Sami Mukhopadhyay

Dr Sami Mukhopadhyay

NovaLead Pharma (erstwhile VLife Sciences Technologies), Pune


Principal Application Scientist



Dr. Sami Mukhopadhyay is presently Principal Application Scientist in NovaLead Pharma (erstwhile VLife Sciences Technologies), Pune. He has been associated with VLife Sciences and NovaLead Pharma right from their inception. He specializes in computational chemistry and molecular modeling in Computer Aided Molecular Design(CAMD) both related to drugs and material design. Apart from managing innovation oriented pharma projects related to NCE design, drug repositioning as well as VLife’s genotoxicity prediction services for the generic pharma industry, in the materials area, Sami also heads the research projects related to novel catalyst design for polymerization, several projects in the specialty chemicals, personal, lifestyle and beauty care areas at VLife and NovaLead.

Sami also is actively involved in developing strategic alliances with industry and academia. Sami has actively conducted numerous training programs in CAMD for both premiere academic institutes as well as industry through invited lectures, presentations and on-hands training sessions. Sami is actively involved in exploring business opportunities with pharma and non-pharma industry, client requirements capture, client interfacing through technical presentations and interactions and client relationship management.

Dr Sami has over 18.5 years of industrial experience after Ph.D from IIT Kharagpur in Synthetic Organometallic Chemistry. His earlier experience as senior research scientist includes synthetic chemical product and process development and optimization in Novartis R&D and CAMD work in Tech Mahindra, R&D. Sami has several high impact international research publications to his name.