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Dr. MH. Haroon

Senior Lecturer Gr.I in Chemistry
Dept. of Physical Sciences
Faculty of Applied Sciences



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Dr. MH. Haroon
Designation Senior Lecturer Gr.I in Chemistry
Department / Unit Dept. of Physical Sciences
Faculty Faculty of Applied Sciences
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  • Ph.D.in Chemistry and Biological activities of some Sri Lankan Seaweeds and their Endophytic Microorganisms - University of Peradeniya - Sri Lanka
  • B.Sc. (Hons) (Chemistry Special) - University of Peradeniya - Sri Lanka
  • Postgraduate Certificate Course in Advance Organic Chemistry - Postgraduate Institute of Science - University of Peradeniya - Sri Lanka
  • Postgraduate Certificate Course in Advance Bio Chemistry Postgraduate Institute of Science - University of Peradeniya - Sri Lanka
  • Academic Sub Warden (01.03.2009-31.12.2010).
  • Academic Warden (January 2012 - January 2013 and January 2014 - To date.
  • Secretary, Senior Common Room Association (SCRA), FAS, SEUSL, 2009/2010.).
  • Secretary, South Eastern University Teachers Association (SEUTA), SEUSL, 2012 - 2013.
  • Member of the sports advisory committee.
  • Mentor for group of students for FAS.
  • Ex-Co member, Teachers Association of South Eastern University (TASEU).
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Chemistry and Biological activities of some Sri Lankan Seaweeds and their Endophytic Microorganisms, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
  • Edited several manuscripts for Natural Product Research and other Proceedings
  • A new β-glucuronidase inhibiting butyrolactone from the marine endophytic fungus Aspergillus terreus, Haroon M.H., S.R.Premaratne, M.I. Choudhry and H.R.W Dharmaratne, Natural Product Research, 2013, Vol. 27, No. 12, 1060-1066,
  • Isolation of New brominated sesquiterpenes from red alga Laurencia hetroclada Harvey, and their Immunomodulatory activities. Haroon M.H., M. Ahmed Mesaik., M.I. Choudhry and H.R.W Dharmaratne, Natural Product Research, 2015, (Accepted).
  • New brominated sesquiterpenes from red alga Laurencia hetroclada Harvey, and their Immunomodulatory activities. Haroon M.H, and H.R.W Dharmaratne, Proceedings of the 3rd international Conference, 2013, South Eastern University of Sri Lanka page 61-66
  • Haroon M.H., S.R.Premaratne, M.I. Choudhry and H.R.W Dharmaratne (2010) β-glucuronidase inhibitory active compound from marine endophytic fungus Aspergillus terreus. Proceedings of the international Conference on Natural Products, page 56-60.
  • Haroon M. H (2009), Kandiah Memorial Award for Basic Chemistry, Chemistry and Biological activities of some Sri Lankan Seaweeds and their endophytic microorganisms, Chemistry in Sri Lanka,26(2), 23-26
  • Haroon M.H., Premaratne S.R., and Dharmaratne H.R.W (2007) , Chemistry and Biological activity studies of Green alga Ulva lactuca L. and Amphiroa anceps, Chemtech 2007, Proceedings of the International Conference on Chemistry, Technology, and Innovation for greater Safety and Economic Growth, Colombo, Sri Lanka. page 84-89.
  • Allelopathic Activity Studies of some Medicinal Plants and Seaweed Extracts. M.J.F. Shurfa, A. B. F. Rifana, J.M. Rizvi and M .H. Haroon, Proceedings of Annual Scientific Research Sessions-2014 on Empowering National Development through Integrated Research. Faculty of Applied Sciences, South Eastern University of Sri Lanka page 10
  • Haroon M.H and Dharmaratne (2012), Cytotoxicity of some Sri Lankan seaweeds extracts, , Proceedings of Annual Scientific Research Sessions-2012 on Exploring Science and Technology for Regional Development. Faculty of Applied Sciences, South Eastern University of Sri Lanka page 33.
  • Haroon M.H and Dharmaratne (2012), Cytotoxicity of some Sri Lankan seaweeds extracts, , Proceedings of Annual Scientific Research Sessions-2012 on Exploring Science and Technology for Regional Development. Faculty of Applied Sciences, South Eastern University of Sri Lanka page 33.
  • Haroon M.H, M.I. Choudhry and H.R.W Dharmaratne (2011) Urease inhibitory active compound from marine endophytic fungus Aspergillus terreus, Proceedings of the 1st international Conference on Post war Econamic Development through Science, Technology and Management. Abstract. Page 134
  • Haroon M.H, S.R.Premaratne, M.I.Choudhry and H.R.W.Dharmaratne, T-cell inhibitory active compound from marine endophytic fungus Aspergillusterreus ,Proceedings of the 2010.International Chemical congress of Pacific Basin Societies in Honolulu, HI, USA, 2010.
  • Haroon M.H, S.R. Premaratne, M.I. Choudhry and H.R.W. Dharmaratne. A new Butyrolactone from an endophytic fungal strain isolated from marine red alga Laurencia ceylanica. Proceedings of Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science, 64th annual session, 2008, Part 1, Abstracts pp 151.
  • Haroon M.H, S.R. Premaratne, M.I. Choudhry and H.R.W. Dharmaratne. Aurasperone-A from an endophytic fungus strain SW11, isolated from brown alga Sargassum wightii. Proceedings of Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science, 64th annual session, 2008, Part 1, Abstracts pp 153
  • Dharmaratne H.R.W., Premaratne S. R., Haroon M.H., and Laatsch H. Chemistry of endophytic microorganisms from seaweeds Proceedings of Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science, 63rd annual session, 2007, Part 1, Abstracts pp 200-201
  • Haroon M.H, M.I. Choudhry and H. R.W Dharmaratne. A new brominated sesquiterpenes from a red alga Laurencia hetroclada. Proceedings of Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science, 65th annual session, 2009, Part 1, Abstracts pp 136.
  • Haroon M.H., Premaratne S R., Napagoda M T. and Dharmaratne H.R.W (2006) Inhibitory activities of some seaweed extracts upon germination of lettuce, Poster presentation, 10th anniversary celebrations of the Postgraduate Institute of Science, pp. 14
  • AuthorAID grant to attend a summer 2011 intensive course in research writing held in Department of Veterinary Integrative Biosciences, Texas A&M University, USA. Awarded by The International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications (INASP).
  • Pacifichem 2010 Young Scholar Award- Awarded by the 2010 International Chemical Congress of Pacific Basin Societies in Honolulu, HI, USA on December 15-20, 2010.
  • Kandiah Memorial Award for Basic Chemistry-2009, awarded by Institute of Chemistry Ceylon.
  • Fellowship from the Third World Academy of Science to conduct research at the H.E.J Research Institute of Chemistry, University of Karachi, Pakistan from August, 2007 to February, 2008
  • Life member / Sri Lanka Association for Advancement of Science (SLASS).
  • Member/Institute of Chemistry Ceylon (1602M).
Conducted
  • Co-Facilitator for the AuthorAID Workshop on Teaching Research Communication at the Sri Lanka Medical Association, University of Colombo from the 27th to 31st May, 2013


Participated
  • Workshop on "Fostering Resilience and working with Stress: A counselling workshop for Professionals" held on 10th and 11th Marh, 2015, conducted by General Sir Kotelawala Defense University.
  • Workshop on "Grading system for Auxiliary /Enhancement Courses" held on 13.03.2014 at SEUSL, Oluvil.
  • Workshop on Curriculum Development for External Degree Program organized by Center for External Degrees and Professional Learning (CEDPL), SEUSL, (8th April, 2013).
  • Workshop on Open Education Resources organized by COL, HETC Project, Ministry of Higher Education at OUSL (13-14th March, 2013).
  • Workshop for Proposal Writers on Quality and Innovation Grant- (QIG, W1 and 2. Round 2) organized by Ministry of Higher Education at Hotel Topaz (20th November, 2012).
  • Training seminar on Toxicology organized by the Institute of Chemistry of Ceylon (20th January, 2012).
  • Training session at the "ICES-INASP Research Writing Skills" workshop jointly conducted by the International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publication (INASP) UK and International Center for Ethnic Studies (ICES) Kandy, Sri Lanka (15-19 March, 2010).
  • Training seminar on Agrochemicals organized by the Institute of Chemistry of Ceylon (12 March, 2010). Followed a Certificate Course on Herbal Drugs Standardization Techniques conducted by the Industrial Technology Institute (06-08 January, 2010), Ministry of Science and Technology.
  • 3rd International Symposium 2013, South Eastern University of Sri Lanka, (6-7 July 2013).
  • Workshop on "A structured Methodology of Teaching and Knowledge Economy-An Asian Perspective" on 4.03.2010 at SEUSL, Oluvil.
  • Workshop on "General Function of the University: special reference to universities Act and Guidelines to office System in the universities" on 19.12.2009 at SEUSL, Oluvil.
  • Workshop on "Outcome based curriculum Revision in Higher Education" on 16.04.2009 at SEUSL, Oluvil.
  • Workshop on "Quality Related Issues in Higher Education" organized by QAAC and IRQUE, held on 11.10.2008 at Hotel Topaz, Kandy.
  • Member of the Senate (Faculty nominee) of SEUSL, (09.04.2014 - To date).
  • Member of the Faculty board, FAS, SEUSL, (3.12.2001 - To date).
  • Member of the board of examiners, FAS, SEUSL, (3.12.2001 - To date).
  • Activity coordinator for QIG/FAS HETC project, SEUSL, (01.01. 2015 - To date
  • Coordinator for Preparation of Strategic planning. (2014-2017)
  • Faculty Coordinator for Coordinating Secretariat for Science Technology and Innovation. (2014).
  • Committee member of 2nd Annual Science Research Sessions (ASRS-2012), FAS, SEUSL.
  • Coordinator for 2nd Annual Science Research Sessions (ASRS-2013), FAS, SEUSL.
  • Reviewed several manuscripts for Natural Product Research and other Proceedings.
  • Chairperson for Conferences

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