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Prof Dr. Dinithi Peiriis | Infertility Award | Women Researcher Award

Senior Professor, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka

🏆 Prof. Dr. Dinithi Peiris, a distinguished Senior Professor at the University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka, has been honored with the prestigious Infertility Award and Women Researcher Award. With her remarkable contributions to the field of infertility research, Dr. Peiris has significantly advanced our understanding and treatment options. Her dedication and expertise have not only earned her international recognition but also inspired countless aspiring researchers, particularly women, to pursue excellence in academia and beyond. Dr. Peiris’s achievements stand as a testament to her unwavering commitment to advancing scientific knowledge and empowering women in research.




🎓 Prof. Dr. Dinithi Peiris boasts an impressive academic journey, starting with a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology & Biotechnology from the University of Sheffield, UK, earned in Feb. 1999. Prior to that, she completed her B.Sc. Hons in Biological Sciences at The University of Colombo, Sri Lanka, in Sep. 1993. Dr. Peiris further honed her expertise with diplomas in Molecular Biology tools from Genentech, Colombo, in 2003, and Project Management from Langara College, Canada, in 2011. Her commitment to education is evident through additional qualifications, including CTHE from the University of Sri Jayewardenepura in 2013, and various diplomas in teacher training and child psychology. 🌟


👩‍🏫 Dr. Dinithi C Peiris boasts an illustrious career in academia and research, spanning various prestigious institutions across the globe. Since December 1, 2012, she has served as a Professor of Zoology at the University of Sri Jayewardenepura, solidifying her expertise in the field. Prior to this, Dr. Peiris held positions as a Research Fellow in Pediatrics at the University of British Columbia from June 2008 to June 2012. Her tenure as a Senior Lecturer 1 in Zoology at the University of Colombo Faculty of Science from June 1994 to June 2007 further enriched her teaching and research prowess. Additionally, she contributed as a Post-doctoral Fellow in Physiology at Queen’s University, Faculty of Medicine, from June 2004 to June 2006, consolidating her interdisciplinary research experience. 🌍


🏅 Prof. Dr. Dinithi Peiris has garnered numerous prestigious awards, showcasing her exceptional contributions to academia and research. In 2023, she received the SUSRED (Support Scheme for Supervision of Research Degrees) NSF award for her exemplary supervision of Ph.D. degrees. The Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Senior Excellence Researcher in 2022 and the Award for the highest h-index researchers in the same year highlight her outstanding research achievements. Dr. Peiris was also honored with the Outstanding Scientist Award for Women in 2021, recognizing her international impact in Engineering, Science, & Medicine. Additionally, her project on isolation earned her a Silver medal for Young Innovator Award in 2021. 🌟

Publications Top Notes

“Molecular Identification and Evolutionary Divergence of the Sri Lankan Sambar Deer, Rusa unicolor (Kerr 1792)” – 2023

“In silico study of SARS‐CoV‐2 spike protein RBD and human ACE‐2 affinity dynamics across variants and Omicron subvariants” – 2023

“Antimicrobial activity of Plumbago indica and ligand screening of plumbagin against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus” – 2022

“Functional and antiglycation properties of cow milk set yogurt enriched with Nyctanthes arbor-tristis L. flower extract” – 2022

“Mechanistic Insight into Apoptotic Induction in Human Rhabdomyosarcoma and Breast Adenocarcinoma Cells by Chnoospora minima: A Sri Lankan Brown Seaweed” – 2021

“A Novel In Silico Benchmarked Pipeline Capable of Complete Protein Analysis: A Possible Tool for Potential Drug Discovery” – 2021

“Evaluation of antimicrobial potential and phytochemicals in Acmella (A. oleracea) flower pod extracts subjected to different drying techniques” – 2021

“Antioxidant and Anti-proliferative Activities of Smilax Zeylanica Root and Rhizome Extract against Liver Carcinoma Cells” – 2021

“Bioactivities and GC-MS profiling of Malewana Madhumeha Choorna polyherbal hot infusion” – 2021

“Antiproliferative and Apoptotic Activity of Polyphenol-Rich Crude Methanol Extract of Gracillaria edulis against Human Rhabdomyosarcoma (Rd) and Breast Adenocarcinoma (Mcf-7) Cell Lines” – 2020

Dinithi Peiriis | Infertility Award | Women Researcher Award

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