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

Henderson LD, Matthews-Palmer TRS, Gulbronson CJ, et al., 2020, Diversification of campylobacter jejuni flagellar C-Ring composition impacts its structure and function in motility, flagellar assembly, and cellular processes., Mbio, Vol:11, ISSN:2150-7511, Pages:1-21

Tsai C-L, Tripp P, Sivabalasarma S, et al., 2020, The structure of the periplasmic FlaG-FlaF complex and its essential role for archaellar swimming motility, Nature Microbiology, Vol:5, ISSN:2058-5276, Pages:216-225

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

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