Dr. B.E.P. Mendis

Dr. B.E.P. Mendis

Senior Lecturer
(Head of the Department)
  • Department of Food Science & Technology, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya (20400), Sri Lanka
  • 0714451871
  • 0812395068
  • ereshamendis@yahoo.com
  • ereshap@pdn.ac.lk
  • ereshamendis@agri.pdn.ac.lk
  • Ph.D. (Punyong National Uni., South Korea)
  • M.Sc. (Punyong National Uni., South Korea)
  • B.Sc. in Agriculture (University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka)
  • UNIVERSITY LEVEL

    • Head of Department - Department of Food Science & Technology, Faculty of Agriculture, UoP - (May 2018 ~ to-date)
    • Visiting Lecturer - Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, UoP - (2009 ~ 2016)
    • Visiting Lecturer - Postgraduate Institute of Agriculture, UoP - (2007 ~ to-date)
    • Senior Lecturer - Department of Food Science & Technology, Faculty of Agriculture, UoP - (2007 ~ to-date)
    • Demonstrator - Department of Soil Science, Faculty of Agriculture, UoP, - (Feb. ~ Sep. 2000)
  • NATIONAL LEVEL

    • Food Advisory Committee Member - Food Control Administration Unit, Ministry of Health, Sri Lanka - (2019 ~ to-date)
    • Steering Committee Member of National Food Safety Policy Development in Sri Lanka - Ministry of Health, Sri Lanka - (2019 ~ to-date)
    • Expert on GM Food Safety - Member of expert working group on GM food and feed safety for the implementation of Biosafety Framework of Sri Lanka, appointed by National Science Foundation, Sri Lanka - (2019 ~ 2020)
    • Visiting Lecturer - Kadugannawa Regional Health & Training Center, Ministry of Health & Nutrition (Diploma in Public Health & Food Safety.) - (2018 ~ to-date)
  • OVERSEAS

    • Postdoctoral Research Scientist - Marine Bioprocess Research Center, Pukyong National University, South Korea - (January 2007 - July 2007)
  • INDUSTRY

    • Quality Assurance Executive - Dilmah Tea (Pvt) Ltd., Colombo, Sri Lanka - (Oct. 2000 ~ Feb. 2002)
  • Institute of Food Science & Technology Sri Lanka
    • President - (2016)
    • Editor - (2018)
    • Executive committee member - (2011 ~ to-date)
  • Nutrition Society of Sri Lanka
    • Member - (2008 ~ to-date)
  • National Agricultural Society of Sri Lanka
    • Member - (2008 ~ to-date)
  • Applied Statistics Association of Sri Lanka
    • Member - (1999 ~ to-date)

JOURNAL PAPERS

    1. Pinnaduwa A.U., Mendis B.E.P., Samarajeewa U. (2018), A comparative study of Sri Lankan food controlling infrastructure with that of developed countries, Sri Lanka Journal of Agricultural Sciences, 55: 32-48. (Journal ISSN No. 1013-8137)
    2. Cho Y.S., Jung W.K., Lee S.H., Mendis E., Kim S.K. (2009), A novel visceral excitatory neuropeptide from the brain tissue of cloudy dogfish (Scyliorhinus torazame), Food Chemistry, 115(4):1306-1311. (doi.org/10.1016/j.foodchem.2009.01.048)
    3. Kim M.M., Mendis E., Rajapakse N., Lee S.H., Kim S.K. (2009), Effect of spongin derived from Hymeniacidon sinapium on bone mineralization, Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. (Part B, Applied Biomaterials) 90(2); 540-546. (doi.org/10.1002/jbm.b.31315)
    4. Mendis E., Kim M.M., Rajapakse N., Kim S.K. (2009), The inhibitory mechanism of a novel cationic glucosamine derivative against MMP-2 and MMP-9 expressions, Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters, 19(10); 2755-2759. (doi.org/10.1016/j.bmcl.2009.03.126)
    5. Mendis E., Kim M.M., Rajapakse N., Kim S.K. (2008), Suppression of cytokine production in lipopolysaccharide-stimulated mouse macrophages by novel cationic glucosamine derivative involves down-regulation of NF-κB and MAPK expressions, Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry, 16 (18); 8390-8396. (doi.org/10.1016/j.bmc.2008.08.037)
    6. Kim M.M., Mendis E., Kim S.K. (2008), Laurencia okamurai extract containing laurinterol induces apoptosis in melanoma cells, Journal of Medicinal Food, 11(2); 260-266. (doi.org/10.1089/jmf.2007.575)
    7. Rajapakse N., Kim M.M., Mendis E., Kim S.K. (2008), Inhibition of iNOS and COX-2 in LPS-stimulated RAW264.7 cells by carboxybutyrylated glucosamine takes place via down-regulation of MAPKs-mediated NF-κB signaling. Immunology, 123; 348-357. (doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2567.2007.02683.x)
    8. Mendis E., Kim M.M., Rajapakse N., Kim S.K. (2008), Sulfated glucosamine inhibits oxidation of biomolecules in cells via a mechanism involving intracellular free radical scavenging, European Journal of Pharmacology, 579; 74-85. (doi.org/10.1016/j.ejphar.2007.10.027)
    9. Rajapakse N., Mendis E., Kim M.M., Kim S.K. (2007), Sulfated glucosamine inhibits MMP-2 and MMP-9 expressions in human fibrosarcoma cells, Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry, 15; 4891-4896. (doi.org/10.1016/j.bmc.2007.04.048)
    10. Mendis E., Kim M.M., Rajapakse N., Kim S.K. (2007), An in vitro cellular analysis of the radical scavenging efficacy of chitooligosaccharides, Life Sciences, 80; 2118-2127. (doi.org/10.1016/j.lfs.2007.03.016)
    11. Kim M.M., Mendis E., Rajapakse N., Kim S.K. (2007), Glucosamine sulfate promotes osteoblastic differentiation of MG-63 cells via anti-inflammatory effect, Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters, 17; 1938-1942. (doi.org/10.1016/j.bmcl.2007.01.030)
    12. Rajapakse N., Kim M.M., Mendis E., Kim S.K. (2007), Inhibition of free radical-mediated oxidation of cellular biomolecules by carboxylated chitooligosaccharides, Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry, 15; 997-1003. (doi.org/10.1016/j.bmc.2006.10.030)
    13. Rajapakse N., Kim M.M., Mendis E., Kim S.K. (2006), Carboxylated chitooligosaccharides (CCOS) inhibit MMP-9 expression in human fibrosarcoma cells via down-regulation of AP-1, Biochemica et Biophysica Acta (General Subjects), 1760; 1780-1788. (doi.org/10.1016/j.bbagen.2006.08.021)
    14. Senaratne L., Mendis E., Kim S.K. (2006), Isolation and characterization of visceral excitatory neuropeptides from striped mullet (Mugil cephalus L.) brain, Life Sciences, 79; 1756-1763. (doi.org/10.1016/j.lfs.2006.06.015)
    15. Kim M.M., Ta V.Q., Mendis E., Rajapakse N., Jung W.K., Byun H.G., Jeon Y.G., Kim S.K. (2006), Phlorotannins in Ecklonia cava inhibits matrix metalloproteinases activity, Life Sciences, 79; 1436-1443. (doi.org/10.1016/j.lfs.2006.04.022)
    16. Mendis E., Kim M.M., Rajapakse N., Kim S.K. (2006), Carboxy derivatized glucosamine is a potent inhibitor of matrix metalloproteinase-9 in HT1080 cells, Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters, 16; 3105-3110. (doi.org/10.1016/j.bmcl.2006.03.077)
    17. Jung W.K., Mendis E., Je J.Y., Park P.J., Son B.W., Kim H.C., Choi Y.K., Kim S.K. (2006), Angiotensin I-converting enzyme inhibitory peptide from yellowfin sole (Limanda aspera) frame protein and its antihypertensive effect in spontaneously hypertensive rats, Food Chemistry, 94; 26-32. (doi.org/10.1016/j.foodchem.2004.09.048)
    18. Kim S.K., Mendis E. (2006), Application of membrane bioreactor technology for the development of bioactive substances from seafood processing byproducts- Review, Journal of Marine Bioscience and Biotechnology, 01; 9-21.
    19. Huang R., Mendis E., Rajapakse N., Kim S.K. (2006), Strong electronic charge as an important factor for anticancer activity of chitooligosaccharides (COS), Life Sciences, 78; 2399-2408. (doi.org/10.1016/j.lfs.2005.09.039)
    20. Kim S.K., Mendis E. (2006), Bioactive compounds from marine processing byproducts- A review, Food Research International, 39; 383-393. (doi.org/10.1016/j.foodres.2005.10.010)
    21. Huang R., Mendis E., Kim S.K. (2005), Factors affecting the free radical scavenging behavior of chitosan sulfate, International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, 36; 120-127. (doi.org/10.1016/j.ijbiomac.2005.05.001)
    22. Huang R., Mendis E., Kim S.K. (2005), Improvement of ACE inhibitory activity of chitooligosaccharides (COS) by carboxyl modification, Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry, 13; 3649-3655. (doi.org/10.1016/j.bmc.2005.03.034)
    23. Mendis E., Rajapakse N., Byun H.G., Kim S.K. (2005), Investigation of jumbo squid (Dosidicus gigas) skin gelatin peptides for their in vitro antioxidant effects, Life Sciences, 77; 2166-2178. (doi.org/10.1016/j.lfs.2005.03.016)
    24. Rajapakse N., Mendis E., Byun H.G., Kim S.K. (2005), Purification and in vitro antioxidative effects of giant squid muscle peptides on free radical mediated oxidative systems, Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry, 16; 562-569. (doi.org/10.1016/j.jnutbio.2005.02.005)
    25. Kim S.K., Park P.J., Jung W.K., Byun H.G., Mendis E., Cho Y.I. (2005), Inhibitory activity of phosphorylated chitooligosaccharides on the formation of calcium phosphate, Carbohydrate Polymers, 60; 483-487. (doi.org/10.1016/j.carbpol.2005.03.014)
    26. Rajapakse N., Mendis E., Jung W.K., Je J.Y., Kim S.K. (2005), Purification of a radical scavenging peptide from fermented mussel sauce and its antioxidant properties, Food Research International, 38; 175-182. (doi.org/10.1016/j.foodres.2004.10.002)
    27. Rajapakse N., Jung W.K., Mendis E., Moon S.H., Kim S.K. (2005), A novel anticoagulant purified from fish protein hydrolysate inhibits factor XIIa and platelet aggregation, Life Sciences, 76; 2607-2619. (doi.org/10.1016/j.lfs.2004.12.010)
    28. Mendis E., Rajapakse N., Kim S.K. (2005), Antioxidant properties of a radical- scavenging peptide purified from enzymatically prepared fish skin gelatin hydrolysate, Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 53; 581-587. (doi.org/10.1021/jf048877v)

BOOK CHAPTERS, BOOKS & MONOGRAPHS

  • BOOKS

    1. Mendis Eresha (2016), පාසල් වගා උද්‍යානයක් ස්ථාපිත කිරීම හා පවත්වාගෙන යාම, (A translation of, Setting up and running a school garden, ISBN 92-5-105408-8), United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), 1-291 pp (Web Link)
    2. Mendis Eresha (2016), Guide to good manufacturing practices (GMP) requirements for cinnamon processors (Sinhala version) (කුරුඳු නිශ්පාදකයන් සඳහා වූ යහපත් පිරිසැකසුම්කරන පිළිවෙත් පිලිබඳ මාර්ගෝපදේශයකුරුඳු නිශ්පාදකයන් සඳහා වූ යහපත් පිරිසැකසුම්කරන පිළිවෙත් (GMP) පිලිබඳ මාර්ගෝපදේශය), United Nations Development Organization (UNIDO) & Spice Council of Sri Lanka, 1-35 pp, (ISBN: 978-955-3959-00-3)
    3. Mendis Eresha (2016), Guide to good manufacturing practices (GMP) requirements for cinnamon processors (English version), United Nations Development Organization (UNIDO) & Spice Council of Sri Lanka, 1-36 pp, (ISBN: 978-955-3959-01-0)
    4. Mendis E., Rajapakse N. (2009), GMP and HACCP handbook for small and medium scale food processing enterprises, The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce, Colombo 2, Sri Lanka, 1-67 pp, (ISBN: 978-955-604-037-1)
  • BOOK CHAPTERS

    1. Abeynayake R., Mendis E. (2014), Anti-aging & immunoenhancing properties of marine bioactive compounds, In: Kim S.K. (Ed.), Seafood Science, Advances in Chemistry, Technology and Applications, CRC Press, 261-275 pp. (ISBN: 978-1-4665-9582-8 Print)
    2. Rizliya V., Mendis E. (2014), Biological, physical, and chemical properties of fish oil and industrial applications, In: Kim S.K. (Ed.), Seafood Processing By-Products Trends and Applications, Springer New York, 285-313 pp. (ISBN: 978-1-4614-9589-5 Print)
    3. Mendis E., Kim S.K. (2011), Present and future prospects of seaweeds in developing functional foods, In: Kim S.K. (Ed.), Advances in Food and Nutrition Research., Vol 64: (Marine Medicinal Foods: Implications and Applications, Macro and Microalgae), Academic Press, USA, 1-15 pp. (ISBN: 978-0-12-387669-0)
    4. Kim S.K., Mendis E., Shahidi F. (2008), Marine fisheries by-products as potential nutraceuticals: An overview, In: Barrow C., Shahidi F. (Eds.), Marine Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods, CRC Press, USA, 1-22 pp. (ISBN: 978-157-444-487-2)
  • CONFERENCE PAPERS

    1. Gamagedara N.S., Mendis B.E.P., Wijesinghe D.G.N.G. (2019), Evaluation of implementation fidelity in “Mother Supportive Group” intervention to improve childhood nutrition in the district of Monaragala, Sri Lanka. Proceedings of the 31st Annual Congress of the Postgraduate Institute of Agriculture (PGIA), University of Peradeniya, (21-22nd November, Peradeniya), University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, Vol: 31, 20 p
    2. Wedagedara H.M., Wanigasuriya W.A.G.I., Nissanka S.P., Mohotti A.J., Mendis B.E.P., Botheju W.S. (2019), Detection of sugar adulteration in black tea and its impact on quality parameters, Proceedings of the 22nd Peradeniya University International Research Sessions (iPURSE), (11-12th September, Peradeniya), University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, Vol: 22, 150 p
    3. Piyumika J.K.N., Mendis B.E.P., Gunasekara D. (2019), Compliance and comparative study of spice export system in Sri Lanka. Proceedings of the 22nd Peradeniya University International Research Sessions (iPURSE), (11-12th September, Peradeniya), University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, Vol: 22, 142 p
    4. Gunarathne K.M.R.U., Mendis B.E.P., Silva A.B.G. (2019), Comparison of soxhlet and soxtec methods to determine the most efficient method for crude fat extraction of fast foods and suitability of the soxtec method for crude fat extraction at low temperatures, Proceedings of the 22nd Peradeniya University International Research Sessions (iPURSE), (11-12th September, Peradeniya), University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, Vol: 22, 43 p
    5. Madushani N.H.G.T., Pinnaduwa A.U., Mendis B.E.P., Rajapakse R.P.N.P. (2018), Determination of total aflatoxin levels in coconut oil produced in Sri Lanka and compliance to specifications. Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Food Quality, Safety and Security (FOOD QUALSS) (25-26th October, Colombo), The International Institute of Knowledge Management, Sri Lanka, 21 p
    6. Munasinghe M.A.N.M., Mendis B.E.P., Rajanayake R.M.G.B. (2018), Study on food adulteration of Sri Lanka and recommendation of rapid, qualitative, chemical detection methods to identify common food adulterants. Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Food Quality, Safety and Security (FOOD QUALSS) (25-26th October, Colombo), The International Institute of Knowledge Management, Sri Lanka, 17 p
    7. Gamage K.G.N.M., Champa W.A.H., Mendis B.E.P. (2018). Postharvest dip treatment of salicylic acid maintains fruit quality and extends shelf life of lime (Citrus aurantifolia Swingle) in cold storage condition, Proceedings of the Wayamba University International Conference (24-25th August), Wayamba University of Sri Lanka, 262 p
    8. Harthika M., Mendis B.E.P. (2018), A comparative study of food product standards in Sri Lanka and standard formulation procedure with that of Codex and India. Book of Abstracts of SLCARP International Agricultural Research Symposium (13-14th August), Council for Agricultural Research Policy, 68p
    9. Karunasiri J.P.R.N., Mendis B.E.P., De Alwis M. (2018), The behavior of Sri Lankan food processing companies towards voluntary standard certifications, Extended Abstracts of the FoodTechno-2018, 4th IFSTSL Annual Research Session (4th August, BMICH, Colombo), Institute of Food Science and Technology Sri Lanka, 55-59 pp
    10. Gamage K.G.N.M., Champa W.A.H., Mendis B.E.P. (2018), Putrescine treatments enhance quality and extend postharvest life of lime (Citrus aurantifolia Swingle) in cold storage condition, Extended Abstracts of the FoodTechno-2018, 4th IFSTSL Annual Research Session (4th August, BMICH, Colombo), Institute of Food Science and Technology Sri Lanka, 37-42 pp
    11. Sameera H.G.P., Ariyawansa K.W.S., Mendis B.E.P. (2017), Production of silage from fish waste using whey as the inoculum. Proceedings of the National Aquatic Resources Research & Development Agency (NARA) Scientific Sessions, (27th July), National Aquatic Resources Research & Development Agency, Sri Lanka, 53 p
    12. Priyanthi C., Mendis B.E.P. (2016), Variation of yeast, mould and moisture content in black tea (Camellia sinensis) in time of storage at warehouse, Extended Abstracts of the FoodTechno-2016, 2nd IFSTSL Annual Research Session (13th August, BMICH, Colombo), Institute of Food Science and Technology Sri Lanka, 6-8 pp
    13. Rasakanthan K., Mendis B.E.P. (2015), Development of health beneficial instant noodles by incorporating edible fiber from natural food sources, Extended Abstracts of the FoodTechno-2015, 1st IFSTSL Annual Research Session (15th December, BMICH, Colombo), Institute of Food Science and Technology Sri Lanka, 31-36 pp
    14. Suraweera S.A.S.S., Chandrasekara A., Mendis B.E.P. (2014), Assessing the probiotic activity in conventional yoghurt produced at a dairy processing company in Sri Lanka. Proceedings of the 18th Peradeniya University International Research Sessions (iPURSE), (4-5th July, Peradeniya), University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, Vol: 18, 216 p
    15. Wijesinghe M.A.R.N., Sarananda K.H., Mendis B.E.P. (2011), The effect of pre -harvest application of potassium on fruit quality of “TEJC” mango (Mangifera indica L.) selected for processing, Proceedings of the 16th Peradeniya University Research Sessions (PURSE), (24th November, Peradeniya), University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, Vol: 16, 46 p