Fuchter group, 2019

Image above: Fuchter group, January 2019

Group Leader

Professor Matthew Fuchter

Brief Biography:
Matthew Fuchter is a Professor of Chemistry,  Director of Postgraduate Studies, co-Director of the Centre for Drug Discovery Scienceand co-Director of the MRes in Drug Discovery in the Department of Chemistry, Imperial College London. He is also a member of the Organic Division Council of the Royal Society of Chemistry, the UK representative to the EuCheMS Division of Organic Chemistry and an Associate Editor of the RSC journal MedChemComm. He is involved in multiple multidisciplinary centres of excellence at Imperial including the Institute of Chemical Biology, the Imperial College Network of Excellence in Malaria, the Cancer Research Centre of Excellence, the Antimicrobial Research Collaborative, the Centre for Plastic Electronics and the London Centre for Nanotechnology.

Dr Matt Fuchter

He completed PhD research under the supervision of Professor A. G. M. Barrett, FRS FMedSci and postdoctoral studies at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, Australia, where he worked with Professor A. B. Holmes, FRS. Prior to his position at Imperial College he was the RCUK Academic Fellow at the School of Pharmacy (University of London). He returned to Imperial College in July 2008 as a Lecturer in Synthetic and Medicinal Chemistry and was promoted to Senior Lecturer in July 2012, Reader in September 2015 and Professor in September 2018. In 2014 he was awarded the RSC Harrison-Meldola Memorial Prize, as well as being admitted to the Royal Society of Chemistry as a Fellow. In 2015, he was selected as a Thieme Chemistry Journal Awardee by the Editorial Board for the Thieme Chemistry journals and was selected as the 'most meritorious runner-up' of the European Federation for Medicinal Chemistry (EFMC) Prize for a Young Medicinal Chemist in Academia (2015). In 2017, he won an Imperial College President’s Excellence in Research Award and a President’s Medal (together with Professors Tony Barrett, Charles Coombes and Simak Ali) for Excellence in Innovation and Entrepreneurship. He was recently awarded the prestigious 2018 Tetrahedron Young Investigator Award for Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry and a 5-year EPSRC Established Career Fellowship. For more details see his personal web page.

The group

PhD students:

Postdoctoral co-workers:

  • Jochen Brandt - Chiral organic electronic materials
  • Seán Ryan - Chiral organic electronic materials
  • Wenda Shi - Chiral organic electronic materials
  • Xingyuan Shi  – Medicinal chemistry of epigenetic targets in Plasmodium
  • Harry Whitwell - New technologies to map the methylome in cancer
  • Jake Greenfield – Absolute asymmetric synthesis using chiral influences

Imperial College Research Fellow:

  • Jamie Lewis

Other co-workers affiliated with the group:

  • Jessica Wade (Postdoc), Campbell lab – CP-OLEDs from helicene-polymer blends
  • Li Wan (PhD), Campbell lab – CP-OLEDs from helicene-polymer blends
  • Matthew Ward (PhD), Campbell lab – chiral materials for device applications
  • Heather Ang (Postdoc), Brady lab – New technologies to map the methylome in cancer
  • Nadia Hoyas Perez (PhD), Lewis lab – Supramolecular chemistry
  • Theodora Constantin (PhD), Bevan lab – Prostate cancer


Previous group members

Katie Addison (PhD) 
Matthias Baud (PhD)
Jochen Brandt (PDRA) 
Joachim Caron (PDRA)
Thomas Chavas (PhD)

Fanny Cherblanc (PhD)
Hannah Cook (PhD)
Rosenildo da Costa (PDRA)
Rob Davidson (PhD, PDRA)
Paolo Di Fruscia (PhD)
Ornella Di Pietro (PDRA)
Luíza dos Reis Cruz (PhD)

Nina Forkel (PhD)
Dilraj Judge (PhD)
Fu-Howe Lee (PhD)
Jean-Noël Levy (PhD/PDRA)
Alexandra Lubin (PhD) 

Kate Montgomery
Thomas Moss (PDRA)
Rob Richardson (PDRA)
Daniel Scott (PhD)
Nitipol Srimongkolpithak (PhD)
Sandeep Sundriyal (PDRA)
Nicole Trainor (PhD)
Angela Udemba (PhD)
Marko Weimar (PDRA)
Claire Weston - (PhD/PDRA)
Ying Yang (PDRA)
Ainoa Rueda Zubiaurre (PDRA)

Group Photos

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 Group Hike 2011
 Group hike 2011
 Black Tuesday 2013
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 Bounce 2014
Churchill Arms 2017
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