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, 2020, Toward Organism-scale Structural Biology: S-layer Reined in by Bacterial LPS., Trends Biochem Sci, Vol:45, ISSN:0968-0004, Pages:549-551

Rossmann F, Hug I, Sangermani M, et al., In situ structure of the Caulobacter crescentus flagellar motor and visualization of binding of a CheY-homolog, Molecular Microbiology, ISSN:0950-382X

Ahmadi Y, Nord AL, Wilson AJ, et al., 2020, The Brownian and Flow-Driven Rotational Dynamics of a Multicomponent DNA Origami-Based Rotor, Small, Vol:16, ISSN:1613-6810

Kaplan M, Sweredoski MJ, Rodrigues JPGLM, et al., 2020, Bacterial flagellar motor PL-ring disassembly subcomplexes are widespread and ancient, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, Vol:117, ISSN:0027-8424, Pages:8941-8947

Beeby M, Ferreira J, Tripp P, et al., 2020, Propulsive nanomachines: the convergent evolution of archaella, flagella, and cilia, Fems Microbiology Reviews, ISSN:0168-6445

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