Miss.Thillainathan Kobika

Lecturer (Prob) in Medical Laboratory Sciences

Academic Profile
Admin Roles

B.Sc. (Special) Medical Laboratory Sciences (USJP)
M.Sc. in Molecular Pathology (UoC)

Honours and Awards
2nd Runner Up Award for the Poster Presentation at Annual Research             Symposium 2020, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo.

Membership in Professional Associations
Sri Lankan Society for Microbiology (SSM)  – 2019 onwards
Sri Lanka Medical Council (SLMC) – 2017 onwards
Global Genomic Medicine Collaborative (G2MC) – 2020 onwards

Chronology of career
Lecturer Probationary (2019 – to date)

Membership in subcommittees
Member, Curriculum Development, Revision and Monitoring Committee, FAHS (2019 – to date)
Secretary, Strategic Planning & Building Committee, FAHS (2020 – to date)
Person In Charge, Student Supporting Committee, Health Promotion Committee, FAHS (2020 – to date)
Member, Research and Higher Education Committee, FAHS (2020 – 2021)
Nominated member of the Faculty Board of the Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, among the Lecturers (Probationary) (2021 – to date)

Book Publication
D.Inoka Uluwaduge and Kobika Thillainathan. Palmyrah Research in Sri Lanka: A Way Forward. ISBN : 978-624-95037-0-0

Conference proceedings
Thillainathan K, Wetthasinghe TK, Noordeen N, Dissanayake VHW. Design and implementation of novel pharmacogenomic assays for clinically important CYP2C19 variants to predict the response to clopidogrel in a cohort of Sri Lankan population. Annual Research Symposium 2020, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo.
Thillainathan K, Noordeen N, Wetthasinghe TK, Sirisena ND, Dissanayake VHW. Design and implementation of novel pharmacogenomic assays for CYP2C19*17 variant to predict response to clopidogrel therapy in patients. THE CEYLON MEDICAL JOURNAL. Volume 64, Supplement 1 July 2020 Quarterly ISSN 0009- 0875. 
Kandage, I. K., Sedara, W. R., Kalubowila , K. D. C. T., De Zoysa, D. N., Thillainathan , K., & De Silva , B. S. S. (2019). Patients’ Experiences of Intensive Care Following Cardiac Surgery. In Singapore Prevention & Cardiac rehabilitation Symposium (SPCRS 2019): Contemporary Cardiac Rehabilitation: Special Situations, Novel Measures (p. 42). Singapore.
K.Thillainathan, I.Uluwaduge. A Comparison between sodium fluoride and acidified blood samples to prevent in-vitro reduction of blood glucose. In proceedings of the Peradeniya University International Research Sessions, Sri Lanka, Volume 19.
L.D.M.I.SamanKumari, K.A.U.S.U. Kalansooriya, K.D.T.K.Rathnayaka, R.H. Wijenayake, K. Thillainathan, B.S.S. De Silva. End of life experiences of patients with cancer. In International Critical Care Nursing Conference.
Thillainathan, K., & Uluwaduge, I. The impact of Sodium fluoride (NaF) and citric acid as preservatives for in-vitro blood glucose and the impact in diabetic diagnosis. In South Asia Conference on Multidisciplinary Research 2018 (SAMR’18).
K. Thillainathan, T. K. Wetthasinghe, N. Noordeen, V. H. W. Dissanayake. A study of the clinically important CYP2C19 gene variants in the Sri Lankan Population. 6th G2MC International Conference Young Investigators Forum. 29th Sep – 1st Oct 2021.

Biotechnology & Molecular Biology
Clinical Histotechnology
Clinical Biochemistry