Imperial College London


Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Life Sciences

Reader in Structural Biology



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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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Umrekar T, Winterborn Y, Sivabalasarma S, et al., 2021, Evolution of archaellum rotation involved invention of a stator complex by duplicating and modifying a core component, Frontiers in Microbiology, ISSN:1664-302X

Ferreira JL, Coleman I, Addison ML, et al., 2021, The "Jack-of-all-Trades" Flagellum From Salmonella and E. coli Was Horizontally Acquired From an Ancestral B-Proteobacterium (vol 12, 643180, 2021), Frontiers in Microbiology, Vol:12

Gumbart JC, Ferreira JL, Hwang H, et al., 2021, Lpp positions peptidoglycan at the AcrA-ToIC interface in the AcrAB-ToIC multidrug efflux pump, Biophysical Journal, Vol:120, ISSN:0006-3495, Pages:3973-3982

Kaplan M, Chreifi G, Metskas LA, et al., 2021, In situ imaging of bacterial outer membrane projections and associated protein complexes using electron cryotomograpy, Elife, Vol:10, ISSN:2050-084X

Matthews-Palmer T, Gonzalez-Rodriguez N, Calcraft T, et al., 2021, Structure of the cytoplasmic domain of SctV (SsaV) from the Salmonella SPI-2 injectisome and implications for a pH sensing mechanism, Journal of Structural Biology, Vol:213, ISSN:1047-8477

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