Imperial College London


Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Life Sciences

Senior Lecturer



+44 (0)20 7594 5251m.beeby Website




502Sir Ernst Chain BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





We are interested in how the molecular machinery of the cell assembles, functions, and evolves. To tackle this problem we use electron cryo-tomography, a technique that enables us to visualize this machinery inside living cells -- to resolutions capable of discerning individual proteins.

I am co-director of the Department of Life Science's MRes in Structural Molecular Biology. Please click here for more details.

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Beeby M, 2019, Evolution of a family of molecular Rube Goldberg contraptions, Plos Biology, Vol:17, ISSN:1544-9173

Ferreira JL, Gao FZ, Rossmann FM, et al., 2019, γ-proteobacteria eject their polar flagella under nutrient depletion, retaining flagellar motor relic structures, Plos Biology, Vol:17, ISSN:1544-9173

Nguyen LT, Oikonomou CM, Ding HJ, et al., 2019, Simulations suggest a constrictive force is required for Gram-negative bacterial cell division, Nature Communications, Vol:10, ISSN:2041-1723

Thomson NM, Ferreira JL, Matthews-Palmer TR, et al., 2018, Giant flagellins form thick flagellar filaments in two species of marine gamma-proteobacteria, Plos One, Vol:13, ISSN:1932-6203

Thomson NM, Rossmann FM, Ferreira JL, et al., 2018, Bacterial Flagellins: Does Size Matter?, Trends in Microbiology, Vol:26, ISSN:0966-842X, Pages:575-581

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