Prof Mike Porter

Prof Mike Porter

Professor of Organic Chemistry

Dept of Chemistry

Faculty of Maths & Physical Sciences

Joined UCL
20th Sep 1999

Research summary

Our research targets the synthesis of complex biologically active molecules which can then be used as probes to target biological function. Current targets have potency as RNA polymerase inhibitors, antibiotics and cytotoxins. We generally need to develop new methodology to carry out our syntheses, and this has led us into a variety of areas including metal carbenes, carbohydrate chemistry and photochemistry.


University College London
Other Postgraduate qualification (including professional), ATQ04 - Recognised by the HEA as a Senior Fellow | 2019
University of Oxford
Doctorate, Doctor of Philosophy | 1996
University of Oxford
First Degree, Bachelor of Arts (Honours) | 1992