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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Stumpf MHTTXSTTGJCEMBJWPMPH, 2011, M. Huvet, T. Toni, X. Sheng, T. Thorne, G. Jovanovic, C. Engl, M. Buck, J.W. Pinney, M.P.H. Stumpf. Mapping the evolution of the Phage shock protein (Psp) response system: interplay between protein function, genomic organization and system function, Molecular Biology Evolution (In Press), Molecular Biology Evolution (in Press)

TR BMAH, 2010, Buck and Hoover, An ATPase R-Finger Leaves Its Print on Transcriptional Activation, Structure (2010), doi:10.1016/j.str.2010.10.002

Glyde R, Ye F, Jovanovic M, et al., 2018, Structures of Bacterial RNA Polymerase Complexes Reveal the Mechanism of DNA Loading and Transcription Initiation, Molecular Cell, Vol:70, ISSN:1097-2765, Pages:1111-+

Gang S, Saraf M, Waite CJ, et al., 2018, Mutualism between Klebsiella SGM 81 and Dianthus caryophyllus in modulating root plasticity and rhizospheric bacterial density, Plant and Soil, Vol:424, ISSN:0032-079X, Pages:273-288

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

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