Dr. Soumitra V. Athavale’s interview with Bio Patrika hosting “Vigyan Patrika”, a series of author interviews. Dr. Athavale is currently a Postdoc in the lab of Prof. Frances Arnold at Caltech, USA. As part or PhD, Dr. Athavale has published papers entitled “Demystifying the asymmetry-amplifying, autocatalytic behaviour of the Soai reaction through structural, mechanistic and computational studies” published in Nature Chemistry and “Structural Contributions to Autocatalysis and Asymmetric Amplification in the Soai Reaction” published in J. Am. Chem. Soc. as a first author.