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Prof. Elisabeth Grohmann

University of Freiburg, Germany

 

Email: elisabeth.grohmann@uniklinik-freiburg.de


Qualifications

1994  Ph.D., Technical University Graz, Austria


Publications (selected)

  1. Arends, K., Schiwon, K., Sakinc, T., Huebner, J., and Grohmann, E. (2011). GFP-labeled monitoring tools to quantify conjugative plasmid transfer between Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 
  2. Kropec, A., Sava, I. G., Vonend, C., Sakinc, T., Grohmann, E., and Huebner, J. (2011). Identification of SagA as a novel vaccine target for the prevention of Enterococcus faecium infections. Microbiology .
  3. Anjum, R., Grohmann, E., and Malik, A. (2011). Exogenous isolation of conjugative plasmids from pesticide contaminated soil. World Journal Microbiol. Biotechnol. 
  4. Levantesi, C., Briancesco, F., Bonadonna, L., Grohmann, E., Toze, S., and Tandoi, V. (2011). Salmonella in surface and drinking water: occurrence and waterborne transmission. Food Research International. Invited Review. Doi: 10.1016/j.foodres.2011.06.037
  5. Theilacker, C., Sava, I., Sanchez-Carballo, P., Bao, Y., Kropec, A., Grohmann, E., Holst, O., and Huebner, J. (2011). Deletion of the glycosyltransferase bgsB of Enterococcus faecalis leads to a complete loss of glycolipids from the cell membrane and to impaired biofilm formation. BMC Microbiology 11(1): 67.
  6. Anjum, R., Grohmann, E., and Malik, A. (2011). Molecular characterization of conjugative plasmids in pesticide tolerant and multi-resistant bacterial isolates from contaminated alluvial soil. Chemosphere 84(1): 175-181.
  7. Levantesi, C., La Mantia, R., Masciopinto, C., Böckelmann, U., Ayuso-Gabella, M. N., Salgot, M., Tandoi, V., Van Houtte, E., Wintgens, T., and Grohmann E. (2010). Quantification of pathogenic microorganisms and microbial indicators in three wastewater reclamation and managed aquifer recharge facilities in Europe. Sci. Total Environ. 408(21): 4923-4930.
  8. Braun, B., Böckelmann, U., Grohmann, E., and Szewzyk, U. (2010). Bacterial soil communities affected by water repellency. Geoderma. 158(3-4): 343-351. doi:10.1016/j. geoderma.2010.06.001
  9. Rangrez, A.Y., Abajy, M.Y., Keller, W., Shouche, Y., and Grohmann, E. (2010). Biochemical characterization of three putative ATPases from a new type IV secretion system of Aeromonas culicicula plasmid pAC3249A. BMC Biochemistry 11:10.
  10. Grohmann, E. (2010). Conjugative transfer of the integrative and conjugative element ICEBs1 from B. subtilis likely initiates at the donor cell pole. Guest commentary. J. Bacteriol. 192 (1): 23-25.
  11. Grohmann, E. (2010). Autonomous plasmid-like replication of Bacillus ICEBs1: a general feature of integrative conjugative elements? Micro Commentary Mol. Microbiol. 75(2): 261-263.
  12. Borgo, F., Ricci, G., Arends, K., Schiwon, K., Grohmann, E., and fortina M.G. (2009). Evaluation of plasmid content and tetracycline resistance conjugative transfer in Enterococcus italicus strains of dairy origin. Curr. Microbiol. 59 (3): 261-266.
  13. Böckelmann, U., Dörries, H.-H., Ayuso-Gabella, M. N., Salgot de Marçay, M., Tandoi, V., Levantesi, C., Masciopinto, C., Van Houtte, E., Szewzyk, U., Wintgens, T., and Grohmann, E. (2009). Quantitative real-time PCR monitoring of bacterial pathogens and antibiotic resistance genes in three European artificial groundwater recharge systems. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 75 (1): 154-163.
  14. Ansari, M. I., Grohmann, E., and Malik, A. (2008). Conjugative plasmids in multi-resistant bacterial isolates from Indian soil. J. Appl. Microbiol. 104(6): 1774-1781.
  15. Fortina, M. G., Ricci, G., Borgo, F., Manachini, P. L., Arends, K., Schiwon, K., Abajy, M. Y., and Grohmann, E. (2008). A survey on biotechnological potential and safety of the novel Enterococcus species of dairy origin, E. italicus. Int. J. Food Microbiol. 123 (3): 204-211.
  16. Malik, A., Celik, E.-K., Bohn, C., Boeckelmann, U., Knobel, K., and Grohmann, E. (2008). Molecular detection of conjugative plasmids and antibiotic resistance genes in anthropogenic soils from Germany and India. FEMS Microbiol. Lett. 279 (2): 207-216.
  17. Abajy, M. Y., Kopec, J., Schiwon, K., Burzynski, M., Döring, M., Bohn, C., and Grohmann, E. (2007). A type IV-secretion-like system (T4SLS) is required for conjugative DNA transport of plasmid pIP501 with broad host range in Gram-positive bacteria J. Bacteriol. 189: 2487-2496.
  18. Goessweiner-Mohr, N., Fercher, C., Arends, K., Birner-Gruenberger, D., Laverde-Gomez, D., Huebner, J., Grohmann, E., and Keller, W. The type IV secretion protein TraK from the Enterococcus conjugative plasmid pIP501 exhibits a novel fold. (2014). Acta CrystallographicaSectionD70 [ doi:10.1107/S1399004714001606 ].
  19. Arends, K., Celik, E.-K., Probst, I., Goessweiner-Mohr, N., Fercher, C., Grumet, L.,  Soellue, C.,  Abajy, M.Y., Sakinc,T., Broszat, M., Schiwon,K., Koraimann,G., Keller, W.and Grohmann, E.TraG encoded by the pIP501 type IV secretion system is a two domain peptidoglycan degrading enzyme essential for conjugative transfer. (2013). J. Bacteriol. 195(19): 4436-4444.
  20. Goessweiner-Mohr, N., Arends, K., Keller, W., and Grohmann, E.Conjugative Type IV Secretion in Gram-positive bacteria. (2013). Plasmid (Invited Review) 70(3): 289-302.
  21. Werner, G., Coque, T. N., Franz, C. M. A. P., Grohmann, E.,Hegstad, K., Jensen, L., Sundsfjord, A., van Schaik, W., Weaver, K., and Willems,R.J.(2013).Antibiotic resistant Enterococci – tales of a resistance gene trafficker. Invited Review for Int. J. Med. Microbiol. 303: 360-379.
  22. Gössweiner-Mohr, N., Grumet, L., Arends, K., Pavkov-Keller, T., Gruber, C., Birner-Gruenberger, R., Kropec-Huebner, A., Huebner, J., Grohmann E., and Keller, W. (2013). The 2.5 Å structure of the Enterococcusconjugation protein TraM resembles VirB8 type IV secretion proteins.J. Biol. Chem. 288(3): 2018-2028.
  23. Gössweiner-Mohr, N.,Grumet, L., Pavkov-Keller, T., Birner-Gruenberger, R., Grohmann, E., and Keller, W. (2013). Crystallization and preliminary structure determination of the transfer protein TraM from the Gram-positive conjugative plasmid pIP501. Acta Crystallographica Struct BiolCryst Commun. Section F69(Pt 2): 178-183.
  24. Schiwon, K., Arends, K., Preschan, K., Sakinc, T., Hahn, S., van Houdt, R., Werner, G., and Grohmann, E. (2013). Comparison of antibiotic resistance, biofilm formation and conjugative transfer of Staphylococcus andEnterococcusisolates from International Space Station (ISS) and Antarctic base Concordia. Microb. Ecol. 65(3): 638-651.
  25. Dalkmann, P.,Broszat, M., Siebe, C., Willaschek, E., Sakinc, T., Huebner, J., Amelung, W., Grohmann, E., and Siemens J. (2012). Correction: Accumulation of pharmaceuticals, Enterococcus, and resistance genes in soils irrigated with wastewater for zero to 100 years in Central Mexico. PLoS ONE 7(12).
  26. Dalkmann, P., Broszat, M., Willaschek, E., Sakinc, T., Huebner, J., Siebe, C., Amelung, W., Grohmann, E., and Siemens, J. (2012). Accumulation of pharmaceuticals, Enterococcus, and resistance genes in soils irrigated with wastewater for zero to 100 years in Central Mexico. PLoS ONE 7(9): e45397.
  27. Gössweiner-Mohr, N.,Fercher, C., Abajy, M.Y., Grohmann, E., and Keller, W. (2012). Crystallization and preliminary structure determination of the putative transfer protein TraN from Gram-positive conjugative plasmid pIP501.ActaCrystallographicaStructBiolCrystCommun. Section F 68(Pt 11): 1402-1405.
  28. Arends, K., Schiwon, K., Sakinc, T., Huebner, J., andGrohmann, E. (2012). A GFP-labeled monitoring tool to quantify conjugative plasmid transfer between Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 78(3): 895-899.
  29. Anjum, R., Grohmann, E., and Malik A. (2012). Exogenous isolation of conjugative plasmids from pesticide contaminated soil.World J. Microbiol.Biotechnol. 28(2): 567-574.
  30. Levantesi, C., Briancesco, F., Bonadonna, L., Grohmann, E., Toze, S., and Tandoi, V. (2012). Salmonella in surface and drinking water: occurrence and waterborne transmission. Food Research International.Invited Review Special Issue 45(2): 587-602.
  31. Kropec, A., Sava, I. G., Vonend, C., Sakinc, T., Grohmann, E., and Huebner, J. (2011). Identification of SagA as a novel vaccine target for the prevention of Enterococcus faeciuminfections. Microbiology 157(12): 3429-3434.
  32. Theilacker, C., Sava, I., Sanchez-Carballo, P., Bao, Y., Kropec, A., Grohmann, E., Holst, O., and Huebner, J. (2011). Deletion of the glycosyltransferasebgsB of Enterococcus faecalis leads to a complete loss of glycolipids from the cell membrane and to impaired biofilm formation. BMC Microbiology 11(1): 67.
  33. Anjum, R., Grohmann, E., and Malik, A. (2011). Molecular characterization of conjugative plasmids in pesticide tolerant and multi-resistant bacterial isolates from contaminated alluvial soil. Chemosphere 84(1): 175-181.