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Nilu Wansadhipathi-Kannangara

Dr, PhD, BSc (Hons), FHEA

    • School for Life Sciences, Alison Gingell Building

      CV1 2DS Coventry

      United Kingdom

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    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

    Award Date: 19 Oct 2011

    Immunoparasitology, Degree, University of Colombo

    24 Mar 20009 Jan 2004

    Award Date: 1 Mar 2004

    External positions

    Fellow, Higher Education Academy (HEA)

    11 Jul 2019 → …

    Member, UK Bioscience Education Summit

    1 Jul 2015 → …

    Member, Teaching Focused Academics Network

    1 May 2015 → …

    Member, Institute of Biology

    1 May 2005 → …


    • 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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