ATSE new Fellow 2023

Chamindie Punyadeera FTSE

Professor Chamindie Punyadeera

Professor Chamindie Punyadeera FTSE

Biomedical innovator

Professor Chamindie Punyadeera is a translational scientist at the interface of biomedicine and engineering. Her cutting-edge research and transformative applications have real-world impact.

Chamindie is a global authority on saliva-based diagnostics. She led the development and commercialisation of the world’s first saliva-based test for early diagnosis of head and neck cancers, CancerDetect™, helping more than one million patients worldwide.

At the helm of a multidisciplinary team, Chamindie is leading the development of non-invasive technologies, including wearable diagnostics and biosensors. She is also a passionate advocate for women in STEM, initiating a program to support women from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds through Women in Technology.