SUSL Staff Directory

Dr. Darshanee Ruwandeepika

Senior Lecturer

ruwandeepika@yahoo.co.uk

Qualifications

BVSc (Peradeniya, Sri Lanka)

MSc (Gent, Belgium)

PhD (Gent, Belgium)

Graduate in the Complementary studies in Aquaculture (Gent, Belgium)

QUALIFICATIONS AS RESEARCH FELLOW
Visiting research scientist: Centre for Science Education & Research, Faculty of Biological Sciences, Nitte University, Mangalore, India 2018 (One month)
Visiting research scientist: Centre for Science Education & Research, Faculty of Biological Sciences, Nitte University, Mangalore, India 2015 (One month)
Visiting research scientist: UNESCO Centre for Marine Biotechnology, College of Fisheries, Mangalore, India - 2014 (Two months)
Visiting research scientist: UNESCO Centre for Marine Biotechnology, College of Fisheries, Mangalore, India- 2013 (One month)
Advanced training in molecular techniques: UNESCO Centre for Marine Biotechnology, College of Fisheries, Mangalore, India -2007 (Three months), 2008(Three months), 2009 (Three months), 2010 (Three months)


Profile

QUALIFICATIONS AS RESEARCH FELLOW
Visiting research scientist: Centre for Science Education & Research, Faculty of Biological Sciences, Nitte University, Mangalore, India 2018 (One month)
Visiting research scientist: Centre for Science Education & Research, Faculty of Biological Sciences, Nitte University, Mangalore, India 2015 (One month)
Visiting research scientist: UNESCO Centre for Marine Biotechnology, College of Fisheries, Mangalore, India - 2014 (Two months)
Visiting research scientist: UNESCO Centre for Marine Biotechnology, College of Fisheries, Mangalore, India- 2013 (One month)
Advanced training in molecular techniques: UNESCO Centre for Marine Biotechnology, College of Fisheries, Mangalore, India -2007 (Three months), 2008(Three months), 2009 (Three months), 2010 (Three months)


Research Interests

Fish diseases, molecular microbiology, quorum sensing, in vivo gene expression 

Academic Awards & Scholarships

NRC Merit Award for Scientific Publication (for international publications) -2015, awarded in 2017, based on the National Research Council’s scheme of ranking scientific publications
Presidential Award for scientific research (2014), evaluated by peers and published in international scientific journals cited in the science citation index
NRC Merit Award for Scientific Publication (for international publications) -2012, awarded in 2014, based on the National Research Council’s scheme of ranking scientific publications
Travel Grant for a participation to an international conference (Larvi 2013- Fish and Shellfish Larviculture symposium) - by Gent University, Belgium
Merit Awards for best presenter at research session of Young Scientists forum. 2013
Vlaamse Inter universitaire Raad (VLIR) in Belgium for the four year PhD degree programme (Applied biological sciences) at the Laboratory of Aquaculture & Artemia Reference Center (ARC), Ghent University (2006-2010)
Vlaamse Inter universitaire Raad (VLIR) in Belgium for the two-year “Master of Science in Aquaculture” degree programme at the Laboratory of Aquaculture & Artemia Reference Center (ARC), Ghent University (2003-2005)


Current Research Projects

MAJOR RESEARCH PROJECTS (INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATIONS)
Project title: Testing the potential of microalga-bacteria consortium to manage pathogens in cultured shrimps (2016-05655). Collaboration between Sweden- Sri Lanka- India. Project granted by Formas, Sida, Swedish Research Council 


Project Title: Climate induced changes in the pelagic microbial communities: assessing the response of anticipated changes of harmful algae and pathogenic bacteria in coastal Sri Lanka (2012-6267). Collaboration between Sweden- Sri Lanka. Project granted by Formas, Sida, Swedish Research Council 

Aqua excel 2020 (EU funded):Effect of stress hormone on virulence of aquatic pathogen


MAJOR RESEARCH PROJECTS (NATIONAL COLLABORATIONS)


Collaborative research partner with National Aquaculture Development Authority (NAQDA) on evaluating the stock health of shrimps and related crustaceans in Sri Lanka (2017-2019)


Collaborative research partner for the grant NSF/SCH/2015/07 by National Science Foundation (NSF), Sri Lanka, for the MPhil of D.N.N. Madushanka on “Effect of Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor A 165 (VEGFA165), Angiogenic Isoform and anti angiogenic VEGFA165b in follicular progression in procine ovarian.” 


Recent Publications

PUBLICATIONS IN INTERNATIONAL PEER-REVIEWED JOURNALS


1. T. S. P. J. Jayaweera, J. L. P. C. Randika, H. G. C. L. Gamage, N. N. Udawatta, W. U. N. T. S. Ellepola, H. A. D. Ruwanjith and H. A. D. Ruwandeepika. Isolation of Escherichia coli, Klebsiella spp. and Staphylococcus spp. from Bovine Mastitic Milk in Nuwera Eliya District of Sri Lanka and their Sensitivity to Commonly Used Antibiotics. South Asian Journal of Research in Microbiology.1(2): 1-13, 2018 2. T. S. P. Jayaweera, J. M. C. S. Jayasinghe, D. N. N. Madushanka, D. G. Yasawathie and H. A. D. Ruwandeepika. Assessment of the Inhibitory Effect of Nisin (E234) on Salmonella typhimurium and Bacillus subtilis in Chicken Sausage. Asian Food Science Journal 2(3): 1-11, 2018
3. T. S. P. Jayaweera, H. G. C. L. Gamage, R. M. R. B. Mahanama, W. U. N. T. S. Ellepola, D. G. Yasawathie and H. A. D. Ruwandeepika. A Study on Changes in Gut Microflora, Blood Glucose Level and Lipid Profile of Broiler Chickens Fed with Murraya koenigii Supplemented Diet. Asian Journal of Research in Animal and Veterinary Sciences. 1(3): 1-9, 2018 4. T. S. P. Jayaweera, G. M. P. J. Bandara, U. N. N. Udawatta, H. A. D. Ruwanjith and H. A. D. Ruwandeepika. Antibacterial and Antioxidant Activity of Herbal Extracts of Curcuma longa L., Careya arborea Roxb., Madhuca longifolia (Koenig) Macbr. and Punica granatum L. Journal of Advances in Microbiology 10(2): 1-12, 2018
5. E.G.K.Y.C Bandara, H.A.D Ruwandeepika, K.H.M. Ashoka Deepananda (2018). Biofilm formation of aquatic pathogen, Vibrio campbellii on different contact surfaces. International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies 2018;6 (2) 85-88
6. Bossier, P., De Schrijver, Defoirdt, T , Ruwandeepika, H.A.D, Natrah, F , Ekasari, J, Toi, H, Nhan, D, Tinh, N, Pande, G, Karunasagar I, Van Stappen, G. (2016). Microbial community management in Aquaculture. Procedia Food Science 6:37 – 39
7. Ruwandeepika, H. A. D., Karunasagar, I., Bossier, P. and Defoirdt, T (2015) Expression and Quorum Sensing Regulation of Type III Secretion System Genes of Vibrio harveyi during Infection of Gnotobiotic Brine Shrimp. PLOS ONE 10(12): e0143935. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0143935
8. Ruwandeepika, H. A. D., Defoirdt, T., Jayaweera, T. S. P., Karunasagar, I. and Bossier, P. (2013). Virulence genes and quorum sensing of Vibrio harveyi. Communications in Agricultural and Biological Sciences 78 (4): 403-406
9. Ruwandeepika, H. A. D., Jayaweera, T. S. P., Bhowmick, P. P., Karunasagar, I., Bossier, P. and Defoirdt, T (2012). Virulence factors, virulence regulation and pathogenesis of vibrios belonging to the Harveyi clade. Reviews in Aquaculture 4 (2):59-74
10. Ruwandeepika, H. A. D., Defoirdt, T., Bhowmick, P. P., Karunasagar, I., Karunasagar, I. and Bossier, P. (2011). In vitro and in vivo expression of virulence genes in Vibrio isolates belonging to the Harveyi clade in relation to their virulence towards gnotobiotic brine shrimp (Artemia franciscana). Environmental Microbiology 13 (2), 506–517
11. Ruwandeepika, H. A. D., Defoirdt, T., Bhowmick, P. P., Karunasagar, I. and Bossier, P. (2011). Expression of virulence genes in luminescent and non-luminescent isogenic vibrios and virulence towards gnotobiotic brine shrimp (Artemia franciscana). Journal of Applied Microbiology 110(2); 399-406
12. Ruwandeepika, H. A. D., Bhowmick, P.P., Karunasagar, I., Bossier, P. and Defoirdt, T. (2011). Quorum sensing regulation of virulence gene expression in Vibrio harveyi in vitro and in vivo during infection of brine shrimp (Artemia franciscana). Environmental Microbiology Reports 3(5); 597-602
13. Ruwandeepika H.A.D., Defoirdt T, Bhowmick PP, Karunasagar I, Bossier P. (2011). The presence and in vivo expression levels of virulence genes in vibrios belonging to the Harveyi clade in relation to virulence towards gnotobiotic brine shrimp. Communications in Agricultural Applied Biological Science, 76(1):223-6.
14. Natrah, F.M.I, Ruwandeepika, H. A. D., Pawar, S., Karunasagar, I., Sorgeloos, P., Bossier, P and Defoirdt, T (2011). Regulation of Virulence Factors by Quorum Sensing in Vibrio harveyi. Veterinary Microbiology 154(1-2):124-9.
15. Bhowmick, P. P., Devananda, D., Ruwandeepika, H. A. D., Karunasagar, I. and Karunasagar, I. (2011). Presence of Salmonella Pathogenicity Island 2 genes in seafood associated Salmonella serovars and the role of sseC gene in survival of Salmonella enterica serovar Weltevreden in epithelial cells. Microbiology 157; 160–168
16. Bhowmick, P. P., Devananda, D., Ruwandeepika, H. A. D., Thilo M. Fuchs., Shabarinath, S., Karunasagar, I. and Karunasagar, I. (2011). gcpA (stm1987) is critical for cellulose production and biofilm formation by Salmonella enterica serovar Weltevreden in both high and low nutrient medium. Microbial pathogenesis 50; 114-122
17. Bhowmick, P. P., Shabarinath, S., Devananda, D., Shekar, M., Ruwandeepika, H. A. D., Karunasagar, I. and Karunasagar, I. (2011). Serotyping and molecular characterization for study of genetic diversity among non typhoidal Salmonella serovars. Indian Journal of Medical research 135; 171-180
18. Defoirdt, T., Ruwandeepika, H. A. D., Karunasagar, I., Boon, N. and Bossier, P. (2010). Quorum sensing negatively regulates chitinase in Vibrio harveyi. Environmental Microbiology Reports 2: 44-49
19. Ruwandeepika, H. A. D., Defoirdt, T., Bhowmick, P. P., Shekar, M., Bossier, P. and Karunasagar, I. (2010). Presence of typical and atypical virulence genes in vibrio isolates belonging to the Harveyi clade. Journal of Applied Microbiology 109; 888–899
20. Jayaweera, T. S. P., Cyril, H. W., Samarasinghe, K., Ruwandeepika, H. A. D. and Thotawaththe, T. S. J. (2007). Effect of feeding velvet beans (Mucuna pruriens L.) on the performance and lipid profile of broiler chickens. Tropical Agricultural Research 19: 273- 282


PUBLICATIONS AT NATIONAL LEVEL
Full Papers
1. Jayaweera, T. S. P., Ruwandeepika, H. A. D., Kendaragama, K. M. S. B., Fernando, W. A. P., Jayarathne, H. M. K. P. and Thotawaththe, T. S. J. (2006). Analysis of cost of milk production in Ratnapura district. The Journal of Agricultural Sciences, 3(1): 24-32
2. Jayaweera, T. S. P. and Ruwandeepika, H. A. D. (2006). Production characteristics and management systems of swine in smallholder piggeries in ratnapura district. Proceedings of the International Symposium of the Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka, July 2006. pp. 115-120
3. Jayaweera, T. S. P., Cyril, H. W., Samarasinghe, K., Ruwandeepika, H. A. D., Wickramanayake, D. D. and Thotawaththe, T. S. J. (2007). Effect of feeding velvet beans (mucuna pruriens) on the lipid profile of broiler chickens. Sabaragamuwa University Journal, 7(1): 78-85.
4. Jayaweera, T. S. P., Cyril, H. W., Samarasinghe, K., Ruwandeepika, H. A. D., Wickramanayake, D. D. and Thotawaththe, T. S. J. (2008). Influence of feeding velvet beans (Mucuna pruriens) on growth performance of broilers. The Journal of Agricultural Sciences, 4(1): 10-15.


PEER-REVIEWED CONFERENCE PAPERS
1. D.N.N. Madushanka, W.R.A.S. Mayurawansha, H.A.D. Ruwandeepika and Manjula P.S. Magamage (2018). Effect of Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor 165a on porcine primordial follicle viability in vitro: A preliminary study- International Symposium on Agriculture and environment (ISAE). University of Ruhuna, January 17, 2018, Pp 50
2. D.N.N. Madushanka, W.R.A.S. Mayurawansha, H.A.D Ruwandeepika and Manjula P.S. Magamage (2017). Dose regime effect on porcine primordial follicle survival in Vitro; perspectives of vascular endothelial growth factor 165a in culture medium. 7th Annual Research Session of the Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka. 13 December 2017, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka. Pp 7
3. W.R.A.S. Mayurawansha, D.N.N. Madushanka, D.G. Yasawathie, H.A.D Ruwandeepika and Manjula P.S. Magamage (2017). Optimisation for Hematoxylin and Eosin staining for cultured ovarian cortical stripes of Sus scrofa domesticus. 7th Annual Research Session of the Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka. 13 December 2017, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka. Pp 33 4. D.N.N. Madushanka, W.R.A.S. Mayurawansha, H.A.D. Ruwandeepika and M.P.S. Magamage, (2017) Effect of Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor 165a on initiation of porcine primordial follicle development under the short term culture system- 73rd Annual Sessions, Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science (SLAAS). Open University, Sri Lanka, December 2017, Pp 6
5. E.G.K.Y.C. Bandara, H.A.D. Ruwandeepika and K.H.M.A. Deepananda (2017). Biofilm formation ability of Vibrio Campbellii isolate on different abiotic surfaces. 4th International Conference on Fisheries and Aquaculture, 24th - 25th August 2017, Colombo, Sri Lanka. Pp 19
6. Ruwandeepika H.A. D., Tom Defoirdt, Jayaweera T.S.P., Indrani Karunasagar and Peter Bossier (2014) Expression of virulence genes in Harveyi clade vibrios in relation to their virulence towards gnotobiotic brine shrimp. The 9th Symposium on Diseases in Asian Aquaculture (DAA9) 24 - 28 November 2014, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Pp 271
7. Jayasinghe, J.M.C.S., Jayaweera, T.S.P., Madushanka D.N.N. and Ruwandeepika H.A.D. (2014) Nisin (E234) as an alternative preservative to nitrite in the production of chicken sausage - International Symposium on Agriculture and environment. Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna, November 27, 2014, Pp 225-229
8. Madushanka, D.N.N., Jayaweera, T.S.P., Jayasinghe, J.M.C.S. and Ruwandeepika H.A.D (2014). Effect of Organic Acids (Citric, Acetic, Lactic) and Natural Compounds (Nutmeg, Mace, Cardamom) on Salmonella Typhimurium in Broiler Chicken Meat International Symposium on Agriculture and environment. Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna, November 27, 2014, Pp 273-277
9. Jayaweera, T.S.P., Ruwandeepika, H.A.D., Kodithuwakku, S.P,. Vidanaarachchi, J., Karunasagar I and H.W. Cyril (2014). An Evaluation of Attachment of Different Salmonella Isolates to Chicken Skin using the Skin Attachment Model - International Symposium on Agriculture and environment. Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna, November 27, 2014, Pp 283-286
10. Bandara, G.M.P.J., Abeykoon, A.J.M.S.W., Pilapitiya, P.P.S., Manudarshane, B.A.V., Kulathunga, W.A.D.I., Kularathne, K.C.D., Maurawansa,, W.R.A.S. Ruwandeepika H.A.D and Jayaweera T.S.P (2014). Swine Management Practices in Ratnapura District: A Case Study. International Symposium on Agriculture and environment. Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna, November 27, 2014, Pp 269-272
11. Jayaweera T. S. P., Ruwandeepika H. A. D, Ranasinghe V. M., Yasawathie D. G., Madushanka D. N. N. and Jayasinghe J. M. C. S.. (2014). Effect of Aqueous Solution of Garlic (Allium sativum) on Reduction of Salmonella Typhimurium Contamination in Broiler Chicken Meat. International conference of Agricultural Science (Aginsight 2014), Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka, January 9th and 10th 2014, Pp 35.
12. Wickramathunga D. H. G. R., Tharanga P. G, Jayaweera T. S. P. and Ruwandeepika H.A.D. (2014) A Study on Management Profile of Smallholder Dairy Farms in Monaragala District International conference of Agricultural Science (Aginsight 2014), Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka, January 9th and 10th 2014, Pp41.
13. Madushanka D. N. N., Jayasinghe J. M. C. S., Mahanama R. M. R. B., Gamage H. G. C. L, Chaturanga J. P. T., Jayaweera T. S. P and Ruwandeepika H. A. D (2014). Effect of Feeding Curry Leaves (Murraya koenigii) on Gut Microflora of Broiler Chicken International conference of Agricultural Science (Aginsight 2014), Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka, January 9th and 10th 2014, Pp58.
14. Jayaweera T. S. P., Ruwandeepika H. A. D., Mahanama R. M. R. B., Bandara E. L. M. S. Y, Ellegedara E.W.T., Gamage H. G. C. L, Ellepola W . U. N. T. S., Priyadarshana H. C. P. and Wasantha Pushpa Kumara L. R. K (2014). Effect of Feeding Curry Leaves (Murraya koenigii) on Blood glucose level and the lipid profile of broiler chicken. International conference of Agricultural Science (Aginsight 2014), Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka, January 9th and 10th 2014, Pp 59
15. Patirana H. K. K. D., Jayaweera T. S. P. and Ruwandeepika H. A. D. (2014). Effect of marination and cooking methods on nutritional and eating qualities of broiler chicken and impact of marination on Salmonella Typhimurium. International conference of Agricultural Science (Aginsight 2014), Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka, January 9th and 10th 2014, Pp 60.
16. Ruwandeepika, H. A. D., Jayaweera, T. S. P., Karunasagar, I. and Bossier, P. (2013). In vitro and in vivo expression of virulence genes of Vibrio harveyi and quorum sensing regulation. Young Sceintists forum symposium January 18. 2013 Pp 43
17. Ruwandeepika, H. A. D., Jayaweera, T. S. P., Karunasagar, I. and Bossier, P. (2013). Acquisition of virulence genes through horizontal gene transfer in Harveyi clade vibrios. International Symposium, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka. Pp 23
18. T.S.P. Jayaweera, H. A. D. Ruwandeepika, B.K.H.F.A. Wickramasuriya, R.A.L.K. Ramanayake, R.M.C.S.K. Ranathunga and R.A.P.D. Karunarathne (2013). Effect of garlic and ginger aqueous solutions on reducing Total vegetative count (TVC) in broiler chickens. International Symposium, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka. Pp 14
19. E.S.P. Epasinghe, J.K. Widanarachchi, T.S.P. Jayaweera, H. A. D. Ruwandeepika, S.H. Kiriella (2013). The effect of age on percentage of carcass recovery, Yield parameters and feed conversion ratio of commercial broiler chicken. International Symposium, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka. Pp9
20. Ruwandeepika, H. A. D., Defoirdt, T., Jayaweera, T. S. P., Karunasagar, I. and Bossier, P. (2013). Virulence genes and quorum sensing of Vibrio harveyi. 6th fish and shelfish larvi culture symposium (Larvi 2013), Ghent University Belgium September 2nd-5th September, Pp 403.
21. Ruwandeepika H. A. D, T. Sanjeewa Prasad Jayaweera, Indrani Karunasagar and Peter Bossier (2013). Effect of Type Three Secretion System and Phospholipases on Virulence of Harveyi Clade Vibrios (Vibrio harveyi and Vibrio campbellii). International Symposium on Agriculture and environment. Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna, November 28, 2013, Pp 139-142
22. Jayaweera T. S. P., Wickramasuriya B.K.H.F.A. and Ruwandeepika H. A. D. (2013). Detection of Antibiotic Resistance of Salmonella Species Isolated from Broiler Chicken International Symposium on Agriculture and environment. Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna, November 28, 2013, Pp 159-162
23. Ruwandeepika, H.A.D., Jayaweera T.S.P., Karunasagar, I. and Bossier, P. (2013). In vivo and in vitro expression of Vibrio harveyi hemolysin gene and the virulence towards brine shrimp. Nara Scientific sessions, November 29. 2013, Pp 18
24. Ramanayaka, R.A.L.K., Jayaweera T.S.P., Wijesena, G.K.C.P and Ruwandeepika, H.A.D. (2013). Effect of water temperature, product size and product temperature on glazing of yellow fin tuna (Thunnus albacores). Nara Scientific sessions, November 29. 2013, Pp 55
25. Ruwandeepika, H. A. D., Jayaweera, T. S. P., Karunasagar, I. and Bossier, P. (2012). Comparison of virulence between luminescent and non-luminescent Vibrio harveyi and Vibrio campbellii in vivo. International Symposium on Agriculture and environment. Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna, November 29, 2012, Pp 98-101
26. Ruwandeepika, H. A. D., Jayaweera, T. S. P., Karunasagar, I. and Bossier, P. (2012). Virulence genes of Harveyi clade vibrios and their virulence to gnotobiotic brine shrimp (Artemia fransiscana). Nara Scientific sessions, December 04. 2012, Pp 51
27. Ruwandeepika, H. A. D., Jayaweera, T. S. P., Karunasagar, I. and Bossier, P. (2012). Quorum sensing regulation of virulence gene expression in vibrio harveyi. 5th IBMBB Annual sessions, Institute of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, Colombo University, 27th April 2012, Pp. 28
28. Ruwandeepika, H. A. D., Patit Paban Bhowmick, Iddya Karunasagar and Indrani Karunasagar (2011). Quorum sensing regulation on expression of type three secretion system genes in vibrios belonging to the Harveyi clade and its relation to virulence. 8th Symposium on Diseases in Asian Aquaculture. 21-25 November 2011. College of Fisheries, Mangalore, India, Pp. 244.
29. Tom Defoirdt, Ruwandeepika, H. A. D., Indrani Karunasagar, Nico Boon, Natrah Ikhsan, Li Xuan, Kristof. Dierckens, Patrick Sorgeloos and Peter Bossier (2011). Managing microbial activity in larviculture: the quorum sensing case. 8th Symposium on Diseases in Asian Aquaculture. 21-25 November 2011. College of Fisheries, Mangalore, India, Pp. 43.
30. Ruwandeepika, H. A. D., Jayaweera, T. S. P., Karunasagar, I. and Bossier, P. (2011). Rapid identification of Vibrios belonging to Harveyi clade (Vibrio harveyi and Vibrio campbellii) using molecular techniques targeting toxR gene. International symposium on Agriculture and Environment, 09th November 2011. University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka. Pp. 85
31. Tom Defoirdt, H.A.D. Ruwandeepika, Indrani Karunasagar, Nico Boon and Peter Bossier (2011). In vivo quorum sensing in Vibrio harveyi during infection of brine shrimp larvae. 2nd workshop on bacterial and fungal biofilm, 22 nd October 2011. Gent, Belgium Pp. 4-5
32. T. Defoirdt, F.M.I. Natrah, Ruwandeepika, H.A.D., D.T. Nhan, N.T.N. Tinh, I. Karunasagar, N. Boon and P. Bossier (2011) Quorum sensing as an alternative biocontrol strategy for aquaculture: lessons learned from in vivo work. Aquaculture Europe, 18-21 October 2011. Rhodes, Greece Pp. 259-260
33. Ruwandeepika, H.A D., T. Defoirdt, P.P. Bhowmick, I. Karunasagar and P. Bossier. In vivo and in vitro expression and quorum sensing regulation of virulence genes in vibrios belonging to the Harveyi clade. 16th International Conference on Biotechnology in Animal Reproduction, 04 – 05August 2011, Kandy, Sri Lanka. Pp.95.
34. T. Defoirdt, Ruwandeepika, H.A.D., Natrah, F.M.I., Karunasagar, I., Boon, N. and Bossier, P. (2011). In vivo monitoring of quorum sensing and virulence gene expression in Vibrio harveyi during infection of brine shrimp. First international symposium on microbial resource management in biotechnology: concepts & applications, June 30 - 1 July 2011. Ghent, Belgium Pp. 28
35. Ruwandeepika, H.A D., T. Defoirdt, P.P. Bhowmick, I. Karunasagar and P. Bossier. The presence and in vivo expression levels of virulence genes in vibrios belonging to the Harveyi clade in relation to virulence towards gnotobiotic brine shrimp. “Molecular Dialogue in host parasite interaction”, Belgian Society for Microbiology, Belgian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and National Committee for Microbiology of the Royal Academies of Science and the Arts of Belgium, Brussels, Belgium November 18-19, 2010.pp 57.
36. T. Defoirdt, Ruwandeepika, H.A. D., N. Ikhsan, K. Baruah, D.T. Nhan, N.T.N. Tinh, Indrani Karunasagar, Nico Boon, and Peter Bossier. Quorum sensing as an alternative biocontrol strategy for aquaculture: lessons learned from in vivo work with luminescent vibrios. “Molecular Dialogue in host parasite interaction”, Belgian Society for Microbiology, Belgian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and National Committee for Microbiology of the Royal Academies of Science and the Arts of Belgium, Brussels, Belgium November 18-19, 2010. pp. 45.
37. Ruwandeepika, H. A. D., Defoirdt, T., Jayaweera, T. S. P., Bhowmick, P .P., Karunasagar, I. and Bossier, P. (2010). Use of hemolysin gene for rapid idnetification of Vibrio harveyi isolates. Third international symposium of the Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka. 26th- 28 th August 2010.pp.52.
38. Jayaweera, T. S. P., Ruwandeepika, H. A. D. and Thotawaththe. T. S. J. (2008). Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats in Swine Industry in Sri Lanka. Second International Symposium of the Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka, August 2008. pp. 298
39. Jayaweera, T.S.P. and Ruwandeepika, H. A. D. (2008). A study on cholesterol lowering effect of Velvet Bean (Mucuna pruriens) in broilers. Proceeding of the 60 th Annual Convention and Scientific Sessions of the Sri Lanka Veterinary Association. May 2008.
40. Jayaweera, T. S. P., Cyril, H. W., Samarasinghe, K., Ruwandeepika, H. A. D., Wickramanayake, D. D. and Thotawaththe, T. S. J. (2007). Effect of feeding velvet beans (mucuna pruriens) seed meal on the lipid profile of broilers. First Annual Symposium, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka, 2007. pp. 61
41. Jayaweera, T. S. P., Cyril, H. W., Samarasinghe, K., Ruwandeepika, H. A. D., Dassanayake, D. M. W. K. and Wickramanayake, D. D. (2007). Influence of feeding velvet beans (mucuna pruriens) seed meal on the performance of broilers. First Annual Symposium, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka, 2007. pp. 63
42. Jayarathne, H. M. K. P., Fernando, W. A. P., Kendaragama, K. M. S. B., Thotawaththe, T. S. J., Jayaweera T. S. P. and Ruwandeepika, H. A. D. (2006). A retrospective study of calf mortality in five veterinary ranges in Ratnapura district. First International Symposium of the Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka, July 2006. pp.296
43. Kendaragama, K. M. S. B., Fernando, W. A. P., Jayarathne, H. M. K. P., Thotawaththe, T. S. J., Jayaweera T. S. P. and Ruwandeepika, H. A. D. (2006). Analysis of cost of milk production in ratnapura district. First International Symposium of the Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka, July 2006. pp. 298
44. Jayaweera, T. S. P., Ruwandeepika, H. A. D., Thotawaththa, T. S. J. and Wijewardena, V. (2006). Swine production characteristics and management systems of small holder piggeries in balangoda veterinary range. Proceedings of the 58th Annual Convention and Scientific Sessions of the Sri Lanka Veterinary Association. May 2006. pp. 33.
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BOOKS
Ruwandeepika, H.A.D (2010). Expression of virulence genes of vibrios belonging to the Harveyi clade in the brine shrimp Artemia. PhD thesis, Ghent University, Belgium. ISBN 978-90-5989- 409-9
FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Report Report of the FAO Expert workshop on the application of biosecurity measures to Control Salmonella contamination in sustainable aquaculture. Mangalore, India, January 2010. ISSN 2070-6987


Consultancies

Resource person in international workshop on “Vibrios in one health” on January 12, 2018 at Nitte University Center for Science Education and Research (NUCSER), organized under bilateral cooperation with Ghent University, Belgium, within the framework of DST- (Department of Science and Technology, Government of India) BELSPO (Belgian Federal Science Policy Office) Indo-Belgian Research and Technology Cooperation (DST- BELSPO)

National Consultant, PCR Laboratory Proficiency expert, FAO Project (TCP/SRL/3503) on Inter Laboratory Proficiency test for detection of WSSV by PCR (2015)

Resource person for FAO Expert workshop on the application of biosecurity measures to Control Salmonella contamination in sustainable aquaculture Mangalore, India, (2010)