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Alakesh Bisai

Dept: Chemical Sciences (DCS)
E-mail: alakesh [at]
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Research Interest:

The development of methodologies and strategies for target oriented total syntheses of architecturally intriguing alkaloids of biological relevance.

Academic Background:

  1. Ph.D. (Synthetic Organic Chemistry), IIT Kanpur, 2006
  2. MSc (Organic Chemistry), BHU (Banaras Hindu University), 2000
  3. BSc (Chemistry (H)), Midnapore College (Vidyasagar University), 1998


  1. Professor, IISER Kolkata ( - )
  2. Professor, IISER Bhopal (2018 - 2019)
  3. Associate Professor, IISER Bhopal (2013 - 2018)
  4. Assistant Professor, IISER Bhopal (2009 - 2013)
  5. Postdoctoral, UC Berkeley (2006 - 2009)

Awards and Honors:

  1. Young Scientist Award from CRSI, India (2018)
  2. Lead Lecture at 'Pfizer Symposium' from IISc Bangalore (2016)
  3. Young Scientist Award from SERB, DST (2013)
  4. Young Scientist Award from BRNS-DAE (2011)
  5. GRC Award to Postdoc from GRC on Stereochemistry (2008)
  6. Postdoctoral Fellowship from UC Berkeley (2006)

Selected Publications:

  1. Babu, K. Naresh; Roy, Avishek; Singh, Manvendra and Bisai, Alakesh. 2018."Formal Total Syntheses of (-)-Chimonanthine, (-)-Folicanthine, and (+)-Calycanthine." Org. Lett., 20, 6327-6331
  2. Kumar, Nivesh; Maity, Arindam; Gavit, Vipin R. and Bisai, Alakesh. 2018."Catalytic N-Deacylative Alkylation Approach to Hexahydropyrrolo[2,3-b]indoles." Chem. Commun., 54, 9083-9086
  3. Das, Mrinal K.; Kumar, Nivesh and Bisai, Alakesh. 2018."Catalytic Asymmetric Total Syntheses of Naturally Occurring Amaryllidaceae Alkaloids." Org. Lett., 20, 4421-4424
  4. Babu, K. Naresh; Kinthada, Lakshmana K.; Das, Partha Pratim and Bisai, Alakesh. 2018."Cu(II)-tBu-PHOX Catalyzed Enantioselective Malonate Addition." Chem. Commun., 54, 7963-7966
  5. Chaudhuri, Saikat; Ghosh, Santanu; Bhunia, Subhajit and Bisai, Alakesh. 2018."Catalytic Asymmetric Total Syntheses of (+)- and (-)-Cycloclavine." Chem. Commun., 54, 940-943

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