D e p a r t m e n t   o f

Molecular Biology & Biotechnology

Name

Prof. R. G. S. C. Rajapakse

Head of the Department / Professor in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology

B.Sc. (Perad.), M.Phil. (Perad.), Ph.D. (Hokkaido, Japan)

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About Me

Positions Held

Chairman, Board of study in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Postgraduate Institute of Science, University of Peradeniya - ( 2017 April to date )

Director, Science Education Unit, Faculty of Science - ( 2017 April to date )

Chairman, Quality Assurance Committee, Faculty of Science 2016 to date

Deputy Proctor, Faculty of Science - ( 2016 )

Head, Department of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology - ( 2011 to 2013 )

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Acting Head, Department of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology - ( June-August 2014 )

Chairman- Curriculum Development Committee, Faculty of Science, University of Peradeniya - ( 2010 to 2013 )

Acting Secretary - Board of study in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Postgraduate Institute of Science - ( June to Aug.2014 )

Faculty Representative - Staff development Centre, Planning Committee, University of Peradeniya - ( 2012 to 2013 )

Member, Technical evaluation Committee (Laboratory Chemicals and Laboratory equipments, Faculty of Science, University of Peradeniya - ( 2011 to date )

Member, Editorial Board of the Ceylon Journal of Science (Biological Science) - ( 2007 to 2015 )

Member, Board of Study in Molecular Biology & Biochemistry, Postgraduate Institute of Science, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka - ( 2008 to date )

oordinator of the MSc program in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Postgraduate Institute of Science, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka - ( 2009- to date )

Coordinator of the MSc program in Experimental Biotechnology, Postgraduate Institute of Science, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka - ( 2015- to date )

Treasurer, Science Teachers Association, University of Peradeniya, - ( 2013 to 2014 )

President, Science Teachers Association, University of Peradeniya, - ( 2014 to 2015 )

Member, Committee to propose a scheme to improve English Language Skills of Undergraduates - ( 2013 )

Member, Web Development committee, Faculty of Science, University of Peradeniya - ( 2012 )

Senior Treasurer, Molecular Biology Association, University of Peradeniya - ( 2007-2012 )

Member - Faculty subcommittee on the applied Science Degree program - ( 2010 to 2011 )

Senior Student Counselor, University of Peradeniya 2006 to 2010

Rag Prevention Committee, Faculty of Science University of Peradeniya - ( 2010 )

Member, Appeal committee relating to student discipline - ( 2010 )

Member, Faculty subcommittee on the formulation of a Special degree program in Biology - ( 2007 to 2009 )

Faculty Representative - Working Group on intellectual property curriculum development - ( 2007 to 2009 )

Senior Academic Sub-warden- Arunachalam Hall, Univeristy of Peradeniya - ( 2007 to 2008 )

Member, QA Cell of the Faculty of Science - ( 2006 )

Chief examiner, for marking at the G.C.E/ advanced level Examination in - ( 2008, 2009, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016 )

Coordinator/ Resource Person - Workshop for Advanced Level Biology Teachers of the Uva Province, conducted by the Science Education Unit, Faculty of Science, from 1st to 3rd - April 2013 - ( Apr. 1-3, 2013 )

Resource Person, on Curriculum Revision to Revise the Molecular Biology/Biotechnology course units in the curriculum of the Departments of Botany/Fisheries/Zoology - University of Jaffna - ( April, May 2013 )

Resource Person, Workshop to Review the Existing Degree Programs, curricular and methods of Assessment. Organized by the Faculty of Science, University of Peradeniya, held at the Hotel Topaz, Kandy - ( June 27, 2010 )

Resource Person , Workshop on Invasive Plants, Identification, Characterization and Management. Organized by the Institute of Biology, Sri Lanka- held at Girl’s High School, Kandy - ( March 20, 2009 )

Evaluator- Technical Session on Molecular Biology and Gene Manipulation, of the 23rd Annual Congress of the Postgraduate Institute of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya - ( Nov. 17, 18 -2011 )

Ongoing Research and Projects

Memberships & Awards

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2014 SUSRED Award, National Science Foundation, Sri Lanka

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2014 Presidential awards for Research

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2013 Post-Doctoral Fellowship (Invitation Fellowship) - Japan Society for Promotion of Science

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2013 Presidential awards for Research

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2012 Presidential awards for Research 

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2007 Presidential awards for Research

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2004 Presidential awards for Research

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2002-2006 Japanese Government Monbukagakusho Scholarship for PhD Studies

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2010 to date University of Peradeniya Science Alumni Association UPSAA (Life member)

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2000- to date Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science (SLAAS) (Life member)

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2007 to date Institute of Chemistry, Sri Lanka, member 

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2010 to date Institute of Biology, (Life member)