Research Team

  • Prof. Dr. Andreas Nitsche
    Head, Centre for Biological Threats and Special Pathogens
    ZBS – Highly Pathogenic Viruses
    Robert Koch Institute
  • Prof. Wipula B. Yapa
    IDEA Project, University of Colombo
  • Dr. Claudia Kohl
    Research Scientist, Centre for Biological Threats and Special Pathogens
    ZBS – Highly Pathogenic Viruses
    Robert Koch Institute
  • Prof. Emeritus. Sunil Premawans
    Department of Zoology & Environment Sciences
    University of Colombo
  • Dr. Gayani Premawansa
    Consultant Physician
    North Colombo Teaching Hospital
  • Prof. Inoka C. Perera
    Department of Zoology & Environment Sciences
    University of Colombo
  • Ms. Franziska Schwarz, MSc       
    Robert Koch Institute
    Centre for Biological Threats and Special Pathogens
    ZBS 1: Highly Pathogenic Viruses
  • Dr. Dananja Nirmalie
    Consultant Microbiologist
    North Colombo Teaching Hospital
  • Dr. Saminda Fernando
    Department of Zoology
    The Open University of Sri Lanka

Research assistants

  • Ms. Thejanee Perera
    Graduate Student
    Institute of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biotechnology
    University of Colombo
  • Ms. Therese Museniek
    Graduate Student
    Centre for Biological Threats and Special Pathogens
    Robert Koch Institute
  • Mr. Sahan Siriwardana
    Graduate Student
    Department of Zoology & Environment Sciences
    University of Colombo
  • Ms. Sarani Sepalage
    Graduate Student
    Department of Zoology & Environment Sciences
    University of Colombo
  • Ms. Rochelle Anthonies
    Research assistant
    IDEA Lab, Department of Zoology & Environment Science
    University of Colombo
  • Mr. Lars Hildebrandt-Einfeldt
    Research Assistant
    IDEA Lab, Department of Zoology & Environment Science
    University of Colombo