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  • PL 56 (Viikinkaari 9)

    00014

    Finland

  • Viikinkaari 5, Biocenter 2

    00790 Helsinki

    Finland

1991 …2019
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Personal profile

Description of research and teaching

2016- Professor of Microbiology

2013- Research Director, Institute of Biotechnology

2013- Board member of the Integrative Life Sciences Graduate Programme, University of Helsinki

2013- Board member of the National Graduate Programme in Informational and Structural Biology

2008-2013 Professor of Structural Biology

2007- 2013 Education co-ordinator Institute of Biotechnology

2001-2003 Board member of the National Graduate School in Informational and Structural Biology

2001- current PhD supervisor, Helsinki University

1999 - current PhD progress assessor, Institute of Biotechnology, Helsinki University

 

Curriculum vitae

Home page: http://blogs.helsinki.fi/butcher/introduction/

EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS

1985.09-1989.06 University of Bath, Bath, UK. BSc Applied Biology

1991.12-1995.12 Birkbeck College, London, UK. PhD

2001.11-2003.12 Docent in Structural Biology, Faculty of Science, Helsinki University

2004.01 Docent in Structural Biology, Faculty of Biological and Environmental Science, Helsinki University

SCIENTIFIC POSITIONS OF TRUST AND ADMINISTRATION

2010.8- Editorial board of the Journal of Structural Biology

2010-2013 Research development committee of the Faculty of Biosciences

2010-2013 Elected staff member of the board of the Institute of Biotechnology

MAJOR COMPETITIVE FUNDING

1.2011- 12.2014 Academy of Finland program grant

1.2010-12.2016 Biocenter Finland

6.2008-5.2011 Sigrid Juselius Foundation

6.2007-12.2013 Biocentrum Helsinki

1.2006-12.2011 Academy of Finland Centre of Excellence

1.2006-12.2008 European Science Foundation, EUROCORES

8.2001-5.2007 Academy of Finland Researcher

1.2000-12.2005 Academy of Finland Centre of Excellence (PI Dennis Bamford)

7.1999-6.2001 European Community Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellow

1.1999-6.1999 European Molecular Biology Organisation Postdoctoral Fellow

Keywords

  • 1182 Biochemistry, cell and molecular biology
  • Structural Biology
  • electron microscopy
  • image processing
  • X-ray crystallography
  • nanotechnology
  • cryo-electron microscopy
  • 1183 Plant biology, microbiology, virology
  • bacteriology
  • archaea
  • virus-host interactions, picornavirus, immunity

International and National Collaboration Publications and projects within past five years.

Publications 1991 2019

Insights into assembly from structural analysis of bacteriophage PRD1

Abrescia, N. G. A., Cockburn, J. J. B., Grimes, J. M., Sutton, G. C., Diprose, J. M., Butcher, S. J., Fuller, S. D., Martin, C. S., Burnett, R. M., Stuart, D. I., Bamford, D. H. & Bamford, J. K. H., 2004, In : Nature. 432, p. 68-74 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Insights into virus evolution and membrane biogenesis from the structure of the marine lipid-containing Bacteriophage PM2

Abrescia, N. G. A., Grimes, J. M., Kivelä, H. M., Assenberg, R., Sutton, G. C., Butcher, S. J., Bamford, J., Bamford, D. H. & Stuart, D. I., 2008, In : Molecular Cell. 31, 5, p. 749-761 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

A mechanism for initiating RNA-dependent RNA polymerization

Butcher, S. J., Grimes, J. M., Makeyev, E. V., Bamford, D. H. & Stuart, D. L., 2001, In : Nature. 410, p. 235-240 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

LOW PH INDUCES SWIVELING OF THE GLYCOPROTEIN HETERODIMERS IN THE SEMLIKI-FOREST VIRUS SPIKE COMPLEX

FULLER, S. D., BERRIMAN, J. A., BUTCHER, S. J. & GOWEN, B. E., 1995, In : Cell. 81, 5, p. 715-725 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Familial Relationships in Hyperthermo- and Acidophilic Archaeal Viruses

Happonen, L. J., Redder, P., Peng, X., Reigstad, L. J., Prangishvili, D. & Butcher, S. J., 2010, In : Journal of Virology. 84, 9, p. 4747-4754 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Prizes

Maikki Friberg award 2013

Sarah Butcher (Recipient), 5 Jun 2013

Prize: Prizes and awards

Activities 2000 2017

Journal of Structural Biology (Journal)

Sarah Butcher (Member of editorial board)
2010 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditor of research journal

Biocenter Finland Structural Biology Board (External organisation)

Sarah Butcher (Board member)
20082016

Activity: Membership typesMembership or other role in national/international committee, council, board

Biocentrum Helsinki (External organisation)

Sarah Butcher (Board member)
20112016

Activity: Membership typesMembership or other role in national/international committee, council, board

Science, Engineering and Technology Routes for Women in Science (External organisation)

Sarah Butcher (Member)
20072009

Activity: Membership typesMembership or other role in public Finnish or international organization

Examination of doctoral dissertation of Dominika Elmlund

Sarah Butcher (Opponent)
14 Jan 2011

Activity: Examination typesOpponent of doctoral dissertation