I received my Bachelor of Food Science and Technology in 2008 at the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, followed by a Master of Science in Biochemistry in 2013 at Pukyong National University, South Korea. I completed my PhD at the Institute for Molecular Bioscience (IMB), the University of Queensland, in 2019, focusing on developing strategies to explore novel and bioactive microbial secondary metabolites. During my PhD, I gained experience in detecting, isolating, and characterising small molecules (natural products). After completing my PhD, I joined GEOMAR Helmholtz Center for Ocean Research Kiel, Germany, as a postdoctoral research fellow in analytical chemistry. At GEOMAR, my research focused on developing and applying modern mass spectrometry-based analytical techniques and non-targeted metabolomic approaches. As a postdoctoral research fellow at QAEHS, I am interested in developing novel methods for rapid screening and identifying immerging chemical hazards in environmental samples and human biomonitoring.
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