Job: VC2020 Senior Lecturer in Pharmaceutics
Faculty: Health and Life Sciences
School/department: Leicester School of Pharmacy
Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH
T: 0116 250 6553
Dr Qutachi graduated as a pharmacist from the University of Mosul, Iraq in 1999 with BSc in Pharmacy. He completed an internship focusing on practicing clinical pharmacy, laboratory investigation, industrial pharmacy and community pharmacy. He then worked at the Medicinal Plant Research Unit at University of Mosul before obtaining his MSc in Clinical Pharmacy (2005) from the same university, which involved collaboration with Iraqi centre for cancer and medical genetic researches in Bagdad. Dr Qutachi lectured at the School of Pharmacy, University of Mosul from 2005-2008. In 2008 he pursued a PhD in Pharmacy at the University of Nottingham with Dr Lee Buttery and subsequently joined Professor Kevin Shakesheff’s laboratory as a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow. Dr Qutachi has a strong background in clinical Pharmacy and biomedical research, and has worked with many industrial partners. Dr Qutachi has been involved in extensive research collaborations (e.g. EPSRC research centre and the UKRMP Acellular hub) which have focused on formulation development and targeted drug delivery.
Contracted work with commercial partners for controlled/targeted delivery. As an expert in formulation development and drug delivery, I receive regular requests for contracted work to develop models and drug delivery formulations as detailed below.
• Flexion Therapeutics, USA (2011-2012)• Neusentis/Pfizer, UK (2012-2013)• Calabrodental, Italy (2013-2016)• Neotherix, UK (2014)• Locate Therapeutics,UK (2011-2017)
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