Dr Michael Stephenson

Visiting Scientist

Michael is a chemist, with a background in natural product total synthesis, medicinal chemistry, and pharmacy.

He currently works as a Visiting Scientist at the John Innes Centre and a Group Leader at the University of East Anglia (UEA).

Michael’s main focus is on the application of transient expression of biosynthetic enzymes in Nicotiana benthamiana leaves for the preparative production of high-value triterpenes, and utilizing this technique to explore and engineer the chemical diversity of this family of medicinally relevant natural products.