The group is highly multidisciplinary, with researchers working on synthesis and structural biology, proteomics and cell biology, on in vitro and in vivo systems, often undertaking work in collaboration with labs at Imperial in Medicine, Engineering and Natural Sciences, and groups at institutes and companies across the UK and worldwide. Group membership is also highly diverse - more than 145 researchers have worked in our group over the years, encompassing 28 nationalities.

Staff

Dr Sebastian Andrei

Doctor Sebastian Andrei

Dr Sebastian Andrei
Research associate in chemical biology (30)

Dr Edward Bartlett

Edward Bartlett

Dr Edward Bartlett
Research associate and lab manager (chemical biology)

Jasmine Bickel

Jasmine Bickel

Jasmine Bickel
EPSRC Doctoral Prize Fellow in chemical biology (30, 59)

Dr Daniel Conole

Dr Daniel Conole

Dr Daniel Conole
Pfizer research associate in chemical proteomics

Dr Elena De Vita

Elena De Vita

Dr Elena De Vita
CRUK research associate in medicinal chemistry and covalent drug design (13, 54)

Dr Monica Faronato

Dr Monica Faronato

Dr Monica Faronato
CRUK research associate in cancer cell & chemical biology

Dr Andrii Gorelik

Andrii Gorelik

Dr Andrii Gorelik
Research associate in chemical biology

Dr Jennie Hutton

Dr Jennie Hutton

Dr Jennie Hutton
Research associate and lab manager (currently on maternity leave)

Dr Wouter Kallemeijn

Wouter

Dr Wouter Kallemeijn
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow in Chemical Biology

Dr Daniel Lucy

Dr Daniel Lucy

Dr Daniel Lucy
WWCR research associate in chemical biology - unlocking the KLK activome

Dr Maria Maneiro Rey

Maria Maneiro Rey

Dr Maria Maneiro Rey
Xunta de Galicia Fellow

Dr Milon Mondal

Milon Mondal

Dr Milon Mondal
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow in chemical proteomics

Dr Tony Ocasio

Dr Tony Ocasio

Dr Tony Ocasio
Senior Laboratory Research Scientist at The Francis Crick Institute

Dr Rita Petracca

Dr Rita Petracca

Dr Rita Petracca
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow in chemical biology

Dr Masha Shchepinova

Dr Masha Shchepinova

Dr Masha Shchepinova
BBSRC research associate in GPCR chemical biology (34-36)

Dr Ravi Singh

Doctor Ravi Singh

Dr Ravi Singh
Research associate and lab manager (chemistry)

Dr James Sipthorp

Dr James Sipthorp

Dr James Sipthorp
CRUK research associate in chemical biology

Christelle Soudy

Christelle Soudy

Christelle Soudy
Senior Research Scientist at the Francis Crick Institute (synthetic organic chemistry)

Dr Montse Tersa

Montse Tersa

Dr Montse Tersa
CRUK research associate in structural biology and covalent drug design (13, 54)


PhD Students

Nattawadee Panyain

Nattawadee Panyain

Nattawadee Panyain
ICB CDT PhD student, Royal Thai Scholar, chemical biology, protein prenylation (writing up)

Andrea Goya Grocin

Andrea Goya Grocin

Andrea Goya Grocin
4th year CRUK PhD student, protein lipidation in cancer

Miha Homsak

Miha Homsak

Miha Homsak
4th year Crick/Imperial joint CDT PhD, protein lipidation as a target in tuberculosis (38)

Cyrille Koundé

Cyrille Kounde

Cyrille Koundé
3rd year GSK/EPSRC CASE PhD student, next generation PROTACs (41, 42)

Leran Zhang

Leran Zhang

Leran Zhang
3rd year CRUK PhD student, unlocking the KLK activome in drug-resistant cancer (43,44,45)

Roxani Nikoloudaki

Roxani Nikoloudaki

Roxani Nikoloudaki
2nd year ICB/Nestle PhD student, new chemical probes for GPCRs involved in appetite regulation. (36)

Henry Benns

Henry Benns

Henry Benns
2nd Year ICB PhD student, redox regulation of signalling in Toxoplasma gondii. (46)

Simeon Draganov

Simeon Draganov

Simeon Draganov
2nd year ICB PhD student, chemical proteomics of poly ADP ribosylation in inflammation. (31,47)

Ana Losada de la Lastra

Ana Losada de la Lastra

Ana Losada de la Lastra
2nd year CRUK PhD, targeting protein acylation in cancer (50)

Miruna Androniciuc

Miruna Androniciuc

Miruna Androniciuc
2nd year Imperial/Crick PhD, understanding Wnt acylation in development and disease (48)

Emma Couves

Emma Couves

Emma Couves
2nd year CRUK PhD, structural biology/pharmacological modulation of the membrane attack complex (30)

Joe Tuersley

Joe Tuersley

Joe Tuersley
2nd Year PhD, pharmacological prevention of snake venom cytotoxicity (51)

Josh Linfoot

Josh Linfoot

Josh Linfoot
2nd year Syngenta EPSRC CASE PhD, metabolic pathways for pesticides (53)

Delia Brustur

Delia Brustur

Delia Brustur
1st year PhD, immunomodulation in metastatic cancer using covalent fragment drug discovery

Ammar Ahmed

Ammar Ahmed

Ammar Ahmed
1st Year PhD, synthesis and development of peptide inhibitors

Sarah Hassan

Sarah Hassan

Sarah Hassan
1st year President's Scholar ICB CDT PhD, protein prenylation in cancer

Qisi Zhang

Qisi Zhang

Qisi Zhang
1st year ICB CDT PhD, PROTACs for conditional protein degradation

Robert Gray

Robert Gray

Robert Gray
1st year Crick/Imperial Clinical Fellow, lipid metabolism in tuberculosis (38)

Michael Gruet

Michael Gruet

Michael Gruet
1st year CRUK/EPSRC PhD student, PARP chemical biology (55)

Tom Jackson

Tom Jackson

Tom Jackson
1st year ICB CDT PhD, photoswitchable peptide libraries, (56, 57)

Jack Williams

Jack Williams

Jack Williams
1st year Crick/Imperial joint PhD, cyclic peptides as chemical probes (56)


MRes in Drug Discovery and Development Students

Ayesha Tejura

Ayesha Tejura

Ayesha Tejura
Chemical tools for the detection and inhibition of serine hydrolases

Debraj Chowdhury

Debraj Chowdhury

Debraj Chowdhury
Synthesis and validation of novel activity-based probes

Emilia Taylor

Emilia Taylor

Emilia Taylor
Inhibitors of bacterial DNA repair

Esther Perez Marreiro

Esther Perez Marreiro

Esther Perez Marreiro
Lipidation in macrophages

Ioanna Thanasi

Ioanna Thanasi

Ioanna Thanasi
Development of new PROTACs

Jeff Guo

Jeff Guo

Jeff Guo
Fragment-based drug discovery

Ming Huang

Ming Huang

Ming Huang
Ovarian cancer therapeutics

Nikita Ostrovitsa

Nikita Ostrovitsa

Nikita Ostrovitsa
Novel peptide-based Inhibitors

Pinqi Wang

Pinqi Wang

Pinqi Wang
Covalent inhibitors of small GTPases

Qinxue Kong

Qinxue Kong

Qinxue Kong
New treatments for visceral leishmaniasis

Yuxin Liu

Yuxin Liu

Yuxin Liu
Covalent inhibitors of small GTPases


Undergraduate Students

Joshua Newington

Joshua Newington

Joshua Newington
MSci student

Tristan Kovacic

Tristan Kovacic

Tristan Kovacic
MSci student


Visiting Students

Associated with our group

Sharlin Patel

Sharlin Patel

Sharlin Patel
PhD student, writing up

Kate Hadavizadeh

Kate Hadavizadeh

Kate Hadavizadeh
PhD Student, writing up (21)

Dara Annett

Dara Annett

Dara Annett
PhD student, Francis Crick Institute, drug target discovery in malaria parasites

Joshua Hope

Joshua Hope

Joshua Hope
1st year Crick/Imperial PhD, structural characterisation of the retroviral preintegration complex

Lisa Dollhopf

Lisa Dollhopf

Lisa Dollhopf
MRes in Drug Discovery student (Fuchter group, 57)

Amrita Date

Amrita Date

Amrita Date
MRes in Drug Discovery student (Fuchter group, 57)

Panagiota Sarri

Panagiota Sarri

Panagiota Sarri
MRes in Drug Discovery student (Fuchter group, 57)

Mathias Fagbemi

Mathias Fagbemi

Mathias Fagbemi
MRes in Drug Discovery student (Braga group, 51)

Dr Marc Morgan

Marc Morgan

Dr Marc Morgan
Protein Crystallography Facility Manager


Alumni

Postdoctoral Researchers: Sasala Wickramasinghe (2008), Lucia de la Riva Perez (2010), Dmitry Stetsenko (2011), Vicki Barker (2011), Matt Selby (2011), Ute Brassat (2011), Will Heal (2012), Victor  Goncalves (2012), Victoria Albrow (2013), Mark Rackham (2013), Zhiyong Yu (2013), Antonio Konitsiotis (2014), Jennie Hutton (2014), Goska Broncel (2015), Soo Mei Chee (2015), Kalesh (2015), Rhiannon Beard (2017), Julia Morales Sanfrutos (2017), Markus Ritzefeld (2017), Inma Perez Dorado (2017), Remi Serwa (2018), Charlotte Sutherell (2018), Chiara Recchi (2018), Chiara Fabbro (2018), Aurélien Godinat (2019), Anna Neodo (2019), Scott Lovell (2019), Marc Baggelaar (2019).

PhD Students: Panumart Thongyoo (2009), Gillian Rosenberg (2010), Jemima Thomas (2011), Tam Dang (2011), Tayo Olaleye (2012), Lucy Rayner (2012), Alex Berry (2012), Jenny Frueh (2012), Megan  Wright (2013), Manue Thinon (2013), Chris Douse (2014), Naoko Masumoto (2015), Paulina Ciepla (2015), Tom Charlton (2015), James Clulow (2015), Andy Bell (2015), Louis Perdios (2016), Siak Lim (2016), Lisa Storck Saha (2016), Rhiannon Beard (2016) Jenny Ward (2016),  Ernie So (2016), Yunyun Sun (2017), Mostafa Jamshidiha (2017), Greg Craven (2017), Wenye Zhao (2018), Roman Fedoryshchak (2018), Foteini Tzakoniati (2018), Shao-Ju (Ryan) Lu (2018), Jessica Shen (2019), Charlie Saunders (2019), Theo Flack (2019), Mladen Stojanovic (2019), Scott Lovell (2019), Eloise Morecroft (2019), Will Joyce (2019), Anja Schlott (2019), Gregor Lueg (2019).

MRes students: 2008: Pinar Tulay, Martyna Snopek, Kavita Ramji. 2009: Antoine Delmotte. 2010: Kim Williams, Lucy Esteve, Janet Tsang. 2011: Dani Monteil. 2012: Tiffany Teng, Nino Gaphrindashivili. 2013: Liji Huang, George Bodakh, June Lim, Xiaoyi Wang, Eric Lee. 2014: Yuchen Zhao. 2015: Larissa See, Runzhong Fu, Jason Mak, Sandi Botonjic, Giovanna Morsiani. 2016: Juan Cuadrado, Lerui Guo, Zuzana Hodakova, Miriam Lyons, Niall McLoughlin, Sebastian Soh, Congyi Xu, Handa Zhang. 2017: Rania Al Janabi, Daniel Fernandez Llaneza, Isabella Kaczmarczyk, Sebastian Oehler, Carine Lim, Leran Zhang, Chiara Cecconello. 2018: Irphane Ariff, Sofia Chalkiadaki, Declan Cook, Nicole Deacon-Smith, Sarah Hassan, Kai Hove, Caitlin Jie, Sofia Lachiondo, Bowen Ma, Pasin Mapaisansin, Balazs Pogranyi, Xinzhu Wang. 2019: Billy Baxter, Juncal Calvo, Jonathan Davies, Leigh-Anne Gavin, Arzish Haqqee, Thomas Jackson, Callum Johnston, Javier Molina-Bermejo, Jingxing Qiu, Tilly Shackley, Ceire Wincott, Jinwang Yuan.  

Undergraduate project/placement students: 2006: Helen Mcleod. 2007: Will Tomlinson, Katherine Elvira, Camille Bonomelli. 2008: James Sudlow. 2009: Irvine Howson, Vlad Turek, Sara Bessin. 2010: Aled Williams, Amanda Cheung, Sascha Yousefi, Genshi Chen. 2011: Machi Panteli, Brian Wilson, Timo Voelker, Wenlin Zhang, Nina Vrielink, Julia Gonzales Hernandes, Sibyl Sheppard. 2012: Enrico Fantoni, Jenny  Mizen, Solene Batut, Klaudia Cybulska, Boon Kiat Lee. 2013: Wai Peng Leong, Alice Huynh, Ben Chappell, Sabrina Maas, Chrystalla Constantinou, Will Whitehurst, Saphia Matthew. 2014: Olivia Boyd, James Davies, Xavier Wezen, Shuang Liu, Wouter Mooij, Niall McLoughlin. 2015: Tiffany Chan, Shuang Liu, Markus Artelsmair, Joel Fauser. 2016: Yuen Chow, Michelle Tan, Jenny Samphire, Suk Tan, Annina Burhop, Edward Ou, Alex Bakker, Christine Wu. 2017: Aditya Raymond Thawani, Rhian Hendley, Ana Losada De La Lastra, Dongxun Lyu, Angela Sun 2019: Stef Bannink, Edward Will, Jianjun (JJ) Ren, Alana Dastous, Camilla Ferro. 

Visiting researchers: Dr Kasia Blewska (Lodz, COST network, 2015), Dany Pechalrieu (Toulouse, COST network, 2015), Daniela Glatzova (University of Prague, RSC mobility award, 2016), Wenhua Chen (CSC Scholarship, 2017-2018), Elena De Vita (DKFZ, German Cancer Research Center, 2018), Michael Baek (University of Copenhagen, 2019), 


Collaborating labs and organisations

1. Peter O’Hare (Virology); 2. The Francis Crick Institute; 3. Tony Magee (NHLI); 4. Pfizer Neusentis; 5. Medicines for Malaria Venture; 6. Imperial Innovations; 7. Matilda Katan (UCL), Paul French (Laser Physics); 8. Beata Wojciak-Stothard (Medicine); 9. Gad Frankel (Molecular Microbiology); 10. Tony Gee (KCL); 11. Colin Turnbull (Plant Physiology); 12. David Mann (Life Sciences); 13. Ernesto Cota (Structural Biology); 14. Institute of Cancer Research; 15. David Klug (Chemistry); 16. Reiko Tanaka (Bioengineering); 17. Syngenta; 18. Alan Armstrong (Chemistry); 19. Jamie Scott, Jeffrey Johannes (AstraZeneca); 20. David Klug (Chemistry); 21. Oscar Ces (Chemistry); 22. Jake Baum (Parasitology); 23. Xiaodong Zhang (Structural Biology); 24. Chiara Recchi (Oncology); 25. Keith Willison (Chemistry); 26. Hani Gabra (Oncology); 27. Tony Holder (Crick); 28. Dinis Calado (Crick); 29. Anna Barnard (Chemistry); 30. Doryen Bubeck (Structural Biology); 31. Charlotte Dodson (Biophysics); 32. Edgar Deu (Crick); 33. Alex Lyons (Medicine, NHLI); 34. Gary Frost (Medicine); 35. Aylin Hanyaloglu (Medicine); 36. Nestle; 37. Susana Godinho (The Barts Cancer Institute, London); 38. Luiz Pedro Carvalho (Crick); 39. Avinash Shenoy (Microbiology); 40. Genentech; 41. John Harling (GSK); 42. Marcel Muelbaier (Cellzome/GSK); 43. Eric Aboagye (Surgery and Cancer); 44. Charlotte Bevan (Surgery and Cancer); 45. Hani Gabra (Surgery and Cancer); 46. Matt Child (Life Sciences); 47. Pete DiMaggio (Chemical Engineering); 48. Jean-Paul Vincent (Crick); 49. Evgen Pharma; 50. Julian Downward (Crick); 51 Vania Braga (Medicine); 52. Heptares; 53. Alan Spivey (Chemistry); 54. Jim Norman (CRUK Beatson Institute, Glasgow); 55. Hector Keun (Surgery and Cancer); 56. Louise Walport (Crick) 57. Matthew Fuchter (Chemistry) 58. Rui Moreira, Cecília M. P. Rodrigues (Universidade de Lisboa) 59. Iain McNeish (Surgery and Cancer).