PhD student, Estonian University of Life Sciences , Estonia
Chanaka Premathilaka began his scientific career in the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. He obtained his bachelor’s degree in Molecular Biology with a minor in Chemistry. Afterward, he completed his MSc in Experimental Biotechnology at the Faculty of Medicine and Postgraduate Institute of Science focused on Bone Physiology where he examined biochemical changes of bone microarchitecture in an osteoporotic mouse model treated with some traditional cures for osteoporosis. He later enrolled in the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine to pursue his Master of Philosophy degree in Pathobiology, which was based on Assessing and Developing a Biological Intelligent Framework for Vector-Borne Infectious Diseases in Sri Lanka. With the onset of COVID-19 epidemics around the world in 2020, he took part in the research and diagnosis of the pandemic outbreak in Sri Lanka. He joined the COMBIVET ERA Chair team in September 2021 as a PhD student specializing in the pathophysiology of infectious diseases.