B.Sc. (Agri. Hons )(Pera.), M.Sc. (Fd. Sc. & Tech. USJP), Ph.D. (Southern Yangtze, P.R. China)
Research interests: Dairy Technology. Food Processing & Preservation, Feed Technology.
Research publications :
1. Hirimuthugoda, N. Y., Gamage, C. S., Marapana, R. A. U. J. and Gunarathna, S. (2014) Meat and nutritional quality analysis of clam (Geloina vaxana) Oysters (Crassostrea madrasensis) in Sri Lankan lagoons. Indian Journal of Geo-Marine Sciences – Accepted for Publication
2. Thakshala Seresinhe, R.A.U. J. Marapana and L. Kumanayaka (2012) Role of feed resources on the productivity and financial viability of a cattle integrated in the southern Sri Lanka. Animal Nutrition and Feed Technology, 12:455-465
3. Thakshala Seresinhe and R.A.U.J. Marapana (2011) Goat Farming Systems in the Southern Province of Sri Lanka: Feeding and Management Strategies. World Journal of Agricultural Sciences 7(4), 383-390
4. Seresinhe, T., Shamen H.J.D., Manawadu A. and Marapana (2012) Effects of suppliments on milk nitrogen efficiency of buffalo cows. The Journal of Animal and Plant Sciences, 22(3 Suppl.): 200-204
5. W.M.C.B. Weerasinghe, R.A.U.J. Marapana and Thakshala Seresinhe (2009) Predicting body weight of cross bed buffaloes through body measurements under field conditions. Pakistan Journal of Zoology (Suppl. Ser). 9: 155-157
6. Upul Marapana, Jiang Bo and Yoshinori Mine (2007) Effects of MTGase and protein on Gel properties of Minced Pork after Cooking. J SCUT- China 35(4), 127-133
7. Ganeesha De Silva and Marapana, R. A. U. J. (2012)A review on Current food allergy J Food Sci & Technol. Nepal 7, 14-21
8. Ganeesha De Silva, Upul Marapana, Anton Kalubowila, Nirosh Lalantha and Thakshala Seresinghe (2010) Quality changes of burger from vegetable, wheat flour with fat emulsion during frozen storage J Food Sci & Technol. Nepal 6, 65-68
9. Marapana, U. and Bo J. (2009) Low salt effects on gelation and textural properties of pork batter gel enhanced by microbial transglutaminase and cooking method. J Food Sci & Technol. Nepal 5, 38-47
10. Marapana, R. A. U. J. and Wijetunga S. (2009) Irradiation as an Effective Way of Microbial Control in Food Preservation and Processing J Food Sci & Technol. Nepal 5, 1-8
11. Marapana, R.A.U.J. (2008) Inhibition of Microbes in the Presence of Lactoferrin and it’s Derivatives J Food Sci & Technol. Nepal 4, 12-17
12. Marapana, U. and Bo, J. (2007) Thermally induced gelation and functional properties of porcine leg myofibrillar J Food Sci China 28 (12), 66-73
13. Marapana, U. and Bo J. (2006) Effect of microbial transglutaminase and sodium caseinate on mechanical properties of batter gel as dependence on cooking method. J Food Sci & Technol. Nepal 2, 63-68
14. Marapana, R. A. U. J. and Bo Jiang (2004) Protein cross-linking in food by microbial transglutaminase (MTGase) and its application & usefulness in food industry. I J Tro Agric Res Ext 7: 49-61.
15. Krishna Prasad Rai, Marapana, R. A. U. J., Chunhui Zhang and Wenshui Xia (2004) N-nitrosocompounds (NOCs): As chemo-hazards in muscle foods. I J Tro Agric Res Ext 7: 1-12.
Email Address : umarapana(at)sci.sjp.ac.lk