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 and Coordinator MLS
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.