The departments welcome researchers both local and foreign to join them in collaborative work in a stimulating and unique environment. While the tropical climate offers the opportunity to study many tropical conditions, the changing life styles and behaviours require study into life style factors; the changing social cultural environment offers opportunities to explore the ever changing fabric of life from a sociological perspective.



Under the auspicious of the Faculty of Medical Sciences of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura has recently established a Centre for Dengue Research (CDR) at the Department of Microbiology. >>


Department of microbiology laboratories are fully equipped for culture and identification of all bacterial and fungal pathogens. We have a large collection of both bacterial and fungal strains isolated from clinical samples.
Our molecular biology laboratory is equipped with facilities for DNA, RNA extraction, thermocyclers for DNA and RNA amplification and all routine molecular biology techniques. We have cell culture facilities including several-80 C freezers, several class II safety cabinets, liquid nitrogen facilities, CO2 incubators, ELISA readers and other support equipment. We also have a large collection of cell lines for both virology and immunology research.


"The brain is a world consisting of a number of Unexplored continents and great stretches of unknown territory"

-Santiago Ramón y Cajal-

genetic lab

Approximately 1000 square feet of laboratory space is and major Molecular Biology Equipment is available to conduct innovative neuroscientific research of high quality with international collaborations.

The human brain; mankind's biggest asset is also one of nature's greatest mysteries, understanding how the brain works is one of the greatest challenges of science and is far from complete: the science of memory, consciousness, intelligence and many other areas are full of unknowns.
We are driven by our mission to unfold such mysteries with a commitment to forging bold, reciprocal, and sustained collaborations and conducting innovative neuroscientific research of high quality with prestigious international institutes such as: George Washington University, School of Medicine and Health Sciences (USA); University College London (UK); Center for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics (India); National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (India) and Imperial College London (UK).

Here in the Genetic Laboratory and Brain Repository, our team is attempting to investigate:

  • The role of the brain
  • Fragile brains - Brain disorders
  • The unexplained brain
  • Future brain
  1. "Brain Bank" - Human Brain Tissue Repository of 76 aging brain tissue stored in formalin and -80°C
  2. Bio-repository of DNA/Gene Bank and socio-demographic & clinical data of over 600 patients with stroke and neurodegenerative
  3. Neuroscience Research Laboratory
  4. Molecular Testing Laboratory for Genetic diseases

PI was successful in obtaining the equipments as donation, from The National Institute of Neurological Disorders & Stroke (NINDS) of National Institute of Health (NIH), USA.

Equipment, Facility Available

Approximately 1000 square feet of laboratory space is available

List of major Molecular Biology Equipments available
Obtained through Grants/Donations by the PI

  • Gel documentation system with CCD camera and Computer Mac and Sony Multiscan 200sf Monitor
  • Phosphoimager (Molecular Dynamics), Dell Optiplex Computer, Apple Monitor
  • PCR Thermocycler
  • Tissue culture hood
  • Mid speed floor model centrifuge Beckman
  • -80 0C Freezer
  • -20 0C Freezer
  • Electrophoresis apparatus – vertical and horizontal, miniphor UVT system
  • Mortar and pestle, vortex mixer, homogenizer, microcentrifuge
  • Magnetic stirrer & paddles
  • Cryoporter (liquid Nitrogen vapor containers)
  • Image analyzer

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