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Name : Jyotirmayee Dash

Department : School of Chemical Sciences
Designation : Senior Professor
Contact : +91 33 2473 4971 (Ext:1405)
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Academic Profile

Professor IACS, since 2018.

Associate Professor, IACS, 2014-2018

Assistant Professor, Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science (IACS), Kolkata, 2012-2014

Assistant Professor,  Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Kolkata2009-2012

Research Experience

Visiting Fellow, May-July 2010, University of Bristol, UK

(with Professor Stephen Mann, FRS).

Marie-Curie  Fellow, 2007-2009, University of Cambridge, UK

(Research advisor: Professor Sir Shankar Balasubramanian, FRS).

Postdoctoral Fellow, 2006-2007, ESPCI-Paris, France

(Research advisor: Professor Janine Cossy).

Alexander von Humboldt Fellow, 2004-2006, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany

(Research advisor: Professor Dr. Hans-Ulrich Reissig).


Ph.D. (Synthetic Organic Chemistry), Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India, 2003

(Research advisor: Prof.  F. A. Khan).

M.Sc. (Chemistry), Ravenshaw University, Cuttack, India.


Soumya Jyoti Basak

B.Sc (Chemistry), Malda College, 2017
M.Sc (Chemistry), IIEST SHIBPUR, 2019
Joined lab on July, 2019
Nabin Parui

B.Sc (Chemistry), Netaji Mahavidyalaya, Arambagh, 2017
M.Sc (Chemistry), University of Burdwan, 2019
Joined lab on Jan, 2020
Binayak Lala

B.Sc (Chemistry) Jadavpur University, 2017
M.Sc (Organic Chemistry) Jadavpur University, 2019
Joined lab on Oct, 2020
Tathagato Bhattacharyya

Integrated M.Sc (Biotechnology), St. Xavier's College
Joined lab on Oct, 2020
Debasmita Biswas

Integrated M.Sc (Biotechnology), St. Xaviers College
Joined lab on Oct, 2020
Charles Patriot Roy

B.Sc (Chemistry), St. Paul's Cathedral Mission College, 2017
MS (Chemical Sciences), IISc Bangalore, 2020
Joined lab on Oct, 2020
Sandip Maiti

B.Sc (Chemistry), St. Paul's Cathedral Mission College, 2017
M.Sc (Chemistry), Rajabazar Science College, CU, 2019
Joined lab on Sep, 2021
Sudeshna Mondal

B. Sc, Microbiology, Burdwan University, 2017
M. Sc, Biotechnology, Jadavpur University, 2019
Joined lab on Sep, 2021
Somenath Paul

B.Sc. (Zoology), West Bengal State University, 2016
M.Sc. (Zoology), West Bengal State University, 2018
Joined lab on Mar, 2022
Swomi basu

BSc. (Biochemistry), Vivekananda College, Calcutta University, 2018
MSc (Chemical and Molecular Biology), IIT Kharagpur, 2020
Joined Lab on Aug, 2022
Pratap Paul

B.Sc.(Chemistry), Jadavpur University, Kolkata, 2019
M.Sc.(Chemistry), Jadavpur University, Kolkata, 2021
Joined lab on Aug, 2022
Neha Poddar

BSc. (Biochemistry), University of Calcutta, 2020
Integrated MS-PhD, IACS, Kolkata, 2022
Joined Lab on Jan, 2023

B.Sc (Chemistry), Presidency University, 2020
M.Sc (Chemistry), IIT ROPAR, 2022
Joined lab on Jan, 2023
Kousik Maji

B.Sc (Chemistry), Bankura Christian College, Bankura University, 2021
Integrated MS-PhD, IACS, Kolkata, 2023
Joined Lab on Aug, 2023
Manab Diasi

B.Sc(Chemistry), Keshpur College, Vidyasagar University,2018
M.Sc (Chemistry), IIT Gandhinagar, 2020
Joined Lab on Jan,2024
Syed Ramizul Kabir

Integrated M.Sc (Chemistry), NISER ,2020
Joined lab on Jan, 2024
Dr. Semantee Bhattacharya

DHR-Women Scientist
M.Sc Biotechnology (Jadavpur University), 2008
PhD Biotechnology (Jadavpur University), 2015
Joined Lab in 2018
Dr. Sayantan Pradhan

PhD Biotechnology (Jadavpur University)
Postdoc DAE - Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics (Chemical Sciences),
CSIR - National Chemical Laboratory (Organic Chemistry Division)
Joined lab in 2023
Dr. Joyshree Karmakar

M.Sc (Zoology)- Visva Bharati University, 2010
PhD (Biochemistry)-CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Biology, 2021
Joined lab in 2022
Dr. Amrita Das

DBT-BioCARe Women Scientist
MSc. Zoology (University of Calcutta)
PhD Biochemistry (IICB/ University of Calcutta)
Joined lab in 2024



134) Efficient Synthesis of Cyclohepta[b]indoles and Cyclohepta[b]indole-Indoline Conjugates via RCM, Hydrogenation, and Acid-Catalyzed Ring Expansion: A Biomimetic Approach

N. Parui, T. Mandal, S. Maiti,  J. Dash*,  Chemistry- A European Journal, 2024 (accepted).


133) Combating Multidrug-Resistance in S. pneumoniae: A G-quadruplex Binding Inhibitor of Efflux Pump and its Bio-Orthogonal Assembly, R. Chaudhuri, P. Thumpati, D. Biswas, S. Mandal, J. Dash*, NAR Molecular Medicine, 2024, (accepted).

132) Guanosine-Based Hydrogel as a Supramolecular Scaffold for Template-Assisted Macrocyclization, B. Lala, R. Chaudhuri, T. Prasanth, I. Burkhart, H. Schwalbe, J. Dash*, Chemical Communications, 2024, (accepted).


131) pH-Dependent Complex Formation With TAR RNA and DNA: Application Towards Logic Gates, R. Paul, R. Paul,  D. Dutta,  J. Dash*,  Analyst, 2024 (accepted).


130) Selective Recognition of c-KIT 1 G-quadruplex by Structural Tuning of Heteroaromatic Scaffolds and Side Chains

K. Fatma, P. Thumpati, D. Panda, V. Ravichandiran, J. Dash*,  ACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters, 2024, (accepted).


129)  Total Synthesis of Racemic Benzomalvin E, a Quinazolinone Isolated from Pencilium sp. FN070315 and Exploration to the Direct Synthesis of (E)-Benzomalvin B"

S. Basak, J. Dash*, Journal of Organic Chemistry, 2024, (accepted).


128) Potassium tert-Butoxide Mediated Cascade Synthesis of Rutaecarpine Alkaloid Analogs: Access to Molecular Complexity on Multigram Scales" 

S. Basak, J. Dash*, Journal of Organic Chemistry, 2024, 89, 1, 233–244


127) Bioorthogonal Chemistry in Translational Research: Advances and Opportunities”

R. Chaudhuri, S. Bhattacharya, J. Dash*, ChemBioChem, 2023, ,24, e20230047


126) Nucleoside Derived Metallo-hydrogel Induces Cell Death in Leishmania Parasites,

S. Bhattacharya, T. Bhattacharyya, S.  Khanra, R.  Banerjee, J. Dash*ACS Infectious Diseases, 2023, 9, 9, 1676–1684.

125) KOtBu-Mediated Regioselective Hydroxymethylation of Thiazoles and Benzothiazoles: Synthesis of Biologically Active Heteroaromatic Compounds,

S. Karmakar,  D. Yadav,  J. Dash*Asian J. Org. Chem. 2023  12,   e2023003.

124) "Nucleic Acids as Templates and Catalysts in Chemical Reactions: Target-guided Dynamic Combinatorial Chemistry

and In situ Click Chemistry and DNA/RNA Induced Enantioselective Reactions,

P. Saha, D. Panda, J. Dash*Chemical Society Reviews, 2023, 52, 4248-4291.

123) "Bisindole Enyne as a New Pharmacophore with Anticancer Properties,G. C. Midya, S. Mandal, J. Dash*,

 J. Indian Chem. Soc., 2023,Jul 1;100(7):101028 (invited article).


122) "Rapid Access to Substituted Indenones via Grignard Reaction and its Application in the Synthesis of

Fluorenones using Ring Closing Metathesis" 

N. Parui, T. Mandal, J. Dash*European Journal of Organic Chemistry, 2023, 26, e202201285 .


121) "Expanding the Toolbox of Target Directed Bio-Orthogonal Synthesis: In Situ Direct Macrocyclization by DNA Templates" 

R.  Chaudhuri, P.Thumpati, J. Dash*Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.. 202210.1002/anie.202215245 and

10.1002/ange.202215245. (front cover, appeared in Hot Topic: Bioorthogonal Chemistry).

 Highlighted in Nature India; 




120) "Diastereoselective Reversible C-C Bond Exchange of Oxindole-Thiazolidinediones for Dynamic Combinatorial Chemistry"

 A. Gorai, G. Chakraborti,  S. Basak,  J. Dash*Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry202220, 9307-9312.


119) "Thiazole Containing PNA Mimic Regulates c-MYC Gene Expression through DNA G-quadruplex" 

A. Gorai, R.  Chaudhuri, T. K. Mukhopadhyay, A. Datta,  J. Dash*Bioconjugate Chemistry 2022, 33, 6, 1145–1155.


118) Cycloaddition of N-sulfonyl and N-sulfamoyl azides with alkynes in aqueous media for the

selective synthesis of 1,2,3-triazoles, P.Thumpati, G. Chakraborti, T. Mandal, V. Ravichandiran, J. Dash*

Green Chemistry2022, 24, 911-915.


117) Ring closing metathesis for the construction of carbazole and indole-fused natural products

T. Mandal, J. Dash*, Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry, 2021, 19, 9797-9808 (perspective).


116) "Triazolyl Dibenzo[a,c]phenazines Stabilize Telomeric G-quadruplex and Inhibit Telomerase",

S. Pal, K. Fatma, V. Ravichandiran, J. Dash*, Asian J. Org. Chem. 2021, 10, 2921-2926.


115) "Potassium tert-Butoxide Promoted Synthesis of Dihydroquinazolinones",

T. Ghosh, I. MANDAL, S. Basak,  J. Dash*, J. Org. Chem. 2021, 86, 14695-14704.

Highlighted in SYNFACTS (Synfacts 2022, 10.1055/s-0041-1737738) and Organic Chemistry Portal



 114) "Studies Directed towards the Synthesis of Acridone Family of Natural Products:Total Synthesis of Acronycines and

Atalaphyllidines" T. Mandal, S. Karmakar, A. Kapat, J. Dash*ACS Omega, 2021, 6, 27062-27069.


113) A [3+2] Cycloaddition-1,2-Acyl Migration-Hydrolysis Cascade for Regioselective Synthesis of 1,2,3-Triazoles in Water, 

G. Chakraborti, T. Mandal, C. P. Roy, J. Dash*Chemical Communications, 2021, 57, 7970-7973.


112) “Binding Insights into Quadruplex Selective Carbazole Ligands”

D Müller, P Saha, D. Panda, J. Dash,* H Schwalbe*, Chemistry–A European Journal, 2021, 27, 12726-12736.  (Minireview).


111) “G4 Sensing Pyridyl-thiazole Polyamide Represses c-KIT Expression in Leukemia Cells”  

R. Paul, D. Dutta, T. Das, M. Debnath, J. Dash*, Chemistry - A European Journal, 2021, 27, 8590-8599. DOI:10.1002/chem.202100907.


110) Supramolecular Template Directed In Situ Click Chemistry: A Bio-inspired Approach to Synthesize

G-quadruplex DNA Ligands, T. Bhattacharyya, D. Panda, J. Dash*, Organic Letters2021, 23, 3004-3009.


109) Nucleic acid secondary structures for therapeutic and biomolecular device applications

S Bhattacharya, J. Dash*, Chem. Sci. Rep., 2021, (Invited Review Article).


108) Prolinamide plays a key role in promoting copper-catalyzed cycloaddition of azides and alkynes in aqueous media

via unprecedented metallacycle intermediates; G. Chakraborti, R. Jana, T. Mandal, A. Datta,* J. Dash*, 

Organic Chemistry Frontiers202182434-2441.


107) “Regulation of Gene Expressi