Achini Vidanapathirana

MBBS, PhD, Dr, Post-doctoral Researcher

  • 105 Citations
  • 7 h-Index

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Working towards developing better non-invasive techniques for early detection of cardiovascular diseases in collaboration with the chemists and physicists at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Nanoscale BioPhotonics.
Using light-based sensors to measure and analyse concentrations of molecules such as nitric oxide inside blood vessels, her latest project aims to identify particular properties that can be implemented in new biosensor technologies.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, East Carolina University


Bachelor's Degree, University of Colombo


External positions

Internal Grant Funded Researcher

2018 → …

Associate Investigator, ARC Centre of Excellence for Nanoscale Biophotonics - Adelaide



  • Physiology
  • Nanomedicine
  • Photonics
  • Nanotoxicology
  • Biosensing
  • Vascular biology

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Research Output

  • 105 Citations
  • 7 h-Index
  • 9 Article
  • 1 Chapter
  • 1 Conference contribution
  • 1 Letter

A Novel Ruthenium-based Molecular Sensor to Detect Endothelial Nitric Oxide

Vidanapathirana, A., Pullen, B., Zhang, R., Duong, M., Goyne, J. M., Zhang, X., Bonder, C. S., Abell, A. D., Bursill, C., Nicholls, S. J. & Psaltis, P., 8 Feb 2019, In : Scientific Reports. 16 p., (2019) 9:1720.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access

Electrospun diamond-silk membranes for biosensing applications

Khalid, A., Abraham, A. N., Bai, D., Jadhav, A., Linklater, D., Nguyen, D., Matusica, A. D., Dekiwadia, C., Vidanapathirana, A. K., Reineck, P., Bursill, C. A., Ivanova, E., Houshyar, S., Greentree, A. & Gibson, B., 1 Jan 2019, Biophotonics Australasia 2019. Goldys, E. M. & Gibson, B. C. (eds.). SPIE, 1120211. (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering; vol. 11202).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Acute intravenous exposure to silver nanoparticles during pregnancy induces particle size and vehicle dependent changes in vascular tissue contractility in Sprague Dawley rats

Vidanapathirana, A. K., Thompson, L. C., Herco, M., Odom, J., Sumner, S. J., Fennell, T. R., Brown, J. M. & Wingard, C. J., Jan 2018, In : Reproductive Toxicology. 75, p. 10-22 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

12 Citations (Scopus)

Rationally Designed Probe for Reversible Sensing of Zinc and Application in Cells

Heng, S., Reineck, P., Vidanapathirana, A. K., Pullen, B. J., Drumm, D. W., Ritter, L. J., Schwarz, N., Bonder, C. S., Psaltis, P. J., Thompson, J. G., Gibson, B. C., Nicholls, S. J. & Abell, A. D., 1 Jan 2017, In : ACS Omega. 2, 9, p. 6201-6210 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

10 Citations (Scopus)

Impact of pulmonary exposure to gold core silver nanoparticles of different size and capping agents on cardiovascular injury

Holland, N. A., Thompson, L. C., Vidanapathirana, A., Urankar, R. N., Lust, R. M., Fennell, T. R. & Wingard, C. J., 1 Jan 2016, In : Particle and Fibre Toxicology. 13, 1, 48.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

15 Citations (Scopus)