napier University. The incoming students were briefed on the insights of SIST and its propgrammes that was followed by fellowship.
The journal club sessions re-commenced for the new semester on the 8th of November 2019. The presenting groups present a journal of choice pertaining to various scientific areas such as agricultural biotechnology, medicine, biochemistry, molecular biology, astrobiology and forensics. The students and faculty actively participates in the sessions to share scientific knowledge.
Bus Stop Talks 2019 is a 3-minute thesis presentation competition organized by the Research and High Degrees Committee of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo. Two alumni of SIST, also postgraduate students of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of Faculty of Medicine - University of Colombo, Asith Wanniarachchi (placed fourth) and Suvini Karunaratne (placed second) were placed among the top five speakers. They will further receive an opportunity to present at the Colombo Medical Congress 2020.
The students of SIST under the supervision of our research assistant successfully completed plant tissue culture protocols. This is an initiative towards creating a sustainable plant tissue culture laboratory for industrial applications
Parami Pieris who recently graduated with BSc Hons in Microbiology & Biotechnology from Edinburgh Napier University at SIST was awarded with a 80% tuition scholarship along with a monthly stipend to study overseas at the University of Eastern Finland. She is enrolled as a Masters student for the Masters programme in the Biology of Environmental Change.