Current Projects

Fun

We have 5 current running projects.

Our first project is an NSF graduate fellowship in collaboration with Prof. Jeff Feder at the U. Notre Dame (US) to examine the chemosensory basis for speciation in Rhagoletis. This is coupled with a separate project employing virtual reality to uncover the decision making process of host location in this group.

Our second, newly-initiated project uses combined lab and field techniques to assess the effect of air pollution on beneficial insects, such as pollinators.

Third, a project funded by the Olle Engqvist Foundation in collaboration with Dr. Karin Nordström at the U. Uppsala (Sweden) and Flinders University (Australia) explores the chemo-visual ecology of alternative pollinators to combat the worldwide decline in bee populations.

Fourth, as part of a multi institutional program to build capacity for chemical ecology in the Northeast region of India, we are working with Dr. Y Rajashekar at IBSD Imphal, Manipur to uncover the mode of action and ecological and evolutionary constraints for plant-derived insect repellants and fumigants with broad-scale effects. We are also working with Dr. Zavei Heise at NASTEC Kohima, to study the ecology of the edible oak borer larvae.

Finally, in a project with the Coffee Board of India, we are trying to understand the ethology and ecology of the native Coffee White Stem Borer pest here in India in hopes of offering information that might lead to it’s ecological control.

  One thought on “Current Projects

  1. February 4, 2015 at 10:00 am

    Great nice to see the rig set up and the tak , tak sound from it
    I understand the excitement of the group Good luck.

    Like

  2. Pyare Dash
    March 3, 2016 at 5:57 pm

    Is the laboratory open for short term internshp ?

    Like

  3. Nivedha V
    April 12, 2016 at 11:36 am

    Can final year b.tech students apply for projects for a duration of 2-3 months?

    Like

    • April 13, 2016 at 8:17 am

      Of course! However, please note that our lab internships are full this year (2016).

      Like

      • Nivedha V
        April 15, 2016 at 10:02 pm

        Whom do i contact for procedural and project details? Thanks!

        Like

      • April 15, 2016 at 10:04 pm

        Please contact us at info@nice.ncbs.res.in

        Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: