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Prof. (Mrs).C.G.Devadason

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Prof (Mrs).C.G.Devadason

PhD (Post Harvest Technology/Nutrition) ( Wayamba University of Sri Lanka/Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology) ,
M.Phil (Fish Microbiology, University of Aberdeen, UK), M.Sc ( Fish and Shell Fish Diseases & Aquatic Pathobiology, University of Stirling, UK), B.Sc (Hons ) ( Zoology, University of Jaffna,Sri Lanka)
Chartered Biologist (Sri Lanka)

Associate Professor in Zoology
Department of Zoology
Faculty of Science, Eastern University, Sri Lanka

Biography

Chandravathany Devadason is a Senior academics and researcher attached Eastern University, Sri Lanka. She has completed, B.Sc in Zoology Special (1986) in Sri Lanka, M.Sc in Aquatic Pathobiology(1992) in Stirling University, UK , M.Phil in Fish Microbiology and Immunology(1998) in University of Aberdeen, UK, and PhD (  Wayamba University of Sri Lanka and Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology, Japan) . She is in academic service for 30 years until 2017 and has been in many high executive positions in Eastern University, Sri Lanka, as Head of Department, Dean of Faculty, Acting Vice Chancellor of Eastern University. Furthermore she has been engaged the student related activities, warden, student counsellor, coordinator for postgraduate degree, acting director for centre, coordinator and team leader for national projects.

She has published 20 full papers in SCI/Peer reviewed journals and proceedings, 60 international and national abstracts presentation, five poster presentations and five books in English and Tamil. She has conducted twenty workshops for farmers, ecologists and fisher people in respect of technology transfer, sustainable management and leadership. She has been as resource person, consultant and expert for many national and international projects.

She has received many national and International awards for presentation, attending conference, symposium and training. She has been in 20 countries and made academic and research interaction among scholers. She has scientific membership of many scientific organizations including OWSD.

1. https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Chandravathany_Devadawson/

2. https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-chandravathany-devadason-753a5016

3. https://www.facebook.com/vathany.devadason

4. https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=Sfz5xT0AAAAJ&hl=en

5. Chandravathany Devadason
ORCID iD :https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0557-6274

Links to Publications

Publications

  1. Devadawson,C and Jayasinghe,C (2014). Consumer Preferences and Fish availability in Rural and Urban Fish markets in Batticaloa District, Eastern Sri Lanka, European International Journal of Applied Science and Technology, Vol,1,No,3, pp39-50.
  2. Devadawson,C and Jayasinghe,C and Sivaganesan,R (2015).Fish availability and Consumer preference in Batticaloa District in Sri Lanka, Journal of Experimental Biology and Agricultural Sciences, 3(1), 23-31
  3. Devadawson* Chandravathany, Chamilla Jayasinghe and Ramaiah Sivakanesan, (2015).Socio-demographic factors and fish eating trends in eastern community, Sri Lanka, Journal of Experimental Biology and Agricultural Sciences, 3(5), 423-429 [doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.18006/2015.3(5).423.429 ].
  4. Chandravathany Devadawson, Chamilla Jayasinghe , Ramiah Sivakanesan and Naohiro Gotoh (2016) Comparative analysis of lipid content and fatty acid composition of commerciallyimportant fish and shellfish from Sri Lanka and Japan, Journal of Oleic Science, 65(7), 543-556.
  5. Chandravathany Devadawson, Chamilla Jayasinghe , Ramiah Sivakanesan and Arulnithy Kanagasingham (2016) Assessment of Lipid Profile and Atherogenic indices for cardiovascular disease risk based on different fish consumption habits , Asian Journal of Phamaceutical and Clinical Research , 9 (4), 156-160
  6. Chandravathany Devadawson, Kanagasingham Arulnithy ,Ramiah Sivakanesan and Chamilla Jayasinghe (2016). Role of fish consumption on serum cholesterol level in lipoprotein fractions: a comparative study in different kinds of fish-consuming healthy controls and patients, Biomedical Research, 27(4).
  7. Chandravathany Devadawson, Chamilla Jayasinghe and Naohiro Gotoh (2016). Assessment of feeding habits on the fatty acid composition and tocopherol content in the muscles of fresh water fishes, Journal of Aquaculture Development, Research , 7: 6 (Suppl) ,40, http://dx.doi.org/10.4172/2155-9546.C1.005
  8. Chandravathany Devadawson, Chamila Jayasinghe and Raimah Sivakanesan, (2016). Fatty acid compositions and atherogenic and thrombogenic indices of commonly consumed marine, brackish, and fresh water fishes, Indian Journal of Animal Research, (Accepted).
  9. Samanthika Senarath, Kazuaki Yoshinaga, Toshiharu Nagai, Akihiko Yoshida,Fumiaki Beppu, Chamila Jayasinghe,Chandravathany Devadawson and Naohiro Gotoh ( 2017). Quantitative Analysis of the Distribution ofcis-Eicosenoic Acid Positional Isomers in Marine Fishes from the Indian Ocean, Journal of Oleo Science,1-11 doi : 10.5650/jos.ess16155
  10. Chandravathany Devadason and Chamila Jayasinghe.( 2017). Effects of feeding and nutrition status of freshwater fishes on muscle with lipid fatty acid composition and tocopherol contents, International Journal of Fisheries and Aquaculture Studies,5(2), 492-497

  11. Devadason, C. (2018). Lysozyme level during acute infection of bacterium Aeromonas salmonicida sub spp almonicida in halibut and Atlantic salmon, , Journal of Experimental Biology and Agricultural Sciences, 6(1),236-242.

  12. Chandravathany Devadason (2018). In vitro culture of Fish louse, Lepeptheirus salmonis in the host cell line ,Atlantic salmon Salm salar, L, Journal of Experimental Biology and Agricultural Sciences, 6(3), 617 – 622.

     

  13. Chandravathany Devadason. (2018).Effects of fish consumption on cardiovascular factors, British Journal of Phamaceutical and Medical Research 3(5), 1383-1394.

     

  14. Chandravathany Devadason, (2019). Immunological interaction between fish louse Lepeopththerius salmonis and the host Atlantic Salmon Salmo salar ,L. Journal of Experimental Biology and Agricultural Sciences, 7(1), 95-102.

Full Paper Publication in Reviewed Proceedings

  1. Rajaratnam,S.,Devadawson,C.G1andRaveendranath,S(2006).Histopathological and Clinical effects of Carbofuran and MCPA on dwarf cat fish (Macrones keltius),Proceedings of 5th Annual Research Session of Eastern University, Sri Lanka, pp162-169.
  2. Aravinthy, S, Sangeetha C.M and 1Devadwason, C.G.S (2006). Development of Fish feed using locally available feed ingredients to Common carp (Cyprinus carpio) with low host, Proceedings of 5th Annual Research Session of Eastern University, Sri Lanka, pp 8-14.
  3. Devadwason,C.G.S (2002). Occurrence of Acute Fish Mortality in Batticaloa Lagoon,Eastern Sri Lanka-A Diagnostic Study, Proceedings of Annual Research Session ,pp15-27.
  4. Balasundaram,C (2002). Examining of the Health Status of the Fish and Shellfish harvested from Valaichennai lagoon by the histopathological screening, Proceedings of Regional Symposium for Environment and Natural Resources , Kaula Lampur, Malaysia, Vol–II, pp 8-12
  5. Balasundaram.C(2000), The Health Status of the Fish and Shellfish harvested From the Valaichenai Lagoon by histopathological screening, Proceedings of First Annual Research Session , pp1-15.

Abstract Publication in International Conferences/Poceedings

  1. Devadawson C, Sivakanesan R, Gotoh N and Jayasinghe CVL, (2016). Fatty acid
    composition, α-tocopherol and nutritional health indices of some marine Fin fishes,
    Wayamba University Symposium, WIN-C 2016,150, Sri Lanka.
  2. Chandravathany Devadawson, Chamila Jayasinghe and Ramiah Sivakanesan, (2016). Assessment of feeding habits of Sri Lanka freshwater fishes on their muscle lipid fatty acid composition and tocopherol contents, 2nd Global Summit of Aquaculture, Kualampur, Malaysia., 157.
  3. Devadawson, C, Arulnithy, K, Sivakanesan, R and Jayasinghe, C (2016). Fish Consumption
    and effects on Cardio Vascular Risk Profiles: A study among Sri Lankan Community,OWSD
    International Conference 2016-Kuwait, DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.1.3891.0961.(Abstract)
  4. Devadawson, C and Jayasinghe, C (2014). Consumer Preferences and Fish availability In Rural and Urban Fish markets in Batticaloa District, Eastern Sri Lanka,Wayamba University International Conference 2014, pp189(WINC-2014.
  5. Devadawson, C.G. and Riyas Ahemed, A.M.(2012). Zooplankton as bioindicator of environmental quality in the Northern stretch of Batticaloa Lagoon : Anthropogenic infleuences and interactions, National conference on Marine Fish and Shellfish Immunology and Immunotechnology, Annamali University, India, pp50.
  6. Devadawson, C.G. (2012). Production of Fingerlings from common carp ( Cyprinus Carpio) by artificially induced Breeding using Ovaprim in captive conditions, National Conference on Marine Fish and Shellfish Immunology and Immunotechnology, Annamalai University, India, pp24.
  7. Devadawson, C.G. Jayaruban.S, and Suthaharan.S.(2012). Study of Existing management in the Culture Based Fisheries and Pond Culture Development in Two Seasonal Lakes in Batticaloa District, Annual Science Research Session 2012, South Eastern University, Sri Lanka, pp9.
  8. Devadawson,C.G and Suthaharan,S. (2008). Co- Management of Fisheries in Some Selected Perennial Lakes to ensure sustainability of fresh water fish resources in Batticaloa District, Proceedings of International conference on Biological Conservation and Management ( BIOCAM 2008) , Cochin, India pp35
  9. Devadawson.C.G and Ajith Gunaratne (2007). Preparation of Zonal Plan for the Development of Shrimp farm in Batticaloa District, Workshop at NARA, (2007).
  10. SriMaththuri, S and Devadawson, C.G (2008). Development of suitable preservation method for Mackeral (Rastrelliger kanagurta) to cater the sustainable livelihood in rural and urban areas in Eastern Sri Lanka, International conference on Biological Conservation and Management (BIOCAM 2008) , Cochin, India pp 133.
  11. A.Sangeetha, C.G.Devadawson and S. Aravinthy ( 2007). Proceedings of the 25thAnniversary Scientific Conference of NARA on Tropical Aquatic research Towards Sustainable Development , Sri Lanka, pp 11 ( poster presentation).
  12. Devadawson, C.G and Suthaharan,S. (2006). Co- Management of Fisheries in Two medium sized Perennial Lakes in Batticaloa district , 6th Annual Research Session 2007,Trinco campus, Eastern University, Sri Lanka, pp21
  13. Rajaratnam, S., Devadawson, C.G and Raveendranath, S (2006). Histopathological and Clinical effects of Carbofuran and MCPA on dwarf cat fish (Macrones keltius), Proceedings of 5th Annual Research Session of Eastern University, Sri Lanka,pp, pp25
  14. Walton,T, Green, D and Devadawson C.G.S.. (2006). Socio- economic and Environmental issues associated with small pelagic and Dermersal Fin- fish production CPUE, and Species Composition in Small Scale Fisher Communities Before and After Tsunami, Batticaloa District, Batticaloa, International Conference, Eastern University, Sri Lanka, pp 23.
  15. Sangeetha, C and Devadawson,C.G (2006). A feasibility study for pen culture development in Unnichchai reserviour, International Symposium held in Sabragamuwa University, Belihuloya, Sri Lanka. pp,333 (abstract presentation
  16. Aravinthy, S, Sangeetha C.M and Devadawson (2006). Development of Fish feed using locally available feed ingredients to Common carp (Cyprinus carpio) with low host, 5th Annual Research Session of eastern University, Sri lanka, pp3
  17. Devadawson. C.G. (2005). Capture Fisheries Management for Fresh water system,Awareness Workshop on Inland Fisheries Development in Batticaloa District, May 2005.
  18. Devadawson. C.G.(2005). Cage Farming, Is it feasible to develop in Inland water system?, Awareness Workshop on Inland Fisheries Development in Batticaloa District, May 2005
  19. Sellathurai,S & Devadawson, C.G. (2005). Quality assessment of Fish (herrings sp) using traditional method,paper presented in 5th International Conference of TWOWS (2005) , Bangalore, India
  20. Sellathurai,S & Devadawson, C.G. (2005). Quality assessment of Fish (herrings sp) using traditional method, Full paper in the proceedings of paper presented in 5th International Conference of TWOWS (2005) , Bangalore, India
  21. Sellathurai,S & Devadawson, C.G. (2005). Quality assessment of Fish (herrings sp) using traditional method, Full paper in the proceedings of paper presented in 5th International Conference of TWOWS (2005) , Bangalore, India
  22. Rajaratnam,S, and Devadawson (2002). Quality assessment of fish (T.niloticus)and Prawn(P.monodon). Annual Research Session of University of Jaffna,(Abstract Presentation).
  23. Rajaratnam,S, and Devadawson (2003), Pesticide effects on Cat fish population, International Workshop on Technology of Pesticide , Kandy, Sri Lanka, (Poster presentation)
  24. Balasundaram,C., Bricknell,I.R., Ellis,A.E. and Melvin,W.T.(1995). Immunological interaction between Lepeophtherius salmonis (Kroyer,1837) and the host Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar L.) , British Biochemical Society Annual Meeting , University of Aberdeen, UK, pp5. (abstract
  25. Balasundaram, C., Bricknell,I,R., Ellis,A.E. and Melvin,W.T.(1996). The cultivation of the attached stages of Salmon louse Lepeophtherius salmois (Kroyer,1837) in vitro, Symposium of Methodology of Fish Diseases, SOAEFD, Marine Laboratory, Aberdeen, UK, pp21. (abstract).
  26. Balasundaram, C., Bricknell, I.R. and Ellis,A.E.(1998). A study of lysozyme levels and serum killing activity in Atlantic salmon, Halibut and Turbot, 10th International Congress of Immunology, New Delhi, India, pp 621. abstract)
  27. Balasundaram,C., Bricknell,.R., Ellis,A.E. and Melvin, W.T.(1999). An investigation on cell-mediated immunological response in the Atlantic salmon against the salmon louse Lepeophtherius salmonis ( Kroyer,1837) infection in vitro, Fifth Annual Sri Lanka Association for Fisheries and aquatic Resources , Colombo, Sri Lanka, pp6. abstract)
  28. Balasundram,C., Bricknell,I.R.,Ellis,A.E. and Melvin, W.T.(1996). The cultivation of the attached stages of salmon louse Lepeophtherius salmonis (Kroyer,1837) in vitro, Proceedings of the Symposium of Methodology of Fish Diseases, SOAEFD,Marine Laboratory, Aberdeen, UK. Abstract)
  29. Balasundaram,C.(2001). Histopathological screening of fish and shell fish harvested from Valaichennali lagoon, Sri Lanka, Regional Symposium for Environment and Natural Resources , Kaulalampur, Malaysia (Full paper in Proceedings- Vol;11)
  30. Devadawson. C.G. (2005). Investigation of Massive fish death in Batticaloa Lagoon, Eastern Sri Lanka, VIth Diseases of Asian Aquaculture Symposium held in colombo. ( abstract presentation) abstract).
  31. Balasundaram,C. Bricknell,I.R., Ellis,A.E., Mundro,A.L.S and Melvin, W.T (1995), An in vitro culture for the cultivation of early stages of Lepeophtherius salmonis Kroyer,1837), European Association of Fish Pathologists Seventh International Conference for Fish and Shellfish Diseases, Poster, p261, Palmo Majorca, Spain. (abstract)
  32. Balasundaram, C., Bricknell, I. R., Ellis, A.E. and Melvin,W.T.(1995).Immunologicalinteraction between Lepeophtherius salmonis (Kroyer,1837) and the host Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar L.) , British Biochemical Society AnnualMeeting , University of Aberdeen, UK, pp5.
  33. Balasundaram,C.and N. Selvarajah. (1986). The distribution of Copepod planktons in the three temporary ponds in the Jaffna Peninsula, Sri Lanka, Proceedings of the Annual 1986, Colombo, Sri Lanka, pp60. Scientific Session of Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science

Books Published with ISBN

  1. Chandravathany .G.S. Fish and Shell fish Diseases. ISBN 978 -955- 1443- 15-3
  2. A guide for fish processing techniques” (Tamil) ISBN 978-955-1443-11-5
  3. A guide for Tilapia fish Farming (Tamil) ISBN- 978-953-1443-43-6
  4. Good Shrimp farming Practices (Tamil) ISBN-978-955-1443-70
  5. Good Shrimp farming Practices ( English) ISBN- 978-955-1443-69-6

Research Interest

  • Anti-inflammatory effects in diseased fishes and mouse with different medicinal compounds
  • Fish postharvest nutritional quality of research in fish,
  • Biochemical and Microbiological quality of fresh and processed fish
  • Histopathoklogical screening of fishes and shellfishes of wild death and farm fishes.
  • Aquacuture and Culture based fisheries study
  • Environmental pollution and fishes and non-communicable diseases
  • Human nutrition and non-communicable diseases

Teaching

Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Fish Biology, Fisheries & Aquaculture, Fish & Shell fish diseases , Aquatic Pathobiology, Nutritional Biochemistry, Fish Microbiology & Immunology, Fisheries Management,

Awards

  • Sabaratnam memorial Interventional research award for SCI research (2017)

  • Kumaraswamy memorial Observational research award for SCI research publications (2016)

  • Research Award, JAPAN(2015)

  • UGC- SRI LANKA /PG award ( 2014)

  • AMETEC grant for Training Oil Chemistry/Marine Pollution- 2009 , SOUTH 

  • KOREA ( Award For Training)

  • SINGAPORE Cooperation and Commonwealth – 2009- Training award)-2009

  • FIMSA award -2001- THAI LAND ( Presentation & International Conference attendance)

  • CIDA award-1998 , NEW DELHI, INDIA ( Presentation & International Conference attendance)

  • ODA – TCT award, British Council- 1992-1996 ( M.Sc/MPhil)- UNITED KINGDOM

Positions Held

Resouce Person/ Consultamt/ Examiners

  1. Preparation of Zonal Plan for Shrimp farming development 2006-2007 jointly with NARA
  2. Proposal Writing for Local Government officers2006with Asia Foundation
  3. Ecological assessment of Tsunami Housing Development 2005 with University of Moraduwa
  4. Teachers’ Seminar 2000,2001, 2002 ,2003 Eastern Provincial Science teachers
  5. Sea Weed Culture Trial with NAQDA
  6. Shrimp Farming development Project, Batticaloa district
  7. Technology transfer to the freshwater fisheries community with IFAD
  8. Visiting Lecturer, Aquaculture Course, Faculty of Agriculture, 2007.
  9. Second Examiner for Aquaculture, Fisheries and Marine biology courses for South Eastern University, & Animal Science, EUSL.
  10. Chief Examiner for recruitment and promotion of aquaculture development officer and fisheries Officers

Professional / Responsibilities

  • Senior Lecturer Gr I in Department of Zoology since 2005 todate
  • Coordinator/ Master in Science Education since 2011 to 2014
  • Editor of Journal of Science since 2011 to 2014
  • Dean Faculty of Science from Oct 2007 to Sep 2010 (03 years)
  • Head, Department of Zoology (2 terms) From July 2000 to June 2003, Nov 2004 to Oct 2007.
  • Acting Vice Chancellor, Eastern University, Sri Lanka for three months in 2011.
  • Coordinator/ Student needs IRQUE project in 2005-2007
  • Member of Curriculum Committee 2005-2007
  • Member of Library Committee 2004
  • Student Counsellor, 2003
  • Warden, Women Hostel, since 1999 to 2014
  • Acting Director for Centre for Aquatic Resource Management
  • Member of Faculty Board of Science from 1990 to date.
  • Member of Senate, Eastern University, Science, from June2003 to July 2006
  • Member of Senate, Eastern University, Sri Lanka from Nov 2004 to Oct2010
  • Member of Council, Eastern University, Sri Lanka from Oct 2007 to Oct  2010.
  • Member of Standing Committee of Science from Oct 2007 to Oct 2010.
  • Member of Post Graduate Institute of Science from Oct 2007 to Oct 2010
  • Member of Research Committee, Eastern University, Sri Lanka, May 2005 to Sep2007
  • Chairman of Sports Advisory Committee, 2005/06, 2006/07
  • Member of Standing Committee of Post Graduate Degree from Oct 2006 to Oct 2011