dr-a.m.b. priyadarshani

RESEARCH & PUBLICATIONS


 

Dr.  A.M.B. Priyadarshani

Dr. A.M.B. Priyadarshani B.Sc. Human Biology (Biochemistry Specialization), Ph.D. (Biochemistry)

Senior Lecturer Grade II
Department of Allied Health Sciences

Telephone - Office : +94 11 3182367     Mobile : +94 77 5153512
E-mail : priyadarshani@sjp.ac.lk


 

PUBLICATIONS


 

(i) Research Publications in Peer Reviewed Scientific Journals

 

  • Priyadarshani, AMB, Sanath P. Lamabadusuriya, Seneviratne, TRS, Jansz, ER and Peiris, H (2009). A study of the serum carotenoids of eight cases of hypercarotenemia in Sri Lanka. International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition. 60 (4): 352-357.
  • Priyadarshani, AMB, Jansz, ER and Peiris, H (2009). A novel water-soluble carotenoid derivative from palmyrah (Borassus flabellifer L) fruit pulp. Vidyodaya Journal of Science. 14: 111-116.
  • Priyadarshani, AMB, Jansz, ER and Peiris, H (2009). The carotenoids of the fruit pulp of palmyrah (Borassus flabellifer) from Hambantota. Vidyodaya Journal of Science. 14:29-34.
  • de Lanerolle MS, Priyadarshani, AMB, Sumithraarachchi, DB and Jansz, ER (2008). The carotenoids of Pouteria campechiana (Sinhala-Ratalawulu). Journal of the National Science Foundation of Sri Lanka. 36 (1): 95-98.
  • Priyadarshani, AMB, Jansz, ER and Peiris, H (2007). A study on post-harvest carotenogenesis of sweet potatoes under two different storage conditions. Journal of the National Science Foundation of Sri Lanka. 35 (1): 53-55.
  • Priyadarshani, AMB and Chandrika, UG (2007). Content and in-vitro accessibility of pro-vitamin A carotenoids from Sri Lankan cooked non-leafy vegetables and their estimated contribution to vitamin A requirement. International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition. 58 (8): 659-667.
  • Priyadarshani, AMB, Jansz, ER and Peiris, H (2007). Studies on the carotenoids of jakfruit (Artocarpus heterophyllus Lam.) from Matale and Kurunegala districts. Journal of the National Science Foundation of Sri Lanka. 35 (4): 259-262.
  • Priyadarshani, AMB and Chandrika, UG (2007). The carotenoids of some selected Sri Lankan non-leafy vegetables. Journal of the National Science Foundation of Sri Lanka. 35 (4): 251-253.
  • Priyadarshani, AMB and Jansz, ER (2006). The effect of maturity on carotenoids of Lasia spinosa stem and the effects of cooking on in-vitro bioaccessibility of carotenoids. Journal of the National Science Foundation of Sri Lanka. 34 (3): 131-136.
  • Priyadarshani, AMB, Jansz, ER and Peiris, H (2006). An investigation of the carotenoids of Carica papaya. Vidyodaya Journal of Science. 13: 95-98.
  • Wijemanne, PR, Rajapaksha, RANK, Priyadarshani, AMB and Jansz, ER (2006). Variations in carotenoid profiles of pulp of morphological fruit types of palmyrah from Kalpitiya. Vidyodaya Journal of Science. 13: 33-39.
  • Priyadarshani, AMB, Jansz, ER, Peiris, H and Jayasinghe, S (2004). Detoxification of cassava leaves. Journal of the National Science Foundation of Sri Lanka. 32 (1 & 2): 61-68.

 

 

(ii) Review Articles

 

  • Priyadarshani, AMB (2015). A review on factors influencing bioaccessibility and bioefficacy of carotenoids. Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition. DOI: 10.1080/10408398.2015.1023431.
  • Priyadarshani, AMB and Jansz, ER (2014). A critical review on carotenoid research in Sri Lankan context and its outcomes. Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition. 54: 561-571.
  • Priyadarshani, AMB, Jansz, ER and Peiris, H (2009). A review of carotenoid analysis techniques in the Sri Lankan context and solution to some problems therein. Vidyodaya Journal of Science. 14: 1-13.

 

 

(iii) Research Letter/s

 

  • Priyadarshani, AMB, Sanath P. Lamabadusuriya, Seneviratne, TRS, Jansz, ER and Peiris, H (2008). Serum carotenoids in eight Sri Lankan Children. The Ceylon Medical Journal. 53 (2): 69.

 

 

(iv) Scientific Communications

 

Peer reviewed abstracts in conference proceedings

  • Withanage, ND and Priyadarshani, AMB (2015). Assessment of laboratory safety knowledge among Allied Health Sciences students at the University of Sri Jayewardenepura. Scientific sessions, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura.
  • Priyadarshani, AMB, Jansz, ER and Peiris, H (2008). Some studies directed at assisting carotenoid research. Chemistry in Sri Lanka. 25 (2): 18.
  • Priyadarshani, AMB, Jansz, ER and Peiris, H (2008). Studies on the carotenoids and the in-vitro bioaccessibility of β-carotene of jakfruit (Artocarpus heterophyllus) kernel from the major cultivations of Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science. Proceedings of the 64th Annual Sessions. 64: 289.
  • Priyadarshani, AMB, Sanath P. Lamabadusuriya, Seneviratne, TRS, Jansz, ER and Peiris, H (2007). Studies of serum carotenoids and vitamin A of some hypercarotenemic children in Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science. Proceedings of the 63rd Annual Sessions. 63: 20-21.
  • Priyadarshani, AMB, Jansz, ER and Peiris, H (2007). A novel water-soluble carotenoid derivative from palmyrah (Borassus flabellifer L) fruit pulp. Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science. Proceedings of the 63rd Annual Sessions. 63: 135.
  • de Lanerolle MS, Priyadarshani, AMB, Sumithraarachchi, DB and Jansz, ER (2007). The carotenoids of Pouteria campechiana (Sinhala-Ratalawulu). Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science. Proceedings of the 63rd Annual Sessions. 63: 204-205.
  • Priyadarshani, AMB and Jansz, ER (2006). The effect of maturity on the carotenoids of Lasia Spinosa stem (Sinhala: Kohila ala). Chemistry in Sri Lanka. 23 (2): 26.
  • Priyadarshani, AMB. (2006). Detoxification of manioc leaf. Glimpses of Research. Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Gangadawila, Nugegoga. Sri Lanka. Pg 12.
  • Priyadarshani, AMB, Jansz, ER and Peiris, H (2006). A study on post-harvest carotenogenesis of sweet potato. Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science. Proceedings of the 62nd Annual Sessions. 62: 66-67.
  • Priyadarshani, AMB, Jansz, ER and Peiris, H (2006). A reinvestigation of the profile, content, retinol equivalent and in-vitro bioaccessibility of carotenoids of Carica papaya. Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science. Proceedings of the 62nd Annual Sessions. 62: 122.
  • Priyadarshani, AMB, Chandrika, UG and Jansz, ER (2005). In-vitro accessibility of pro vitamin A carotenoids from cooked carrots (Daucus carota) and their estimated contribution to vitamin A requirement. Chemistry in Sri Lanka. 22 (3): 22.
  • Priyadarshani, AMB, Chandrika, UG and Jansz, ER (2005). Carotenoid content of different pumpkin (Cucurbita maxima) varieties found in Sri Lanka. International symposium on herbal medicines, phytopharmaceutical and other natural products trends and advances.Institute of Chemistry Ceylon, Pg 43.

 

 

(v) Books

 

  • ER Jansz and AMB Priyadarshani - Biomolecules and their main metabolic pathways - First edition 2015; ISBN No: 978-955-23-1192-5.
  • AMB Priyadarshani - Basic Clinical Biochemistry Techniques for Medical Laboratory Sciences - First edition 2013; ISBN No: 978-955-9054-98-6.
  • AMB Priyadarshani and LV Athiththan - Advanced Clinical Biochemistry Techniques for Medical Laboratory Sciences - First edition 2013; ISBN No: 978-955-9054-99-3.

 

 

(vi) Feature Articles in Newspapers

 

  • ER Jansz and AMB Priyadarshani - Plant Foods and Health: "Manioc". Published in "Lankadeepa" dated 31st January 2011.
  • ER Jansz and AMB Priyadarshani - Plant Foods and Health: "Carotenoids". Published in "Lankadeepa" dated 06th October 2010.

 

 

THESIS / DISSERTATIONS


 

  • Thesis titled "Studies on carotenoid content of selected fruits and non-leafy vegetables of Sri Lanka and their bioavailability and metabolites" submitted as a fulfillment of the Ph.D. degree (2007).
  • Dissertation titled "Detoxification of Manioc Leaf" submitted as a partial fulfillment of the B.Sc. degree (2003).

 

 

PRACTICAL MANUALS


 

Contributing author for the following practical manuals of B.Sc. Medical Laboratory Sciences undergraduates.

  • AMB Priyadarshani and VGNS Velathanthiri - Clinical Microbiology.
  • VGNS Velathanthiri, AMB Priyadarshani, MM Weerasekara and DMBT Dissanayake - Medical Bacteriology.
  • VGNS Velathanthiri, AMB Priyadarshani and GN Malavige - Immune System & Immuno-biology.

 

 

EDITORIAL CONTRIBUTION


 

  • Reviewer for "International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition" (Taylor & Francis publisher) since 2008 to date.
  • Reviewer for "Food Research International" (Elsevier Publisher) since 2011 to date.