Mohammed Serfas Khan A K

Programme Assistant – Marine Flagships


BS – MS dual degree in Biological science as major and Physical science as minor, IISER, Thiruvananthapuram, 2018-23.



During his undergraduate studies at IISER TVM, he chose to major in biology due to his fascination with the engaging projects and lab courses in ecology. In 2021, he conducted research on colour preference, visual proboscis extension response, and communication behaviour in various honeybee species at IISER TVM. He also gained valuable experience in managing honeybee colonies.

For his minor project in physical science, he worked on developing a biosensor using aptamers from puffer fishes. Hailing from the Lakshadweep islands, his deep-rooted connection to the region and its resources, especially fishing, has been a significant part of his life since childhood. The allure of both laboratory and fieldwork led him to join the Dakshin Foundation.

Currently, he is contributing to the green turtle monitoring project in the Lakshadweep archipelago with Dakshin Foundation.