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Dorothy Buck

Department of Mathematics
Imperial College London
180 Queens Gate
South Kensington London England

Office: 0207 594 8570
Fax: 0207 594 8516
Email: d.buck@empirical.ac.uk without the misspelling.

Research interests


  • DNA-protein Interactions
  • Site-specific recombination
  • Mechanism of type-2 Topoisomerases
  • Integron Integrases
  • Mechanisms of Antibiotic Resistance


  • Three-Manifolds
  • Knot theory
  • Dehn surgery
  • Tangles
  • Unknotting Number

Functional Phylogenies

  • Shape Evolution
  • Linguistic Phylogenies

Photo from the EPSRC-funded Maths of Life Sandpit.

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  • The Team
  • Publications and Preprints
  • Grants
  • Collaborators
  • Course: BioMathematics (M3/4A21)

  • At Imperial

    BioMathematics Group

    Also I co-organise the BioMathematics Working Group series, a friendly, informal weekly seminar designed to learn more about our Imperial colleagues' research in biomathematics and related areas. It is also a venue for biologists looking for mathematical assistance with their research. If you're interested in joining our mailing list, or would like to speak sometime please email me.

    Topology and Geometry Group

    Also I organise the weekly DNA Topology journal club. If you are interested in participating, please email me.