Annual Sessions of the IOBSL – 2024

Achieving a circular and sustainable bioeconomy”, Annual Sessions of IOBSL – 2024

We are pleased to announce the 44th Annual Sessions of Institute of Biology, Sri Lanka to be held on 27th September 2024. The abstracts are invited from the members on the theme of “Achieving a circular and sustainable bioeconomy” under four tracks: Zoology and Environment Sciences, Plant sciences and Agriculture, Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, and Microbiology and Chemical Biology. The abstracts will be selected for oral or poster presentations, after a peer evaluation process. The best presenter of each track will be recognized with the Best Presenter Award. The abstracts are to be submitted through the Microsoft CMT platform.

Registration for the annual sessions will be open soon.

Important Dates:

  • Submission deadline: 30th June 2024
  • Notification of Acceptance: 2nd September 2024
  • Annual Symposium: 27th September 2024


To be notified soon.

Track Chairs:

Molecular Biology and Biotechnology:

Dr. Chanika Jayasinghe
The Open University of Sri Lanka

Zoology and Environment Sciences:

Dr. Uthpala Jayawardena
The Open University of Sri Lanka

Plant sciences and Agriculture:

Dr. Anushka Wickramasuriya
University of Colombo

Microbiology and Chemical Biology

Dr. Isuru Kariyawasam
Department of Botany
University of Sri Jayewardenepura

Editorial Team

Prof. Suneetha Gunawickrama
Department of Zoology
University of Ruhuna

Prof. Rohitha Prashantha
Faculty of Agriculture
University of Peradeniya

Dr. Uthpala Jayawardena
Department of Zoology
The Open University of Sri Lanka

Dr. Anushka Wickramasuriya
Department of Plant Sciences
University of Colombo

Dr. Devanmini Halwathura
Dept. Zoology and Environmental Sciences , University of Colombo

Dr. Vindhya Kulasena
Dept. of Zoology and Environmental Sciences, University of Colombo


Important Notice:

Authors who are seeking for “Student memberships” may provide a letter of confirmation (in place of a degree certificate) obtained by the relevant Heads of the Departments, confirming their degree completion, due to prevailing trade union action of the Non-academic staff of the state Universities. 

Abstract Submission