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Abstract The collection of photographs include photos of the construction of the main building of NCBS, the Mandara hostel block, life on the current NCBS campus and at the TIFR IISc campus, conferences and meetings, and profile images for annual reports. The construction photographs are of the NCBS main buildings and the Mandara hostel in Yelahanka. The main building of NCBS was constructed first, followed by the Eastern Labs and the Southern Labs Complex (SLC). The earliest photos in this series date...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1990 - 2005
Abstract The collection includes various publications from NCBS since its inception. The NCBS Annual Reports make up most of the collection. But it also includes calendars, diaries, and posters. NCBS Annual reports are dated from 1992 - 2017. (Also see NI-006, which includes TIFR Annual reports between 1945 – 1997). The NCBS annual reports provide an insight into the growth of an institution with the gradual addition of new faculty, lab facilities and equipment. The development of biology as a science...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1992 - 2017
Abstract The collection is mainly made up of the TIFR Annual reports. These reports outline all the activities of the institution as well as that of various other organizations that come under them. The progress made through the years in the initial fields of research, have been documented along with the names of the scientists that have contributed to the specific areas of study. Brief details explaining the diversification in research, as well as the conception of various daughter institutions are...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1945 - 2009
Dates: Majority of material found within 1901 - 2012
Abstract Obaid Siddiqi (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 that exhibit defects in electrical activity of nerves and muscles, which led to a deeper understanding of ionic mechanisms involved in nerve conduction and synaptic transmission. His pioneering work on...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1939 - 2013
Abstract Research at the Obaid Siddiqi Laboratory spanned over various subjects, most notably the study of the fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster. The laboratory started when Siddiqi was based in TIFR and the earliest material in the collection is from 1971. Siddiqi and his students brought the material from Bombay to Bangalore in the late 1990s, when Siddiqi shifted to his new base, the National Centre for Biological Sciences. The collection in the Archives includes correspondence around the initial...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1971 - 2012
Dates: Majority of material found within 2016 - 2018
Abstract The collection contains the papers of Ravi Sankaran, predominantly research material including field notes, pre-prints, re-prints, publications, statistical data, graphs, maps and pamphlets on various species and ecosystems Lesser Floricans, Bengal Floricans, Great Indian Bustard, on the conservation of edible-nest Swiftlets, Nicobar megapodes and ecology of Andaman and Nicobar islands. It also contains his personal diaries, letters, post cards, certificate, bills and also digital material.
Dates: Majority of material found within 1985 - 2009
Abstract The collections of T. M. Sahadevan are part of the National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS) institutional archives. T. M. Sahadevan played a unique role in the history and establishment of NCBS. He retired as the Head of Developmental Activities in 2012. The material handed over by T. M. Sahadevan to the Archives at NCBS consists of varied material like the proposal to set up a Centre for Fundamental Research in Biological Sciences, the design of NCBS, monthly report files from July 1997...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1985 - 1998