Dr Diluka Peiris - Visiting Researcher
Diluka read a BSc in agricultural sciences in Sri Lanka and an MSc in Biotechnology at the University of Westminster. Her PhD was studied the interaction between different fungal species as a model of primitive defence mechanisms (under Professor John Hedger). Diluka utilised metabolomic and proteomic techniques during the work of her PhD.
Diluka joined the Against Breast Cancer Research Unit in 2010 and has been involved in proteomic studies of breast cancer tissues. Diluka has used the quartz crystal microbalance biosensor to evaluate the binding properies of lectins and antibodies to cancer cell surfaces.
Diluka is currently working as a Visiting Researcher in the Against Breast Cancer Unit and is employed as an Application Scientist with Attana AG. The Faculty of Science and Technology is the first in the UK to make the captial investment into the Attana cell-based biosensor equipment, to enable evaluation of kinetics of cell: protein interactions.