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Gemma Atkinson

Assistant professor who studies the functional evolution of proteins that interact with the ribosome, and that are involved in antibiotic resistance and response to stress.

Works at

Affiliation
Affiliated as other position at Department of Molecular Biology Units: Group Gemma Atkinson
Location
6K och 6L, Sjukhusområdet Umeå universitet, 901 87 Umeå

The focus of our research is the evolution of protein function and structure. We’re interested in how evolutionary analyses can be combined with experimental research to reconstruct functional evolution of proteins, and to generate testable hypotheses about unknown aspects of protein function.

Ongoing projects in the group:

  • Evolution and function of ABCF translation and antibiotic resistance factors in eukaryotes and bacteria
  • Functional diversity of small alarmone (ppGpp) synthetases in bacteria and bacteriophages
  • Analysis of ribosome profiling data to elucidate the in vivo role of yeast translation factors
  • Prediction and verification of novel toxin-antitoxin systems
  • Development of bioinformatics tools for comparative evolutionary sequence analysis

Please visit our website for more information about my research group and ongoing projects: https://atkinson-lab.com

Nature Communications, Springer Nature 2021, Vol. 12, (1)
Crowe-McAuliffe, Caillan; Murina, Victoriia; Turnbull, Kathryn Jane; et al.
Molecular Cell, Cell Press 2021, Vol. 81, (1) : 115-126.e7
Crowe-McAuliffe, Caillan; Takada, Hiraku; Murina, Victoriia; et al.
Molecular Microbiology, John Wiley & Sons 2021, Vol. 115, (3) : 345-355
Palmer, Tracy; Finney, Alexander; Saha, Chayan Kumar; et al.
Molecular Cell, Elsevier 2021, Vol. 81, (16) : 3310-3322.e6
Roghanian, Mohammad; Van Nerom, Katleen; Takada, Hiraku; et al.
Nature Chemical Biology, Nature Publishing Group 2021, Vol. 17, (4) : 412-420
Svetlov, Maxim S.; Syroegin, Egor A.; Aleksandrova, Elena V.; et al.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, National Academy of Sciences 2020, Vol. 117, (19) : 10500-10510
Jimmy, Steffi; Saha, Chayan Kumar; Kurata, Tatsuaki; et al.
Bioinformatics
Saha, Chayan Kumar; Pires, Rodrigo Sanches; Brolin, Harald; et al.
Environmental Microbiology, John Wiley & Sons 2020, Vol. 22, (10) : 4409-4423
Seibt, Henrik; Aung, Kyaw Min; Ishikawa, Takahiko; et al.
Frontiers in Microbiology, Frontiers Media S.A. 2020, Vol. 11
Takada, Hiraku; Roghanian, Mohammad; Murina, Victoriia; et al.
Nature Reviews Microbiology, Nature Publishing Group 2020, Vol. 18, (11) : 637-648
Wilson, Daniel N.; Hauryliuk, Vasili; Atkinson, Gemma C.; et al.
Scientific Reports, Nature Publishing Group 2019, Vol. 9
Kasari, Villu; Margus, Tonu; Atkinson, Gemma C.; et al.
Nucleic Acids Research, Oxford University Press 2019, Vol. 47, (16) : 8807-8820
Kasari, Villu; Pochopien, Agnieszka A.; Margus, Tonu; et al.
Journal of Molecular Biology, Elsevier 2019, Vol. 431, (18) : 3568-3590
Murina, Victoriia; Kasari, Marje; Takada, Hiraku; et al.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, National Academy of Sciences 2018, Vol. 115, (36) : 8978-8983
Crowe-McAuliffe, Caillan; Graf, Michael; Huter, Paul; et al.
Nucleic Acids Research, Oxford University Press 2018, Vol. 46, (7) : 3753-3763
Murina, Victoriia; Kasari, Marje; Hauryliuk, Vasili; et al.
RNA Biology, Taylor & Francis 2017, Vol. 14, (12) : 1695-1699
Hauryliuk, Vasili; Atkinson, Gemma C.
Nature Reviews Microbiology, Macmillan Publishers Ltd. 2015, Vol. 13, (5) : 298-309
Hauryliuk, Vasili; Atkinson, Gemma C.; Murakami, Katsuhiko S.; et al.
BMC Evolutionary Biology, Vol. 14 : 35-
Atkinson, Gemma C.; Kuzmenko, Anton; Chicherin, Ivan; et al.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, National Academy of Sciences 2014, Vol. 111, (27) : 9804-9809
Sothiselvam, Shanmugapriya; Liu, Bo; Han, Wei; et al.
Nucleic Acids Research, Oxford University Press 2014, Vol. 42, (16) : 10711-10719
Starosta, Agata L.; Lassak, Jürgen; Peil, Lauri; et al.
Cell reports, Cell Press 2014, Vol. 9, (2) : 476-483
Starosta, Agata L; Lassak, Jürgen; Peil, Lauri; et al.

Research groups

Head of research
Gemma Atkinson group