A leading modern research collection of geo-referenced data and deep-frozen DNA library, housed in a unique climate-controlled space, and supported by top museum scientists
A central facility for species discovery, molecular systematics, and cutting-edge evolutionary, genomic and conservation genetic studies, facilitating global scientific collaborations
About Biodiversity Lab Research Collections
Biodiversity Lab Research Collections at NCBS provide unmatched assets and resources to study India's incredible biodiversity. They include advanced taxonomic expertise, world-class infrastructure, equipment, and other research facilities needed for 21st century museum-based biodiversity research.
Our research in India's biodiversity hotspots is spearheading a remarkable number of species discoveries, offering insights into the richness and complexity of Indian biodiversity. This work depends critically on research collections. The Biodiversity Lab Research Collections have state-of-the-art facilities to hold dry and wet specimens, deep-frozen DNA library, and other biodiversity-related materials. The work space provides microscopes, imaging station, specimen preparation space, computers, and other essential equipment and resources for museum work. This facility supports several multi-institutional, national and international collaborations in taxonomic discovery, molecular systematics, and evolutionary and conservation genetics, supported by leading natural history museums and biodiversity scientists.Read More
The Collections Team
Prof. Krushnamegh Kunte
Dipendra Nath Basu
Dipendra Nath Basu
Our Partners and Collaborators
We have extensive collaborations with prominent research institutions and museums across the world, such as the Zoological Survey of India (Kolkata), Indian Council of Agricultural Research (New Delhi), Natural History Museum (London), University Museum (University of Tokyo), Museum of Comparative Zoology (Harvard University), and the McGuire Centre for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity (Florida Museum of Natural History). These collaborations serve national and global research networks to prepare phylogenies of several major insect orders and herpetofaunal clades, especially the Lepidoptera (butterflies and moths), Hemiptera (bugs), and Coleoptera (beetles).
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