Projects currently underway in Sri Lanka

  1. Identifying medically important viral and bacterial pathogens in bats to determine their serotypes/phenotypes and genotypes
  2. Identification and genotyping of etiological agents/pathogens in unidentified encephalitis cases in humans
  3. Study the correlation between stress levels and viral shedding in the Indian Flying Fox, Pteropus giganteus in different climatic zones in Sri Lanka
  4. Surveying bats and rodents for the presence  and availability of Poxviruses in Sri Lanka
  5. Surveying respiratory viruses in migratory birds and assessing their threat on resident birds