Dr Prabha Andraweera

NHMRC Peter Doherty Biomedical Fellow
Dr Prabha Andraweera

PhD (2012), Discipline of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, School of Paediatrics and Reproductive Health, University of Adelaide, Australia. Thesis entitled: "Angiogenesis regulating gene polymorphisms in adverse pregnancy outcomes"

MBBS (2001), Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka

 

FELLOWSHIP

NHMRC Peter Doherty Australian BioMedical Fellowship 2015 - 2018

RESEARCH AWARDS

Robinson Institute Prize for the best oral presentation in reproductive health, pregnancy and child health. Awarded at the Annual Scientific Conference of the Australian Society for Medical Research, June 2014, Adelaide, Australia

Certificate of excellence as a reviewer. Awarded by the journal "Molecular Human Reproduction" for having being placed among the top 10% of the journal's reviewers in 2013

Dean's Commendation for excellence of the Doctoral thesis. Awarded by the University of Adelaide, Australia, May 2012

Best Poster Award. Awarded at the "Research Day 2011", Robinson Institute, University of Adelaide, Australia, November 2011

Best Poster Award. Awarded at the Postgraduate Research Conference, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Adelaide, Australia, August 2011

Frederick P Zuspan Award. Awarded by the International Society for the Study of Hypertension in Pregnancy and the Perinatal Society of USA for the most outstanding Basic science work submitted to the 12th ISSHP world congress, Melbourne, Australia, October 2010

ISSHP Young Investigator Award. Awarded by the International Society for the Study of Hypertension in Pregnancy for excellence in abstracts submitted to the 12th ISSHP world congress, Melbourne, Australia, October 2010

Australian Leadership Award 2008-2012. Funded by the Australian government to study for a PhD at the University of Adelaide

TRAVEL AWARDS

• Robinson Research Institute Travel Award 2016

• ANZPRA New Investigator Award 2015

• Llewellin and Margaret Davey Award 2015

• Robinson Research Institute Travel Award 2015

• Healthy Development Adelaide (HDA) Travel Award 2011

• Faculty of Health Sciences Postgraduate Travelling Fellowship 2011 -

• Research Centre for Reproductive Health Travel Award 2011

• Research Centre for Reproductive Health Travel Award 2010

• Society for Reproductive Biology, Postgraduate Student Travel Award 2010

• Research Centre for Reproductive Health Travel Award 2009

• ANZPRA New Investigator Award 2009

INVITED REVIEW

1. PH Andraweera, GA Dekker, CT Roberts. The Vascular endothelial growth factor family in adverse pregnancy outcomes, Human Reproduction Update, 2012,2012,18(4):436-457


ORIGINAL RESEARCH PAPERS

2.  PH Andraweera, KL Gatford, GA Dekker, S Leemaqz, D Russell, SD Thompson, LME McCowan, CT Roberts. Insulin family polymorphisms in pregnancies complicated by small for gestational age infants, Molecular Human Reproduction 2015, gav031

3.  PH Andraweera, GA Dekker, RW Jayasekara, VHW Dissanayake, CT Roberts. The obesity related FTO gene variant associates with the risk of recurrent miscarriage. Acta Obstetrica Gynaecologica Scandinevica, 2015, 94; 722-726

4.  PH Andraweera, GA Dekker, RW Jayasekara, VHW Dissanayake, CT Roberts. Polymorphisms in the inflammatory pathway genes and the risk of preeclampsia.Journal of Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine, 2015 (In Press)

5.  PH Andraweera, GA Dekker, SD Thompson, RC Nowak, VHW Dissanayake, RW Jayasekara, CT Roberts. Polymorphisms in the fibrinolytic pathway genes and the risk of recurrent miscarriage. Reproductive BioMedicine Online, 2014;29:745-751

6.  PH Andraweera, GA Dekker, SD Thompson, VHW Dissanayake, RW Jayasekara, CT Roberts. Hypoxia-Inducible factor-1α gene polymorphisms in early and late onset preeclampsia. Placenta, 2014;35:491-495

7.  PH Andraweera, GA Dekker, VHW Dissanayake, TB Miotto, RW Jayasekara, CT Roberts. Vascular endothelial growth factor family gene polymorphisms in preeclampsia in Sinhalese women in Sri Lanka. Journal of Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine, 2013,26(5): 532-536

8.  PH Andraweera, GA Dekker, SD Thompson, RA North, LME McCowan, CT Roberts. Interaction between maternal BMI and angiogenesis regulating gene polymorphisms associates with the risk of spontaneous preterm birth. Molecular Human Reproduction, 2012, 18(9):459-465

9.  PH Andraweera, GA Dekker, SD Thompson, RA North, LME McCowan, CT Roberts. A functional variant in ANGPT1 and the risk of pregnancies with hypertensive disorders and small for gestational age infants. Molecular Human Reproduction, 2012,18(6): 325-332

10. PH Andraweera, GA Dekker, JA Laurence, CT Roberts. Placental expression of VEGF family mRNA in adverse pregnancy outcomes. Placenta, 2012; 33:467-472

11. PH Andraweera, GA Dekker, SD Thompson, CT Roberts. Single nucleotide polymorphisms in the KDR gene in pregnancies complicated by gestational hypertensive disorders and small for gestational age infants. Reproductive Sciences, 2012;19(5):547-554

12. KT Wettasinghe, UND Sirisena, PH Andraweera, RW Jayasekara, VHW Dissanayake. A case series of five Sri Lankan patients with Ovotesticular Disorder of Sex Development. Clinical Paediatric Endocrinology, 2012,21(4):69-73

13. PH Andraweera, GA Dekker, SD Thompson, RC Nowak, VJ Zhang, LME McCowan, RA North, CT Roberts. Association of vascular endothelial growth factor+936 C/T single nucleotide polymorphism with pregnancies complicated by small for gestational age babies. Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, 2011;165(12):1123-1130

14. PH Andraweera, GA Dekker, SD Thompson, LME McCowan, RA North, CT Roberts. A functional variant in the thrombospondin-1 gene and the risk of small for gestational age infants. Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis 2011;9:2221-8

 

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS


INTERNATIONAL

PH Andraweera, SNPs as biomarkers for preeclampsia, Invited Presentation, IFPA 2015, September 2015, Brisbane, Australia

PH Andraweera, GA Dekker, VHW Dissanayake, SD Thompson, Zhou A, DL Furness, RC Nowak, VJ Zhang, RW Jayasekara, CT Roberts. Candidate gene association study on recurrent pregnancy loss in a Sinhalese population from in Sri Lanka, Human Genome Meeting, March 2012, Sydney 

PH Andraweera, GA Dekker, VHW Dissanayake, SD Thompson, Zhou A, DL Furness, RC Nowak, VJ Zhang, RW Jayasekara, CT Roberts. A candidate gene association study on preeclampsia in Sinhalese women, Human Genome Meeting, March 2012, Sydney, Australia

PH Andraweera, GA Dekker, SD Thompson, RA North, LME McCowan, CT Roberts. Single nucleotide polymorphisms in angiogenesis regulating genes and the risk of preeclampsia and small for gestational age birth. 12th International Congress of Human Genetics, October 2011, Montreal, Canada

PH Andraweera, GA Dekker, SD Thompson , VJ Zhang, CT Roberts. Association of maternal, paternal and fetal single nucleotide polymorphisms in vascular endothelial growth factor family genes with preeclampsia. 17th World Congress of the Society for the Study of Hypertension in Pregnancy, October 2010, Melbourne, Australia

PH Andraweera, GA Dekker, SD Thompson , LME McCowan, RA North, CT Roberts. Association of single nucleotide polymorphism in the vascular endothelial growth factor gene with small for gestational age birth. 17th World Congress of the Society for the Study of Hypertension in Pregnancy, October 2010, Melbourne, Australia

PH Andraweera, RC Nowak, SD Thompson, VHW Dissanayake, RW Jayasekara, GA Dekker, CT Roberts. Association of single nucleotide polymorphisms in cytokine genes with preeclampsia in a Sinhalese population from Sri-Lanka. 17thWorld Congress of the Society for the Study of Hypertension in Pregnancy, October 2010, Melbourne, Australia

PH Andraweera, SD Thompson, VHW Dissanayake, RW Jayasekara, GA Dekker, CT Roberts. Insulin like growth factor family genes and the risk of preeclampsia in a Sinhalese population from Sri-Lanka. 17th World Congress of the Society for the Study of Hypertension in Pregnancy, October 2010, Melbourne, Australia

• GA Dekker, CT Roberts, DL Furness, PH Andraweera, Paternal Factors Involved in the Causation of Preeclampsia, 17th World Congress of the Society for the Study of Hypertension in Pregnancy, October 2010, Melbourne, Australia

PH Andraweera, RC. Nowak, SD Thompson, DL Furness, VHW Disanayake, RW Jayasekara, GA Dekker, CT Roberts. Single nucleotide polymorphisms in genes modulating inflammation and the risk of preeclampsia in a Sinhalese population from Sri-Lanka. 11th International Congress of Reproductive Immunology, August 2010, Cairns, Australia

PH Andraweera, DL Furness , RC Nowak, SD Thompson, VHW Dissanayake, RW Jayasekara, GA Dekker, CT Roberts. Single nucleotide polymorphisms in genes regulating inflammation and the risk of Recurrent Pregnancy Loss in a Sinhalese population from Sri-Lanka. 11th International Congress of Reproductive Immunology, August 2010, Cairns, Australia

PH Andraweera, GA Dekker, SD Thompson , VJ Zhang, CT Roberts. Maternal, paternal and fetal single nucleotide polymorphisms in vascular endothelial growth factor family genes associate with preeclampsia. Annual Scientific Sessions of the Society for Maternal and Fetal Medicine, February 2009, Chicago, USA

PH Andraweera, SD Thompson, RC Nowak, VJ Zhang, GA Dekker, CT Roberts. Single nucleotide polymorphisms in angiogenesis regulating genes are associated with pregnancy complications. Annual Conference of the International Federation of Placental Associations (IFPA), October 2009, Adelaide, Australia

NATIONAL

PH Andraweera, KL Gatford, GA Dekker, S Leemaqz, D Russell, SD Thompson, LME McCowan, CT Roberts. Insulin family polymorphisms in pregnancies complicated by small for gestational age infants, Annual Scientific Sessions of the Australian Society for Medical Research, June 2015, Adelaide, Australia

PH Andraweera. Genes, pregnancy complications and subsequent vascular and metabolic diseases. New Frontiers for a healthy start to life, April 2015, Adelaide, Australia - Invited presentation

PH Andraweera, GA Dekker, SD Thompson, DL Furness, RC Nowak, A Zhou, V Zhang, VHW Dissanayake, RW Jayasekara. A study of ninety eight single nucleotide polymorphisms in recurrent spontaneous miscarriage. Annual Scientific Sessions of the Australian Society for Medical Research, June 2014, Adelaide, Australia - "Awarded the best oral presentation award in reproductive health, pregnancy and child health"

PH Andraweera, GA Dekker, SD Thompson, RA North, LME McCowan, CT Roberts. Single nucleotide polymorphisms in angiogenesis regulating in preeclampsia and small for gestational age infants. Robinson Institute Annual Reasearch Symposium 2011, Adelaide, Australia, November 2011. "Awarded the best poster award"

PH Andraweera, GA Dekker, SD Thompson, RA North, LME McCowan, CT Roberts. Single nucleotide polymorphisms in angiogenesis regulating in preeclampsia and small for gestational age infants. Postgraduate Research Conference, Adelaide, Australia, August 2011. "Awarded the best poster award"

PH Andraweera, GA Dekker, SD Thompson, RA North, LME McCowan, CT Roberts. Single nucleotide polymorphisms in angiogenesis regulating genes and the risk of preeclampsia and small for gestational age birth: evidence from parent-infant trios, Annual Scientific Sessions of the Australian Society for Medical Research, June 2011, Adelaide, Australia

PH Andraweera, GA Dekker, SD Thompson, LME McCowan, RA North, CT Roberts. Vascular endothelial growth factor gene polymorphisms in placental impairment and small for gestational age birth. Annual Scientific Conference of the Society for Reproductive Biology, August 29 September 1, 2010, Sydney, Australia. "ANZPRA new Investigator Award finalist"

PH Andraweera, SD Thompson, VHW Dissanayake, RW Jayasekara, GA Dekker, CT Roberts. Hypoxia-Inducible factor-1α gene polymorphisms and the risk of preeclampsia in a Sinhalese population from Sri-Lanka, Annual Scientific Conference of the Endocrine Society of Australia, August 29 September 1, 2010, Sydney, Australia

PH Andraweera, GA Dekker, SD Thompson, LME McCowan, RA North, CT Roberts. Single nucleotide polymorphisms in the vascular endothelial growth factor gene and the risk of small for gestational age birth, Annual Scientific sessions of the Australian Society for Medical Research, June 2010, Adelaide, Australia

PH Andraweera, SD Thompson, RC Nowak, VJ Zhang, GA Dekker, CT Roberts,Paternal and fetal single nucleotide polymorphisms in KDR gene associate with preeclampsia and intrauterine growth restriction, Annual Scientific Conference of the Society for Reproductive Biology, August 2009, Adelaide, Australia

PH Andraweera, SD Thompson, RC Nowak, VJ Zhang, GA Dekker, CT Roberts. Angiogenesis regulating gene polymorphisms in pregnancy complications. Proceedings of the Annual Scientific Sessions of the Australian Society for Medical Research. June 02, 2009, Adelaide, Australia

 

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