Short CV/Education and training

  • 1998 – 2000
    M.Sc., University of Copenhagen. Laboratory of Dr. Willumsen.

  • 1999
    Visiting scientist, St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital, Memphis, USA. Laboratory of Drs. Roussel and Sherr.

  • 2000 – 2004
    Ph.D, Danish Cancer Society, Copenhagen, Denmark. Laboratory of Drs. Lukas and Bartek.

  • 2004 – 2005
    Post-doc, Danish Cancer Society, Copenhagen, Denmark. Laboratory of Drs. Lukas and Bartek.

  • 2005 – 2008
    Post-doc, Dept. of Chromatin Dynamics, Institut Curie, Paris, France. Laboratory of Dr. Almouzni.

  • Since 2008
    Associate professor and group leader. Biotech Research and Innovation Centre (BRIC), University of Copenhagen.

Selected publications

  • Alabert C. and Groth A*. (2012) Chromatin replication and epigenome maintenance. Nat Rev Mol Cell Biol 13 153-167.

  • Ask K, Jasencakova J., Menard P., Feng Y, Almouzni G., and Groth A*. (2012) Codanin-1, mutated in the anaemic disorder CDAI, regulates Asf1 function in S-phase histone supply. EMBO J 31, 2013-2023.

  • Jasencakova J., Scharf A.N.D., Ask K. Corpet A., Imhof A., Almouzni G., and Groth A*. (2010) Replication stress interferes with histone recycling and pre-deposition marking of new histones. Mol Cell 37 736-743.

  • Duro E., Lundin C., Ask K., Sanchez-Pulido L., MacArtney T.J., Toth R., Ponting C. P., Groth A., Helleday T., Rouse J.* (2010) Identification of the MMS22L-TONSL complex that promotes homologous recombination. Mol Cell. 40 632-644.

  • Jasencakova, Z. and Groth, A*. (2010). Replication stress, a source of epigenetic aberrations in cancer? Bioessays. 32 847-855.

  • Jasencakova, Z., and Groth, A*. (2010). Restoring chromatin after replication: How new and old histone marks come together. Semin Cell Dev Biol. 21. 231-237.

  • Groth A., Corpet A., Cook A., Roche D., Bartek J., Lukas J., & Almouzni G. (2007) Regulation of replication fork progression by histone supply and demand. Science 318, 1928-1931.

  • Groth A., Rocha W., Verreault A., & Almouzni G. (2007) Chromatin challenges during DNA replication and repair. Cell 128, 721-733.

  • Groth A., Quivy J-P., Ray-Gallet D., Lukas J., Bartek J., Almouzni G. (2005). Human Asf1 regulates the flow of S-phase histones in response to replicational stress. Mol Cell 17, 301-11.

  • Groth, A., Lukas J., Nigg, E. A., Silljé, H.W. H., Bartek, J., and Hansen, K. (2003). Human Tousled like kinases are targeted by an ATM- and Chk1-dependent DNA damage checkpoint. EMBO J 22, 1676-87.


Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Organizer of international conference series on Chromatin, Replication and Chromosomal Stability

  • Partner in Nucleosome4D, Marie Curie Initial Training Network (ITN) on Chromatin Structure

  • Partner in aDDRess, Marie Curie Initial Training Network (ITN) on DNA Repair and Chromatin

  • Partner in NordForsk network on Chromatin, Transcription and Cancer

  • Associate member of Epigenesys, EU Network of Excellence

  • Editorial board, BioEssays

  • Board member, Danish Cancer Research Society

  • Board member of the PhD Research School Molecular Mechanisms of Disease (MoMeD)

  • Reviewing for international journals (incl Science, Nature, Mol Cell, Nature Struct Mol Biol, EMBO, Cancer Res, J Cell Biol, PNAS, Plos Biology, etc)

  • Reviewing for funding bodies in USA (NSF), Canada (CIHR), France (AERES), the Netherlands (NOW, Vidi program), EU (AICR, EMBO fellowships) and UK (MRC)

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