Ms. G.M. Somaratne

Ms. G.M. Somaratne

Lecturer
  • Faculty of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.
  • 0701671391
  • geeshanimadu@gmail.com
  • M.Sc. (Peradeniya)
  • B.Sc.- Food Science and Technology (Peradeniya)
  • Lecturer - Department of Food Science and Technology - August 2019 - to date
  • Research fellow - Riddet Institute, Massey University,  New Zealand 
  • Visiting Research fellow, Agro campus Ouest, France 
  • Lecturer (temporary)- Department of Food Science and Technology - 2013 -2014

JOURNAL PAPERS

  • Characterization of egg white gel microstructure and its relationship with pepsin diffusivity (2020) G Somaratne, F Nau, MJ Ferrua, J Singh, A Ye, D Dupont, RP Singh, and J Singh. Food Hydrocolloids 98, 105258
     
  • In-situ disintegration of egg white gels by pepsin and kinetics of nutrient release followed by time-lapse confocal microscopy (2020) G Somaratne, F Nau, MJ Ferrua, J Singh, A Ye, D Dupont, RP Singh, and J Singh. Food Hydrocolloids 98, 105228
     
  • Mapping the spatiotemporal distribution of acid and moisture in food structures during gastric juice diffusion using hyperspectral imaging (2020) G Somaratne, MM Reis, MJ Ferrua, A Ye, F Nau, J Floury, D Dupont, RP Singh, and J Singh. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 67 (33), 9399-9410.
     
  • Food material properties as determining factors in nutrient release during human gastric digestion: a review (2020) G Somaratne, MJ Ferrua, A Ye, F Nau, J Floury, D Dupont, J Singh. Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition, 1-17
  • Effect of polishing on glycemic index and antioxidant properties of red and white basmati rice (2017) G.M. Somaratne, B.D.R. Prasantha, G.R. Dunuwila, A. Chandrasekara, D.G.N.G. Wijesinghe and D.C.S. Gunasekara. Food Chemistry. 237, 716–723.
     
  • Diabetes and Alzheimer’s Disease: Can Tea Phytochemicals Play a Role in Prevention? (2017) W.M.A.D.B. Fernando, G.M. Somaratne, K. G. Goozee, S. Williams, H. Singh and R. N. Martins. J Alzheimers Dis. 59 (2):481-501. (Selected the Alzheimer's Association International Conference – 2017 Best Featured Article).

CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

  • Somaratne, G. M., Reis, M. M., Ferrua, M. J., Ye, A., Dupont, D., Nau, F., Floury, J., Singh, R. P. (2018). Feasibility of using hyperspectral imaging to predict gastric juice diffusion into solid food structures during gastric digestion. Presented at 19th IUFoST World Food Congress Food Science & Technology 2018, Mumbai, India
     
  • Somaratne, G. M., Singh, J., Ferrua, M. J., Ye, A., Dupont, D., Nau, F., Singh, R. P. (2017). Role of gastric juice diffusion into steamed and fried orange-fleshed sweet potatoes on the macro- and microstructural changes and nutrient release during static in-vitro gastric digestion. Presented at NZIFST Annual Conference 2017 – Nelson, 4-6 July, 2017 (Oral Abstract)
     
  • Somaratne, G. M., Singh, J., Ferrua, M. J., Ye, A., Dupont, D., Nau, F., Singh, R. P. (2017). Diffusion of gastric juice and release of nutrients in fried and steamed orange-fleshed sweet potatoes during invitro gastric digestion. 7th International Symposium on “Delivery of Functionality in Complex Food Systems”, Auckland, NZL (2017-11-05 - 2017-11-08)
     
  • G.M. Somaratne, B.D.R. Prasantha and A. Chandrasekara (2014). Effect of varietal differences and polishing levels on glycemic index and antioxidant properties of rice (Oryza sativa L.) – Peradeniya University International Research Session (IPURSE), Sri Lanka, 6th & 7th July 2014.
     
  • G.M. Somaratne, B.D.R. Prasantha and A. Chandrasekara (2013). Effect of varietal differences and polishing levels on glycemic index and antioxidant properties of rice (Oryza sativa L.), In proceedings of the first annual research session , Department of Food Science & Technology, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, 20th December 2013.