Welcome to SMB
The Department of Structural and Molecular Biology (SMB) provides a stimulating and diverse research and training environment of international standing in cutting edge, modern Biochemistry.
Our broad set of skills and high-quality research allows us to approach fundamental biological and medical problems at the atomic, molecular, cellular and organism level.
This vision is enhanced via our partnership with the Department of Biological Sciences at Birkbeck College and, together, we comprise the Institute for Structural and Molecular Biology (ISMB).
Our people and our research
SMB Research Themes
The ISMB has a weekly seminar series with external speakers held every Wednesday during term time from 1:00pm - 2:00pm.
The 'Friday Wraps' are talks given by PhD students and early career researchers in ISMB where they present their latest work. These are held every Friday in term time at 2pm.
For details of specific events, please click on the links below.
Other Training and Resources
Department of Structural and Molecular Biology
Division of Biosciences
UCL Darwin Building
London WC1E 6BT
The majority of our laboratories and research spaces are located in the UCL Darwin Building on Gower Street, formerly the site of 'Macaw Cottage', a residence of Charles Darwin's.
The main reception to the building is accessed via Darwin Walk, off Malet Place, entered via Torrington Road.