Toms Kalnins

Toms Kalnins

PhD student

Curriculum Vitae


MSc in chemistry, University of Latvia, 2013
Thesis: “Design of novel asymmetric organocatalysts”
Supervisors: Dr. K. Shubin, Prof. E. Suna

École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Switzerland)
ERASMUS exchange student, August 2012-February 2013


Latvian Institute of Organic Synthesis
Research Assistant, 2009-present

University of Michigan, USA
Research Intern, September 2013-March 2014


  1. Vitkovska, V.; Zogota, R.; Kalnins, T.; Zelencova, D.; Suna, E. “Aliphatic chain-containing macrocycles as diazonamide A analogs” Chem. Heterocycl. Comp., 2020, 56, 586–602. DOI: 10.1007/s10593-020-02704-6
  2. Mutule, I.; Kalnins, T.; Vedejs, E.; Suna, E. “Diazonamide Synthetic Studies. Reactivity of N-Unsubstituted Benzofuro[2,3-b]indolines” Chem. Heterocycl. Comp. 2015, 51, 613-620. PDF
  3. Mutule, I.; Joo, B.; Medne, Z.; Kalnins, T.; Vedejs, E.; Suna, E. “Stereoselective Synthesis of the Diazonamide A Macrocyclic Core” J. Org. Chem. 2015, 80, 3058-3066. DOI: 10.1021/jo502941
  4. Kinens, A.; Kalnins, T.; Suna, E. “Synthesis of 9-Phenylacridines via Ortho-Lithiation–Cyclization Sequence” Chem. Heterocycl. Comp. 2015, 50, 1501-1505. DOI: 10.1007/s10593-014-1616-y
  5. Priede, M.; Kazak, M.; Kalnins, T.; Shubin, K.; Suna, E. “Diastereoselective Hydroxymethylation of Cyclic Ntert-Butanesulfinylketimines Using Methoxymethanol as Formaldehyde Source” J. Org. Chem. 2014, 79, 3715–3724. DOI: 10.1021/jo500506u