Dr. S. JayathilakeDr. Ms S. Jayathilake

Senior Lecturer

Department of Food Science & Technology,

Wayamba University of Sri Lanka,
Makandura, Gonawila (60170),
Sri Lanka.
 

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 Education
  • Ph.D. United Graduate School of Agricultural Sciences (Iwate, Japan)
  • MSc. (Agri) Food Science & Technology. Board of study (Peradeniya, Sri Lanka)
  • B.Sc. (Agri) (Specialization: Food Science & Technology) (Peradeniya, Sri Lanka)

 Teaching Themes
  • Sensory Evaluation

  • Biotechnology in Food Science

  • Food Safety and Quality Management

  • Fish, Meat and Egg Products Technology

  • Research Project in Food Science & Technology

  • In-plant Training


 Fields of Research
  • Bioactive properties of whey proteins on gene expression related to inflammatory colitis.

  • Effect of dairy products in alterations of commensal microflora.

  • Novelty foods with specific health attributes and disease suppressive effects


 Publications

A). International Peer Reviewed 

  1. The Effect of Oral Intake of Low-Temperature-Processed Whey Protein Concentrate on Colitis and Gene Expression Profiles in Mice. Sharmila Jayatilake , Katsuhito Arai , Nanami Kumada , Yoshiko Ishida , Ichiro Tanaka , Satoru Iwatsuki , Takuji Ohwada , Masao Ohnishi ,Yoshihiko Tokuji and Mikio Kinoshita . Foods 2014, 3, 351-368; doi:10.3390/foods3020351.

  2. Japan Society for Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Agro-chemistry  Effect of oral intake of whey protein on colitis in mice. JSBBA annual Meeting (Feb. 25-28 2013) / Tohoku University, Sendai- Japan.

B) International Proceedings/Conference

  1. Jayatilake S., Madujith, T. and Chandrasekara A. (2008) Effect of locally available potential prebiotics in the survival of probiotic Lactobacillus acidophilus, Tropical Agricultural research Journal.

C) National Proceedings/Conference

  1. Easwaran,S., and Gooneratne.J.,A (2001) Study on the formulation of a fibre-rich food Product from rice bran., December 2001 at 57th SLAAS annual sessions.

D) Non Peer Reviewed

1.Subasinghe, D.N., De Silva, K.U.L., Padmakumara, U. and Jayatilake, S. (2015). Determination of factors influencing bottle deformation under refrigerated condition and thermal effect of shrink process on novelty carbonated beverages-Twistee. Abstracts, Undergraduate Research Symposium-2015, Faculty of Livestock, Fisheries and Nutrition, Wayamba University of Sri Lanka, p 42, 14th October 2015.

2.Weerasinghe, P.Y., Sarananda, K.H. and Jayatilake, S. (2015) Development and storage studies of Ready-To-Serve beverages using pineapple and papaya without preservatives. Abstracts, Undergraduate Research Symposium-2015, Faculty of Livestock, Fisheries and Nutrition, Wayamba University of Sri Lanka, p 49, 14th October 2015.

3.Medagoda, M.H.M.P.L., Perera, N. and Jayatilake, S. (2015) Development of acidified milk drink fortified with Docosahexaenoic acid and strawberry fruit pulp. Abstracts, Undergraduate Research Symposium-2015, Faculty of Livestock, Fisheries and Nutrition, Wayamba University of Sri Lanka, p 47, 14th October 2015.

4.Praboditha, P., Weerakoon, A. and Jayatilake, S. (2015) Effect of thermization on hygienic quality of raw milk in Sri Lanka. Abstracts, Undergraduate Research Symposium-2015, Faculty of Livestock, Fisheries and Nutrition, Wayamba University of Sri Lanka, p 56, 14th October 2015.

5.Chandrasekara, NP. And Jayatilake, S. (2008) Development of osmotic dehydrated sugar coated papaya chunks, 2nd international symposium, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka.

6.Senarath, HPS. And Easwaran, S. (2006) Development of a crunchy snack based on soybeans, 4th Food & Nutritional Symposium, Vol 4, Wayamba University of Sri Lanka.

7.Abeywickrema.L.A.H.S.,Thilakaratna.B.M.K.S.,Goonawardana.C.R.and Easwaran.S.(2004) Measuring of Physical Properties, Milling and Nutritive Qualities of some recently recommended rice varieties., Proceedings of the 4th Agricultural Research symposium Wayamba University.

8.Careem.A.C.A., Thilakarathne. B.M.K.S.,Palipana. (2004)Development of dehydrated pumpkin powder and selection of suitable variety for powder formation from three varieties available in Sri Lanka., Proceedings of the 4th Agricultural Research symposium Wayamba University.

9.Shyamala.A., Ranawana. S.S.E. and Easwaran.S.(2003). A Preliminary characterization of the Dietary Fibre in Coconut Meat., Proceedings of the 3rd Agricultural Research symposium Wayamba University.

10.Kumarasinghe. K.H.A.L.S., Gunathilake. K.D.P.P. and Easwaran.S.(2003) Development of a Dehydrated Food Product From Young Coconut Kernel., Proceedings of the 3rd Agricultural Research symposium Wayamba University.

E) Related Research Internship 

  1. Research internship on enzyme purification, characterization and crystallization techniques- Enzymology lab- Dept. of Food and Bioproducts- University of Saskatchewan Dept. of food and bioproducts, ( June 9-30 -2013).