Obaid Siddiqi Collection
Obaid Siddiqi, FRS, (1932-2013), was the co-founder and first Centre Director of the National Center for Biological Sciences (NCBS) in Bangalore. Siddiqi worked extensively on genetic neurobiology of the fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster. He found a set of temperature-sensitive paralytic mutants which exhibit defects in electrical activity of nerves and muscles, which led a deeper understanding ionic mechanisms involved in nerve conduction and synaptic transmission. His pioneering work on neurogenetics of chemical senses, taste and smell, led to the identification of a variety of genes that control of chemosensory of Drosophila. In recognition of his scientific contributions, Siddiqi was conferred with the Padma Bhushan and the Padma Vibushan and was also elected Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS).
The collection includes photographs and administrative files handed over to the archives by Deeba Siddiqi.
- Majority of material found within 1939 - 2013
39.5 Linear Feet
Archives, National Centre for Biological Sciences, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research. Bangalore. India.