Stay safe and work from home!

The lab is now officially closed as we are in a ‘lockdown’. Most folks have returned home and are now (should be!) working on their unfinished manuscripts! If not for the virus, PhD student Arya Sidharthan would have been in the UK giving a talk at SCCS Cambridge and subsequently working on eDNA at Liverpool.. read more →

Visit to LACONES, CCMB

PhD student Arya Sidharthan visited the Umapathy Lab at the Center for Cellular and Molecular Biology/CCMB, Hyderabad and received training in detection of aquatic biodiversity using environmental DNA/eDNA. read more →

Field surveys in the Laccadive Archipelago

Co-Supervised PhD students, Ramvilas Ghosh and Shalu Kannan carried out field surveys in the islands of the Laccadive Archipelago, together with extended lab members Liju Thomas and Shilpa Jose. read more →

Visit by Neelesh Dahanukar, IISER Pune

Dr. Neelesh Dahanukar, long-term collaborator and supporter of the lab visited and interacted with PhD and Masters students on 2nd March 2020. read more →

IUCN Red List Workshop

Dr. Rajeev Raghavan co-led an IUCN Red List Workshop to assess the conservation status of the freshwater fishes of the Indus River, at Kandy, Sri Lanka from 25th February to 2nd March 2020. read more →

Lab discovery finds a place in Prime Minister’s address

The discovery of the world’s largest cave fish from Meghalaya was the focus of the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi’s address to the nation – Mann Ki Baat on 24th February 2020 read more →

Round Table sessions at Second International Mahseer Conference

Rajeev Raghavan led the round table session on ‘mahseer taxonomy’ at the Second International Mahseer Conference held at Chiang Mai from February 11 to 16 2020. read more →

Discovery of the world’s largest cavefish

Rajeev Raghavan was involved in the discovery of the world’s largest cavefish, a yet-to-be described species of Mahseer (Tor sp.), which was covered by several leading media houses including National Geographic. read more →

Second International Mahseer Conference

Dr. Rajeev Raghavan served on the scientific committee and delivered a keynote talk on the current status of mahseer taxonomy at the Second International Mahseer Conference held at Chiang Mai, Thailand from 11th to 16th February 2020. read more →

Rivers for Future Conference

Rajeev Raghavan delivered an invited talk on ‘Sustainable Development Goals and Riverine Fisheries in India’ at the International Conference on Rivers for Future organized by the Department of Aquatic Biology and Fisheries, University of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram. read more →