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Prof. (Ms.) Vasanthy Arasaratnam

Senior Prof. A K W Jayawardane



Senior Professor of Biochemistry, Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine,University of Jaffna. Former Vice Chancellor; University of Jaffna from 2011 March to May 2017.

Former Member of the Board of Directors, Sri Lanka Foundation; Member of the Governing Board of the National Science Foundation;  Former Executive member of the Council of Association of Commonwealth Universities and Member of the Council of Association of Commonwealth Universities; Former Member of the Board of South Asian University, New Delhi, India; Former Chairperson, Research Committee, Palmyrah Research Institute, Palmyrah Development Board;

Former Dean, Faculty of Medicine, University of Jaffna;  Former Head, Department of Biochemistry; Chairperson of Board of Studies, Biological Sciences, Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Jaffna; Member of Board of Studies, Medical Sciences, and Agriculture, Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Jaffna; Former Director, Staff Development Center, University of Jaffna;

Visiting lecturer to M.Sc. Food Chemistry and Biotechnology course Department of Biotechnology, Lund University, Sweden; Visiting lecturer, Institute of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, University of Colombo.

Supervising research projects of undergraduate (special), M.B.B.S., M.Sc., M.Phil. and Ph.D. students; Examiner for M.Phil. and Ph.D. candidates at international and national levels; Referee for research articles in national and international Journals. Supervised about 5 Ph.D., 13 M.Phil. and 12 M.Sc. Students.  Published about 126 Full Papers, 310 Conference Reports and 3 Books.

A resource person-IRQUE Project (A World Bank Project) Local Trainer for Initial Proposal Writing; Resource person-IRQUE (A World Bank Project) National Trainer for Proposal Reviewers; national evaluator for IRQUE (A World Bank Project) Initial proposal and comprehensive proposals; national evaluator for HETC Project(A World Bank Project);  national evaluator for AHED Project (A World Bank Project); Institutional Reviewer, QAC, Program Reviewer, QAC, UGC, Sri Lanka.

Research Project Coordination of National Research Council; International Program In the Chemical Sciences (IPICS), Sweden (2007- 2010); Sida/SAREC, Project leader, Sweden (2007- 2010); TWAS Grant; IFS Grant, Sweden; Several NSF grants.




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