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Dr. WSM Senevirathne

Senior Lecturer

Applied Sciences

Email : msaraths@appsc.sab.ac.lk

Mobile :0778687394

    Qualifications

    • PhD in Food Science and Technology (South Korea)
    • MSc in Food Science and Technology (South Korea)
    • BSc (OUSL)

     

     

    Research Interests

    • Functional properties of food sources
    • Postharvest handling of food sources
    • Seaweeds processing

    Recent Publications

  • Senarathne, SMACU, Kodithuwakku, KALBM, Senevirathne WSM, Wijerathne DK (2020). Effect of Aloe vera (Aloe vera L. Burm F.) based edible coating compared to bees wax coating on shelf life and quality attributes of tomatoes (Solanum lycopersicum L. ) at cold room. Annals of Sri Lanka Department of Agriculture, 22

    Fernando, A.Y.L and Senevirathne W.S.M. (2020) ' Eco friendly raw material from nutmeg (Myristica fragrans) as effective fungicide against Fusarium oxysporum and the oleoresin profile of nutmeg'. Journal of Applied Life Sciences International. 22:4. 1-10

    Marasinghe, BNA, Senevirathne, WSM, Rathnyake, RMNP (2019). effect of gamma irradiation on microbial and physical parameters of postharvest Penaeus monodon F.7th International Conference of Sabaragamuwa university of Sri Lanka, Belihuloya, Sri Lanka, 14 -15 November 2019.

    Fernando, A.Y.L and Senevirathne W.S.M. (2019) ' Protective Effect of Nutmeg (Myristica Fragrans) Against Pathogenic Bacteria and in Vitro Radical Scavenging, Ferric Iron Chelating Activities and its Profile of Oleoresin Compounds'. Scholars Academic Journal of Biosciences. 7:12. 472-481

    Fernando, A.Y.L and Senevirathne W.S.M. (2019), 'Potential use of nutmeg (Myristica fragrans) essential oils to control rice weevil (Sitophilus oryzae), 7th International Conference of Sabaragamuwa university of Sri Lanka, Belihuloya, Sri Lanka, 14 -15 November 2019.

    Fernando, A.Y.L and Senevirathne W.S.M. (2018), 'Repellent properties of nutmeg (Myristica fragrans) and mace at different maturity stages against rice weevil (Sitophilus oryzae), Asia International Conference on Multidisciplinary Research 2019 (AIMR’19), Colombo, Sri Lanka, 10 th May 2019.

    Fernando, A.Y.L and Senevirathne W.S.M. (2018), ‘Antifungal activity of different parts of nutmeg (Myristica fragrans) on fusarium oxysporum’, South Asia Conference on Multidisciplinary Research-2018, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 5th October 2018.

    Senevirathne, W.S.M., Kim, S.-K. (2013). Cosmeceuticals from algae. In: Functional ingredients from algae for food and nutraceuticals. (Ed) Herminia Dominguez Woodhead Publishing Limited. Pp 694-714

    Senevirathne, W.S.M., Kim, S.-K. (2013). Production and health effects of peptides from fish proteins. In: Marine Proteins and Peptides: Biological activities and applications. (Ed) Se-Kwon Kim, Wiley-Blackwell. Pp 737-751

    Mahinda Senevirathne , Se-Kwon Kim (2012). Utilization of seafood processing by-products: Medicinal applications. In: Marine Medicinal Foods: Implications and Applications, Animals and microbes. (Ed) Se-Kwon Kim, Academic Press. Pp 496-512

    Mahinda Senevirathne, Se-Kwon Kim (2012). Development of bioactive peptides from fish proteins and their health promoting ability. In: Marine Medicinal Foods: Implications and Applications, Animals and microbes. (Ed) Se-Kwon Kim, Academic Press. Pp 236-248

    Tae-Kil Eom, Mahinda Senevirathne, Se-Kwon Kim (2012). Synthesis of phenolic acid conjugated chitooligosaccharides and evaluation of their antioxidant activity. Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology, 34,519-527. doi:10.1016/j.etap.2012.05.004

    Kalpa Samarakoon, Mahinda Senevirathne, Won-Woo Lee, Young-Tae Kim, Jae-Il Kim, Myung-Cheol Oh, You-Jin Jeon (2012). Antibacterial effect of citrus press-cakes dried by high speed and far-infrared radiation drying methods. Nutrition Research and Practice, 6, 187-194. doi.org/10.4162/nrp.2012.6.3

    Mahinda Senevirathne, You-Jin Jeon, Yong-Tae Kim, Pyo-Jam Park, Won-Kyo Jung, Chang-Bum Ahn, Jae-Young Je (2012). Prevention of oxidative stress in Chang liver cells by gallic acid-grafted-chitosans. Carbohydrate Polymers, 87, 876-880. DOI:10.1016/j.carbpol. 2011.08.080

    Jae-Young Cha, Mahinda Senevirathne, Bae-Jin Lee, Young-Mi Kang, Young-Mog Kim, Jin-Soo Kim et al. (2011). Fermented Sea Tangle (Laminaria Japonica) attenuates ethanol-induced oxidative stress in Sprague-Dawley rats. Journal of Food Biochemistry. DOI:10.1111/j.1745-4514.2011.00603.x

    Se-Kwon Kim, Mahinda Senevirathne (2011). Membrane bioreactor technology for the development of functional materials from sea-food processing wastes and their potential health benefits. Membranes 1, 327-344. DOI:10.3390/membranes1040327

    W.A.J.P. Wijesinghe, Mahinda Senevirathne, Myung-Cheol Oh and You-Jin Jeon (2011). Protective effect of methanol extract from citrus press cakes prepared by far-infrared radiation drying on H2O2-mediated oxidative damage in Vero cells. Nutrition Research and Practice 5(5):389-395. 

    Mahinda Senevirathne, Chang-Bum Ahn, Jae-Young Je (2011). Hepatoprotective effect of chitooligosaccharides against tert-butylhydroperoxide-induced damage in Chang liver cells. Carbohydrate Polymers 83: 995-1000. DOI:10.1016/j.carbpol.2010.09.016

    Mahinda Senevirathne, Se-Kwon Kim (2011). Brown algae-derived compounds as potential cosmeceuticals. In: Marine Cosmeceuticals: Trends and Prospects. (Ed) Se-Kwon Kim, CRC. Pp179-189

    Mahinda Senevirathne, Chang-Bum Ahn, Se-Kwon Kim, Jae-Young Je (2011). Cosmeceutical applications of chitosan and its derivatives. In: Marine Cosmeceuticals: Trends and Prospects. (Ed) Se-Kwon Kim, CRC. Pp169-178.

    Mahinda Senevirathne, Se-Kwon Kim (2011). Marine algae and microalgae as potential agents for the prevention of asthma: Hyperresponsiveness and inflammatory subjects. In: Handbook of Marine Medicinal Foods: Implications and Applications Volume I Micro and Macro Algae. (Ed) Se-Kwon Kim, Academic Press. pp 277-286.

    Isuru Wijesekara, Mahinda Senevirathne, Yong Xin Li, Se-Kwon Kim (2011). Functional ingredients from marine algae as potential antioxidants in the food industry. In: Handbook of Marine Macroalgae; Biotechnology and Applied Phycology. Ed. Se-Kwon Kim, Wiley-Blackwell publishers’ pp 398-402.

    Mahinda Senevirathne, Ka-Hwa Lee, Chang-Bum Ahn, Pyo-Jam Park, Jae-Young Je (2010). Evaluation of antioxidant, anti-alzheimer’s and anti-inflammatory activities of enzymatic hydrolysates from edible brown seaweed (Laminaria japonica). Journal of Food Biochemistry DOI:10.1111/j.1745-4514.2010.00527.x

    Bae-Jin Lee, Mahinda Senevirathne, Jin-Soo Kim, Young-Mog Kim, Myung-Suk Lee, Min-Ho Jeong, Young-Mi Kang, Jung-Il Kim, Byung-Hyouk Nam, Chang-Bum Ahn, Jae-Young Je (2010). Protective effect of fermented sea tangle against ethanol and carbon tetrachloride-induced hepatic damage in Sprague-Dawley rats. Food and Chemical Toxicology 48: 1123-1128. DOI:10.1016/j.fct.2010.02.006

    Mahinda Senevirathne, Chang-Bum Ahn, and Jae-Young Je (2010). Enzymatic extracts from edible red algae, Porphyra tenera, and their antioxidant, anti-acetylcholinesterase, and anti-inflammatory activities. Food Science and Biotechnology 19(6):1551-1557. DOI 10.1007/s10068-010-0220-x

    Mahinda Senevirathne, Soo-Hyun Kim, You-Jin Jeon (2010). Protective effect of enzymatic hydrolysates from highbush blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum L.) against hydrogen peroxide-induced oxidative damage in Chinese hamster lung fibroblast cell line. Nutrition Research and Practice 4: 183-190. DOI: 10.4162/nrp.2010.4.3.183

    Jae-Seok Hyon, Sung-Myung Kang, Mahinda Senevirathne, Won-Joon Koh, Tai-Suk Yang, Myng-Cheol Oh, Chang-Kyung Oh, You-Jin Jeon, Soo-Hyun Kim (2010). Antioxidative activities of  dried and frsh citrus peels in Jeju.  Korean Journal of Food Cookery Science,26, (1): 88-94. DOI:10.3746/jkfn.2010.39.1.001

    Ka-Hwa Lee, Mahinda Senevirathne, Chang-Bum Ahn, Jae-Young Je (2010). Biological compounds extracted from Codium fragile by enzymatic hydrolysis and their biological activities. Journal of Food Science and Nutrition 39: 953-959. DOI:10.3746/jkfn.2010.39.7.953

    Chang-Bum Ahn, Jae-Young Je, Mahinda Senevirathne, Ka-Hwa Lee (2010). Antioxidant and anti-Alzheimer activities of ultrafiltration fraction of flavourzyme and maltogenase hydrolysates from Porphyra tenera. Bioconvergence for Food Innovation, Incheon, South Korea, June 16-18

    Ka-Hwa Lee, Mahinda Senevirathne, Chang-Bum Ahn, Jae-Young Je (2009). Antioxidant activity of Codium fragile and its inhibitory effect on acetylcholinesterase and prolylendopeptidase enzymes. International symposium and annual meeting on food for health and longevity, Changwon, South Korea November 4-6

    Mahinda Senevirathne, Ka-Hwa Lee, Chang-Bum Ahn, Jae-Young Je (2009). Antioxidant and anti-Alzheimer activities of enzymatic hydrolysates from Porphyra tenera. International symposium and annual meeting on food for health and longevity, Changwon, South Korea November 4-6

    Mahinda Senevirathne, Soo-Hyun Kim, Yong-Deog Kim, Chang-Kyung Oh, Myung-Cheol Oh, Chun-Bun Ahn, Jae-Young Je, Won-Woo Lee, You-Jin Jeon (2009). Effect of far-infrared radiation drying of citrus press-cakes on free radical scavenging and antioxidant activities. Journal of Food Engineering 97:168-176. DOI: 10.1016/j.jfoodeng.2009.10.006

    Sang-Hoon Lee, Mahinda Senevirathne, Chang-Bum Ahn, Se-Kwon Kim, Jae-Young Je (2009). Factors affecting anti-inflammatory effect of chitooligosaccharides in lipopolysaccharides-induced RAW264.7 macrophage cells. Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters 19: 6655-6658. DOI: 10.1016/j.bmcl.2009.10.007

    Mahinda Senevirathne, You-Jin Jeon, Jin-Hwan Ha, Soo-Hyun Kim (2009). Effective drying of citrus by-product by high speed drying; a novel drying technique and their antioxidant activity. Journal of Food Engineering 92: 157-163. DOI 10.1016/j.j foodeng.2008.10.033

    Mahinda Senevirathne, Soo-Hyun Kim, Byung-Hun Um, Jung-Suk Lee, Jin-Hwan Ha Won Woo Lee, You-Jin Jeon (2009). Effect of high speed drying on antioxidant properties of enzymatic digests from citrus by-products and their protective effect on DNA damage induced by H2O2. Food Science and Biotechnology 18(3): 672-681

    Yong-Dug Kim, Mahinda Senevirathne, Kyung-Soo Koh, You-Jin Jeon, Soo-Hyun Kim (2009). Reactive oxygen species scavenging activity of Jeju native citrus peel during maturation. Journal of Food Science and Nutrition 38(4): 462-469. DOI 10.3746/jkfn 2009.38.4.462

    Mahinda Seneviratne, Soo-Hyun Kim, Jin-Hwan Ha and You-Jin Jeon (2008). Effective drying of citrus by-product by high speed drying; a novel drying technique and their protective effect on radical scavenging and H2O2 induced DNA damage. International symposium and annual meeting on chronic decease and LOHAS foods, Jeju, South Korea October 13-15

    Mahinda Senevirathne, You-Jin Jeon, Jin-Hwan Ha, Soo-Hyun Kim. (2008). Effective drying of citrus by-products by far-infrared radiation and their radical scavenging activities and protective effect against H2O2-induced DNA damage. Journal of Food Science and Nutrition 13: 313-320. DOI 10.3746/jfn 2008.13.4

    Karawita R, Senevirathne M, Athukorala Y, Affan A, Lee YJ, Kim SK, Lee JB, Jeon YJ (2007). Protective effect of enzymatic extracts from microalgae against DNA damage induced by H2O2. Marine Biotechnology 9(4):479-90. DOI 10.2007/s 10126-007-9007-3

    Soo-Hyun Kim , Dae-Sung Choi, Yasantha Athukorala, You-Jin Jeon, Mahinda Senevirathne and Cho Kyun Rha.(2007). Antioxidant Activity of Sulfated Polysaccharides Isolated from Sargassum fulvellum. Journal of Food Science and Nutrition 12: 65-73

    Jeon Y., Kim S., Seneviratne M. and Ha J. (2007). Antioxident potential of enzymatic extracts from blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum L.). Annual meeting and Food expo, South Chicago, USA. July 28-August 01

    Mahinda Senevirathne, Soo-Hyun Kim, Nalin Siriwardhana, Jin-Hwan Ha, Ki-Wan Lee, You-Jin Jeon (2006). Antioxidant potential of Ecklonia cava on reactive oxygen species scavenging, metal chelating, reducing power and lipid peroxidation inhibition. Food Science and Technology International 12 (1): 27-38. DOI 110.1177/ 1082013206062422

    Mahinda Senevirathne, You-Jin Jeon, Jin-Hwan Ha, Somi K. Cho, Soo-Hyun Kim (2006). Antioxidant potential of enzymatic extracts from blueberry (Vaccinium corymbossum L.). Korean Journal of Life Science 16 (1): 49-57

    Mahinda Senevirathne, You-Jin Jeon, Jin-Hwan Ha, Chi-Ho Lee, Somi K. Cho, Soo-Hyun Kim (2005). Characterization of antioxidant potential of a methanolic extract and its fractions of high bush blueberry (Vaccinium corymbossum L.). Journal of Food Science and Nutrition 10: 316-325