Prof Kana M. Sureshan
Professor (Chemistry)
  +91 (0)471 - 2778064
  kms@iisertvm.ac.in

INVITED TALKS

  • INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES
    1. ‘Cyclitols, aminocyclitols and more’, Mini symposium on inositols, Ehime University, Matsuyama, Japan, 22nd September 2003.
    2. Regioselectivity among six secondary hydroxyl groups: Selective acylation of the least reactive hydroxyl groups of inositol, 26th International Carbohydrate Symposium, Madrid, Spain, 23rd July 2012.
    3. Chemistry & Supramolecular Chemistry of Sugar and Sugar Mimics, Indo-German Conference on Complex Chemical Systems, IISER Bhopal, Bhopal, India, 3rd December 2012.
    4. One step epimerization of up to three contiguous stereocenters: Practical Syntheses of Rare or Unnatural Cyclitols and Carbohydrates, GRC on carbohydrates, Mount Snow Resort in West Dover Vermont, USA, 16-21st June 2013.
    5. Glycopolymer Synthesis via Topochemical Huisgen Reaction, 27th International Carbohydrate Conference, IISc Bangalore, India, 15th January 2014.
    6. Practical Syntheses of Rare or Unnatural Carbohydrates and Cyclitols via inversion of up to three contiguous stereocenters, Frontiers in Chemistry and Biology of Oligosaccharides (FCBO), IISER Pune, Pune, India, 18th January 2014.
    7. Synthesizing and Catalyzing Innovations, 6th Young Investigator’s Meet Boston (YIM-Boston), MIT, Cambridge, USA, 12th October 2014.
    8. Chemistry and supramolecular chemistry with sugars and polyols, International workshop on Biointegration and self-organized material system, NAIST, Japan, 26th November 2014.
    9. TAAC, Frontiers in Chemical Sciences (FICS), IIT Guwahati, India, 6th December 2014.
    10. TAAC, 13th Eurasia Conference on Chemical Sciences, IISc Bangalore, India, 15th December 2014.
    11. Biopolymer mimics via Topochemical Azide Alkyne Cycloaddition, IUPAC's International Symposium on Bio-Organic Chemistry (ISBOC-10), IISER Pune, India,12th January 2015.
    12. An empty room to a research lab, 7th Young Investigator’s Meet Boston (YIM-Boston), MIT, Cambridge, USA, 12th October 2015.
    13. Topochemical Azide Alkyne Cycloaddition (TAAC) reaction for Biopolymer mimics, Challenges in Organic Materials and Supramolecular Chemistry, International Symposia on Advancing the Chemical Sciences (ISACS)-18, IISc Bangalore, 19-21 November, 2015.
    14. Organic and Supramolecular Chemistry Research at IISERT, Parma University – IISER-TVM Joint meeting, University of Parma, Italy, 17-19th February 2016.
    15. Sugar-based Gelators: Design, Mechanism of Gelation and Applications, 5th INDIGO Research Conference, Lucknow, India. 21-24 February, 2016.
    16. Synthesis of Biopolymer Mimics via Topochemical Reactions. International Conference on Organic Synthesis, ICOS21, IIT Mumbai, 15th December 2016.
    17. Total Syntheses of Carbasugar Natural Products and Rare Sugars/Cyclitols, Indo-German Conference, RAACB, IIT Varanasi, 16th February 2017.
    18. Topochemical reactions in crystals and gels, 24th Congress and General Assembly of the International Union of Crystallography, Hyderabad International Convention Centre, Hyderabad, 25th August 2017.
    19. Syntheses of Triazole-linked Biopolymer Mimics via TAAC Reaction, International Conference on Co-ordination Chemistry (ICCC-2018), Sendai, Japan, 3rd August 2018.
    20. Synthesis of biopolymer mimics via topochemical reactions, International Conference on Materials Science and Technology (ICMST-2018), Thiruvananthapuram, India, 10-13 October, 2018.
    21. Synthesis of biopolymer mimics via topochemical reactions, 14th International symposium on Macrocyclic and Supramolecular Chemistry (ISMSC 2019), Teatro Apollo, Lecce, Italy, 2-6 June, 2019.
    22. Title to be given for the invited talk, Contemporary Crystal Engineering and Solid-State Chemistry, International symposium commemorating the 100th birth anniversary of Gerhard M. J. Schmidt, to be held at Weizmann Institute of Technology, Israel, 23-24 October, 2019. 
  • NATIONAL CONFERENCES
    1. Revised Pharmacophore for IP3R activation, NASCHEM, Payyanur College Payyanur, Kerala, 22nd October 2009.
    2. Chemical Biology: Is the Boundary Between Chemistry and Biology Fading? NASCHEM, Payyanur College Payyanur, Kerala, 24th October 2009.
    3. Activation of IP3 receptors by glyconucleotide based agonists: A SAR Study, CARBO-XXIV 24th Carbohydrate Conference, Lachoo Memorial College of Science and Technology, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, 8th December 2009.
    4. Chemical Biology: Is the Boundary Between Chemistry and Biology Fading?, St. Joseph’s College Irinjalakkuda, Kerala, 24th February 2010.
    5. Is the boundary between chemistry and biology disappearing? Science Academies Lecture workshop on Advances in Molecular Spectroscopy, Sree Neelakanta Govt. Sanskrit College, Pattambi, Palakkad, Kerala, 4th March 2011.
    6. Drug Discovery: A chemist’s Role. NIIST, Trivandrum, Kerala, 22nd July 2011.
    7. Soft optics from organogels. Seventh JNC Research Conference on Chemistry of Materials, Ramada resort, Cochin, Kerala, 2nd October 2011.
    8. The impact of Click chemistry in modern science, SB College Changanacherry, Kerala, 14th October 2011.
    9. Total Synthesis of a few Natural products, Annual Chemistry Meet, IISER Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, 31st October 2011.
    10. The impact of Click chemistry in modern science, SNGS Pattambi, Kerala, 4th November 2011.
    11. Revised Pharmacophore for IP3R activation. St. Mary’s College Sultan Bathery, Kerala, 17th November 2011.
    12. Soft optics from organogels, St. Mary’s College Sultan Bathery, Kerala, 17th November 2011.
    13. Sugar derived organogels for soft optics, 26th Carbohydrate conference, IICB Kolkatta, 24th November 2011.
    14. Soft optics from organogels, Inter IISER Chemistry Meet, IISER-Trivandrum, Kerala, 16th December 2011.
    15. Drug Discovery: A chemists Role, One day workshop on Open Source Drug Discovery. CECRI Karaikudi, Tamil Nadu, 20th December 2011.
    16. Exciting world of Chemistry, One day seminar on Recent Trends in Chemical Sciences, Dept. of Chemistry, KMM Govt. Women’s College Kannur, Kerala, 29th December 2011.
    17. The Impact of ‘Click Chemistry’ in Modern Science, Christ College Irinjalakuda, Kerala, 24th February 2012.
    18. The Impact of ‘Click Chemistry’ in Modern Science, FCBS, Trivandrum, Kerala, 10th November 2012.
    19. Topochemical Huisgen Reaction: Serendipity to Design, New Directions in Chemical Sciences (NDCS), IIT Delhi, 8th December 2012.
    20. Topochemical Huisgen Reaction: Serendipity to Design, Carbo-27, 27th Carbohydrate conference, CFTRI Mysore, 14th December 2012.
    21. Drug Discovery: A Chemist’s Role, Sacred Heart College, Chalakudy, 29th January 2013.
    22. Drug Discovery: A Chemist’s Role, National seminar on recent advances in Chemistry, Payyanur College, Payyanur, Kerala, 14th February 2013.
    23. Design of Topochemical reactions, Current Trends in Chemistry, CUSAT, Cochin, Kerala, 22nd March 2013.
    24. Topochemical reactions, Lecture Workshop on "Recent Advances in Material Science", Payyanur College Payyanur, Kerala, 24th June 2013.
    25. Topochemical click reactions, Mid-year meeting of the Chemical Research Society of India (CRSI), National Institute of Technology (NIT), Karnataka, Surathkal, 12th July 2013.
    26. Organogels for soft-optics and oil spill recovery, NMAT-2013, NSS Women’s College, Karamana, Trivandrum, Kerala, 8th November 2013.
    27. Topochemical Azide Alkyne Cycloaddition, Kaleidoscope 2015, International Center, Goa. 2-5 July 2015
    28. Topochemical reactions, Mar Athanasius College, Kothamangalam, 16th September 2015.
    29. Topochemical reactions, FCBS Thiruvananthapuram, 16th October 2015.
    30. Topochemical Azide-Alkyne Cycloaddition (TAAC) Reaction for Biopolymer Mimics, XVII NOST-Organic Chemistry Conference (NOST-OCC), Hotel Le Meridien, Jaipur, 27th-30th October, 2015.
    31. Topochemical reactions, Kerala Varma College Thrissur, 13th November 2015.
    32. Topochemical reactions, Sacred Heart College Chalakudi, 17th November 2015.
    33. Topochemical reactions, MES College Valanchery,1st December 2015.
    34. Biopolymer mimics via Topochemical Azide-Alkyne Cycloaddition, Departmental Colloquium, School of Chemistry, IISER Bhopal, 26th February 2016.
    35. Sugar-based gelators: Design, Mechanism and Applications. National Conference on Material Science and Technology, IIST Thiruvananthapuram, 12th July 2016.
    36. Total Synthesis of Carbasugar Natural Products. Kaleidoscope 2016, International Center Goa, 16th July 2016.
    37. Topochemical Reactions in organogels and their applications. Chemical frontiers, Goa 26th August 2016
    38. Sugar-based gelators: Design, Mechanism and Applications. National Conference on Material Science and Technology, Recent Trends in Hybrid Material research, Newman College, Thodupuzha 5th October 2016
    39. Supramolecular chemistry with sugars, Advances in Frontier Area of Chemical Sciences, St. John’s College Anchal, 9th November 2016
    40. Total Synthesis of various Carbasugar Natural Products via Vinylogous Cleavage of Orthoesters and Ketals. National Seminar on Synthetic Organic Chemistry: Fundamentals and Advances, Dept. of Chemistry, Govt. College for Women, Trivandrum. 25th November 2016
    41. Supramolecular chemistry with sugars, Govt College Kasaragod, 8th December 2016
    42. Supramolecular chemistry with sugars, Maharaja’s College Ernakulam, 9th December 2016
    43. Total Synthesis of Carbasugar Natural products and rare Sugars/cyclitols. National Symposium celebrating 25 years of Harmony with Organic chemistry (CYHOC-2016), Hotel residency Towers, Trivandrum, 17th December 2016.
    44. Should the unexpected be ignored? Inter-IISER Chemistry Meet, IISER Bhopal, 21st January 2017.
    45. Should the unexpected be ignored? Current Trends in Chemistry (CTriC 2017), CUSAT 4th February 2017.
    46. Topochemical reactions in crystals and gels. 28th Annual General Body Meeting of the Material Research Society of India, IIT Mumbai, 13th February 2017.
    47. Supramolecular chemistry with sugars, St. Josephs College, Irinjalakkuda, 4th March 2017
    48. Topochemical reactions in crystals and gels, SMMA 2017, IISER Kolkata, 20th April 2017.
    49. Topochemical reactions in crystals and gels, Thematic Conference in Chemical Sciences TC2S 2017 at IIT Ropar, 15th May 2017.
    50. Sugar-based organogels: Synthesis & Applications, National Science Academies’ Lecture workshop on recent advances in chemical sciences, St. Thomas College, Pala, 15th June 2017.
    51. Topochemical reactions: Synthesis of biopolymer mimics, National Science Academies’ Lecture workshop on recent advances in chemical sciences, St. Thomas College, Pala, 15th June 2017.
    52. Topochemical reactions in crystals and gels, Bronze Medal lecture, CRSI Meet at CSIR-IICT Hyderabad, 14th July 2017.
    53. Sugar-based organogels: Synthesis & Applications, Farook College Calicut, 24th September 2017.
    54. Sugar-based organogels: Synthesis & Applications, Govt. Brennen College Thalassery, 18th November 2017.
    55. Sugar-based organogels: Synthesis & Applications, Mar Ivanios College, Thiruvananthapuram, 12th December 2017.
    56. Chemistry with Sugars and Polyols, Hindustan University, Chennai, 7th February 2018.
    57. Chemistry for clean environment and personal safety. Govt. Brennen College, Thalassery, 14th September 2018.
  • INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTES
    1. ‘Synthetic chemistry of myo-inositol’ Faculty of Engg, Ehime University, Matsuyama, Japan, 07th July 2003.
    2. Chemistry with sugars and polyols, University of Regensberg, Germany, 2nd July 2014.
    3. Chemistry with sugars and polyols, Friedrich-Alexander University, Erlangen-Nuremberg, Erlangen, Germany, 9th July 2014.
    4. Chemistry with sugars and polyols, University of Bayreuth, Bayreuth, Germany, 11th July 2014.
    5. Chemistry with sugars and polyols, North Eastern University, Boston, USA, 14th October 2014.
    6. Chemistry with sugars and polyols, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA, 15th October 2014.
    7. Chemistry with sugars and polyols, Boston University, Boston, USA, 16th October 2014.
    8. Chemistry with sugars and polyols, City College of New York, New York, USA, 17th October 2014.
    9. Chemistry with sugars and polyols, Osaka University, Osaka, Japan, 29th November 2014.
    10. Synthesis of biopolymer mimics via topochemical reactions, Technical University Dortmund, Dortmund, Germany, 22nd May, 2018.
    11. Synthesis of biopolymer mimics via topochemical reactions, Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, 24th May, 2018.
    12. Total Syntheses of Carbasugar Natural Products and Rare Sugars/Cyclitols, Max Planck Institute for Colloids and Interfaces, Potsdam, Germany, 29th May, 2018.
    13. Synthesis of biopolymer mimics via topochemical reactions, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany, 30th May 2018.
    14. Topochemical reactions in crystals and gels, University of Potsdam, Potsdam, Germany, 8th June, 2018.
    15. Topochemical reactions in crystals and gels, University of Duisburg-Essen, Essen, Germany, 11th June, 2018.
    16. Synthesis of biopolymer mimics via topochemical reactions, University of Heidelberg, Germany, 15th June, 2018.
    17. Synthesis of biopolymer mimics via topochemical reactions, ETH Zurich, Switzerland, 02nd July, 2018.
    18. Synthesis of biopolymer mimics via topochemical reactions, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, Germany, 04th July, 2018.
    19. Synthesis of biopolymer mimics via topochemical reactions, Technical University Braunschweig, Germany, 05th July, 2018.
    20. Synthesis of biopolymer mimics via topochemical reactions, Ehime University, Japan, 30th July 2018.
    21. Synthesis of biopolymer mimics via topochemical reactions, University of Rennes I, France, 7th June 2019.
    22. Synthesis of biopolymer mimics via topochemical reactions, ISIS, University of Strasbourg, France, 11th June 2019.
  • INDIAN INSTITUTES
    1. Is the boundary between sciences disappearing? National Science Day seminar, NAS College, Kanhangad, Kerala, 28th February 2011.
    2. The Exciting World of Chemistry, Govt. Brennen College Thalassery, 12th December 2012.
    3. Glycopolymer Synthesis via Topochemical Huisgen Reaction, University of Hyderabad, 29th January 2014.
    4. The Exciting world of Chemistry, Thiagarajar College, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, 25th August 2014.
    5. Supermolecules, Natural Science Faculty (NSF) Colloquium, TIFR Mumbai, 8th October 2014.
    6. Chemistry with sugars and polyols, Colloquium at National Institute for Interdisciplinary
    7. Science and Technology (NIIST) Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, 26th August 2014.
    8. TAAC Reaction for Biopolymer Mimics, Dept. of Chemistry, IIT Mumbai, 31st August, 2015.
    9. Topochemical reactions, KMM College, Kannur, 11th September 2015.
    10. TAAC reaction for Biopolymer Synthesis, IISER Pune, 7th July 2016
    11. Organogels and their Applications. Anvesha, The Science Club@IISER Thiruvananthapuram, 24th January 2017.
    12. Chemistry for Healthy Life and a clean Environment, Orientation for IISER Students, IISER Thiruvananthapuram, 11th March 2017.
    13. Sugar-based organogels: Synthesis & Applications, IIT Madras, 3rd November, 2017.
    14. Chemistry for clean Environment and healthy life, Orientation lectures for BSMS students, IISER Thiruvananthapuram, 10th March 2018.
    15. Should we ignore the unexpected? Department of Chemistry, IIT Madras, 16th March 2018.
    16. Chemistry for Clean environment and personal safety. S.N. College Kannur, 14th September 2018.
    17. Covalent and Non-covalent Polymers, TIFR Hyderabad, 5th December 2018
    18. Chemistry for Clean environment and personal safety, St.John’s College Anchal, 8th March 2019.
  • UPCOMING
    1. Title to be given for the invited talk, Contemporary Crystal Engineering and Solid-State Chemistry, International symposium commemorating the 100th birth anniversary of Gerhard M. J. Schmidt, to be held at Weizmann Institute of Technology, Israel, 23-24 October, 2019. 
    2. Plenary Lecture at the first International Conference on Noncovalent iunteractions, 2-7 September, Lisbon, Portugal.
    3. Invited talk at NOST-RACI-Organic Chemistry and Biomolecular Chemistry Conference @RMIT, 6-8 November, Melbourne, Australia.
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  • OUTREACH
    1. Chemistry: Our Life Our Future, Govt. High School Chavadimukku, Sreekariyam, Thiruvanathapuram, 8th January, 2010.
    2. The Exciting world of Chemistry, INSPIRE, NIT Calicut, Kerala, 19th December 2010.
    3. Chemistry, the Central Science, Govt. Girls School Payyanur, Kerala, 16th November 2011.
    4. Chemistry: Our Life Our Future. St. Thomas Residential School, Trivandrum, Kerala, 19th November 2011.
    5. Science as a Career, Scientia 4 U, one-day seminar for school students of Kannur and Kasaragod districts to attract them to science, organized by KMK club Trikaripur, 18th November 2012.
    6. Exciting world of Chemistry, Scientia 4 U, one-day seminar for school students of Kannur and Kasaragod districts to attract them to science, organized by KMK club Trikaripur, 18th November 2012.
    7. Science as a Career, one-day seminar for school students at Govt Higher Secondary School Mathil, Kannur, 19th November 2012.
    8. Exciting world of Chemistry, one-day seminar for school students at Govt Higher Secondary School Mathil, Kannur, 19th November 2012.
    9. Science as a Career, one-day seminar for school students at Chinmaya Mission School Taliparamba, Kannur, 20th November 2012.
    10. Exciting world of Chemistry, one-day seminar for school students at Chinmaya Mission School Taliparamba, Kannur, 20th November 2012.
    11. Exciting world of Chemistry, Inspire learning Seminar, Aravinda vidymandir, Pallickathodu, Kottayam, Kerala, 20th December, 2015.
    12. Exciting world of chemistry, St. Mary’s School, Iritty, 24th January 2016.
    13. Exciting world of Chemistry, PROgramme for Motivating Innovation in SciencE (PROMISE) for KSCSTE Pratibha Scholars, NIIST Thiruvananthapuram 25th April 2016.
    14. Exciting world of chemistry, Swamiji’s School Edneer, Kasaragod 28th October 2016
    15. The Exciting world of chemistry, Science Talent Enrichment program (STEP) for Prathibha Scholars by KSCSTE at IISER Thiruvananthapuram, 20th June 2017.
    16. Chemistry for Life, ROSH Foundation lecture, Leo XIII Higher Secondary School, Alleppey, 12th August 2018.
    17. Exciting world of Chemistry, Science camp for school students organized by State Institute of Educational Technology, Govt of Kerala, SN College, Kannur, 10th November 2018.
    18. Chemistry: Our Life Our Future, Govt Higher Secondary School, Madayi, Kannur, 10th November 2018.
    19. Exciting world of chemistry, Govt Higher Secondary School Vayakkara, Kannur, 11th Feb 2019.
  • FOR TEACHERS
    1. How to make chemistry teaching interesting? Orientation course to +2 School Teachers, NIIST Trivandrum, Kerala, 17th February 2011
    2. How to make Chemistry Teaching Interesting, STRS Trivandrum, Kerala, 22nd May 2012.
    3. Sugar-based organogels: Synthesis & Applications, Faculty Improvement Program for College Teachers, Kannur University, 18th July 2017.
    4. Topochemical reactions: Synthesis of biopolymer mimics, Faculty Improvement Program for College Teachers, Kannur University, 18th July 2017.
    5. Stereochemistry, SN1 and SN2 reactions, Inservice training Program for Kendriya Vidyalaya Teachers, Kendriya Vidyalaya Pattom, Thiruvananthapuram, 25th December 2017.