Fuchter group pictureImage above: Fuchter group – April 2017

Dr Matt FuchterGroup Leader – Dr Matthew Fuchter

Brief Biography:
Dr Fuchter is a Reader in Chemistry,  Director of Postgraduate Studies, and 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 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 Antimicrobial Research Collaborative, the Centre for Plastic Electronics and the London Centre for Nanotechnology.

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 and Reader in September 2015. 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. For more details see his personal web page.

PhD students:

Postdoctoral co-workers:

MRes students:

  • Shengpan Zhang – New approaches in immunotherapy
  • Amaia Uriz Huarte – New approaches in immunotherapy
  • Daniel  Miles – Photoswitchable inhibitors
  • Rachael Tucker – Medicinal chemistry of SIRT2
  • Sabrina Yahiya – Transmission blocking in malaria
  • Suricha Ruaysawangboon – Histone methyltransferase therapeutics for cancer

Other co-workers affiliated with the group:

  • Louise Kerry (PhD), Rudenko lab - Targeting epigenetic processes in African trypanosomes
  • Jessica Wade (Postdoc), Campbell lab – CP-OLEDs from helicene-polymer blends
  • Heather Ang (Postdoc), Brady lab – New technologies to map the methylome in cancer


Previous group members

Matthias Baud (PhD)
Joachim Caron (PDRA)
Fanny Cherblanc (PhD)
Rosenildo da Costa (PDRA)
Rob Davidson (PhD, PDRA)
Paolo Di Fruscia (PhD)
Nina Forkel (PhD)
Dilraj Judge (PhD)
Fu-Howe Lee (PhD)
Jean-Noël Levy (PhD/PDRA)

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)

Group Photos

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