Sarah Butcher

Person

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

 

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Further information on the affiliationPrincipal investigator in Biocentrum Helsinki 2007-2016 HiLIFE Fellow 2017-2020 Principal investigator in the Institute of Biotechnology 2004- Principal investigator in the Viikki Research Group Organsization 2001- Academy of Finland Centre of Excellence in Virus Research 2006-2011 Director of the Biocenter Finland and Instruct-FI National cryo-electron microscopy facility 2010- Director of Instruct-FI 2016- Director of Instruct-HiLIFE 2017-

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

Highlighted publications

  1. 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.

    Publication: Contribution to journalA1 Refereed journal article

  2. 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.

    Publication: Contribution to journalA1 Refereed journal article

  3. 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.

    Publication: Contribution to journalA1 Refereed journal article

  4. 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.

    Publication: Contribution to journalA1 Refereed journal article

  5. 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.

    Publication: Contribution to journalA1 Refereed journal article

  6. Membrane-containing viruses with icosahedrally symmetric capsids

    Huiskonen, J. T. & Butcher, S. J. 2007 In : Current Opinion in Structural Biology. 17, p. 229-236 8 p.

    Publication: Contribution to journalA2 Review in scientific journal

  7. Electron Cryotomography of Tula Hantavirus Suggests a Unique Assembly Paradigm for Enveloped Viruses

    Huiskonen, J. T., Hepojoki, J., Laurinmaki, P., Vaheri, A., Lankinen, H., Butcher, S. J. & Gruenewald, K. 2010 In : Journal of Virology. 84, 10, p. 4889-4897 9 p.

    Publication: Contribution to journalA1 Refereed journal article

  8. The PM2 virion has a novel organization with an internal membrane and pentameric receptor binding spikes

    Huiskonen, J. T., Kivelä, H. M., Bamford, D. H. & Butcher, S. J. 2004 In : Nature Structural and Molecular Biology. 11, p. 850-856 7 p.

    Publication: Contribution to journalA1 Refereed journal article

  9. Tale of two spikes in bacteriophage PRD1

    Huiskonen, J. T., Manole, V. & Butcher, S. J. 2007 In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 104, 16, p. 6666-6671 6 p.

    Publication: Contribution to journalA1 Refereed journal article

  10. Structure and host-cell interaction of SH1, a membrane-containing, halophilic euryarchaeal virus

    Jäälinoja, H. T., Roine, E., Laurinmäki, P., Kivelä, H. M., Bamford, D. H. & Butcher, S. J. 2008 In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 105, 23, p. 8008-8013 6 p.

    Publication: Contribution to journalA1 Refereed journal article

  11. LACTB is a filament-forming protein localized in mitochondria

    Polianskyte-Prause, Z., Peitsaro, N., Dapkunas, A., Liobikas, J., Soliymani, R., Lalowski, M., Speer, O., Seitsonen, J., Butcher, S. J., Cereghetti, G. M., Linder, M. D., Merckel, M., Thompson, J. & Eriksson-Rosenberg, O. 2009 In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 106, 45, p. 18960-18965 6 p.

    Publication: Contribution to journalA1 Refereed journal article

  12. Molecular mechanisms of membrane deformation by I-BAR domain proteins

    Saarikangas, J., Zhao, H., Pykäläinen, A., Laurinmäki, P., Mattila, P. K., Kinnunen, P. K. J., Butcher, S. J. & Lappalainen, P. 2009 In : Current Biology. 19, 2, p. 95-107 13 p.

    Publication: Contribution to journalA1 Refereed journal article

  13. Minor proteins, mobile arms and membrane-capsid interactions in the bacteriophage PRD1 capsid

    San Martin, C., Huiskonen, J. T., Bamford, J. K. H., Butcher, S. J., Fuller, S. D., Bamford, D. H. & Burnett, R. M. 2002 In : Nature Structural and Molecular Biology. 9, 10, p. 756-763 8 p.

    Publication: Contribution to journalA1 Refereed journal article

  14. Interaction of alpha(V)beta(3) and alpha(V)beta(6) Integrins with Human Parechovirus 1

    Seitsonen, J., Susi, P., Heikkila, O., Sinkovits, R. S., Laurinmäki, P. A., Hyypia, T. & Butcher, S. J. 2010 In : Journal of Virology. 84, p. 8509-8519 11 p.

    Publication: Contribution to journalA1 Refereed journal article

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Highlighted activities

  1. Journal of Structural Biology (Journal)

    Butcher, S. (Member of editorial board)
    2010 → …

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditor of research journal

  2. Biocenter Finland Structural Biology Board (External organisation)

    Butcher, S. (Board member)
    20082016

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

  3. Biocentrum Helsinki (External organisation)

    Butcher, S. (Board member)
    20112016

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

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

    Butcher, S. (Member)
    20072009

    Activity: MembershipMembership or other role in public Finnish or international organization

  5. Examination of doctoral dissertation of Dominika Elmlund

    Butcher, S. (Opponent)
    14 Jan 2011

    Activity: ExaminationOpponent of doctoral dissertation

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Latest prizes

  1. Maikki Friberg award 2013

    Sarah Butcher (Recipient), 5 Jun 2013

    Prize: Prizes and awards

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Education

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