Adjunct Professor
Chamindie Punyadeera

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Faculty of Health,
School of Biomedical Sciences

Personal details


Adjunct Professor
Faculty of Health,
School of Biomedical Sciences


Saliva Diagnostics, Saliva Proteomics, Salivary Cortisol,, Head and Neck Cancer and Lung Cancers, Cardiovascular Disease - Heart Failure, Biosensors and Point of Care Testing, immunoassay,, Liquid biopsy - Circulating Tumour Cells, CtDNA, exosomes, Epigenetics - DNA methylation and miRNA, Proteomics and Glycosylation, Mass Spetrometry, SWATH, Pathology, Endometriosis, Reproductive Medicine, Stroke, Nextgeneration sequencing and miro Arrays; pyrosequencing,, Biomarkers for COVID-19, concussion, ischemic heart disease, liver disease, Burns in children


Oncology and Carcinogenesis, Medical Biochemistry and Metabolomics, Microbiology

Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008


  • PhD (University of The Witwatersrand, Johannesburg)

Professional memberships and associations


  • 2014 - 2017  Associate Adjunct Professor, University of Queensland, Diamantina Institute, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia.
  • 2012 - 2015     Affiliated Academic to the School of Biomedical Science, The School of Biomedical Sciences, University of Queensland. Melbourne, Australia.
  • 2012 - 2015    Affiliated Academic to the School of Chemical Engineering, The University of Queensland, Australia.
  • 2011 - present  Adjunct Professor to the Chinese Academy of Science, The School of Public Health & Family Medicine, Chinese Academy of Science, Capital Medical University, Beijing, China.
  • 2012 - present A consultant to Oasis Diagnostics® Corporation (Vancouver, USA).
  • 2014 - present  Scientific Advisory Board member,FLUIDS iQ™, Montreal, Canada.


  • 2011 -                An invited fellow to the American Nano Society
  • 2011-2013  A member of International Association for Dental Research
  • 2011-2013       A member of the Australian Association for Clinical Biochemists




Part-Time Lecturer to the School of Medicine at the University of Maastricht in the Netherlands. Teaching was based on Problem-Based Learning. 2006 -2008  Invited Part-Time Lecturer in Biotechnology,Technical University Eindhoven, Eindhoven, The Netherlands. 2009-2010 20% ResTeach Lecturer for 3rd Year CHEE 3305, Facilitator, The School of Chemical Engineering, Factuality of Engineering, Architecture and IT, The University of Queensland. 2010 - 2011

The Course Coordinator for 3rd Year Chemical Engineering (CHEE 3305),The School of Chemical Engineering, Factuality of Engineering, Architecture and IT, The University of Queensland. 2013 -              Guest Lecturer to

the  Master of Biotechnology Program, the School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences, the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia.

Selected publications

QUT ePrints

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Research projects


Current supervisions

  • Ex-Vivo Culture of Lung Cancer Derived Circulating Tumour Cells For Precision Medicine
    PhD, Principal Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Professor Ken O'Byrne