Dr Himaya Siddhihalu Wickrama Hewage

UQ Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Institute for Molecular Bioscience
+61 7 334 62722


Research Interests

  • Cone snail venom peptide discovery
  • Venom transcriptome analysis
  • Proteomic profiling of cone snail venoms
  • Detection of ciguatoxins in algal extracts


  • Doctor of Science, Pukyong National University


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  • Doctor Philosophy

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Featured Publications

Book Chapter

  • Ryu, BoMi, Himaya, S.W.A. and Kim, Se-Kwon (2015). Applications of Microalgae-Derived Active Ingredients as Cosmeceuticals. In Se-Kwon Kim (Ed.), Handbook of Marine Microalgae: Biotechnology Advances 1 ed. (pp. 309-316) London, United Kingdom: Elsevier. doi:10.1016/B978-0-12-800776-1.00020-0

  • Himaya, S. W. A. and Kim, Se-Kwon (2015). Marine nutraceuticals. In Se-Kwon Kim (Ed.), Springer handbook of marine biotechnology (pp. 995-1014) Berlin, Germany: Springer . doi: 10.1007/978-3-642-53971-8_43

  • Himaya, S. W. A. and Kim, Se-Kwon (2014). Functional proteins and peptides from fish skin. In Se-Kwon Kim (Ed.), Seafood processing by-product: trends and applications (pp. 197-205) New York, NY, United States: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-1-4614-9590-1_11

  • Kim, Se-Kwon and Himaya, S. W. A. (2013). Edible marine invertebrates: a promising source of nutraceuticals. In Se-Kwon Kim (Ed.), Marine nutraceuticals: prospects and perspectives (pp. 243-256) CRC Press: CRC Press (Taylor and Francis). doi:10.1201/b13904-18

  • Himaya, S. W. A. and Kim, Se-Kwon (2013). Marine microalgal metabolites: a promising source of pharmaceuticals. In Goutam Brahmachari (Ed.), Chemistry and pharmacology of naturally occurring bioactive compounds (pp. 459-470) Boca Raton, FL, United States: CRC Press (Taylor and Francis). doi:10.1201/b13867-20

  • Himaya, S. W. A. and Kim, Se-Kwon (2013). Marine symbiotic microorganisms: a new dimension in natural product research. In Se-Kwon Kim (Ed.), Marine microbiology: bioactive compounds and biotechnological applications (pp. 295-306) Wiley-VCH Verlag: Blackwell Wissenschafts-verlag Gmbh. doi:10.1002/9783527665259.ch18

  • Kim, Se-Kwon and Himaya, S. W. A. (2012). Medicinal Effects of Phlorotannins from Marine Brown Algae. In Se-Kwon Kim (Ed.), Marine Medicinal Foods Implications and Applications, Macro and Microalgae (pp. 97-109) Waltham, MA, United States: Academic Press (Elsevier Press). doi:10.1016/B978-0-12-387669-0.00008-9

  • Kim, Se-Kwon , Himaya, S. W. A. and Kang, Kyong-Hwa (2012). Sea Cucumber Saponins: Realization of Their Anticancer Effects. In Se-Kwon Kim (Ed.), Marine Pharmacognosy: Trends and Applications (pp. 119-128) Boca Raton, FL, United States: CRC Press (Taylor and Francis). doi:10.1201/b13868-11

  • Kim, Se-Kwon and Himaya, S.W.A. (2012). Triterpene Glycosides from Sea Cucumbers and their Biological Activities. In Se-Kwon Kim (Ed.), Marine Medicinal Foods Implications and Applications - Animals and Microbes (pp. 297-319) Academic Press: Academic Press (Elsevier Press). doi:10.1016/B978-0-12-416003-3.00020-2

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Conference Publication

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

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Possible Research Projects

Note for students: The possible research projects listed on this page may not be comprehensive or up to date. Always feel free to contact the staff for more information, and also with your own research ideas.