Dr Jaya Seneviratne

Senior Lecturer

School of Dentistry
Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences


Dr. Jaya Seneviratne is a Senior Lecturer in Periodontology affiliated to the School of Dentistry, University of Queensland, Australia. Currently he serves as the Director of Higher Degree Research. Dr. Seneviratne is an internationally recognized academic and a researcher in the field of dentistry. His track record encompasses over 100 publications in renowned international journals, including all top journals in dental research, 12 book chapters and an edited book “Microbial Biofilms: OMICS Biology, Antimicrobials and Clinical Implications” Taylor & Francis CRC Press, 2017. He has successfully secured over US$ 7.11 million from competitive grants for his research and development work. Dr. Seneviratne served as the Secretary of the IADR-Asia Pacific Region (APR) from 2019-2022. He was also the Chairman of the Session Committee for the 2023 IADR General Meeting in Bogota, Colombia. Previously, he held the key positions as the Chairman of the IADR Constitution Committee and a member of the IADR Fellowship and Membership Committees. Currently, he is an Editorial board member of the Journal of Dental Research and Critical Reviews in Microbiology. Dr. Seneviratne has supervised both undergraduate and postgraduate students, mentoring them excel in their research work. His research mentees have received numerous prestigious awards from the IADR. His primary research interests include oral microbiome, oral biofilms, oral-systemic link and infection control.

Research Interests

  • Oral-systemic link
  • Oral microbiome
  • Microbial biofilms
  • Periodontal pathobiology


  • Doctor of Philosophy


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Available Projects

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Book Chapter

  • Li, Peng, Seneviratne, Chaminda Jayampath and Jin, Lijian (2017). Biofilm Persisters Formation, Molecular Mechanisms and Strategies for Tackling. Microbial Biofilms: Omics Biology, Antimicrobials and Clinical Implications. (pp. 193-202) Boca Raton, FL United States: CRC Press. doi: 10.4324/9781315120119-8

  • Venkiteswaran, Nityasri, Ellepola, Kassapa, Seneviratne, Chaminda Jayampath, Lee, Yuan Kun, Puan, Kia Joo and Wong, Siew Cheng (2017). Host-Biofilm Interactions at Mucosal Surfaces and Implications in Human Health. Microbial Biofilms: Omics Biology, Antimicrobials and Clinical Implications. (pp. 203-235) Boca Raton, FL United States: CRC Press. doi: 10.4324/9781315120119-9

  • Seneviratne, Chaminda Jayampath, Srivastava, Neha, Islam, Intekhab, Foong, Kelvin and Allen, Finbarr (2017). Microbial biofilms:  an introduction to their development, properties and clinical implications. Microbial biofilms: omics biology, antimicrobials and clinical implications. (pp. 1-31) edited by Chaminda Jayampath Seneviratne. Boca Raton, FL, United States: CRC Press. doi: 10.4324/9781315120119-1

  • Seneviratne, Chaminda Jayampath and Jayasinghe, Ruwan Duminda (2015). Association of candida with linear gingival erythema in HIV-infected subjects. Oral Candidosis: Physiopathology, Decision Making, and Therapeutics. (pp. 83-94) Springer Berlin Heidelberg. doi: 10.1007/978-3-662-47194-4_12

  • Seneviratne, C. J. and Samaranayake, L. P. (2011). An overview of H5N1 infection and its implications for dentistry. Clinical Dentistry. (pp. 9-28) Nova Science Publishers, Inc..

  • Seneviratne, C. Jayampath and Samaranayake, Lakshman P. (2011). Drug resistance mechanisms of fungal biofilms. Biofilms: Formation, Development and Properties. (pp. 373-396) Nova Science Publishers, Inc..

Journal Article

Conference Publication

Other Outputs

  • Athukorala Arachchi Seneviratne, Chaminda Jayampath (2008). Molecular microbiology of candida biofilms. PhD Thesis, School of Dentistry, The University of Hong Kong. doi: 10.5353/th_b4068751

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

Possible Research Projects

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