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Sugarniya Subramaniam

Sugarniya Subramaniam

Positions

  • PhD Candidate, APCRC-Q, Queensland University of Technology

Contact Details

Phone
+61 734437263
Linkedin profile
https://www.linkedin.com/in/sugarniya-subramaniam-79959248/

Qualifications

PhD – Health, Biomedical Science, Queensland University of Technology, Australia 2015-ongoing

Master of Science  – University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka – 2014

BSc(sp) Molecular Biology and Biotechnology – University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka - 2011

Biography

Ms Sugarniya completed her Bachelor of Science (Hons) degree in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology at the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. She also obtained a Master of Science degree in Molecular and Applied Microbiology at the Univesity of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.

Then, she was selected for the position of teaching assistant at the Department of Science and Technology, Uwa Wellassa Univrsity, Sri Lanka. She is a member of the Genome Society, one of the prestigious societies of scientists in Sri Lanka.

She has recently moved to Australia to pursue her PhD under the supervision of Associate Professor Jyotsna Batra, Dr Varinder Jeet and Distinguished Professor Judith Clements at Queensland University of Technology (QUT), located at Translational Research Institute (TRI). Her current project focuses on Functional role of the MCAT and PDK1 genes in prostate cancer and their regulation by miRNAs.

Awards and grants

Awards

Year

Title

2016

QUT Grant-in-Aid  travel award

2016

Translational research institute symposium – Best Poster Award

2016

PAH-TRI Research Excellence Awards- People's choice poster award

2015   

International postgraduate research award (IPRS)

Research interests

Prostate cancer, metabolism, Micro-RNAs, Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms (SNPs), miRSNPs

Current research projects

Functional role of the MCAT and PDK1 genes in prostate cancer and their regulation by miRNAs

Professional memberships and associations

Year

Title, Organisation

2015-2017

Australian Society of Medical Research (ASMR)