Roger Garrett – University of Copenhagen

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Roger Garrett

Professor Roger Garrett is the founding director of the Archaea Centre.

Contact Information

Department of Biology
University of Copenhagen
Ole Maaløes Vej 5
DK-2200 Copenhagen N
+45 35322010

Education and Career

  • University College, London. Chemistry (1961-64)
  • MRC Biophysics Institute, King's College, London (1964-68; 1969-70)
  • Department of Physiological Chemistry, University of Leiden, Holland (1968-69)
  • Max-Planck-Institute for Molecular Genetics, West Berlin (1979-79)
  • Aarhus University, Biostructural Chemistry (1979-89)
  • Institute of Molecular Biology, Copenhagen University (1989-2008)

Selected publications

  • Leffers, H., Kjems, J., Østergaard, L., Larsen, N. & Garrett, R.A. Evolutionary relationships amongst archaebacteria. A comparative study of 23S rRNA of a sulphur dependent extreme thermophile, an extreme halophile and a thermophilic methanogen. J. Mol. Biol. 195, 43-61, 1987.
  • Kjems, J. & Garrett, R.A. Novel splicing mechanism for the rRNA intron in the archaebacterium Desulfurococcus mobilis. Cell. 54, 693-703, 1988.
  • Aagaard, C., Dalgaard, J. & Garrett, R.A. Inter-cellular mobility and homing of an archaeal rDNA intron confers selective advantage over intron- cells of Sulfolobus acidocaldarius. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 92, 12285-12289, 1995.
  • Lykke-Andersen, J. & Garrett, R. A. RNA-protein interactions of an archaeal homotetrameric splicing endonuclease with an exceptional evolutionary history. EMBO J. 16, 6290-6300, 1997.
  • She, Q., Peng, X., Zillig, W. & Garrett, R.A. Gene capture events in archaeal chromosomes. Nature, 409, 478, 2001.
  • Prangishvili, D., Vestergaard, G., Häring, M., Aramayo, R., Basta, T., Rachel, R. & Garrett, R.A. Structural and genomic properties of the hyperthermophilic archaeal virus ATV with an extracellular stage of the reproductive cycle. J. Molec. Biol. 359, 1203-1216, 2006.
  • Prangishvili, D., Forterre, P. & Garrett, R.A. Viruses of the Archaea: a unifying view. Nature Rev. Microbiol. 4, 837-848, 2006.
  • Shah, S.A., Hansen, N.R. & Garrett, R.A. The distributions of CRISPR spacer matches in viruses and plasmids of crenarchaeal acidothermophiles and implications for their inhibitory mechanism. Transact. Biochem. Soc. in press.