Dr. Torsten Geerlings

Torsten studied for his PhD at the University of Amsterdam and was a PDRA at the University of Groningen, Holland. He moved on to work as a chemistry school teacher in Holland.


Orthogonal Riboswitches for tuneable co-expression in bacteria. N. DixonC. Robinson, J.N. Duncan, T. Geerlings, S.P. Drummons and J. Micklefield Angew. Chem. INt. Ed. 2012, 51, 3620-3624. (http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/anie.201109106)

Reengineering orthogonally selective riboswitches. N.Dixon, J. Duncan, T. Geerlings, M.S. Dunstan, D. Leys and J. Micklefield Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 2010, 107, 2830-2835. (http://dx.doi.org/10.1073/pnas.0911209107). Highlighted in Nature 2010, 463, 591, spotlight in ACS Chemical Biology 2010, 5, 349 and evaluated by Faculty1000.

Cellular targets of natural products. N. Dixon, L.S. Wong, T. Geerlings and J. Micklefield Nat. Prod. Rep 2007, 24, 1288-1310. Highlighted on front cover. (http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/b616808f)

Conference contributions, refereed

Orthogonal riboswitches as tools for controlling gene expression in bacteria. N. Dixon, C.J. Robinson, J.N. Duncan, T. Geerlings, S.A. Lestari, J. Micklefield, Collection Symposium Series (2011), 12 (Chemistry of Nucleic Acid Components), 86-94

Conference contributions, other (presenting author is underlined)

C.J. Robinson, N. Dixon, J.N. Duncan, T. Geerlings, M.-C. Wu, P. Lowe, J. Micklefields, “Orthogonal Riboswitches As Tools for Controlling Gene Expression in Bacteria,” RNA 2012: The 17th Annual Meeting of the RNA Society, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mi, USA. May 29-Jun 2, 2012

T. Geerlings, J. Micklefield et al. Changing riboswitch specificity using a versatile in vivo selection system RNA 2008, 13th annual meeting of the RNA society. Monday, July 28th – Sunday, August 3rd in Berlin, Germany (poster)