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, provides a stimulating and diverse research and training environment of international standing where important and exciting areas of modern biology, biotechnology and medicine are 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)


Contact Us

Department of Structural and Molecular Biology
Division of Biosciences
UCL Darwin Building
Gower Street
London WC1E 6BT

General Enquiries tel: +44 (0)20 7679 2308, email: tabitha.owen@ucl.ac.uk
Postgraduate Enquiries tel: +44 (0)20 3549 5460
Undergraduate Enquiries email: biosciences-admissions@ucl.ac.uk

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.

UCL Map for Darwin Building entrance