Nouchali is from Sri Lanka and joined the group in November 2009 as a graduate scientist. She graduated from the University of Dundee in June 2009 with a BSc(Hons) in the life sciences.
She is currently involved in a project linked to the fluorinase enzyme.
Identification of fluorinases from Streptomyces sp. MA37, Norcardia brasiliensis and Actinoplanes sp. N902-109 by gene mining.
Hai Deng, Long Ma, Nouchali Bandaranayaka, Zhiwei Qin, Greg Mann, Kwaku Kyeremeh, Yi Yu, Thomas Shepherd, James H Naismith and David O’Hagan
ChemBioChem, 2014, 15, 364–368.
Tumour imaging by positron emission tomography using fluorinase generated 5-[18F]fluoro-5-deoxyribose as a novel tracer.
Sergio Dall’Angelo, Nouchali Bandaranayaka, Albert D. Windhorst, Danielle J. Vugts, Dion van der Born, Mayca Onega, Lutz F. Schweiger, Matteo Zanda, David O’Hagan
Nuclear Med. Biol., 2013, 40, 464–470.