Mrinal K. Bera


I am from district of Paschim Medinipur, West Bengal. After schooling in Medinipur I attended Asutosh College, University of Calcutta with Chemistry Honors. After finishing my M.Sc. from Berhampur University, I moved to Indian Institute of Science Bangalore for my Ph.D. I worked in the area of natural product synthesis under the supervision of Prof.Goverdhan Mehta and was awarded Ph.D. in 2008. Immediately after my Ph.D., I moved to Freie Universiata Berlin, Germany to work with Prof. Hans Reissig as Alexander von Humboldt Post-doctoral fellow. In 2011, I joined the group of Prof. Yujiro Hayashi as post-doctoral fellow in Tokyo University of Science, Japan. Then, I returned to India and joined Kumaun University, Nainital as assistant Professor and later, moved to IIEST Shibpur in October, 2014. My research interest is mainly focused on synthesis of target molecules and new synthetic method development. Apart from academic involvement, I am interested in literature, music, gardening and travelling.

Academic Qualifications

Ph. D. in Synthetic Organic Chemistry

Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India

Advisor:Prof.Goverdhan Mehta

Dissertation Title: Studies towards the total synthesis of polycyclic polyprenylated acyl phloroglucin (PPAP) natural products: Garsubellin A and Hyperforin.

M. Sc. In Chemistry (Specialization in Org. Chem.), Berhampur University, Berhampur, Orissa, India  

B. Sc. (Chemistry Honours): Asutosh College, University of Calcutta, Kolkata, India

Research Statement

  1. Total Synthesis of biologically active natural products
  2. Development of new synthetic methods
  3. Synthesis of novel heterocyclic compounds and
  4. Organocatalysis


  • 05/2012 - 05/2013: Post Doctoral Research Fellow (Mentor: Prof. Goverdhan Mehta), University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, India
  • 10/2011 - 03/2012: Post Doctoral Research Fellow (Mentor: Prof Yujiro Hayashi), Tokyo University of Science, Tokyo, Japan
  • 09/2008 - 04/2011: Post Doctoral Research Fellow (Mentor: Prof Hans Reissig), Freie Universitat Berlin, Berlin, Germany
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Created: 23 November 2019