dr-varuni tennakoon

RESEARCH & PUBLICATIONS


 

Dr.  Varuni Tennakoon

Dr. Varuni Tennakoon MBBS, M.Phil, PhD

Senior Lecturer Grade II
Department of Anatomy

Telephone - Office : +94 11 2758698     Mobile : +94 77 7271430
E-mail : varuni16email@yahoo.com


 

SPECIAL AWARDS/SCHOLARSHIPS


 

  • The Postgraduate Research Award - 2011
    Awarded by the Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science in recognition of high achievement in research conducted in Sri Lanka.

  • The 'Murugesar Sinnethamby Oration' - 2011
    Awarded by the Sri Lanka Medical Association.

 

 

PUBLICATIONS


 

Journal Publications

  1. Varuni Tennakoon
    A Review: 'Have we identified the risk factors for the formation of Antisperm antibodies?' Andrology and Gynaecology, Current Research 2013, 1:1
  2. Silva N, Tennekoon V, Wijayatunga N
    What makes medical students to say 'yes' to e-learning? - Sri Lanka Journal of Bio-Medical Informatics 2013;4(1):7-13.
  3. Varuni Tennakoon, Surangi G Yasawardene, Deepal S Weerasekera (First author publication)
    Research 'Possible risk factors for the formation of antisperm antibodies in a subfertile population' - Sri Lanka Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology - March 2011; 33(1):12-19
  4. Varuni Tennakoon, Surangi G Yasawardene, Deepal S Weerasekera (First author publication)
    Research 'Antisperm antibodies: Incidence, isotypes and location on spermatozoa, their implications on fertilization and on pregnancy rate at a selected centre in Sri Lanka' - Sri Lanka Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology - March 2010; 32(1):08-16
  5. Varuni Tennakoon, Surangi G Yasawardene, Deepal S Weerasekera (First author publication)
    Brief Communication 'Successful pregnancy outcomes following in-vitro fertilization in infertile couples with high levels of antisperm antibodies' - Sri Lanka Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology - June 2010; 32(2):47-48
  6. Deepal S Weerasekera, Varuni Tennakoon (Joint publication)
    'Ovarian stimulation for assisted reproduction' - Sri Lanka Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology - June 2008; 30(2):50-54

 

 

Other Publications

 

  1. Book - Title: 'Antisperm antibodies and their effects on Infertility' by Varuni Tennakoon, Published by LAP Lambert Academic publications, Germany, 2012. (www.amazon.com)

 

 

LISHED ABSTRACTS OF PRESENTATIONS


 

  1. Tennakoon V., Silva N, Wijayatunga N. Early usage of a computer is associated with first year medical students’ persception of e-learning. Proceedings of Annual Academic Sessions of the Postgraduate Intitute of Medicine, University of Colombo. 17th-19th July 2013. Page 76.
  2. V. Tennakoon, DS Weerasekera, SG Yasawardene. 'Functional effects of antisperm antibodies (ASA) on fertilization and cleavage of embryo' - 24th Annual Scientific Sessions, Physiological Society of Sri Lanka, November 2011, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
  3. V. Tennakoon, DS Weerasekera, SG Yasawardene. 'Screening for Antisperm antibodies in subfertile couples - what is the best sample to check?' - 8th SAFOG (South Asian Federation of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists) Conference, April 2011, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
  4. V. Tennakoon, SG Yasawardene, DS Weerasekera, JW Catt. 'Influence of immunoglobulin isotype and sperm surface location of antisperm antibodies on fertilization, cleavage and pregnancy rate in human - A Sri Lankan study' - The Third World Congress on Mild Approaches in Assisted Reproduction, July 2010, Pacifico Yokohama, Japan.
  5. V. Tennakoon, SG Yasawardene, DS Weerasekera, JW Catt. 'Effects of antisperm antibodies on fertilization, cleavage and pregnancy rate in infertile couples undergoing In-vitro Fertilization at a selected centre in Sri Lanka' - The Third World Congress on Mild Approaches in Assisted Reproduction, July 2010, Pacifico Yokohama, Japan.
  6. V. Tennakoon, SG Yasawardene, DS Weerasekera. 'The influence of Antisperm Antibodies (ASA) on embryo cleavage and pregnancy rate in subfertile couples undergoing Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART)' - 122nd Annual Scientific Sessions of the Sri Lanka Medical Association, March 2009, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
  7. V. Tennakoon, SG Yasawardene, DS Weerasekera. 'Descriptive analysis of Antisperm antibodies (ASA) in a subfertile population' - 41st Annual Scientific Sessions of the Sri Lanka College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in association with Asia-Oceania Federation of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, June 2008, Colombo, Sri Lanka.>
  8. V. Tennakoon, SG Yasawardene, DS Weerasekera. 'Detection of Antisperm antibodies, pattern of distribution on spermatozoa and its implications on assisted reproductive technologies' - 41st Annual Scientific Sessions of the Sri Lanka College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in association with Asia-Oceania Federation of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, June 2008, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
  9. V. Tennakoon, SG Yasawardene. 'Incidence and distribution of Antisperm antibodies (ASA) in male and female subjects undergoing subfertility treatment at a selected centre' - 63rd Annual Sessions of Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science, December 2007, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
  10. V. Tennakoon, SG Yasawardene, DS Weerasekera. 'Effect of Antisperm antibodies on fertilization and cleavage rates in subfertile couples undergoing In-vitro fertilization' - 40th Annual Scientific Sessions of the Sri Lanka College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, November 2007, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
  11. V. Tennakoon, SG Yasawardene, DS Weerasekera. 'A Case Report - Successful pregnancy following intra-cytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) and embryo transfer in a female with high Antisperm antibody (ASA) levels' - 40th Annual Scientific Sessions of the Sri Lanka College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, November 2007, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
  12. MSB Ralapanawa, V Tennakoon, DS Weerasekera. 'A study to compare success rates of single IUI vs. double IUI and single seminal fluid sample vs. two pooled seminal fluid samples for IUI' - 38th Annual Scientific Sessions of the Sri Lanka College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, July 2005, Colombo, Sri Lanka.