Moumita Koley

Post-doctoral Policy Fellow

DST-CPR, Indian Institute of Science

Research Intersts: 

Moumita’s research interest is focused on making science available to everyone. She is passionate about finding the ways to make open science a reality in India. Her research is focused on comparing the open access and open data policies across the globe to find out the suitable open science guidelines for Indian research ecosystem. Her pursuit for open science does not just end at designing policies. She is also interested in finding the ways to disseminate the knowledge effectively among researchers and general publicMoumita is also interested in open source drug discovery and want to expand her research on open science in the field of open source discovery of medicines. She is also interested in science diplomacy and use it as a tool to bring the emerging economies to cooperate and make open science a global reality.  


Moumita has completed her Ph.D from the Technical University of Vienna (TU, Vienna), Austria, in 2010. Her area of expertise is in the domain of synthetic organic chemistry and medicinal chemistry. She was the recipient of the best Ph.D thesis award from the TU Vienna (Hannspeter Winter Preis-2011) She was also awarded Uni:Invent Award from the Austrian Ministry of Science and Research. She continued as a post-doctoral researcher in TU Vienna and Indian Institute of Science (IISc) and investigated problems in the research field of metal and enzyme catalysis Moumita then decided to explore teaching and joined the IISc as UG Instructor in chemistryWhile teaching in the UG programme at IISc, she became interested in the science policy research areas, such as open science, open source drug design, biofuels etc. Currently she is a post-doctoral researcher at the DST-CPR, IISc.  

Moumita has 1 patent, 12 journal publications, two book chapters for Springer book series in her credit. 


Book Chapters:

Synthesis and Modification of Heterocycles by Metal catalyzed Cross Coupling Reactions:With Contribution by: Á. Balázs, G. Dormán, J. Gerencsér, M. Koley, A. Kotschy, M.D. Mihovilovic, Z. Novák, L. Rycek, M. Schnürch, R.S.G.R. Seixas, A.M.S. Silva, V.L.M. Silva, L. Wimmer. Topicsin Heterocyclic Chemistry. Springer. 



Jayaraman, D.; Joy, M. Koley, M.*Chem. Educator 2019, 24, 1. 


Schaaf, P.; Bayer, T.; Koley, Biocompatible metal-assisted C-C cross-coupling combined with biocatalytic chiral reductions in a concurrent tandem cascade. Chem Commun201854, 12978. 

Koley, M.; Wimmer L.; Schnuerch, M.; Mihovilovic, M. D. J. heterocyclic. Chem2013, 50, 1368-1373. 

Koley, M; Mike, A. K.; Heher, P.; König, K.; Schoen, M.; Schnürch, M.; Hilber, K.; Weitzer, G.; Mihovilovic, M. D.  Med.Chem.Comm. 20134, 1189-1195. 

Koley, M.; Dastbaravardeh, N.; Mihovilovic, M. D.; Schnuerch, M. P Chem.Cat.Chem. 20124, 1345–1352. 

Koley, M.; Schnuerch, M.; Mihovilovic, M. D.  Tetrahedron  201167, 4169-4178. 

Koley, M.; Wimmer L.; Schnuerch, M.; Mihovilovic, M. D.  Eur. J. Org. Chem2011, 1972-1976. 

Koley, M.; Schnuerch, M.; Mihovilovic, M. D.  Synlett201010, 1505-1510. 

Koley, M., Sarkar, B.; Ghumaan, S.; Bulak, E.; Fiedler, J.; W. Kaim, W.; Lahiri, G.K.  Inorg. Chem200746, 3736-3742 


US 8,986,994 B2 – Substituted pyridines and pyrimidines. Mihovilovic, Marko; Schnuerch, Michael; Koley, Moumita; Hilber, Karlheinz; Koenig, Xaver.