We are the Natural Products Research Group of Prof. E. Dilip de Silva, University of Colombo, dedicated to the investigation of Sri Lankan natural sources for the presence of biologically active compounds.
Our Natural Products Research Group directed by Prof. E. Dilip de Silva is part of the active research community on the Department of Chemistry,University of Colombo, Sri Lanka. We are investigating largely untapped Sri Lankan natural sources for the presence of biologically active novel compounds which can be developed into novel drug candidates. We are also interested in search of novel structural scaffolds. Our research has mainly focused on marine invertebrates (mainly sponges and mollusks), marine algae and endophytic fungi as natural sources of biologically active compounds.
Our research group is consisting of undergraduate and graduate students. If you are interested in natural products chemistry and joining our group feel free to contact Prof. E. Dilip de Silva directly. Our laboratory is located at room 505, 5th floor, Department of Chemistry. Feel free to visit us too.