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Description: Letter from Siddiqi to Webb V.H. stating that he has joined TIFR Accession Number: MS-001_1_2_3_1_P_0011 Collection: Series:MS-001 Sub-Series: 1 Container 1: 2 Container 2: 3 Source: 1 Repository: Siddiqi Papers - Correspondence Dimensions: 9x7 inches Extent: 1p Location: Bombay Access: Correspondence Format: Typewritten on paper
Topic: The Macmillan Company
Description: Proposed staff structure for NCBS that details what is to be expected of those hired. It also includes a list of staff positions to be hired from the institute directly and those to be hired on contract. Accession Number: MS-002_1_1_1_1_0006-0007 Collection: Series:MS-002 Sub-Series: 1 Container 1: 1 Container 2: 1 Source: 1 Repository: T.M. Sahadevan Collection Dimensions: 8.5x11.5 inches Extent: 2p Location: Bangalore Access: Memo Format: Typewritten on paper
Topics: NCBS, Administration, Institution, Employment, Staff
Description: Structural Biology Meeting at IISc. L to R: S. Mayor, J. Udgaonkar, M. Panicker, M.K. Mathew Accession Number: NI-005_2_6_2_9_P_0012 Collection: Series:NI-005 Sub-Series: 2 Container 1: 6 Container 2: 2 Source: 9 Repository: NCBS Photographs Dimensions: 5x7 inches Extent: 1p Location: Bangalore Access: Image Format: Print from colour negative
Topics: Structural Biology, IISc--metadata=subject:Krishnan, K.S.
Description: Letter from Siddiqi to Bhabha, accepting the Fellowship and mentioning the various basic equipment he would need to start his work. Accession Number: MS-001_1_1_1_10_0008-0011 Collection: Series:MS-001 Sub-Series: 1 Container 1: 1 Container 2: 1 Source: 10 Repository: Siddiqi Papers - Correspondence Dimensions: 10x10 inches Extent: 4p Location: Cambridge Access: Letter Format: Typewritten on paper
Topics: Molecular Biology, TIFR, Lab
Description: Address at felicitation for P Balaram for the Thathachari Foundationʼs award. Krishnan talks about Balaramʼs work and their collaboration from early days at IISc. Accession Number: MS-003_2_7_11_11_0002-0012 Collection: Series:MS-003 Sub-Series: 2 Container 1: 7 Container 2: 11 Source: 11 Repository: KS Krishnan papers Dimensions: 21x29.7cm Extent: 11p Location: Unknown Access: Talk Format: Computer print
Topics: Thathachari Foundation Award, PhD--metadata=subject:MBU, IISc, NCBS
Description: Photographs of Outer Ring Road near Hebbal, Bangalore Accession Number: NI-005_6_1_3_22_0001-0006 Collection: Series:NI-005 Sub-Series: 6 Container 1: 1 Container 2: 3 Source: 22 Repository: NCBS Photographs Dimensions: 5X7 Extent: 6p Location: Bangalore Access: Image Format: Print from colour negative
Topics: NCBS, Hebbal, Outer Ring Road, Bangalore, Infrastructure -- roads
Description: Siddiqi at a county fair shooting game holding a rifle/gun in Bad Homburg, Germany Accession Number: MS-001_7_4_59_19_P_0002 Collection: Series:MS-001 Sub-Series: 7 Container 1: 4 Container 2: 59 Source: 19 Repository: Siddiqi Papers - Photographs Dimensions: 5.5x3.5 inches Extent: 1p Location: "Bad Homburg, Germany" Access: Photograph Format: Print from black and white negative
Topic: County Fair
Description: Highlights the need for research on marine biotechnology, key areas for focus and the activities of several pre-existing institutes in India. NIMB proposes to focus on business development, research and development and setting up national facilities under it. Accession Number: MS-003_2_6_11_2_0008-0014 Collection: Series:MS-003 Sub-Series: 2 Container 1: 6 Container 2: 11 Source: 2 Repository: KS Krishnan papers Dimensions: 21x29.7cm Extent: 7p Location: "Goa, India"...
Topics: Marine Biotechnology, Drug discovery, India, National Institute for Marine Biotechnology
Description: Letter from International Centre for Theoretical Physics to Siddiqi inviting him to act as the Director for a course on Neurophysics. It also has the details on expenses Siddiqi is entitled to. Accession Number: MS-001_1_3_5_19_P_0008 Collection: Series:MS-001 Sub-Series: 1 Container 1: 3 Container 2: 5 Source: 19 Repository: Siddiqi Papers - Correspondence Dimensions: 11x8.5 inches Extent: 1p Location: Trieste Access: Letter Format: Printed page
Topics: Neurophysics, ICTP--metadata=subject:Lu, Yu
Description: Field notes on weather, environment and the Bengal florican sightings and behaviour by Ravi Sankaran. Written in Dudhwa National Park in the Terai of Uttar Pradesh Accession Number: MS-004_1_1_1_5_0013-0048 Collection: Series:MS-004 Sub-Series: 1 Container 1: 1 Container 2: 1 Source: 5 Repository: Ravi Sankaran Collection Dimensions: 8.5x11.5 inches Extent: 36p Location: "Dudhwa National Park, Uttar Pradesh" Access: Recording Format: Ink on paper
Topics: Bengal florican, Dudhwa National Park, Terai, Wildlife, Behaviour
Description: Group photograph of the Wellcome Trust International Senior Research Fellow Meeting at NCBS Accession Number: MS-001_7_3_58_25_P_0001 Collection: Series:MS-001 Sub-Series: 7 Container 1: 3 Container 2: 58 Source: 25 Repository: Siddiqi Papers - Photographs Dimensions: 5.5x3.5 inches Extent: 1p Location: Bangalore Access: Photograph Format: Print from colour negative
Topic: Wellcome Trust
Description: Siddiqi receiving a scroll at the Gujar Mal Modi Award Ceremony Accession Number: MS-001_7_2_58_11_P_0007 Collection: Series:MS-001 Sub-Series: 7 Container 1: 2 Container 2: 58 Source: 11 Repository: Siddiqi Papers - Photographs Dimensions: 5.5x3.5 inches Extent: 1p Location: Unknown Access: Photograph Format: Print from colour negative
Topic: Gujar Mal Modi prize
Description: Veronica Rodrigues writes to Obaid Siddiqi introducing herself as a final year student majoring in Microbiology at Trinity College, Dublin. She expresses her interest in working as a research assistant in the Molecular Biology Unit of TIFR and also enquires about her chances in obtaining such a position. Accession Number: NI-001_1_2_1_9_P_0064 Collection: Series:NI-001 Sub-Series: 1 Container 1: 2 Container 2: 1 Source: 9 Repository: "Establishment office, NCBS."...
Topics: Student, Education, Research--metadata=subject:Siddiqi, Obaid, Career
Archives at the National Centre for Biological Sciences
by Sankaran, Ravi
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Description: Image of a male Barasingha, or Swamp Deer, taken by Ravi Sankaran at Dudhwa National Park, Uttar Pradesh Accession Number: MS-004_4_1_10_13_0001-0002 Collection: Series:MS-004 Sub-Series: 4 Container 1: 1 Container 2: 10 Source: 13 Repository: Ravi Sankaran Collection Dimensions: 8.5x11.5 inches Extent: 2p Location: Dudhwa National Park - Uttar Pradesh Access: Image Format:
Topics: Barasingha, Swamp Deer, Dudhwa National Park, Photography, Wildlife
Description: O. Siddiqiʼs notebook titled “1. Notes for lectures”, “2. Lab meetings”, “3. Misc”. Extract from the section titled “Lab meetings”, where Siddiqi has notes on tutorial talks to group and on “How to organise your reading”. The notebook also includes notes for lectures on Pontecorvo at Calcutta. Accession Number: MS-001_4_11_33_9_0014-0016 Collection: Series:MS-001 Sub-Series: 4 Container 1: 11 Container 2: 33 Source: 9 Repository: Siddiqi Papers -- Research...
Topics: Student research, Laboratory meeting, Scientific process
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Description: R to L: K. VijayRaghavan, Kusum Singh, R.N. Singh. Also seen is O. Siddiqi. TIFR. Accession Number: MS-001_7_4_59_20_P_0012 Collection: Series:MS-001 Sub-Series: 7 Container 1: 4 Container 2: 59 Source: 20 Repository: Siddiqi Papers - Photographs Dimensions: 5.5x3.5 inches Extent: 1p Location: Unknown Access: Photograph Format: Print from black and white negative
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Description: Siddiqi and Pontecorvo Accession Number: MS-001_7_4_59_20_P_0003 Collection: Series:MS-001 Sub-Series: 7 Container 1: 4 Container 2: 59 Source: 20 Repository: Siddiqi Papers - Photographs Dimensions: 5.5x3.5 inches Extent: 1p Location: Unknown Access: Photograph Format: Print from colour negative
Description: Letter from Obaid Siddiqi to Krishna Kumar, Secretary, Agriculture and Horticulture, Karnataka Government Secretariat. Siddiqi makes the case for locating the proposed Centre for Fundamental Research in Biological Sciences in the UAS campus by explaining the mutual benefits in terms of research in biotechnology. He adds that with so many other research institutions in the vicinity, Hebbal would develop into a nodal point for biological research Accession Number:...
Topics: UAS, Research, Fundamental, Biotechnology, Collaboration, Hebbal
Description: Letter from Neuweiler to Siddiqi citing reasons for the rejection of his paper. Accession Number: MS-001_1_2_3_15_P_0007 Collection: Series:MS-001 Sub-Series: 1 Container 1: 2 Container 2: 3 Source: 15 Repository: Siddiqi Papers - Correspondence Dimensions: 11x8.5 inches Extent: 3p Location: Munich Access: Letter Format: Printed page
Topic: Academic paper
Description: Invites scientific research proposals with focus on sub-fields - marine bio-prospecting and bio-energy. Requests individuals working in marine sciences with potential leads on bio-active compounds to come forward and pitch projects which can be taken up by industry as well. Accession Number: MS-003_2_6_11_2_P_0018 Collection: Series:MS-003 Sub-Series: 2 Container 1: 6 Container 2: 11 Source: 2 Repository: KS Krishnan papers Dimensions: 21x29.7cm Extent: 1p Location: India Access:...
Topics: Marine biology, Ecology, Bio-prospecting, DBT, India
Description: A list of unused chemicals and their specific quantities which were to be sent from Krishnan lab to Sophia College as a gift. Accession Number: MS-003_4_4_13_38_P_0007 Collection: Series:MS-003 Sub-Series: 4 Container 1: 4 Container 2: 13 Source: 38 Repository: KS Krishnan papers Dimensions: 21x29.7cm Extent: 1p Location: "Mumbai, India" Access: Correspondence Format: Handwritten note
Topics: Donation, Gift, Chemicals--metadata=subject:TIFR, Mumbai, Sophia college, Krishnan lab
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Description: Map of Sailana, Madhya Pradesh that shows the Forest Department Plantation, and nearby towns Accession Number: MS-004_1_1_1_14_P_0114 Collection: Series:MS-004 Sub-Series: 1 Container 1: 1 Container 2: 1 Source: 14 Repository: Ravi Sankaran Collection Dimensions: 8.5x11.5 inches Extent: 1p Location: Sailana - Madhya Pradesh Access: Map Format: Computer print
Topics: Map, Sailana, Survey, Birds, Dhamnod, Adwanya
Description: Letter from Roddam Narasimha to Siddiqi inviting Siddiqi to participate in a discussion meeting on “Nature and Culture”. The brief note on the meeting mentions the topics for important discussion. Some topics of discussion mentioned are : the meanings of nature and culture, the influences on Indic culture by the environment and influences on culture by Indic views of Nature. Accession Number: MS-001_1_3_15_7_0001-0003 Collection: Series:MS-001 Sub-Series: 1 Container 1: 3...
Topics: Nature and Culture, History
Archives at the National Centre for Biological Sciences
by Siddiqi, Obaid
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Description: Siddiqiʼs response to the reviewerʼs comments. He accepts that parts of the book are outdated and he could try to rewrite them. However, he says the book will be outdated by the time he is done rewriting as it is a rapidly advancing field. He disagrees with the reviewer on the completeness of the book, saying that it was not meant to be a comprehensive textbook of genetics. Accession Number: MS-001_1_2_3_1_0045-0046 Collection: Series:MS-001 Sub-Series: 1 Container 1: 2 Container...
Topic: The Macmillan Company
Description: Group photograph with Prime Minister Tony Blair and delegates from Ministry of External Affairs, India, at the Indo-UK roundtable meeting of 2000 Accession Number: MS-001_7_3_58_23_P_0001 Collection: Series:MS-001 Sub-Series: 7 Container 1: 3 Container 2: 58 Source: 23 Repository: Siddiqi Papers - Photographs Dimensions: 5.5x3.5 inches Extent: 1p Location: London Access: Photograph Format: Print from colour negative
Topic: Indo-UK roundtable
Description: O. Siddiqi and Asiya Siddiqi packing apartment. Accession Number: MS-001_7_5_59_22_P_0038 Collection: Series:MS-001 Sub-Series: 7 Container 1: 5 Container 2: 59 Source: 22 Repository: Siddiqi Papers - Photographs Dimensions: 5x7 inches Extent: 1p Location: Bombay Access: Image Format: Print from black and white negative
Topic: Packing
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Description: Ravi Sankaranʼs handwritten notes on the conservation of species. Sankaran writes about human exploitation and its link to conservation Accession Number: MS-004_1_1_1_16_P_0004 Collection: Series:MS-004 Sub-Series: 1 Container 1: 1 Container 2: 1 Source: 16 Repository: Ravi Sankaran Collection Dimensions: 8.5x11.5 inches Extent: 1p Location: Unknown Access: Note Format: Ink on paper
Topics: Conservation, Species, Exploitation, Activism, Policy, Environment
Description: Proposal to DBT for sequencing of cDNAs from the venom ducts of Indian Conus sp to support the ongoing vigorous research on conotoxins, testing the new sequencing facilities and technology and establishing a framework for research on non-model organisms for potential commercial and therapeutic interests. Deep sequencing the cone snail venom ducts was pitched to identify genes of active peptides of therapeutic and industrial interest. Accession Number: MS-003_2_2_8_5_0002-0022...
Topics: Conus, Conotoxin, Sequencing, Venom duct, Drug discovery, Genetics
Archives at the National Centre for Biological Sciences
by Krishnan, KS
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Description: Address on otters and their conservation in India during an inaugural program for a workshop. Accession Number: MS-003_2_7_11_11_0014-0020 Collection: Series:MS-003 Sub-Series: 2 Container 1: 7 Container 2: 11 Source: 11 Repository: KS Krishnan papers Dimensions: 21x29.7cm Extent: 7p Location: Unknown Access: Lecture Format: Typewritten on paper
Topics: Otter, Conservation, NCBS, Wildlife and conservation programme, India, Fundamental research
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Description: Article written by Ravi Sankaran on the work done by his team in surveying areas in Rajasthan. Published by the Salim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural History (SACON) Accession Number: MS-004_1_2_2_3_P_0023 Collection: Series:MS-004 Sub-Series: 1 Container 1: 2 Container 2: 2 Source: 3 Repository: Ravi Sankaran Collection Dimensions: 8.5x11.5 inches Extent: 1p Location: Coimbatore Access: Note Format: Computer print
Topics: Lesser florican, Conservation, Hunting, Survey, Grassland
Description: Campus life -- NCBS at the TIFR Building on the IISc campus. Image of children participating in a lemon and spoon race. Accession Number: NI-005_5_1_3_18_P_0010 Collection: Series:NI-005 Sub-Series: 5 Container 1: 1 Container 2: 3 Source: 18 Repository: NCBS Photographs Dimensions: 5X7 Extent: 1p Location: "Bangalore, India" Access: Image Format: Print from colour negative
Topics: TIFR building, IISc campus, NCBS, Children's activities, Lemon and spoon race
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Description: Mirʼs Universal Compassion - an article on the compassion and love in Mir Taqi Mirʼs poetry Accession Number: MS-001_6_6_57_8_0009-0010 Collection: Series:MS-001 Sub-Series: 6 Container 1: 6 Container 2: 57 Source: 8 Repository: Obaid Siddiqi Papers - Biographical Dimensions: 11.5x8.5 inches Extent: 2p Location: Unknown Access: Article Format: Printed Page
Topics: Poetry, Mir Taqi Mir
Description: Minutes of a meeting held between K. VijayRaghavan, N. Muralidhar and T.M. Sahadevan regarding purchasing and employment matters related to NCBS Accession Number: MS-002_1_1_1_1_P_0027 Collection: Series:MS-002 Sub-Series: 1 Container 1: 1 Container 2: 1 Source: 1 Repository: T.M. Sahadevan Collection Dimensions: 8.5x11.5 inches Extent: 1p Location: TIFR Access: Recording Format: Typewritten on paper
Topics: Minutes, NCBS, Employment, Purchasing, Finances
Description: Elsevierʼs The Trends Guide to the internet was a guide published in 1996 when the internet was very new. It explains the various aspects including history of the internet, how to connect, internet jargon, email etc. Accession Number: MS-001_1_3_17_16_0001-0015 Collection: Series:MS-001 Sub-Series: 1 Container 1: 3 Container 2: 17 Source: 16 Repository: Siddiqi Papers - Correspondence Dimensions: 11x8.5 inches Extent: 15p Location: Unknown Access: Magazine Format: Typeset on paper
Topics: Elsevier, Internet
Description: Letter from the director of the Lalor foundation to Siddiqi regarding the approval of $1350 for his research project. Accession Number: MS-001_1_1_1_7_P_0001 Collection: Series:MS-001 Sub-Series: 1 Container 1: 1 Container 2: 1 Source: 7 Repository: Siddiqi Papers - Correspondence Dimensions: 11x8 inches Extent: 1p Location: Delaware Access: Letter Format: Typewritten on paper
Topics: Lalor Foundation, Cold Spring Harbor
Description: Campus life -- NCBS at the TIFR Building on the IISc campus. Image of faculty members. L to R: Sudhir Krishna, K. VijayRaghavan, U.S. Bhalla, S. Mayor, M.K. Mathew, M. Panicker. Accession Number: NI-005_5_1_3_19_P_0005 Collection: Series:NI-005 Sub-Series: 5 Container 1: 1 Container 2: 3 Source: 19 Repository: NCBS Photographs Dimensions: 5X7 Extent: 1p Location: Bangalore Access: Image Format: Print from colour negative
Topics: NCBS, IISc, TIFR building, Faculty meeting
Archives at the National Centre for Biological Sciences
by Krishnan, K. S.
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Description: Summarises the cardinals to abide by in good research as points. Accession Number: MS-003_3_3_12_4_P_0068 Collection: Series:MS-003 Sub-Series: 3 Container 1: 3 Container 2: 12 Source: 4 Repository: KS Krishnan papers Dimensions: 21x29.7cm Extent: 1p Location: Unknown Access: Handwritten note Format: Ink on paper
Topics: Research ethics, Research guidelines, Occam's razor, Ashwathama Hatha Kunjaraha, Scientific Ethics
Description: Campus life -- NCBS at the TIFR Building on the IISc campus. Image of M. Panicker and students. Accession Number: NI-005_5_1_3_18_P_0002 Collection: Series:NI-005 Sub-Series: 5 Container 1: 1 Container 2: 3 Source: 18 Repository: NCBS Photographs Dimensions: 5X7 Extent: 1p Location: "Bangalore, India" Access: Image Format: Print from colour negative
Topics: TIFR building, IISc campus, NCBS--metadata=subject:Panicker, M. M.
Archives at the National Centre for Biological Sciences
by Miguel, Francisco and O. Siddiqi
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Description: Francisco Miguelʼs letter with birthday wishes on Siddiqiʼs 80th Birthday. The envelope includes Siddiqiʼs scribbles on stock market and value of shares of companies that he likely owned or was interested in following. Accession Number: MS-001_1_1_2_33_0001-0002 Collection: Series:MS-001 Sub-Series: 1 Container 1: 1 Container 2: 2 Source: 33 Repository: Siddiqi Papers -- Correspondence Dimensions: 8.5x11.5 inches Extent: 2p Location: "Mexico, Bangalore" Access:...
Topics: Felicitation, Stock market
Description: Obaid Siddiqiʼs acceptance speech for the Rameshwardas Birla National Award. Siddiqi reflects with gratitude on his journey so far - from his school and college days, wherein he was first drawn to science, the influence of his uncle, a botanist, on his interests, and the guidance of Pontecorvo, Seymour Benzer, Alan Garen and Maurice Fox in shaping his beliefs on pure science and research and the opportunity to work at TIFR thanks to Dr Homi Bhabhaʼs offer. Parallels are drawn...
Topic: Rameshwardas Birla National Award
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Description: Photograph of clumped HeLa Cells Accession Number: MS-001_1_2_3_4_P_0009 Collection: Series:MS-001 Sub-Series: 1 Container 1: 2 Container 2: 3 Source: 4 Repository: Siddiqi Papers - Correspondence Dimensions: 3x5 inches Extent: 1p Location: Unknown Access: Still Image Format: Ink on paper
Topic: HeLa Cells
Description: Do Animals Think? Draft of talk by O. Siddiqi on conscious intelligence in animals. Thought provoking questions on the understanding of conscious intelligence, how religion and bias have lead to certain belief systems about the same, and early research on animal behaviour have shaped it. Comments on the work of Descartes and other philosophers, psychologists and experimental paradigms used to probe into the same. Accession Number: MS-001_3_2_20_23_0001-0029 Collection:...
Topics: Conscious Intelligence, Animal behaviour, Descartes, Piemack, Theology, Philosophy
Description: Letter from Bose to Siddiqi outlining the various opportunities for Siddiqiʼs research interests and suggestions. He mentions that he has contacted a few friends who have specialised in biology and that he will contact more “top ranking people”. Accession Number: MS-001_1_1_1_8_0001-0003 Collection: Series:MS-001 Sub-Series: 1 Container 1: 1 Container 2: 1 Source: 8 Repository: Siddiqi Papers - Correspondence Dimensions: 8.5x7 inches Extent: 3p Location: Calcutta Access:...
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Description: University of Kalyani awarded Siddiqi an Honorary Degree of Doctor Science for his significant contributions to genetics and neurobiology. Accession Number: MS-001_1_1_2_21_P_0023 Collection: Series:MS-001 Sub-Series: 1 Container 1: 1 Container 2: 2 Source: 21 Repository: Siddiqi Papers - Correspondence Dimensions: 11.5x10 inches Extent: 1p Location: "Kalyani, West Bengal" Access: Certificate Format: Printed page
Topics: Doctor of Science, University of Kalyani
Description: Congratulatory letter from C. N. R. Rao to Siddiqi on election to the Royal Society Accession Number: MS-001_1_1_1_23_P_0001 Collection: Series:MS-001 Sub-Series: 1 Container 1: 1 Container 2: 1 Source: 23 Repository: Siddiqi Papers - Correspondence Dimensions: 11.5x10 inches Extent: 1p Location: "Cambridge, UK" Access: Handwritten Page Format: Ink on paper
Topic: Royal Society--metadata=subject:Siddiqi, Obaid
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Description: Letter asking Krishnan about his interest in returning to India from the US, and the proposal of a position at TIFR, Mumbai. Accession Number: MS-003_4_3_13_2_0001-0002 Collection: Series:MS-003 Sub-Series: 4 Container 1: 3 Container 2: 13 Source: 2 Repository: KS Krishnan papers Dimensions: 21.5x28cm Extent: 2p Location: Unknown Access: Correspondence Format: Ink on paper
Topics: TIFR, India--metadata=subject:Siddiqi, O--metadata=subject:Krishnan, K.S., Research position
Description: Describes the genetic crosses set up for different strains of Drosophila melanogaster in lab. Accession Number: MS-003_1_3_3_3_P_0045 Collection: Series:MS-003 Sub-Series: 1 Container 1: 3 Container 2: 3 Source: 3 Repository: KS Krishnan papers Dimensions: 21x29.7cm Extent: 1p Location: Unknown Access: Handwritten note Format: Ink on paper
Topics: Drosophila melanogaster, Genetic cross, Mutants, Wild-type, Krishnan lab
Description: Commentary and criticism of the various non-scientific superstitious claims made about physiology, animal behaviour and intelligence (among others) during a solar eclipse and submitted to Science Today. Siddiqi warns of not letting bias and irrational superstition cloud scientific investigation and being wary of disseminating false information to the masses. Accession Number: MS-001_3_2_20_2_0001-0006 Collection: Series:MS-001 Sub-Series: 3 Container 1: 2 Container 2: 20 Source: 2...
Topics: Superstition, Solar Eclipse, Misinformation, Bias, Science Today, Misinterpretation
Description: Siddiqi and Asiya with Elizabeth Watson Accession Number: MS-001_7_4_59_21_P_0028 Collection: Series:MS-001 Sub-Series: 7 Container 1: 4 Container 2: 59 Source: 21 Repository: Siddiqi Papers - Photographs Dimensions: 5.5x3.5 inches Extent: 1p Location: Unknown Access: Photograph Format: Print from colour negative
Description: Group photograph of NCBS faculty, students and staff during Council Meeting at NCBS. Council members, including Ratan Tata, laid the foundation stone titled “Celebrating the establishment of the National Centre for Biological Sciences” near the new NCBS canteen pond. Accession Number: NI-005_2_4_2_2_P_0006 Collection: Series:NI-005 Sub-Series: 2 Container 1: 4 Container 2: 2 Source: 2 Repository: NCBS Photographs Dimensions: 5X7 Extent: 1p Location: "Bangalore, India"...
Topics: Ratan Tata, NCBS, Campus, TIFR, Foundation stone
Description: The proposal to set up a Centre for Fundamental Research in Biological Sciences which later materialised into the current NCBS. It details the need for such a centre, the objective, the financial, staff and facilities required and projections on the growth of the proposed institute over the next 20 years. An “attractive and conducive to productive work throughout the year” climate, the presence of industrial and technical infrastructure and necessary culture, the presence of...
Topics: Research, Proposal, Institution, NCBS, History, Science
Description: Letter from Siddiqi to Rotell stating that he has not been able to do enough and therefore a submission of February 1964 is not possible. He requests to push the deadline to late 1964. Accession Number: MS-001_1_2_3_1_P_0020 Collection: Series:MS-001 Sub-Series: 1 Container 1: 2 Container 2: 3 Source: 1 Repository: Siddiqi Papers - Correspondence Dimensions: 9x7 inches Extent: 1p Location: Bombay Access: Correspondence Format: Typewritten on paper
Topic: The Macmillan Company
Description: Siddiqi in conversation with his colleagues at a molecular biology workshop at TIFR Accession Number: MS-001_7_4_59_15_P_0004 Collection: Series:MS-001 Sub-Series: 7 Container 1: 4 Container 2: 59 Source: 15 Repository: Siddiqi Papers - Photographs Dimensions: 5.5x3.5 inches Extent: 1p Location: Bombay Access: Photograph Format: Print from colour negative
Topics: TIFR, Molecular Biology
Description: Handwritten letter from Eugene Wikramanayake thanking Siddiqi for sending him a copy of G. Pontecorvoʼs memoir. He says that after nearly 20 years of education, it was Pontecorvo who turned on his “thinking power”. He goes on to mention that he would be interested in teaching a course on human biology in medical schools in Bangalore and requests Siddiqiʼs help with finding contacts. Accession Number: MS-001_1_3_9_27_P_0001 Collection: Series:MS-001 Sub-Series: 1 Container 1:...
Description: William Eastmanʼs letter to Siddiqi accompanying the reviewerʼs comments. Eastman requests for Siddiqiʼs response. Accession Number: MS-001_1_2_3_1_P_0043 Collection: Series:MS-001 Sub-Series: 1 Container 1: 2 Container 2: 3 Source: 1 Repository: Siddiqi Papers - Correspondence Dimensions: 9x7 inches Extent: 1p Location: Unknown Access: Correspondence Format: Typewritten on paper
Topic: The Macmillan Company
Description: Siddiqi with his son Imran Accession Number: MS-001_7_4_59_20_P_0018 Collection: Series:MS-001 Sub-Series: 7 Container 1: 4 Container 2: 59 Source: 20 Repository: Siddiqi Papers - Photographs Dimensions: 5.5x3.5 inches Extent: 1p Location: Unknown Access: Photograph Format: Print from black and white negative
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Description: A book detailing the rules and working of TIFR Accession Number: MS-001_2_2_13_14_0001-0045 Collection: Series:MS-001 Sub-Series: 2 Container 1: 2 Container 2: 13 Source: 14 Repository: Siddiqi Papers - Administration Dimensions: 8.3 × 11.7 inches Extent: 45p Location: Bombay Access: Book Format: Typewritten on paper
Topics: TIFR, Rules, Institution, Legal, Logistics
Description: Siddiqi with his students in his lab at NCBS Accession Number: MS-001_7_4_59_21_P_0011 Collection: Series:MS-001 Sub-Series: 7 Container 1: 4 Container 2: 59 Source: 21 Repository: Siddiqi Papers - Photographs Dimensions: 5.5x3.5 inches Extent: 1p Location: Bangalore Access: Photograph Format: Print from colour negative
Topic: NCBS
Description: Congratulatory letter from Pontecorvo to Siddiqi on election to the Royal Society. Pontecorvo commends the rapid progress of Siddiqiʼs groupʼs work on olfactory neurogenetics Accession Number: MS-001_1_1_1_23_P_0003 Collection: Series:MS-001 Sub-Series: 1 Container 1: 1 Container 2: 1 Source: 23 Repository: Siddiqi Papers - Correspondence Dimensions: 9.5x7.5 inches Extent: 1p Location: London Access: Handwritten Page Format: Ink on paper
Topics: Fellow of the Royal Society, FRS
Description: Note on possible experiments to see the effect of conotoxins via imaging of calcium in the cells. Assays to study the effect of toxin on spontaneous miniature synaptic calcium transients, field potential evoked calcium transients and NMDA induced calcium changes are implied. Accession Number: MS-003_2_2_8_3_P_0006 Collection: Series:MS-003 Sub-Series: 2 Container 1: 2 Container 2: 8 Source: 3 Repository: KS Krishnan papers Dimensions: 21x29.7cm Extent: 1p Location: Unknown Access:...
Topics: Conotoxin, Ion channel, Neurobiology, Conus, Calcium, Receptor
Description: Describes problems during processing a bill for the repair of an “un-numbered” clock leading to waste of time and requests that purchase, store and accounts sub-sections of the administration be made to realise a change in their work ethic would be required such that scientific staff can focus on research better. Accession Number: MS-003_4_4_13_38_P_0013 Collection: Series:MS-003 Sub-Series: 4 Container 1: 4 Container 2: 13 Source: 38 Repository: KS Krishnan papers Dimensions:...
Topics: Administration, Bill processing, Invoice, Purchase, Store, Accounts
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Description: Log of the number of peacock calls heard over 12 minutes in four different places, over March, April, May and June Accession Number: MS-004_1_1_1_14_P_0041 Collection: Series:MS-004 Sub-Series: 1 Container 1: 1 Container 2: 1 Source: 14 Repository: Ravi Sankaran Collection Dimensions: 8.5x11.5 inches Extent: 1p Location: Madhya Pradesh Access: Recording Format: Ink on paper
Topics: Peacock, Bird calls, Conservation, Wildlife, Fieldwork, Observations
Description: A page explaining the work plan for collection, rearing and experimental set up for studying Conus snails in India. Several sites for collection in Kerala, activities at the temporary rearing centre at Kollam and other institutes, and questions pertaining to study of cone snails have been mentioned. Accession Number: MS-003_2_2_8_6_P_0105 Collection: Series:MS-003 Sub-Series: 2 Container 1: 2 Container 2: 8 Source: 6 Repository: KS Krishnan papers Dimensions: 21x29.7cm Extent: 1p...
Topics: Conus, Conotoxin, DBT, Kerala, Genomics, Venom
Description: List of Conus species and their method of collection - in the different kinds of tubes - from Eppendorf tubes to big bottles for larger species of snails. Accession Number: MS-003_1_3_3_3_P_0033 Collection: Series:MS-003 Sub-Series: 1 Container 1: 3 Container 2: 3 Source: 3 Repository: KS Krishnan papers Dimensions: 21x29.7cm Extent: 1p Location: Unknown Access: Handwritten note Format: Ink on paper
Topics: Conus species, Collection method, Eppendorf tubes, Conotoxins--metadata=subject:Krishnan, K.S.
Description: Discusses the rationale for establishing NIMB - an institute which steers clear of the food sector and instead focuses on marine biotechnology and translational research and to help bring industrial collaboration to marine biology research. Accession Number: MS-003_2_6_11_2_P_0015 Collection: Series:MS-003 Sub-Series: 2 Container 1: 6 Container 2: 11 Source: 2 Repository: KS Krishnan papers Dimensions: 21x29.7cm Extent: 1p Location: "Goa, India" Access: Note Format:...
Topics: National Institute for Marine Biotechnology, Marine Biotechnology, Industrial collaboration, India,...
Description: Achievements of the project on studying peptides from Indian Conus sp snail toxins and justification for an extension of the same to keep the jobs associated with it secure until new funding or projects materialise to phase into. Accession Number: MS-003_2_2_8_4_P_0070 Collection: Series:MS-003 Sub-Series: 2 Container 1: 2 Container 2: 8 Source: 4 Repository: KS Krishnan papers Dimensions: 21x29.7cm Extent: 1p Location: Unknown Access: Note Format: Computer print
Topics: Conus, DBT, Drug discovery, Pharmacology, Peptides, Therapeutic value
Description: Certificate specifying that the equipment Siddiqi is required to take to Cambridge are of no commercial value and were built at TIFR. Accession Number: MS-001_1_3_5_13_P_0005 Collection: Series:MS-001 Sub-Series: 1 Container 1: 3 Container 2: 5 Source: 13 Repository: Siddiqi Papers - Correspondence Dimensions: 11x8.5 inches Extent: 1p Location: Mumbai Access: Letter Format: Typewritten on Paper
Topics: Equipment, Cambridge, TIFR, Sabbatical
Description: Handwritten observations and notes on fate of Drosophila melanogaster on being subjected to different types of cone snail toxins to test their potency possibly. Accession Number: MS-003_1_3_3_3_0034-0042 Collection: Series:MS-003 Sub-Series: 1 Container 1: 3 Container 2: 3 Source: 3 Repository: KS Krishnan papers Dimensions: 21x29.7cm Extent: 9p Location: Unknown Access: Handwritten note Format: Ink on paper
Topics: Conotoxin, Drosophila melanogaster, Toxicity, Drug discovery, Mutant, Conus
Description: Handwritten notes -- Lectures by Martin Heisenberg, Jeff Hall (rules that govern meiosis; includes hand-drawn family tree of American Drosophila geneticists on Page 18). Reading list for Biology 204 - Genetics seminar; Drosophila stock collection - S. Benzer. Accession Number: MS-001_4_3_25_3_0001-0096 Collection: Series:MS-001 Sub-Series: 4 Container 1: 3 Container 2: 25 Source: 3 Repository: Siddiqi Papers -- Research Dimensions: 8.5x11.5 inches Extent: 96p Location: Pasadena...
Topics: Drosophila, Caltech--metadata=subject:Hall, J. --metadata=subject:Heisenberg, M., Drosophila...
Description: Campus life -- NCBS at the TIFR Building on the IISc campus. Image of T.M. Sahadevan in a slow bicycle race. Accession Number: NI-005_5_1_3_18_P_0013 Collection: Series:NI-005 Sub-Series: 5 Container 1: 1 Container 2: 3 Source: 18 Repository: NCBS Photographs Dimensions: 5X7 Extent: 1p Location: "Bangalore, India" Access: Image Format: Print from colour negative
Topics: TIFR building, IISc campus, NCBS--metadata=subject:Sahadevan, T.M.
Description: Letter from Siddiqi to Jayant Udgaonkar proposing to drop the shadowgraphy project in order to reduce the budget. Accession Number: MS-001_1_3_7_20_P_0037 Collection: Series:MS-001 Sub-Series: 1 Container 1: 3 Container 2: 7 Source: 20 Repository: Siddiqi Papers - Correspondence Dimensions: 11x8.5 inches Extent: 1p Location: Bangalore Access: Letter Format: Printed page
Topic: Financial support
Description: Letter from K. VijayRaghavan to Virendra Singh regarding the money allotted for NCBS. He says that the Atomic Energy Commission approved the escalated cost of project (NCBS) to 33 crores from 18 crores. He also says that a lower allocation will result in major construction delays and further escalated costs and that the currently allotted 5.5 crores for both construction and research projects is unacceptable. VijayRaghavan also requests that NCBS be represented in all Internal...
Topics: NCBS, TIFR
Description: Letter from A.N. Bhaduri, Director, Indian Institute of Chemical Biology to Manju Sharma, Adviser, Department of Biotechnology. Bhaduri writes in support of the proposed Center for Fundamental Research in Biological Sciences. He emphasises the need for national involvement in the promotion of biological sciences as it is a growing field Accession Number: MS-001_2_1_10_1_P_0021 Collection: Series:MS-001 Sub-Series: 2 Container 1: 1 Container 2: 10 Source: 1 Repository: Siddiqi...
Topics: Research, Biology, Science, Funding
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Description: Siddiqi receiving the Goyal prize Accession Number: MS-001_7_2_58_9_P_0001 Collection: Series:MS-001 Sub-Series: 7 Container 1: 2 Container 2: 58 Source: 9 Repository: Siddiqi Papers - Photographs Dimensions: 5.5x3.5 inches Extent: 1p Location: Unknown Access: Photograph Format: Print from colour negative
Topic: Goyal Prize
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Description: Siddiqi at the construction site of NCBS Accession Number: MS-001_7_4_59_13_P_0006 Collection: Series:MS-001 Sub-Series: 7 Container 1: 4 Container 2: 59 Source: 13 Repository: Siddiqi Papers - Photographs Dimensions: 5.5x3.5 inches Extent: 1p Location: Bangalore Access: Photograph Format: Print from colour negative
Topic: NCBS