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Assoc Prof Chaminda Jayampath SENEVIRATNE

Principal Investigator, SingHealth Duke-NUS Oral Health Academic Clinical Programme 

Lead, Singapore Oral Microbiomics Initiative, National Dental Research Institute Singapore (NDRIS)

Associate Professor, Duke-NUS Medical School Singapore


• Speaker, Oral Health Symposium, 17 Sep 2021


Assoc Prof Jaya Seneviratne is affiliated to the National Dental Centre Singapore, NDRIS, Duke-NUS and he is currently the Head of Singapore Oral Microbiomics Initiative (SOMI). He obtained his PhD in Oral Microbiology at The University of Hong Kong (HKU) with the Outstanding Research Postgraduate Award. He completed a Diploma in Immunology from Pasteur Institute, HKU and an advanced course in Proteomics Bioinformatics from the European Bioinformatics Institute, UK. He served as an Assistant Professor at the HKU from 2010 to 2013 and at the National University of Singapore from 2013 to 2018. 

Assoc Prof Seneviratne has 74 international publications (H-index=29, i10-index=52). His research team has received over 20 prestigious awards from the International Association for Dental Research (IADR). He was the Chairman of IADR Constitution committee in 2017/2018 and is currently a member of the IADR Fellowship Committee. His research projects have been supported by local and international funding agencies including Singapore National Medical Research Council (NMRC), Hong Kong Health Promotion Board and University Grants Committee, IADR and industrial partners. Assoc Prof Seneviratne’s research group has ongoing studies on oral microbiome-systemic link, including oral microbiome of pregnant women in Singapore.