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Dr. E. D. N. S. Abeyrathne


DR. Sandun

Dr. E. D. N. S. Abeyrathne
Senior Lecturer (Gr II)

Email : sandun@uwu.ac.lk
Telephone Office : (+94) 553589423

Educational Qualifications

Research Interest

  • Isolation and separation of value added components from poultry eggs and fresh water fish
  • Identification and production of bioactive peptide production from Poultry eggs and fresh water fish and their application in food and pharmaceutical industries
  • Development of functional foods to control type II diabetics and obesity
  • New product development from fresh water fish and poultry eggs
  • Identifying the hazard points in commercial food processing plants and minimizing the hazard occurrence with cost effective methods

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Memberships

  • Life member in SLAAP
  • Member of IFSTSL
  • Member of WPSA-SL (23299)

Awards and Scholarships

  • Presidential awards for the publications in the year 2015
  • Presidential awards for the publications in the year 2014
  • Young Scientist research award in WCU Biomodulation, 2013
  • Third place awarded in the poster retreat of WCU Biomodulation Major 2011 under PhD category, 4th International Biomodulation Symposium, Seoul national University
  • Second place awarded in the poster retreat of WCU Biomodulation Major 2012 under PhD category in WCU Biomodulation Major, Department of Agricultural

Publications

Peer-reviewed journal articles
1. Martyn, A.M.L.K., Aruppola, A.L.Y.H. and Abeyrathne, E.D.N.S. Development of a Prawn Flavored Spicy Cracker with Prawn Waste and Drumstick Leaves. (Preparation)
2. Ranasinghe, T.D.W., Jayasinghe, J.M.P. and Abeyrathne, E.D.N.S. Assessment of Microbiological Quality in Set Yoghurt Production Line at a Commercial Dairy Processing Plant in Sri Lanka. (Preparation)
3. Wehella, M.N., Alakolanga, A. G. A. W. and Abeyrathne, E. D. N. S. Develop a simple and economical method for extraction of chitin from (Penaeus monodon) prawn shell waste. (Preparation)
4. Abeyrathne, E.D.N.S., Moon, S.H., Himali, S.M.C. and Ahn, D.U. Production and use of bioactive peptides from egg white proteins – A review (Preparation)
5. Herath, S.S., Alakolanga, A.G.A.W. and Abeyrathne, E.D.N.S. A preliminary study on absorption of Lead ions from synthetic waste water using mullet (Mugil spp.) fish scales (Submitted to Water and Environment Journal)
6. Edirisinghe, E.D.M.T., Jayasinghe, J.M.P., Himali, S.M.C. and Abeyrathne, E.D.N.S. 2016. Effect of beeswax and Gammalu (Pterocarpus marsupium) latex coating on internal and sensory qualities of chicken eggs stored at room temperature. (Submitted to SLJFA)
7. Wickramasinghe, V.K., Kahandage, K.P.M., Yasarathne, S., Jeewanthi, P.W.and Abeyrathne, E.D.N.S. Tea Manufacturers’ Attitude towards Implementation and Maintaining Quality and System Certifications. (Submitted to Food Control)
8. Wirasagoda, W.A S.M., Surige D., Jayasena, D.K.D.D. and Abeyrathne, E.D.N.S. A feasibility plan for implementing FSSC 22000 standard, by gap analyzing of existing HACCP system and FSSC 22000 standard. (Submitted to JAVA)
9. Randeniya, R.D.I.P, Jayasinghe, J.M.P. and Abeyrathne, E.D.N.S. 2016. Development of a Ready to Eat Breakfast Cereal with Incorporating Ovalbumin from Chicken Egg White. Accepted to International Journal of Research in Agricultural Science (IJRAS). 3 (05): 255-258
10. Kumarathunga, N.C., Jayasinghe, J.M.P. and Abeyrathne, E.D.N.S. 2016. Development of a sea lettuce (Ulva lactuca) and catla (Catla catla) incorporated protein and fiber rich fish burger. International Journal of Research in Agricultural Science (IJRAS). 3(04): 229-233
11. Tharaka, T.H.S., Jayasighe J.M.P. and Abeyrathne, E.D.N.S. 2016. Development of a bread spread using mature flower buds of Rhizophora apiculata and Catla catla as a nutritional supplement (Accepted to SLJFA)
12. Abeyrathne E.D.N.S., Lee, H.Y., Jo, C., Suh, J.W. and Ahn, D.U. 2016. Enzymatic hydrolysis of ovomucin and the functional and structural characteristics of peptides in the hydrolysates. Food Chemistry. 192: 107-113 http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0308814615009474
13. Jeewantha, P.D.A. and Abeyrathne, E.D.N.S. 2015. Incorporation of Salt Extracted Compounds from Yellow Fin Tuna (Thunnus albacares) to produce a Fish Flavored Vegetable Burger. Sri Lanka Journal of Animal Production. 04:12-27
14. Silva, K.A.H. and Abeyrathne, E.D.N.S. 2015. Development of high protein drink using poultry eggs. Sri Lanka Journal of Animal Production. 04:38-51
15. Ishani A.H.M.E. Herath, Jayasinghe J.M. Priyanath, Dong U Ahn, E.D. Nalaka S. Abeyrathne. 2015. Use of lysozyme from chicken egg white as a nitrite replacer in an Italian-type chicken sausage. Functional Food in Health and Diseases. 5(9): 320-330 http://ffhdj.com/index.php/ffhd/article/view/217
16. Abeyrathne E.D.N.S., Lee, H.Y. Jo, C., Suh, J. W. and Ahn, D.U. 2015. Enzymatic hydrolysis of ovomucoid and the functional properties of its hydrolysates. Poultry Sci. 94 (9) :2880-2287 http://ps.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2015/07/19/ps.pev196.full
17. Abeyrathne E.D.N.S., Lee, H.Y. Jo, C., Nam, K.C. and Ahn, D.U. 2014. Enzymatic hydrolysis of ovalbumin and functional properties of its hydrolytes. Pultry Sci. 93 (10) 2678-2686 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26195809
18. Lee, H. Y., Abeyrathne, E.D.N.S. Choi, I., Suh, J.W. and Ahn, D.U. 2014. Sequential separation of IgY and Phosvitin from egg yolk. Poultry Sci.93(10):2668-2677 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25085938
19. Abeyrathne E.D.N.S., Lee, H.Y. and Ahn, D.U. 2014. Separation of ovotransferrin and ovomucoid in sequence from chicken egg white. Poultry Sci. 94:1010-1017 http://ps.oxfordjournals.org/content/93/4/1010.full
20. Abeyrathne E.D.N.S., Lee, H.Y. and Ahn, D.U. 2014. Sequential separation of lysozyme, ovomucin, ovotransferrin and ovoalbumin from chicken egg white. Poultry Sci. 94:1001-1009 http://ps.oxfordjournals.org/content/93/4/1001.full
21. Abeyrathne E.D.N.S., Lee, H.Y. and Ahn, D.U. 2013. Egg white proteins and their potential use in food processing or and as nutraceutical and pharmaceutical agents- A review. Poultry Sci. 92:3292-3299. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24235241
22. Abeyrathne E.D.N.S., Lee, H.Y. and Ahn, D.U. 2013. Sequential separation of lysozyme and ovoalbumin from chicken egg white. Korean J. Food Sci. Anim. Res. 33(4): 501-507. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24706978
23. Abeyrathne E.D.N.S., Lee, H.Y., Ham, J.S. and Ahn, D.U. 2013. Separation of ovotransferrin from chicken egg white without using organic solvents. Poultry Sci. 92:1091-1097. http://ps.oxfordjournals.org/content/92/4/1091.long
24. Abeyrathne E.D.N.S, Jayasena D.K.D.D. and Silva K.F.S.T. 2009. Development of Fruit yoghurt by incorporating pineapple (Ananas comosus) preserved in sugar syrup with preservatives and oven dried under vacuum. Sri Lanka Journal of Animal Production. Vol 05, Issue 01, August 2009. Sri Lanka. 79-88 pp.
25. Jayasena D.K.D.D., Abeyrathne E.D.N.S. and H.W. Cyril. 2009. Development of a pork based white sausage. Sri Lanka Journal of Animal Production. Vol 05, Issue 01, August 2009. Sri Lanka. 45-54 pp.


Conference Proceedings (Full Papers)
1. Sandalanka, H.G.A.D.K., Jayasinghe, J.M.P. and Abeyrathne, E.D.N.S. 2016. Development of a simple food safety model for sustainable food security of university cafeteria. AFTEC-2016, New Delhi, India, 17th January, 2016. 03 (01): 01-03 http://www.krishisanskriti.org/vol_image/10Jun201605063517%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20E%20D%20N%20S%20Abeyrathne(Srilanka)%20%20%20%20%20%20%201-3.pdf
2. Ganegoda, G.V.N.K., Abeyrathne, E. D. N. S. and Ahn, D.U. 2015. Enhancing texture stability and gel formation of fish SURIMI produce from swordfish (Xiphias gladius) with replacing existent cryoprotectctants from ovomucoid. IFSTSL Research Session. 15th December 2015. Pp37-40.
3. Illangakoon, I.M.I.V. and Abeyrathne, E.D.N.S. 2015. Development of a Fish Paste with Oreochromis mossambicus and Coccina grandis as a natural blood glucose reduction food. IICBEE, Penang, Malaysia 10-11, February 2015. 5-10. http://iicbe.org/upload/9812C0215114.pdf


Abstract Publications
1. Edirisinghe, E.D.M.T., Himali, S.M.C. and Abeyrathne, E.D.N.S. 2016. Effect of beeswax coating on internal and sensory qualities of chicken eggs stored at room temperature. XXV World Poultry Congress, Beijing, China. 5-9, September, 2016. Pp522
2. Dahanayaka, D.R.C., Alakolanga, A.G.A.W. and Abeyrathne, E.D.N.S. 2016. Development of a Simple and Economical Method for Extraction of Edible Crude Fish Oil from Catla catla. 6th Research Symposium, Uva Wellassa University. 28-29, January, 2016. Pp 59
3. Edirisinghe, E.D.M.T., Himali, S.M.C. and Abeyrathne, E.D.N.S. 2016. Effect of Gammalu (Pterocarpus marsupium) Latex Coating on Internal and Sensory Qualities of Chicken Eggs Stored at Room Temperature. 6th Research Symposium, Uva Wellassa University. 28-29, January, 2016. Pp 23
4. Herath, H.M.S.S., Alakolanga, A.G.A.W. and Abeyrathne, E.D.N.S. 2016. A preliminary study on absorption of heavy metal (lead) from synthetic waste water using mullet (Mugil spp.) fish scales. 6th Research Symposium, Uva Wellassa University. 28-29, January, 2016. Pp 114
5. Kumarathunga, N.C. and Abeyrathne, E.D.N.S. 2016. Development of a fish burger incorporating sea lettuce (Ulva lactuca) and catla (Catla catla). 6th Research Symposium, Uva Wellassa University. 28-29, January, 2016. Pp 41
6. Martyn, A.M.L.K. and Abeyrathne, E.D.N.S. 2016. Development of a Prawn Flavored Spicy Cracker with Prawn Waste and Drumstick Leaves. 6th Research Symposium, Uva Wellassa University. 28-29, January, 2016. Pp 44
7. Niroshani, G.L.W., Kahaduwa, K. and Abeyrathne, E.D.N.S. 2016. Developing a filling solution using different filling media and spices for canning skipjack tuna (Katsuwonus pelamis). 6th Research Symposium, Uva Wellassa University. 28-29, January, 2016. Pp 496
8. Randeniya, R.D.I.P and Abeyrathne, E.D.N.S. 2016. Development of a Ready to Eat Breakfast Cereal with Incorporating Ovalbumin from Chicken Egg White. 6th Research Symposium, Uva Wellassa University. 28-29, January, 2016. Pp 42
9. Ranasinghe, T.D.W., Madakumbura, M.G.C.S. and Abeyrathne, E.D.N.S. 2016. Assessment of Microbiological Quality in Set Yoghurt Production Line at a Commercial Dairy Processing Plant. 6th Research Symposium, Uva Wellassa University. 28-29, January, 2016. Pp 48
10. Tharaka, T.H.S. and Abeyrathne, E.D.N.S. 2016. Development of a Fish Paste Incorporated with Mature Flower Buds of Rhizophora apiculata as a Nutritional Supplement. 6th Research Symposium, Uva Wellassa University. 28-29, January, 2016. Pp 19
11. Wehella, M.N., Alakolanga, A.G.A.W. and Abeyrathne, E.D.N.S. 2016. Developing a simple and economical method for chitin extrication from (Penaeus monodon) prawn shell waste. 6th Research Symposium, Uva Wellassa University. 28-29, January, 2016. Pp 58
12. Wirasagoda, W.A.S.M., Jayasena, D.K.D.D. and Abeyrathne, E.D.N.S. 2016. A Feasibility Plan for Implementing Food Safety System Certification (FSSC) 22000 Standard, By Gap Analyzing of Existing Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) System and FSSC 22000 Standard. 6th Research Symposium, Uva Wellassa University. 28-29, January, 2016. Pp 18
13. Wickramasinghe, V.K., Kahandage, K.P.M., Yasarathne, S., Mahindarathne, M.G.P.P. and Abeyrathne, E.D.N.S. 2016. Tea manufactures’ attitude towards implementation and maintaining quality and system certifications. 6th Research Symposium, Uva Wellassa University. 28-29, January, 2016. Pp 171
14. Herath, A.H.M.I.F., Jayasinghe, J.M.P. Ahn, D.U. and Abeyrathne E.D.N.S. 2015. Use of Lysozyme from chicken egg white as a nitrite replacer in chicken meat patties. 19th International Conference of FFC, Kobe, Japan, 17-18 November 2015
15. Jeewantha, P.D.A. and Abeyrathne, E.D.N.S. 2015. Isolation and incorporation of Nitrogenous compounds from yellow fin tuna (Thunnus albacares) to produce a fish flavored vegetable burger. Proceedings of 5th Research Symposium of Uva Wellassa University. January 28-29, 2015.
16. Perera, R.W.M.E.D., Abeyrathne, E.D.N.S. and Lalantha, N. 2015. Development of tomato (Solanum lycopersicum) incorporated fish nuggets. Proceedings of 5th Research Symposium of Uva Wellassa University. January 28-29, 2015.
17. Mohamed, F.S. and Abeyrathne, E.D.N.S. 2015. Effect of tropical forages on growth performance and carcass quality of rabbits. Proceedings of 5th Research Symposium of Uva Wellassa University. January 28-29, 2015.
18. Wickramanayaka, T.D.G. and Abeyrathne, E.D.N.S. 2015. A study on microbial contamination, sources and preventive measures in butter production. Proceedings of 5th Research Symposium of Uva Wellassa University. January 28-29, 2015.
19. Dewapriya, M., Herath, I, Ahn, D.U. and Abeyrathne E.D.N.S. 2014. Use of ovotransferrin as antimicrobial and anti-oxidative supplement in communicated meat processing. ISNFF, Istanbul, Turkey, 14-17 October, 2014
20. Watowita, P.S.M.S.L., Mahindarathne, M.G.P.P. and Abeyrathne, E.D.N.S. 2014. Egg consumption pattern in Sri Lanka. APPC, Jeju, Korea. 19-23, October 2014
21. Abeyrathne, E.D.N.S., Lee, H.Y. and Dong UK Ahn, 2012. Separation of Lysozyme and ovalbumin from chicken egg white. 2013 PSA Annual Meeting. San Diego, California, USA. July 22-25, 2013
22. Abeyrathne, E.D.N.S., Lee, H.Y. Sunwoo, H. and Ahn, D.U. 2012. Enzymatic hydrolysis of ovalbumin and functional properties of its hydrolytes. ISNFF 2012 Conference, Hawaii, USA. December 02-07, 2012
23. Abeyrathne, E.D.N.S., Lee, H.Y. and Dong UK Ahn, 2012. Sequential separation of value-added proteins from egg white. International Biotechnology Symposium and Exhibition (IBS 2012), Daegu, Korea, September 16-21, 2012
24. Lee, H. Y., E.D.N.S. Abeyrathne and Ahn, D.U. 2012. Sequential separation of IgY and phosvitin from egg yolk. International Biotechnology Symposium and Exhibition (IBS 2012), Daegu, Korea, September 16-21, 2012
25. Abeyrathne, E.D.N.S., Lee, H.Y. and Ahn, D.U. 2012. Separation of ovotransferrin from chicken egg white without using solvents. KoFoST2012, Daejeon
26. Lee, H.Y., Abeyrathne, E.D.N.S. and Ahn, D.U. 2012. Separation of Phosvitin from Chicken Egg Yolk without Using Solvent. KoFoST2012, Daejeon.
27. Abeyrathne, E.D.N.S., Mudannayake, K.M.D.C., Cyril H.W. 2010. Development of a crispy snack by incorporation of chicken gizzard and liver with rice flour. Proceedings of the Research Symposium of Uva Wellassa University. September 2010. Sri Lanka. Pp 165.
28. Bandara U.S.R.T.A, Abeyrathne E.D.N.S, Cyril H.W. 2010. Development of a burger using chicken meat, liver and gizzard with locally available cereal as a filler. Proceedings of the Research Symposium of Uva Wellassa University. September 2010. Sri Lanka. Pp 21.
29. Kanojan K., Perera M.D.C.A, Abeyrathne E.D.N.S, Jayamanne S.C. 2010. Development of HACCP plan for steam boiled crab meat from Asian Blue Swimming Crab (Portunus Pelagicus). Proceedings of the Research Symposium of Uva Wellassa University. September 2010. Sri Lanka. Pp 23.
30. Niruba, S., Abeyrathne E.D.N.S., Jayamanne, S. C, Jayasena, S.H. 2010. Improve the export quality of Sword fish steak by incorporating low valued fish (Lates calcarifer,Catla catla,Lutjanus campechanus) and root crops (Solanum tuberosum, Ipomoea batatas, Solenostemon rotundifolius) in order to reduce the initial mercury of Sword fish. Proceedings of the Research Symposium of Uva Wellassa University. September 2010. Sri Lanka. Pp 30.
31. Thilakarathne G.D.M, Abeyrathne E.D.N.S., Jayamanne, S. C, Jayasena, S.H. 2010. Development of fish cake by incorporating off-trimmed of Sword fish (Xiphias gladius) and Tuna (Thunnus albacores) with a suitable local available fillers Rice (Oryza sativa), Kurakkan Powder (Eleusine coracana) and Soya Flour (Glycine max). Proceedings of the Research Symposium of Uva Wellassa University. September 2010. Sri Lanka. Pp 20.
32. Piyasena, K.M.P.K, Abeyrathne E.D.N.S, Jayasena D.K.D.D., Boraluwa C. and Cyril H.W. 2010. Development of HACCP plan for Formed Meat Production Line at Gills Food Product (Pvt) Ltd. Proceedings of the Research Symposium of Uva Wellassa University. September 2010. Sri Lanka. Pp 22.
33. Weththasinghe, M.P., Abeyrathne, E.D.N.S., Karunarathne, B. 2010. Investigation of occurrences of mercury level in tuna fish (Thunnus albacarus) in relation to its habitat & size variation. Proceedings of the Research Symposium of Uva Wellassa University. September 2010. Sri Lanka. Pp 33.
34. Wijesekara, W.L.U., Abeyrathne, E.D.N.S., Ganegoda G.A.P., Samarasinghe, K. 2010. Waste minimization of poultry feed processing through Cleaner Production. Proceedings of the Research Symposium of Uva Wellassa University. September 2010. Sri Lanka. Pp 39.


Book Chapters
1.Function and Separation of Ovotransferrin from chicken Egg. Egg Innovation and Strategies for Improvement. Pp. 245-251(Submitted)
2.Watson, R.R. and Meester, F.D. 2016(ed). Egg yolk cholesterol and its function in human health. Handbook of Cholesterol. Pp399-412
3.Watson, R.R. and Meester, F.D. 2015(ed). Isolation of value added components from egg white and their potential uses in food, nutraceuticals and pharmaceutical industries. Handbook of eggs in human function. Pp35-52

Patents
1.Inventors: Illangakoon, I.M.I.V. and Abeyrathne, E.D.N.S.
Title: Manufacture of Fish Paste from Tilapia and Kovakka Leaves as a Natural Blood Glucose Reduction Food
Patent Number: LK/P/1/18759
2.Inventors: Dong Uk Ahn, Sandun Abeyrathne, H.Y. Lee.
Title: Separation of ovotransferrin from chicken egg white using environmental friendly techniques
Patent number: 10-2012-0143234
3.Inventors: Dong Uk Ahn, Sandun Abeyrathne, H.Y. Lee
Title: Sequential separation of lysozyme and ovalbumin from chicken egg white

Position held /Appointments

Panel of judge for the Sri Lanka Inventors Commission for evaluating young inventors from 2016-2017
Team leader for the “Student Assessment and Awards” for the institutional review of Uva Wellassa University, 2017.
Secretary for the International Research Symposium- 2017 (IRSUWU2017), Uva Wellassa University, Sri Lanka
Coordinator of the Curriculum Revision (2014-16) – Animal Science Degree Programme, Uva Wellassa University, Badulla, Sri Lanka
Member of the Curriculum Revision Committee (2015-16)- B.Sc. (Agro-Industrial Management)- Aquinas University Collage, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Member of the Curriculum Revision Committee (2015-16)- BSc Aquatic Resources Technology Degree Programme, Uva Wellassa University, Badulla, Sri Lanka
Member of the Curriculum Revision Committee (2014-16)- Export Agriculture Degree Programme, Uva Wellassa University, Badulla, Sri Lanka
Secretary of the Faculty of Animal Science and Export Agriculture for the Uva Wellassa University Research Symposium, 2015.
Secretary of the Animal Science Course committee from April, 2014 to April 2015.

Employment History

Production Executive, CCS, Ranala, Sri Lanka (12-2005 to 11-2007)
Research Assistant, Protein chemistry Lab, Seoul Natioanl University, Seoul, Korea(09-2010 to 08-2013)
Research Assistant, Poultry Meat Lab, Iowa state University, Ames, IA, USA(11-2012 to 02-2013)