Harrison-Meldola Memorial Prize 2014 Winner


Dr Matthew Fuchter
Dr Matthew Fuchter
Imperial College London

For his contribution to the study of epigenetic processes in disease and his insights into chiral aromatic compounds, particularly those with helical chirality.

About the Winner


Matthew Fuchter obtained his first class honours degree in Chemistry (MSci) from the University of Bristol, UK in 2002, where he was awarded the Richard N. Dixon prize. In January 2006 he completed his PhD research under the supervision of Professor A. G. M. Barrett, FRS FMedSci at Imperial College London, UK. 

Following a short spell as a Research Associate at Imperial College, he was appointed as a CSIRO Research Fellow at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, Australia as well as a visiting fellow at the University of Melbourne, where he worked with Professor A. B Holmes, AM FRS FAA FinstP. From August 2007 he was the Research Councils UK Academic Fellow at the School of Pharmacy, University of London, and in July 2008 he was appointed as a Lecturer in Synthetic and Medicinal Chemistry at Imperial College London. He was promoted to Senior Lecturer in July 2012.

The key aim of the Fuchter Group is to use expertise in chemical synthesis to impact molecular science in chemistry, biology and materials, and as such covers a wide range of interests. These include novel synthetic methodology, natural product chemistry, chirality, medicinal chemistry and chemical biology, and materials science. Reflecting these interests, Matthew is heavily involved in multidisciplinary centers and initiatives at Imperial College. He is co-Director of an MRes course in Drug Discovery, a Managerial Board member and Senior Investigator of an Imperial anti-cancer drug discovery group (CD3), and a Research Board member of the Institute of Chemical Biology.


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