Imperial College London

Professor Martin Buck FRS

Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Life Sciences

Professor of Molecular Microbiology



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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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Wang Z, Zhao S, Li Y, et al., 2021, RssB-mediated sigma(S) Activation is Regulated by a Two-Tier Mechanism via Phosphorylation and Adaptor Protein - IraD, Journal of Molecular Biology, Vol:433, ISSN:0022-2836

Engl C, Jovanovic G, Brackston RD, et al., 2020, The route to transcription initiation determines the mode of transcriptional bursting in E. coli, Nature Communications, Vol:11, ISSN:2041-1723

Gao F, Danson AE, Ye F, et al., 2020, Bacterial enhancer binding proteins - AAA+ proteins in transcription activation, Biomolecules, Vol:10, ISSN:2218-273X

Ye F, Kotta-Loizou I, Jovanovic M, et al., 2020, Structural basis of transcription inhibition by the DNA mimic protein Ocr of bacteriophage T7., Elife, Vol:9, ISSN:2050-084X

Wang Z, Zhao S, Jiang S, et al., 2019, Resonance assignments of N-terminal receiver domain of sigma factor S regulator RssB from Escherichia coli, Biomolecular Nmr Assignments, Vol:13, ISSN:1874-2718, Pages:333-337

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