Books & Monographs



SEU Book No: 31 - Understanding DNA Technology



Author: Prof. S.H.P.P. Karunaratne and Dr. S.D.S.S. Sooriyapathirana

Price: SLR 500/=


DNA technology is one of the new areas in science that has numerous applications in biology such as biotechnology, forensic medicine, pharmaceutical industry, medicine, evolution etc. This book is written for a variety of audience including GCE A/L students and teachers, university students, scientists, doctors, lawyers, policy makers and anybody who is curious about this fascinating science for easy understanding of basic principles and applications.

The authors of this book are Prof. S.H.P.P. Karunaratne and Dr. S.D.S.S. Sooriyapathirana.

Prof. S.H.P.P. Karunaratne received B.Sc. and M.Sc. from University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka and Ph.D. from University of London, England. He is a Senior Professor of Zoology, and has been the Dean of the Faculty of Science, University of Peradeniya since 2007, and a visiting Research Professor at Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, UK since 2001. He has made a significant contribution in the development of Culex mosquito genome.

Dr. S.D.S.S. Sooriyapathirana received BSc and MSc from University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. He earned PhD in Plant Breeding Genetics and Biotechnology from Michigan State University, USA. He is currently serving as a Senior Lecturer in Department of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, Faculty of Science, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.