Nilu Wansadhipathi-Kannangara


  • School for Life Sciences, Alison Gingell Building

    CV1 2DS Coventry

    United Kingdom

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  • 16 Citations
  • 1 h-Index

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Personal profile


I am an internationally published Molecular Parasitologist and a Lecturer in Bioscience. I obtained my doctorate from Durham University, School for health, Medicine and Pharmacology and specialised in Toxoplasma gondii drug target research. My undergraduate degree is from University of Colombo, Sri Lanka and with a first class in Immuno-parasitology with emphasis on Malaria research. My current research interest is to identify the relationship of various aspects of host-parasite interactions using metagenomic analysis from the data obtained from molecular scatological methods.

I teach on Biomedical Sciences programmes especially the discipline of Molecular sciences including Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Pathophysiology and Parasitology. I have taught on a range of degree programs in Biomedical, Biological, Life Sciences and Health Sciences in a few Universities in the UK and in Sri Lanka. I enjoy University teaching, empirical research in molecular microbiology and parasitology and pedagogic research in interactive teaching and learning innovations in teaching Molecular Biosciences. I am a fellow of Higher Education Academy. I like public engagement and awareness activities and believe in the impact on society in a multidisciplinary facet.

Education/Academic qualification

Molecular Parasitology, Doctorate, University of Durham

1 Nov 201129 Jun 2011

Immunoparasitology, Degree, University of Colombo

24 Mar 20009 Jan 2004

External positions

Member, Institute of Biology

Member, Teaching Focused Academics Network


  • QP Physiology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Molecular Parasitology
  • Toxoplasma gondii
  • Immunoparasitology
  • Cell Biology
  • Cell Metabolism
  • Biochemistry
  • Pathophysiology
  • Parasitology
  • Microbiology
  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Plasmodium vivax
  • Trypanosoma cruzi
  • Trypanasoma brucei
  • Arabidopsis thaliana

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Research Output

  • 16 Citations
  • 1 h-Index
  • 1 Article

Sphingolipid synthesis and scavenging in the intracellular apicomplexan parasite, Toxoplasma gondii

Pratt, S., Wansadhipathi-Kannangara, N., Bruce, C., Mina, J., Shams-Eldin, H., Casas, J., Hanada, K., Schwarz, R., Sonda, S. & Denny, P., 24 Jan 2013, In : Journal of Molecular a d Biochemical Parasitology. 187, p. 43-51 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
  • 16 Citations (Scopus)