UCL Division of Biosciences


Structural and Molecular Biology

The Research Department of Structural and Molecular Biology (SMB) is part of the Division of Biosciences in the Faculty of Life Sciences and partners with the Department of Biological Sciences at Birkbeck College to comprise the Institute for Structural and Molecular Biology shared by UCL and Birkbeck. SMB, previously known as the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, aims to provide a stimulating and diverse research and training environment of international standing within which important and exciting areas of modern biology, biotechnology and medicine can be investigated at the atomic, molecular, cellular and organism level.

Atomic resolution structure of the core complex of a type IV secretion system involved in bacterial conjugation (Nature (2009) 462:2011-2015)