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dr-tharindu-senapathiSenior Lecturer (on contract)

B.Sc. (Honors) (USJP), M.Sc.(UCT) Ph.D.(UCT)

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B.Sc. Special Degree (Chemistry) (Honours)– University of Sri Jayewardenapura, Sri Lanka, 2014
M.Sc. (Computational Science) – University of Cape Town, South Africa, 2017
Ph.D. (Chemistry) – University of Cape Town, South Africa, 2020



Physical Chemistry

Research interest :

Develop computational chemistry and bioinformatics methods to study chemical reactions leading to the structure and function of complex biological molecules that can be traced back to genomic patterns.

Apply the computational chemistry and bioinformatics methods to study and develop natural products as sources of new drugs.

Selected Publications:

Tharindu Senapathi, Miroslav Suruzhon, Christopher B. Barnett, Jonathan Essex, and Kevin J. Naidoo: BRIDGE an open platform for reproducible high throughput free energy simulations. Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling 08/2020; DOI:10.1021/acs.jcim.0c00206.

Tharindu Senapathi, Simon Bray, Christopher B. Barnett, Björn Grüning, Kevin J Naidoo: Biomolecular Reaction and Interaction Dynamics Global Environment (BRIDGE). Bioinformatics 02/2019; DOI:10.1093/bioinformatics/btz107.

Miroslav Suruzhon, Tharindu Senapathi, Michael Steven Bodnarchuk, Russell Viner, Ian Wall, Christopher B. Barnett, Kevin J. Naidoo, Jonathan W. Essex: ProtoCaller: Robust Automation of Binding Free Energy Calculations. Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling 02/2020; DOI:10.1021/acs.jcim.9b01158.

Simon Bray, Tharindu Senapathi, Christopher B. Barnett, and Björn Grüning: Intuitive, reproducible high-throughput molecular dynamics in Galaxy: a tutorial. Journal of Cheminformatics 09/2020; DOI: 10.1186/s13321-020-00451-6.

Christopher B. Barnett, Tharindu Senapathi, and Kevin J. Naidoo: Conformational play in the binding of variably glycosylated MUC1 antigen to AR20.5 antibody. Beilstein Journal of Organic Chemistry. 09/2020; DOI: 10.3762/bjoc.16.206

Upendra A. Rathnayake, Tharindu Senapathi, Chanaka Sandaruwan, Sanja Gunawardene, Veranja Karunaratne, Nilwala Kottegoda: Rice bran nanofiber composites for stabilization of phytase. Chemistry Central Journal 03/2018; 12(1); DOI:10.1186/s13065-018-0400-y.

Contact information

Telephone number: 0717433407

Web: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=Vv7CYHYAAAAJ&hl=en

Email: tharindunuwan@sjp.ac.lk