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Dr. Snigdha Mukhopadhyay has received the prestigious FYSSEN Foundation Postdoctoral Grant for her Post-doctoral position at Laboratoire d'Ethologie Expérimentale et Comparée in Université Sorbonne Paris Nord.
Mr. Manish Pathak along with Dr Bishwarup Paul, Dr Rubina Mondal, Dr Snigdha Mukhopadhyay, Kushankur Bhattacharyya, Sandip Murmu, Tista Lata, Subhashis Halder, Sourabh Biswas, Eshika Halder, Ashish Thakur have received ESEB Outreach Initiative Fund for the amount of 4000 EUR from the European Society of Evolutionary Biology (ESEB) to conduct outreach activities. They plan to use this to educate potential teachers and select underprivileged high school children regarding the subject of Evolution in West Bengal and Jharkhand. More details.
Mr. Manish Pathak has received Small Grants for Outreach Program of $1000 from the Society for the Study of Evolution (SSE) – an international body. This grant is given to conduct a workshop to school teachers to educate them regarding evolutionary Biology. Both theory and simple experiments that they can perform to teach the future generations.
Mr. Manish Pathak has received the prestigious Rosemary Grant Advanced Award for working on the last chapter of his thesis that deals with rescue of ants trapped inside their nest! He will examine not only rescue strategies but also explore if more closely related female ants and immature individuals are preferentially rescued as they are more valuable for the colony. This international grant from the Society for the Study of Evolution (SSE) consists of $3500 and has been given to an Indian student working in India for the first time in more than one decade of its existence. More details.
Congratulations to Dr. Snigdha Mukhopadhyay for successfully defending her thesis.
Thesis Title: Navigation in the context of relocation in a tandem-running ant Diacamma indicum.
Mr. Manish Pathak, a PhD student in Ant lab has received the DST- AWSAR-Best Story Award 2020 for his short story in Hindi entitled " Chitiyon ka traffic jam?" In this write up he explains how ants resolve traffic jams based on the finding from his experiments in our lab. The story, which is presented as a conversation between a small boy and an ant together with the cartoon he had made is very interesting and can be found here.
British Ecological Society has approved training and travel grant to Mr. Manish Pathak to attend "ICTP- School on collective Animal Behaviour, at University of Havana, Cuba.
Dr. Bishwarup Paul gave oral presentation at The Animal Behavior Live: Annual online Conference.
Ms.Snigdha Mukhopadhyay and Mr. Kushankur Bhattacharya gave oral presentation at 20th ANeT meeting at Kasetsart University, Bankok, Thailand.
Congratulations to Dr. Bishwarup Paul for successfully defending his thesis.
Thesis title: Facets of brood theft in a tropical ant Diacamma indicum.
Congratulations to Dr. Anoop K for successfully defending his thesis.
Thesis title: Characterisation of recruitment during relocation in an Indian ant.
Ms. Snigdha Mukhopadhyay gave a poster presentation on her work at the BES (British Ecological Society) Annual Meeting 2018, held at Birmingham, United Kingdom.
Mr. Bishwarup Paul gave a poster presentation on his work at the European Conference on Behavioural Biology (ECBB), held at Liverpool, United Kingdom.
Mr. Bishwarup Paul received the award for best oral presentation at International Conference for Zoological Sciences and Ants (11th ANeT), 2017, held at Punjabi University, Patiala, India.
Dr. Sumana Annagiri and Mr. Anoop K presented their work at Behaviour 2017, held at Estoril, Portugal.
Congratulations to Dr. Swetashree Kolay for successfully defending her thesis.
Thesis title: Nesting Biology and Relocation Dynamics in an Indian Ant Diacamma indicum.
Mr. Kushankur Bhattacharyya received the award for best oral presentation at YETI (Young Ecologists Talk and Interact) 2017, held at Tezpur University, Assam, India.
Ms. Swetashree Kolay gave a poster presentation on her work at the 16th congress of International Society for Behavioral Ecology, held at Exeter, United Kingdom.
Mr. Anoop K attended the 16th Ant Course, held at Gorongosa National Park, Mozambique.
Ms. Swetashree Kolay gave an oral presentation on her work at the 11th Ecology and Behaviour meeting, held at Toulouse, France.
Dr. Rajbir Kaur received the prestigious Humboldt Research Fellowship for Postdoctoral Researchers. Congratulations to her for this achievement and we wish her all the best for the future.
Publication from our lab Karunakaran, A., Ghosh, P. & Annagiri, S. (2021). has been featured on science news column of Current Science .
A podcast featuring Prof.Sumana Annagiri "OutsideIn: Running with Ants with Prof. Sumana Annagiri" was published in The Bangalore Life Science Cluster (BLiSC).
An Article featuring Prof.Sumana Annagiri on the seies "WIISER Spotlight" titled "With curiosity driven science, towards blue-sky research" was published in Cogito-The Thought Capsule- IISER-Kolkata.
In these Covid times when we are all confined to our home, have you wondered what constitutes a home for other organisms? In this study published in Research Matters Kushankur Bhattacharya a IntPhD student and Sumana explored the nest architecture of a Indian ant and found that they live in a simple single chamber nest that does not change significantly across seasons.
A podcast featuring Prof.Sumana Annagiri on the seies "Joy of science" (Episode 147) was published in Research Matters.
Our publication on mechanism of brood theft in D. indicum (Paul & Annagiri 2018) was discussed in an article published in Anandabazar Patrika (in Bengali).
Our publication on mechanism of brood theft in D. indicum (Paul & Annagiri 2018) was discussed in an article published in Mathrubhumi (English version and Malayalam version).
Our publication on mechanism of brood theft in D. indicum (Paul & Annagiri 2018) was discussed in an article published in The Hindu.
Our publication on mechanism of brood theft in D. indicum (Paul & Annagiri 2018) was discussed in an article published in The Telegraph.
Our publication on intraspecific brood theft in D. indicum (Paul et al. 2016) was discussed in an article published in Livemint: Mint on Sunday.
Work from our lab was highlighted in an article regarding the Advances in Life Sciences conference held in IISER-Kolkata. The article was published in The Economic Times.
Our publication on intraspecific brood theft in D. indicum (Paul et al. 2016) was discussed in an article published in Research Matters.
2020
Animal Behavior Live: Annual Online Conference
Participants: Bishwarup Paul.

The 57th Annual Conference of the Animal Behavior Society (2020 ABS Virtual Confernce)
Participants: Bishwarup Paul, Purbayan Ghosh.
2019
FIMB 2020 - IISER Kolkata, India.
Participants: Purbayan Ghosh.

ISEB International Conference - Bangalore, India.
Participants: Kushankur Bhattacharyya.

ISEB National Conference - Bangalore, India.
Participants: Manish Pathak, Purbayan Ghosh.

ANeT International Conference 2019 - Bangkok, Thiland.
Participants: Kushankur Bhattacharyya, Snigdha Mukhopadhyay.

Workshop on Genomics - IISER Tirupati, India.
Participants: Anwesha Acharjee.

Training in Bioacoustics - IISER Tirupati, India.
Participants: Kushankur Bhattacharyya.

Understanding Behaviour - IISER Kolkata, India.
Participants: Bishwarup Paul, Snigdha Mukhopadhyay, Kushankur Bhattacharyya, Sandip Murmu, Manish Pathak, Sachin Suresh, Supraja Rajagopal.
2018
BES (British Ecological Society) Annual Meeting - Birmingham, United Kingdom.
Participants: Snigdha Mukhopadhyay.

9th European Conference on Behavioural Biology (ECBB) - Liverpool, United Kingdom.
Participants: Bishwarup Paul.

2nd DST-SERB School on Chemical Ecology - IISc, India.
Participants: Snigdha Mukhopadhyay.

Frontiers in Modern Biology (FIMB) - IISER Kolkata, India.
Participants: Bishwarup Paul, Kushankur Bhattacharyya.
2017
Behaviour 2017 - Estoril, Portugal.
Participants: Dr. Sumana Annagiri, Anoop K.

International Conference in Zoological Sciences and Ants (11th ANeT) - Punjabi University, India.
Participants: Dr. Sumana Annagiri, Bishwarup Paul, Snigdha Mukhopadhyay, Kushankur Bhattacharyya.

Young Ecologists Talk and Interact (YETI) - Tezpur University, India.
Participants: Bishwarup Paul, Snigdha Mukhopadhyay, Kushankur Bhattacharyya.

1st DST-SERB School on Chemical Ecology - NCBS, India.
Participants: Bishwarup Paul.

Advances in Life Sciences - IISER-Kolkata, India.
Participants: Swetashree Kolay, Snigdha Mukhopadhyay.

Shoot for Science (Workshop by National Geographic) - NCBS, India.
Participants: Kushankur Bhattacharyya.
2016
16th congress of International Society for Behavioral Ecology - Exeter, United Kingdom.
Participants: Swetashree Kolay.

Ant Course - Gorongosa National Park, Mozambique.
Participants: Anoop K.

2nd School on Population Genetics & Evolution - ICTS, India.
Participants: Swetashree Kolay.

Speciation and the Web of Life - IISER-Thiruvananthapuram, India.
Participants: Bishwarup Paul.

India - Behaviour Ecology and Evolution (I-BEE) - Corbett National Park, India.
Participants: Swetashree Kolay, Anoop K., Bishwarup Paul, Snigdha Mukhopadhyay, Kushankur Bhattacharyya.
2015
11th Ecology & Behaviour meeting - Toulouse, France.
Participants: Swetashree Kolay.

Frontiers in Modern Biology (FIMB) - IISER Kolkata, India.
Participants: Swetashree Kolay, Bishwarup Paul.

National Conference on Ethology and Evolution (NCEE) (39th Annual Meeting of Ethological Society of India) - IISER Mohali, India.
Participants: Swetashree Kolay, Anoop K., Bishwarup Paul.
2014
SERB School in Neuroscience, 8th Edition (Brain Circuits) - IISER-Pune, India.
Participants: Bishwarup Paul.
2013
Young Ecologists Talk & Interact (YETI) - Nagaland University, India.
Participants: Swetashree Kolay.

Frontiers in Modern Biology (FIMB) - IISER Kolkata, India.
Participants: Swetashree Kolay, Anoop K., Bishwarup Paul.

Being Social - IISc, India.
Participants: Swetashree Kolay.

School on Networks in Biology, Social Sciences and Engineering - IISc, India.
Participants: Swetashree Kolay.
2012
Frontiers in Modern Biology (FIMB) - IISER Kolkata, India.
Participants: Swetashree Kolay
2011
Frontiers in Modern Biology (FIMB) - IISER Kolkata, India.
Participants: Swetashree Kolay.
2010
Animal Behaviour Symposium - IISER Kolkata, India.
Participants: Swetashree Kolay