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Umayal Branavan

Country of origin: Sri Lanka Currently in: Sri Lanka, Colombo General field of specialization: Structural, Cell and Molecular Biology
Academic Background


2019 Doctorate Structural, Cell and Molecular Biology
Research and Profession

Current Research Activities

Structural, Cell and Molecular Biology

Genetics of PCOS

Research Keywords: 
Genetic disorders

Publications resulting from Research: 

[1] M Kulathunga, S Umayal, S Somaratne, S Srikanth, S Kathriarachchi, and KRD De Silva. Validation of the Geriatric Depression Scale for an elderly Sri Lankan Clinic population. Indian Journal of Psychiatry 2010; 52(3).

[2] Umayal S, Kulathunga M, Somaratne S, Srikanth S, Kathriarachchi S, De Silva R. Validation of a functional screening instrument for dementia in an elderly Sri Lankan population: Comparison of modified Bristol and Blessed Activities of daily living scales. BMC Research Notes 2010; 3:268.

[3] Branavan Umayal, Muneeswaran Kajan, N.V. Chandrasekharan, W.S.S. Wijesundera, Chandrika N.Wijeyaratne. Association between fat mass and obesity associated (FTO) gene polymorphism (rs9939609) and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS): A Sri Lankan Study. Full paper was published in 10th International Conference on Food, Ecology, Biological and Medical Sciences, Dec 14th-15th 2017 at Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia). ISBN 978-93-86878-06-9

[4] Umayal B, SN Jayakody, NV Chandrasekharan, WSS Wijesundera, Chandrika N.Wijeyaratne. Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and kisspeptin - a Sri Lankan study. J Postgrad Med. 2018; doi: 10.4103/jpgm.JPGM_683_17.

[5] Branavan U, M Kajan, SN Jayakody, NV Chandrasekharan, WSS Wijesundera, Chandrika N.Wijeyaratne. Identification of selected genetic polymorphisms in polycystic ovary syndrome in Sri Lankan women using low cost genotyping techniques. PLOS ONE 2018; 13(12): e0209830. 0209830.

[6] Umayal B, SN Jayakody, NV Chandrasekharan, WSS Wijesundera, Chandrika N.Wijeyaratne. Polycystic ovary syndrome: Genetic Contributions from the Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Gonadal Axis. Int Arch Endocrinol Clin Res 2018; 4:013.

[7] Umayal Branavan, Kajan Muneeswaran, Wijesundera W.S.S, Senanayake Anoma, Chandrasekharan N.Vishvanath, Chandrika N.Wijeyaratne. Association of Kiss1 and GPR54 gene polymorphisms with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome among Sri Lankan women. BioMed research international 2019; Article ID 6235680,

[8] Umayal Branavan, Sulochana Wijesundera, Vishvanath Chandrasekharan, Carukshi Arambepola, Chandrika Wijeyaratne. In depth analysis of the association of FTO SNP (rs9939609) with the expression of classical phenotype of PCOS: a Sri Lankan study. BMC Medical Genetics 21, 30 (2020).

[9] Umayal Branavan, Sulochana Wijesundera, Visvanath Chandrasekharan,
Chandrika Wijeyaratne. Potential Genetic Polymorphisms Predicting
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) in Sri Lankan Women: Comparison with Different Ethnicity. Adv. Technol. 2021, 1(1).

Current profession

Current professional activities type: 
Research in PCOS

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