International Research Symposium on Pure and Applied Sciences

IRSPAS – 2017

“ Multidisciplinary and innovative scientific research for sustainable development ”

Faculty of Science, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka

1st December 2016

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Systematic activities combining basic and applied research are aimed at discovering solutions to scientific problems and creating new knowledge and products. To accelerate this process, multidisciplinary networking and dissemination of research findings are crucial.

IRSPAS - 2016, under the theme of “Multidisciplinary and innovative scientific research for sustainable development” is organized with the intention of disseminating scientific knowledge and providing a platform for academics/ researchers to discuss scientific discoveries and collaborative research to promote sustainable development.

Symposium is open to undergraduate and graduate students, researchers, and innovators from the diverse disciplines of pure and applied sciences.

Subject Areas


  • Biological sciences
  • Physical sciences
  • Software intensive systems
  • Multidisciplinary research

Keynote Speaker


Prof (Mrs) Dawn Arnold

Prof (Mrs) Dawn Arnold is currently serving as a Professor in Molecular Plant Pathology, Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences, University of the West of England, United Kingdom. Her research involves investigations into the molecular genetics of a group of plant pathogenic Pseudomonads and studies of the genes responsible for the bacteria/plant interaction, investigation into pathogenicity islands present in these bacteria and study into the role of plasmids in the interaction between bacteria and plant. She has research collaborations with the University of Reading and University of Oxford, UK. Prof Arnold has many research articles published in reputed journals to her credit.

Special Invitees


Professor Chris Frid

Head of School/School of Environment,
Griffith University Gold Coast Campus,
Griffith University,
G24,
Parklands Drive,
Southport Qld 4222,
Australia

Prof. Chris Frid is a Professor of Marine Biology. He is a highly acclaimed academic with high caliber. After obtaining his PhD on Marine Ecology from the University of East Anglia, UK in 1987, he began his illustrious career as a Professor of Marine Biology at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne and then at the University Liverpool in the United Kingdom. Currently he serves as the Head of School, Griffith School of Environment, Griffith University, Queensland, Australia. He has over 150 research publications in high impact research journals, authored several text books on Marine Ecology and, has supervised over 30 doctoral studies.

Prof. Frid delivers the plenary speech at the International Research Symposium on Pure and Applied Sciences, IRSPAS – 2016.

Presentation Schedule

Biological Sciences
Venue: B1-212

Multidisciplinary Research
Venue: Board Room, Faculty of Science

Physical Sciences
Venue: B1-303

Software Intensive Systems
Venue: B1-343



Important Dates

15th of October 2016
Abstract Submission Deadline

15th of November 2016
Camera-ready Paper Deadline

25th of November 2016
Participant Registration Deadline
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