A daring journey to Bioeconomy

We are empowering the next generation of bioscience scientists and biotech entrepreneurs!

Get to know Benzyme Ventures


We are a thriving community of bio enthusiasts, students and scientists who want to build a bioeconomy in Sri Lanka through innovation, entrepreneurship and research.

The 3 pillars of Benzyme Ventures

  • Scientific communication
  • Community & capacity building
  • Research and development through collaboration

Projects

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  • All
  • BioPieces
  • Benzyme Reports
  • BenzymeNet
Biopieces is a talk show which mainly targets undergraduates and school leavers who want to explore biology and the opportunities it offers to future scientists and entrepreneurs.
Benzyme report is an initiative to share latest research articles, research trends and innovations with the help of graduate, undergraduate students and postdocs around the world.
BenzymeNet is our social media forum which mainly focuses on career guidance of bioscience students and sharing opportunities available to undergraduates and postgraduates around the world.

Manifesto

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Our Vision

To empower next-generation bioscience scientists and biotech entrepreneurs

Our Mission

To build a community of scientists, biotech leaders, bioscience students and biohackers to support and develop bioeconomy in developing countries in order to achieve sustainable development goals through cross border networking and collaborations.

To empower young leaders to start their own ventures in biotech and pharma through challenging projects, leadership training and project management.

Initiate research and development projects to achieve sustainable development goals and to battle climate change

Our Goals

1. Creating a scientific network for bioscience enthusiasts

2. Improving employability skills such as leadership, communication, team work and project management

3. Developing entrepreneurial mindsets of bioscience enthusiasts

4. Elevating the bioscience research output, innovation and creativity in the bioscience community

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Team

Our Team

Who are we?

We are a community of biohackers, school leavers, undergraduates, postgraduates and scientists from academia and the biotech industry established in 2020 working to develop Bioeconomy and Bioscience innovation.


Core Team


Cris Silva

Founder Gaurdian of BioLab at DreamSpace Academy|Researcher|Msc Candidate

Osadi Chamika

Chief Operating Officer|Founding member Undergraduate - University of Colombo

Krishani Perera

Chief Editor|Founding member Doctoral Candidate - Kansas State University

Nimesha Edirisinghe

Project Manager Undergraduate - University of Colombo

Miuli Kalubowila

Head of Marketing Business Analyst at X.O Concepts

Yohan Fernando

Project Manager Undergraduate - University of Peradeniya

Moksha Thisarani

Web Developer Undergraduate - University of Moratuwa

Sanduni Arunodi

Project Coordinator Undergraduate - University of Kelaniya

Chenika Dep

Outreach Coordinator Undergraduate - University of Sri Jayewardenepura

Yashmitha Jayawardhana

Outreach Coordinator Undergraduate - University of Sri Jayewardenepura

Dimanthi Liyanage

Project Coordinator Undergraduate - University of Rajarata

Minindu Perera

Human Resource Manager Undergraduate - University of Colombo

Dirk Jason

Creative Designer Graduate - NSBM

Waruni Rajapaksha

Marketing Coordinator Undergraduate - University of Peradeniya

Sureshni Fernando

Marketing Coordinator Trainee Laboratory Scientist at Credence Genomics

Reshani Perera

Marketing Coordinator Undergraduate - University of Peradeniya

Iranga Jayasekara

Marketing Coordinator Undergraduate - University of Peradeniya


Benzyme Reports Team


Yohan Fernando

Project Manager Undergraduate University of Peradeniya

Krishani Perera

Chief-Editor Graduate Student Kansas State University

Afraah Cassim

Editor Graduate Student University of Colombo

Athri D. Rathnayake

Editor Post-Doctoral Researcher Northwestern University

Abdul-Rahman Jesri

Editor Undergraduate Wichita State University

Changin Oh

Science Journalist Postdoctoral Researcher Yale University

Buddhika Patalee

Science Journalist Postdoctoral Researcher Univeristy of Kentucky

Indhujah Thevarajan

Science Journalist Postdoctoral Researcher Kansas State University

Naemi Shadipeni

Science Journalist Graduate Student Kansas State University

Chamandi Dhamballa

Science Journalist Graduate Student Wichita State University

Jeeva Rathnaweera

Science Journalist Graduate Student Kansas State University

Rakshith Kumar

Science Journalist Graduate Student Kansas State University

Sureshni Fernando

Science Journalist Graduate Student Northumbria University

Liping Wang

Science Journalist Graduate Student University of Missouri

Reshani Perera

Science Journalist Undergraduate University of Peradeniya

Iranga Jayasekara

Science Journalist Undergraduate University of Peradeniya

Waruni Rajapaksha

Science Journalist Undergraduate University of Peradeniya

Sanduni Arunodi

Science Journalist Undergraduate University of Kelaniya

Blogs

Check out latest blogs

Xenobots: the first living, self-healing robots in the world

Waruni Rajapaksa

Undergraduate - University of Peradeniya

Introduction to the science of stem cells; a new hope to mankind

Iranga Jayasekara

Undergraduate - University of Peradeniya

Gene Therapy: A new approach to treating diseases

Reshani Perera

Undergraduate - University of Peradeniya

Bioremediation and oil spills

Sureshni Fernando

Undergraduate - Business Management School

Advances Towards the Development of Small-molecule Antiviral Therapeutics-Part 1

Krishani Perera

Graduate Student - Kansas State University

Let’s conquer our statistics anxiety!

Buddika Patalee

PhD in Agricultural Economics

An mRNA Vaccine against SARS-CoV-2- Preliminary report

Naemi Shadipeni

Graduate Student - Kansas State University

Contact

Contact Us

Location:

Remotely operated

Open Hours:

Monday-Saturday:
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Call:

+94 705 730 286 - Cris

+94 719 982 165 - Osadi

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