Prof. Coutinho's Group is mainly involved in Structure- and Ligand-based drug design. Our expertise ranges from Molecular Docking to Molecular dynamics simulations and Free Energy Calculations. We also model reactions and their transition states using QM based methods. We have recently embarked on employing our computer modelling expertise to solve the drug resistance problem.
Prof Coutinho is currently the Professor and the Head of the Pharmaceutical Chemistry Department at the Bombay College of Pharmacy.
He obtained his M. Sc. and M. Sc. (Tech.) from the University Department of Chemical Technology (UDCT), the University of Mumbai in 1989, currently known as the Institute of Chemical Technology (ICT), Matunga, Mumbai. He completed his Ph. D. (Tech.) Degree in Pharmaceutical Chemistry from Bombay College of Pharmacy in the year 1989.
He is a renowned scientist and teacher in pharmacy education and has been teaching at Bombay College of Pharmacy for more than three decades and as visiting faculty at several well-known organizations. His interest lies in the area of NMR of peptides, strategic design of anti-infective agents using computer-assisted tools for drug design.
He has supervised more than 40 Master's Students (4 currently working) and has mentored 18 Ph.D. Students (4 currently working).