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Dr. rer. nat. Gerke Damsma

Curriculum Vitae

since 2011

Postdoctoral Research at the LMU in the group of Prof. Jens Michaelis

since 2010

Postdoctoral Research at the LMU in the group of Prof. Patrick Cramer

2006 - 2010

Doctoral Thesis at the LMU München
Supervisor: Prof. Patrick Cramer


Master of Science in Biomolecular Sciencesat the University of Groningen, The Netherlands


Mechanisms of transcriptional stalling and mutagenesis at DNA lesions
Dissertation, LMU Munich (2010) Thesis...


G.E. Damsma, and P. Cramer:
Molecular basis of transcriptional mutagenesis at 8-oxoguanine.
J. Biol. Chem., Epub Sep 16

J.F. Sydow, F. Brueckner, A.C.M. Cheung, G.E. Damsma, S. Dengl, E.
Lehmann, D. Vassylyev, and P. Cramer:

Structural Basis of Transcription: Mismatch-Specific Fidelity Mechanisms
and Paused RNA Polymerase II with Frayed RNA.
Molecular Cell 34, 710-721 (2009)

F. Brueckner, K.J. Armache, A. Cheung, G.E. Damsma, H. Kettenberger, E.
Lehmann, J. Sydow, and P. Cramer:

Structure–function studies of the RNA polymerase II elongation complex.
Acta Cryst. D65, 112-120 (2009)

P. Cramer, K.J. Armache, S. Baumli, S. Benkert, F. Brueckner, C. Buchen, G.E. Damsma, S. Dengl, S.R. Geiger, A.J. Jasiak, A. Jawhari, S. Jennebach, T. Kamenski, H. Kettenberger, C.-D. Kuhn, E. Lehmann, K. Leike, J.F. Sydow, and A. Vannini:
Structure of Eukaryotic RNA Polymerases.
Annu. Rev. Biophys. 37, 337-352 (2008).

G. E. Damsma, A. Alt, F. Brueckner, T. Carell and P. Cramer
Mechanism of transcriptional stalling at cisplatin-damaged DNA
Nat. Struct. Mol. Biol. 14, 1127-33 (2007)