Dr. Ramya R.S.
Scientist
Division of Molecular Entomology
E-mail : ramya.ento@gmail.com
Fax:080-2341 1961
Phone:080-2351 1982
Qualification M. Sc (Ag. Entomology)., Ph.D (Entomology)
Specialization Genetics and molecular aspects of insecticide resistance
Professional Experience 1 year
Publications 5
Training (National)
Professional Attachment Training on Taxonomy of Gelechiids in Department of Entomology, GKVK, UAS, Bengaluru from 12th May - 11th August 2016
Foundation Training for Agricultural Research Service at National Academy of Agricultural Research Management, Hyderabad from 1st January - 31st March 2016
Recognition
Sardar Patel Outstanding ICAR Institution Award- Endorsement Gold Medal for University First Rank Holder in B.Sc (Ag.)
Dr. K. Gunathilagaraj Award for the best M.Sc. (Agri.) student in Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore.
Dr. K. Balaraman Award for the best M.Sc. (Agri.) student of Plant Protection in Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore.
Dr. T. V. Ramakrishna Ayyar Award for the best M.Sc. (Agri.) student of Agricultural Entomology in Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore.
First rank holder for M.Sc. in Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore in the year 2012.
DST "Innovation in Science Pursuit for Inspired Research (INSPIRE)" Fellowship to pursue Ph.D from 2012-2016.
Secured All India 2nd Rank in Agricultural Research Services (ARS) examination conducted by ASRB, New Delhi in 2012.
Qualified ASRB - NET examination conducted by ASRB, New Delhi in 2012.
Highest O.G.P.A for Ph.D (Entomology) in IARI, New Delhi for the academic session 2012-2016.
Secured All India 2nd Rank in the discipline of Entomology in IARI Ph.D. entrance examination conducted by IARI, New Delhi in 2012.
Qualified All India Combined Examination (ICAR-JRF) for Post Graduate Programme and JRF in Agriculture and Allied subjects for the academic session 2010-2011.
Brief Achievements
Documented phosphine resistance in 15 populations of red flour beetle, Tribolium castaneum (Herbst) and established that all the populations showed moderate to high resistance to phosphine.
Characterized the genetic basis of phosphine resistance in T. castaneum.
Carried out molecular screening of populations of T. castaneum and calculated the resistant allele frequencies.
Worked in the project entitled "Ensuring Food Security: harnessing Science to protect our grain harvest from insect threats" which was a collaborative research project between ICAR-India and University of Queensland, Australia and funded by the Department of Science and Technology (DST) as part of the PhD research work.
Studied the arthropod diversity in floricultural ecosystems viz., rose, jasmine and cock's comb and determined their abundance, species richness, species dominance and species evenness indices and beta diversity richness of the habitat.
Selected Publications
Ramya R.S, Chitra Srivastava and Subramanian, S.Inheritance of phosphine resistance in red flour beetle, Tribolium castaneum (Herbst). Abstracts of 10th International conference on Controlled Atmosphere and Fumigation in Stored Products, November 6-11, 2016, New Delhi.
Ramya R.S, Chitra Srivastava and Subramanian, S. Resistance to Phosphine in red flour beetle, Tribolium castaneum (Herbst) (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) collected from wheat storages in Rajasthan. Abstracts of National Symposium on "Agrochemicals research and education in India: Appraisal and road map for future", 15th-17th November 2016, New Delhi.
Ramya R.S, Chitra Srivastava and Subramanian, S. Monitoring of phosphine resistance in red flour beetle, Tribolium castaneum (Herbst) infesting wheat. Souvenir and Abstracts of the National Symposium on Integrated Pest Management for Sustainable Crop Protection, 24-25 February, 2015, organized by Division of Entomology, ICAR-IARI, New Delhi.