Skip to main content

Obaid Siddiqi Lab Collection

Identifier: NS-001


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 transport of equipment from the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) Bombay to the National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS) in Bangalore. The laboratory invested heavily in state of the art equipment, as seen in some of the purchase records. A related collection is AT-001 in the Archives at NCBS, which includes many of the objects from the Siddiqi lab kept in the Archives. The laboratory had a set of rotating students, ranging from college students to PhD students to post-docs, both from within India and abroad. Student Research Notebooks, Experiments and Scientific Drawings made by Sanjay Tickoo, Deepti Trivedi, Tuhin Chakraborty, Punam Mishra, Anil Kumar Gupta, Sarit Prati Goswami, Mohammed Bin Abu Baker, and others make up the Bulk of this collection. The Laboratory engaged in collaborative projects with Organizations such as the Defence Research Development Organization (DRDO), The World Health Organization (WHO), The Department of Bio Technology (DBT), The Wellcome Trust, and Asia Pacific Molecular Biology Network (AIMBN). The collection includes budgets, expenditures, correspondence for and of students, logistical and internal administration, records of grants from various organizations that facilitated the operations of the laboratory, detailed inclusion of research data by M.Sc., PhD and post-doc students, documents related to published and unpublished research data, catalogues and manuals, printed ephemera and reference books


  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1971 - 2012


The collections of the Archives at NCBS are open to the public. People interested in accessing the collections are requested to apply in writing to


Copyright may not have been assigned to Archives, National Centre for Biological Sciences. Permission for reproduction or distribution must be obtained in writing from the Archives at NCBS ( The Archives at NCBS makes no representation that it is the copyright owner in all of its collections. The user must obtain all necessary rights and clearances before use of material and material may only be reproduced for academic and non-commercial use.


13.5 Linear Feet

Language of Materials



Archives at NCBS, National Centre for Biological Sciences, Bangalore -560065


The Obaid Siddiqi Lab material is sourced from his former laboratory in NCBS in 2016.

Condition Description

The material is in a good condition except some very old files.

Obaid Siddiqi Lab Collection
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note

Repository Details

Part of the Archives at NCBS Repository

National Centre for Biological Sciences - Tata Institute of Fundamental Research
Bangalore Karnataka 560065 India
+9180 6717 6010
+9180 6717 6011