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Sugarniya Subramaniam

Sugarniya Subramaniam


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

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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


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





QUT Grant-in-Aid  travel award


Translational research institute symposium – Best Poster Award


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


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


Title, Organisation


Australian Society of Medical Research (ASMR)

Upcoming Events

Mar 07, 2020 - Mar 10, 2020 USANZ 2020 Annual Scientific Meeting
International Convention Centre, Sydney, New South Wales
Mar 20, 2020 - Mar 24, 2020 EAU Congress 2020
RAI Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Mar 25, 2020 - Mar 29, 2020 World Science Festival Brisbane
Mar 28, 2020 - Mar 31, 2020 ENDO 2020
Moscone Center, San Francisco, USA
Apr 24, 2020 - Apr 29, 2020 AACR Annual Meeting 2020
San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, USA