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Starting a new molecular biology unit at TIFR-Obaid Siddiqi

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On Obaid Siddiqi: Building a space for diverging views-K VijayRaghavan

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Excerpts from speeches at the laying of the TIFR foundation stone in 1954

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Correspondence between JRD Tata and Homi Bhabha on building TIFR

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Building a scientific identity-Homi Bhabha

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On Obaid Siddiqi: Finding elegance in science-Indira Chowdhury

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Designing an NCBS logo-Sumantra Chattarji

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The DAE sanction order to TIFR to set up the Centre for Fundamental Research in Biological Sciences, which would eventually become the National Centre for Biological Sciences. The Oct 22, 1991, letter was followed up by another one on Oct 23 due to a…

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The DAE approval to sign a memorandum of understanding with the University of Agricultural Sciences in Bangalore. January 1991.

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Notes from Obaid Siddiqi's presentation to the TIFR Faculty in 1988, on his proposal to set up a new centre for biology. Siddiqi summarizes the journey from 1978, based on an invitation from S. Ramaseshan to start a joint TIFR-IISC centre for…

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The National Biotechnology Board sends its approval in September 1985 to TIFR for allowing the set up of a Centre for Fundamental Research in Biological Sciences under the Department of Atomic Energy.

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Excerpts from the 1985-90 Five Year Plan from TIFR. It includes the proposal for a Centre for Fundamental Research in Biological Sciences, stating that a "strong school of basic research in modern biology in India is of great and vital interest to…

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Excerpts from the 1985-90 Five Year Plan from TIFR. It includes the proposal for a Centre for Fundamental Research in Biological Sciences, stating that a "strong school of basic research in modern biology in India is of great and vital interest to…

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Excerpts from the 1985-90 Five Year Plan from TIFR. It includes the proposal for a Centre for Fundamental Research in Biological Sciences, stating that a "strong school of basic research in modern biology in India is of great and vital interest to…

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Excerpts from the 1985-90 Five Year Plan from TIFR. It includes the proposal for a Centre for Fundamental Research in Biological Sciences, stating that a "strong school of basic research in modern biology in India is of great and vital interest to…

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The first official proposal for an independent centre for biology under TIFR, as seen in the TIFR Five Year Plan from 1980-85. It was called the "TIFR-IISC Joint Centre for Biological Research"

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The first official proposal for an independent centre for biology under TIFR, as seen in the TIFR Five Year Plan from 1980-85. It was called the "TIFR-IISC Joint Centre for Biological Research"

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The first official proposal for an independent centre for biology under TIFR, as seen in the TIFR Five Year Plan from 1980-85. It was called the "TIFR-IISC Joint Centre for Biological Research"

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The first official proposal for an independent centre for biology under TIFR, as seen in the TIFR Five Year Plan from 1980-85. It was called the "TIFR-IISC Joint Centre for Biological Research"

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The DAE sanction order to TIFR to set up the Centre for Fundamental Research in Biological Sciences, which would eventually become the National Centre for Biological Sciences. The Oct 22, 1991, letter was followed up by another one on Oct 23 due to a…

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The TIFR Council lauds the initiative to set up a new biology centre. They also express their hope that the new centre will be a national resource of sorts, and also wonder about the future of research areas at the TIFR molecular biology unit. TIFR…

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The TIFR Council lauds the initiative to set up a new biology centre. They also express their hope that the new centre will be a national resource of sorts, and also wonder about the future of research areas at the TIFR molecular biology unit. TIFR…

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Obaid Siddiqi wrote a proposal for a new biology centre as part of TIFR’s 1980-1985 Five Year Plan, based on S. Ramaseshan’s invitation to set it up at IISc. But even though it was approved by the government, the IISc plan lost steam. This…

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Obaid Siddiqi wrote a proposal for a new biology centre as part of TIFR’s 1980-1985 Five Year Plan, based on S. Ramaseshan’s invitation to set it up at IISc. But even though it was approved by the government, the IISc plan lost steam. This…

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Veronica Rodrigues joined TIFR for a PhD in the late 1970s after moving from Dublin, Ireland. Here, she reflects on her time as a student at TIFR and the lasting impressions of the space.

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The first direct correspondence between Homi Bhabha and Obaid Siddiqi, after Bhabha received a letter from Leo Szilard, with recommendations for Siddiqi from Alan Garen and Guido Pontecorvo. Bhabha indirectly offers Siddiqi a position. March 12,…

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AV Hill's reply in June 1944 to Homi Bhabha after the Tata Trust agreed to sponsor a new physics research institute. Hill advises Bhabha that future application of physics will be in biology.

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The central government's letter to TIFR in July 1985, indicating the Planning Commission's approval of the biology centre and other proposal made by TIFR. The "Centre for Fundamental Research in Biological Sciences" is included as a "National Scheme"…

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While the 1960s plan for a National Biological Laboratory in Palampur never materialized, a National Centre for Biological Sciences did eventually come up independently. But all that has not stopped it from an NBL being mentioned in competitive…

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While the 1960s plan for a National Biological Laboratory in Palampur never materialized, a National Centre for Biological Sciences did eventually come up independently. But all that has not stopped it from an NBL being mentioned in competitive…

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An extract from the 1964 CSIR Annual Report, where the new National Biological Laboratory in Palampur finds a mention. The laboratory never materialized, partly because of a disagreement on the location. But that has not stopped it from being…

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An extract from the 1960-65 Third Five Year Plan, discussing the proposal to build a National Biological Laboratory. By the next plan period, Palampur was the selected location. But the laboratory never materialized, partly because of a disagreement…

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A selection of quotes on the scientific process from past and current faculty at TIFR and NCBS.

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Martin Heisenberg's 2012 essay in the Journal of Neurogenetics, reflecting on biology, his Drosophila work, and the limitations of brain science.

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Martin Heisenberg's 2012 essay in the Journal of Neurogenetics, reflecting on biology, his Drosophila work, and the limitations of brain science.

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Martin Heisenberg's 2012 essay in the Journal of Neurogenetics, reflecting on biology, his Drosophila work, and the limitations of brain science.

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Martin Heisenberg's 2012 essay in the Journal of Neurogenetics, reflecting on biology, his Drosophila work, and the limitations of brain science.

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Obaid Siddiqi's notes for a 1985 speech to the Rationalist Society in Bombay. In this extract, he focuses on "what is science and what is scientific".

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Obaid Siddiqi's notes for a 1985 speech to the Rationalist Society in Bombay. In this extract, he focuses on "what is science and what is scientific".

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Obaid Siddiqi's notes for a 1985 speech to the Rationalist Society in Bombay. In this extract, he focuses on "what is science and what is scientific".

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An extract from a 1954 copy of Marxism and Contemporary Science from the library of Obaid Siddiqi.

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Homi Bhabha presents his point of view for fundamental research at the inauguration of TIFR in 1945

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Aditi Pophale at work in the Lakshadweep Archipelago in 2015. The MSc Wildlife program started in 2003 with an aim of teaching and conducting "evidence-based conservation" in India. Soon after, NCBS hired faculty in the ecology and evolution areas of…

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Field sites across India for the MSc Wildlife program. The program started in 2003 with an aim of teaching and conducting "evidence-based conservation" in India. Soon after, NCBS hired faculty in the ecology and evolution areas of research.

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A 2009 special report in the Journal of Cell Biology on "Biological Sciences in India". The report is written by Ronald Vale and Karen Dell, long-time collaborators with NCBS faculty.

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A 2009 special report in the Journal of Cell Biology on "Biological Sciences in India". The report is written by Ronald Vale and Karen Dell, long-time collaborators with NCBS faculty.

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A 2009 special report in the Journal of Cell Biology on "Biological Sciences in India". The report is written by Ronald Vale and Karen Dell, long-time collaborators with NCBS faculty.