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Dr Rameshori Yumnam

Designation: Assistant Professor

Specialization: Fishery

Contact:

Email: rameshoriy [AT] manipuruniv.ac.in

MSc (Periyar University)

Ph.D. (Manipur University)

Website: http://manipuruniv.ac.in/faculty/92

RESEARCH INTEREST:  

  • Classical taxonomy, Molecular systematics, Aquaponics

RESEARCH PROJECTS:  

  • 1 (one) DBT Twinning

AWARDS:

2013

Young Scientist Award in the Life Sciences Section of the Two days Indian Science Congress (North Eastern Region) Seminar on ‘Innovations in Science and Technology for Inclusive Development’ organised by the Indian Science Congress  Association (ISCA) Imphal Chapter at Manipur University, India.

2012

Young Scientist Award in the ‘Women in Science Section’ of the Two days Indian Science Congress Seminar on ‘Science in shaping the Future of India’ organised by the Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA) Imphal Chapter at  Manipur University, India.

2011

Young Scientist Best Paper Presentation Award in the National Workshop on ‘Sustainable Utilization of Mountain Fishery resources of North East Region’ organised by Directorate of Coldwater Fishery Resources, Nainital at IIBM, Guwahati, India.

2007

Best Oral Paper Presentation Award in the National Level Seminar on ‘Current Technology Developments in Biosciences’ organised by the Department of Biosciences at Vivekanandha College for Arts and Sciences for Women, Tamil Nadu, India.

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE:

2013-2014

Junior Research Fellow in the Department of Biotechnology (DBT),  Government of India, Twinning Project between National Bureau of Fish Genetic Resources (NBFGR), Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh and Manipur University, India on “Characterization and DNA Barcoding of Endemic Fishes of   Northeast India”

2014-2015

Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Government of India, Twinning Project between National Bureau of Fish Genetic Resources (NBFGR), Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh and Manipur University, India on “Characterization and DNA Barcoding of Endemic Fishes of Northeast India”

 

Underwent 3 months training on molecular techniques and molecular phylogenetic analysis in the Molecular Biology and Biotechnology Division, National Bureau of Fish Genetic Resources (NBFGR) Lucknow, India.

RESEARCH PROJECTS:

  • DBT Twinning Project  for 3 years on “DNA Barcoding and Domestication of Ornamental Fishes of the Chindwin and Barak-Surma Meghna River Basins of Northeast India”  in collaboration with Central Institute of Fishery Education (CIFE)-ICAR, Mumbai and CIFE-ICAR, Kolkata Centre, w.e.f. March, 2017.

FIELD EXPERIENCE:

  • Explorations in the wild uninhabited areas with rich ichthyofaunal diversity, trekking long distance in the mountains and hills with minimum requirements, camping for days and nights at stretch in the river banks.

SKILLS:

  • Use of electrofishing equipments and other traditional techniques for fish collection; habitat photography using DSLR cameras; Freshwater fish identification using morphological and anatomical characters;  Osteology of fishes; Single Cell Gel Electrophoresis (Comet Assay); Micronucleus Assay (MN Assay); DNA isolation; PCR amplification;  Gel electrophoresis;  Quality and Quantity assessment of DNA using spectrophotometer, UV transilluminator, gel documentation system; sequence editing using ClustalW; NTSYSpc Version 2.2 (Numerical Taxonomy and Multivariate Analysis System) software for cluster analysis; MEGA5 (Molecular Evolutionary Genetics Analysis) software for pairwise evolutionary distance calculation among haplotypes; Neighbor-Joining, Maximum Parsimony (MP) and maximum likelihood (ML) methods for phylogenetic analysis.

RELATED PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

            2014

  1. Instructed regarding fishery science and research to Science students from Higher Secondary Schools  during the Summer and Winter Camps of     “Innovative in Science Pursuit  for Inspired Research (INSPIRE),” Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, to communicate to the youth of the country the excitements of creative pursuit of science, attract talent to the study of science at an early age and thus build the required critical human resource pool for strengthening and expanding the Science & Technology system and R & D base.                                               

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS:

  1. Life Member, Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA)
  2. Member, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), FFSG, South Asia Region.                                                           

SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS:

  1. Mahender Singh, Rashmi Verma, Rameshori Yumnam & Waikhom Vishwanath. 2017. Molecular phylogenetic analysis of genus osteobrama Heckel, 1843 and discovery of Osteobrama serrata sp. nov. from North East India. Mitochondrial DNA Part A: 1-7. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/24701394.2017.1285289
  2. Rameshori, Y. & W. Vishwanath. 2016. Diverse Structural Modificatons of Hill Stream Catfishes of Northeast India: A comprehensive Understanding Rendered by Innovative scientific Techniques, 232-237. Proceedings of the International Conference on Agriculture, Food Science, natural Resource Management and Environmental Dynamics: The Technology, People and Sustainable Development.
  3. Rameshori, Y. & W. Vishwanath. 2014. Glyptothorax clavatus, a new species of sisorid catfish from Manipur, northeastern India (Teleostei: Sisoridae). Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters, 25 (2): 185–192.
  4. Rameshori, Y. 2014. Ichthyofaunal diversity of Kaladan River of Mizoram: can we afford to conserve? MIN, Newsletter of the IUCN-SSC/WI Freshwater Fish Specialist Group -  South Asia & the Freshwater Fish Conservation Network of South Asia, 3–4.
  5. Mahender, S., R. Verma, Y. Rameshori, W. Vishwanath, A. K. Singh & N. S. Nagpure. 2014.  Phylogenetic analysis of catfish genus Glyptothorax based on 16S rRNA marker. International Symposium on "Biodiversity: Status, Utilization and Impact of Challenging Climate Conditions."
  6. Rameshori, Y. 2013. Hill Stream Catfishes: Simply Magnificient, Nothing Catty. MIN, Newsletter of the IUCN-SSC/WI Freshwater Fish Specialist Group - South Asia & the Freshwater Fish Conservation Network of South Asia, 30–32.
  7. Rameshori, Y. & W. Vishwanath. 2012. A new catfish of the genus Glyptothorax from the Kaladan basin, Northeast India (Teleostei: Sisoridae). Zootaxa, 3538: 79–87.
  8. Rameshori, Y. & W. Vishwanath. 2012. Glyptothorax verrucosus, a new sisorid catfish species from the Koladyne basin, Mizoram, India (Teleostei: Sisoridae). Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters, 5 (23): 147–154.
  9. Rameshori, Y. & W. Vishwanath. 2012. Glyptothorax jayarami, a new species of catfish (Teleostei: Sisoridae) from Mizoram, northeastern India. Zootaxa, 3304: 54–62.
  10. Rameshori, Y. & W. Vishwanath. 2012. Multifariosity of ornamental fishes of Manipur-strategies for conservation. Proceedings of the symposium on Biodiversity Status & Conservation Strategies with reference to NE India, Centre for Advanced Studies in Life Sciences, Manipur University, 318–327.

BOOKS PUBLISHED:

  • Vishwanath W., K. Nebeshwar, Y. Lokeshwor, BD Shangningam & Y. Rameshori. 2014. Freshwater Fish Taxonomy and A Manual for Identification of Fishes of Northeast India, 1-131.

GENE BANK ENTRIES:

  • Barcoded 139 specimens belonging to 42 species of endemic fishes found in North-East India using Partial mitochondrial CDS sequences of Cytochrome oxidase I and 16s RNA genes, the resultant sequence being submitted to NCBI Genebank.
    Authors: Mahender, S., R. Verma, Rameshori, Y. & W. Vishwanath

SEMINARS, CONFERENCES, WORKSHOPS PARTICIPATED:

  1. Presented paper in the Three-Day International Conference on Natural Resources Management and Technology Trends held on 27th -29th March, 2017 at manipur University, Imphal, Manipur
  2. Participated in the Workshop on Northeast India Biodiversity Portal- 1st April to 2nd April, 2016, organised by Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE) and Centre for Conservation of Nature and Cultivation of Science (CCNCS) at Keibul Lamjao National Park Manipur
  3. Participated in the Workshop on Northeast India Biodiversity Portal- 23rd September to 25th September, 2015, organised by Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE) and the Department of Botany, North-Eastern Hill University (NEHU) at NEHU, Shillong, Meghalaya
  4. Participated in the Three-Day Science Academies’ sponsored Workshop on ‘Recent Advances in Chemical Biology’ organised by Manipur University, Imphal and Indian Institute if Science, Bangalore sponsored by the Indian Academy of Sciences (Bangalore), Indian National Science Academy (New Delhi), the National Academy of Sciences (Allahabad) and Society of Biological Chemists (Bangalore) held during 24-26th March, 2014 at Manipur University, India
  5. Presented paper in the Two Day National Seminar on ‘Recent Advances in Fishery Science’ held at the Department of Zoology , D. M. College of Science, Imphal from 07-08 March, 2014.
  6. Presented paper in the Two Day Regional Science Congress for North-Eastern Region on the focal theme ‘Innovations in Science and Technology for Inclusive Development’ on the 30-31st December, 2013 at Manipur University, India.
  7. Participated in the Capacity building Workshop-cum-Training programme on ‘Collection, Preservation, Cataloguing, Preliminary identification and Application of Molecular Tools for Confirmation of Systematic Identity’ organised by Centre of Excellence in Aquaculture and Fisheries Biotechnology Project, College of Fisheries, Central Agricultural University, Lembuchera, Tripura and sponsored by the Department of Biotechnology (DBT), New Delhi from 08-12th March, 2013.
  8. Participated in the One Day Workshop on ‘Research Proposal and Fulbright Fellowships Opportunities in the United States’ held on 8th February, 2013 organised jointly by Manipur University, Imphal and United States-India Educational Foundation, Kolkata, at Manipur University, India.
  9. Participated in the Workshop on ‘Manipur MapUp’ held on 22nd October, 2012, jointly organised by Google India and Bioinformatics Infrastructure Facility, Life Science Department, and Manipur Institute of Management Studies, Manipur University, India.
  10. Presented paper in the Two days Seminar on ‘Science for shaping the Future of India’ organised by the Indian Science Congress Association-Imphal Chapter on 27-28th August, 2012 at Manipur University, India.
  11. Presented paper in the National workshop on ‘Sustainable Utilization of Mountain Fishery Resources of North East region’ held on 24-25th March, 2012 at IBM, Guawahati, organised by DCFR, Nainital, India.
  12. Presented paper in the Regional Seminar on ‘Impact of Climate change on Aquatic Bioresources ad its Remedies’ held on 03-04th March, 2012 at Department of Zoology, D.M. College of Science, Imphal, Manipur.
  13. Participated in the National Seminar on ‘Carbon sequestration in Terrestrial and Aquatic Ecosystems’ held on 24-25th February 2012 at the Department of Life Sciences, Manipur University.
  14. Presented paper in the National Seminar on ‘Faunal Diversity and Ecophysiology’ organised by the Department of Zoology, NEHU Shillong, Meghalaya, on February 28-29th, 2012.
  15. Presented paper in the National Symposium on ‘Biodiversity Status and Conservation Strategies with Special Reference to North-East India’, held on 17-18th March, 2011, organised by Centre of Advanced Study (CAS) in Life Sciences.
  16. Presented paper in the National seminar on ‘Current Technology Developments in Biosciences’, held on 12-14th September, 2007, organised by the Department of Biosciences, Vivekanandha College of Arts and Sciences for women.

REFRESHER COURSES AND ORIENTATION PROGRAMMES ATTENDED:

  1. UGC-sponsored Refresher Course in Life Sciences (21 days) - 14th January to 4th February, 2016, at UGC- Human Resource Development Centre at Manipur University.
  2. UGC-sponsored Orientation Programme (30 days) - 16th August to 15th September, 2016, at UGC- Human Resource Development Centre at Manipur University

ABSTRACTS AND PRESENTATION OF PAPERS AT INTERNATIONAL MEETINGS:

  1. Mahender, S., Verma, R., Rameshori, Y., Vishwanath, W., Singh, A. K. & N.      S. Nagpure, 2014. Phylogenetic analysis of catfish genus Glyptothorax based on 16S rRNA marker. International Symposium on "Biodiversity: Status,         Utilization and Impact of Challenging Climate Conditions." Babasaheb Bhim Rao Ambedkar University,     Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.
  2. Vishwanath, W.,  Anganthoibi, N., Lokeshwor, Y., Dishma, M. & Y. Rameshori, 2012. Systematics of the freshwater fish diversity of Kaladan. XIV European Congress of Ichthyology, Liege, Belgium.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING RELEVANT TO THE SUBJECT:

  1. Working on the inventory, characterization and integrative (classical and molecular) taxonomy of fishes of Northeast India since 2011, described 4 new species new to science.
  2. Worked as  JRF and SRF in the Project “Characterization and DNA Barcoding of Endemic Fishes of Northeast India” 
  3. NCBI GenBank Sequence submission: 139 DNA sequences of 42 endemic freshwater fishes of Northeast submitted.
    ?    460 sequences of mitochondrial cytochrome C oxidase 1 generated
    ?    368 sequences of 16S rRNA  generated
  4. Attended and presented Lecture-cum-Demonstration on “General Fish Identification Techniques” and “Catfish Identification” on National workshop on fish taxonomy under the joint organization of NBFGR, Lucknow and the Department of Life Sciences, Manipur University, at Manipur University campus on September 22 – 26, 2014.

 

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