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.
Recently, I was announced as the cowinner of the Merck Compound Challenge 2020. The other winning team was a 10-member group from the Max Planck Institute, Germany. We share the euro 10000 winning prize.