Imperial College London

Professor Martin Buck FRS

Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Life Sciences




+44 (0)20 7594 5442m.buck




448Sir Alexander Fleming BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





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My research group’s activities focus on establishing the mechanistic basis of signal perception and propagation that operates to allow the appropriate adaptive patterns of gene expression to be mounted. We study bacterial systems, of agronomic, medical and industrial relevance. We employ a range of genetic and biochemical l methodologies, often working closely with collaborators to establish the structural biology, systems biology and biophysical behaviour of the processes being investigated.

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Glyde R, Ye F, Darbari VC, et al., 2017, Structures of RNA Polymerase Closed and Intermediate Complexes Reveal Mechanisms of DNA Opening and Transcription Initiation, Molecular Cell, Vol:67, ISSN:1097-2765, Pages:106-+

Gosztolai A, Schumacher J, Behrends V, et al., 2017, GlnK Facilitates the Dynamic Regulation of Bacterial Nitrogen AssimilationS, Biophysical Journal, Vol:112, ISSN:0006-3495, Pages:2219-2230

Jovanovic M, Waite C, James E, et al., 2017, Functional Characterization of Key Residues in Regulatory Proteins HrpG and HrpV of Pseudomonas syringae pv. tomato DC3000, Molecular Plant-microbe Interactions, Vol:30, ISSN:0894-0282, Pages:656-665

McDonald C, Jovanovic G, Wallace BA, et al., 2017, Structure and function of PspA and Vipp1 N-terminal peptides: Insights into the membrane stress sensing and mitigation, Biochimica Et Biophysica Acta-biomembranes, Vol:1859, ISSN:0005-2736, Pages:28-39

Waite C, Schumacher J, Jovanovic M, et al., 2017, Negative Autogenous Control of the Master Type III Secretion System Regulator HrpL in Pseudomonas syringae, Mbio, Vol:8, ISSN:2150-7511

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