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Professor S.H.P. Parakrama Karunaratne
 
Office Address : 

Department of Zoology,
Faculty of Science,
University of Peradeniya,
Peradeniya (20400),

Sri Lanka.

Email :
   shppkaru@yahoo.com
   shppk@pdn.ac.lk
Telephone : 
   +94 81 239 (4483)
Personal Website/ Curriculum Vitae:  
   Curriculum Vitae

Educational /Professional Qualifications :

  • PhD :(Lond.)
  • M.Sc :(Perad.)
  • B.Sc :(Perad.)
  • Dip. In Parasitol. (LSHTM, Lond.), FRES (Lond.), FNASSL
  • Positions Held (Selected) :

  • Senior Professor & Chair of Zoology, University of Peradeniya (2009 to date)
  • Professor of Zoology (Cadre Chair) (2001 to 2009)
  • Associate Professor (1997 2001)
  • Senior Lecturer (1990 -1997)
  • Lecturer (1984 -1990)
  •    Administrative Positions
  • Dean/Faculty of Science, University of Peradeniya (2007 2013)
  • Head/ Department of Zoology, University of Peradeniya (2006 - 2007)
  • Chairman/Board of Study in Zoological Sciences, Postgraduate Institute of Science, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka (2004 - 2007)
  • Member, Board of Governors, Institute of Fundamental Studies, Kandy Sri Lanka (2012 to date)
  • Member, Standing Committee on Science, University Grants Commission, Sri Lanka (2007-2013)
  • Member, National Committee on Basic Sciences, National Science Foundation, Sri Lanka (2008 - 2011)
  • Member, Research Council, Institute of Fundamental Studies, Kandy Sri Lanka (2008 to date)
  • Member, International Advisory Committee, Zoological Society of India (2012 to date)
  •    Research Positions
  • Visiting Research Fellow, School of Biosciences, Cardiff University, Wales, UK (1994 2001)
  • Wellcome Trust Research Fellow, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Pembroke Place, Liverpool L3 5QA, England (2002 2004)
  • Visiting Research Professor, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Pembroke Place, Liverpool L3 5QA, England (2004 2010)
  • Membership & Awards (Selected):

  • Vestergaard Frandsen Award (2011) for outstanding research contribution, National Academy of Vector Borne Diseases, Indian Council of Medical Research.
  • Bernard Soysa Memorial Award (Gold Medal) for Outstanding Scientific Research, Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science (2005).
  • Hiran Thilakaratne Award for Outstanding Postgraduate Research (Natural Sciences), University Grants Commission, Sri Lanka (2001)
  • Wellcome Trust Research Award, Wellcome Trust, UK (2001)
  • Presidential Research Awards (1999, 2000, 2001, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008)
  • Best Research Award in Science (2000), University of Peradeniya.
  • National Science Foundation Merit Award for the Best Scientific Research in Biology (1999), National Science Foundation- Sri Lanka.
  • Young Scientist Award (1999), Third World Academy of Science- Italy & National Science Foundation- Sri Lanka.
  • Research Development Award in Tropical Medicine, Wellcome Trust, UK, (1994).
  • Wilson Peiris memorial Award, Sri Lanka Medical Council, (1989).
  • Research Interests (Research Fields/ Projects):

  • Control of mosquito vectors of human diseases
  • Insecticide based insect pest control
  • Mechanisms of Insecticide Resistance in insects
  • DNA Barcoding of Mosquitoes
  • Control of mosquito vectors of human diseases
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