Open Day 2018 at IBMBB


The Institute of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (IBMBB)  of the University of Colombo on last Friday(26th October) hosted their open day for the year 2018.

The information booths, poster presentations and open laboratory tours, which saw an influx of students from universities in Sri Lanka, were all in line in this open day program.

Some of the posters displayed at the poster presentations

Various laboratories within the institute were open for public and scientists educated visiting students and others on projects and research work related to various sectors of molecular biology.



When The Sri Lankan Scientist team  visited the Open Day activities, students from the science faculties of University of Colombo and Kelaniya University , were seen interacting with scientists from the various departments, who gave demonstrations, pamphlets and explanations for the various research work that were being carried out at the institute.

Students who are interested in doing their post graduate courses and other special courses had the opportunity to talk to the academics them selves and learn more about the courses.
Academic from IBMBB explaining different courses to a visitor

Dr. Sameer R. Samarakoon, a Scientist and a Lecturer of the IBMBB, explained that the purpose of the open day was to give the young people an opportunity to learn about the institute, its’ research work, different Training Courses, Masters, MPhil and PhD degree programs . He stated that it was also to educate the youth on the various career paths and job opportunities available to them within the molecular biology sector.

About Sisira Kumara

Sisira Kumara works as an Editor (News and Web) for The Sri lankan Scientist Magazine and the The Sri Lankan Scientist Media Organization. A graduate in Agricultural Biotechnology Mr. Sisira mainly covers local and international science news including latest findings and events.

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