Senior Lecturer in Microbiology, Molecular Genetics and Genomics,
Research Lead in Molecular Microbiology,
School of Allied Health,
Faculty of Health and Life Sciences,
De Montfort University,
Leicester LE1 9BH.
- My research interest lies on understanding the molecular basis of the antibiotic resistance among the microbial pathogens.
- This involves understanding the mechanisms of virulence, Quorum sensing (bacterial communication) at the molecular level and how these pathogens confer antimicrobial resistance.
- Further, my interest focuses on developing the novel molecular methods for diagnosing the pathogens at the early stage of the infectious diseases.
- Dr Shivanthi Samarsinghe is a senior lecturer in microbiology and molecular genetics/genomics in the School of Allied health Sciences, De Montfort University.
- She obtained her BSc (Hons) in Chemistry/Biochemistry, and completed her PhD, in Microbial Molecular Genetics in 2008.
- Dr. Samarasinghe’s doctoral work focused studying on the regulation of gene expression in Escherichia coli and her postdoctoral work (2011) expanded her interest into Eukaryotic regulation of gene expression in Saccharomyces pombe.
- Fellow of Institute of Biomedical Science (FIBMS)-01/2015
- Associate member of American Socity for Microbiology (ASM)-01/01/2016
- PhD -“ Microbial Molecular Genetics:Transcription Regulation in the Escherichia coli melibiose operon-University of Birmingham, UK. 07/2008
- Graduateship in Chemistry and Biochemistry (GIC)/BSc.: First class (Honours): Institute of Chemistry, Sri Lanka, 06/2001
- Certificate Course in Gene Technology: Genetech, School of Gene Technology, Sri Lanka, 03/2003
- Certificate Course in Molecular Diagnosis of Infectious Diseases: Genetech, School of Gene Technology, Sri Lanka, 05/2003