Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Medicine

Professor of Molecular Microbiology



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Angelika Gründling is a Professor in Molecular Microbiology at Imperial College London, where she started her independent research career in 2007. The research focuses onthe investigation of fundamental processes that are essential for the growth of Gram-positive bacterial pathogens. She combines genetic, biochemical and in collaborations structural approaches to provide mechanistic insight into cell wall synthesis and nucleotide signalling pathways in Staphylococcus aureus and Listeria monocytogenes.Angelika obtained her Ph.D. in Microbiology from the University of Vienna in 2000. She performed her postdoctoral training at the Harvard Medical School, where she investigated flagallar motility in the bacterial pathogen Listeria monocytogenes and at the University of Chicago, where she initiated her studies on the cell wall of S. aureus. At Imperial College London she continues her work on the bacterial cell wall and more recently on the essential signalling nucleotide c-di-AMP.



Risnnondo J, Percy MG, Grundling A, 2018, Discovery of genes required for lipoteichoic acid glycosylation predicts two distinct mechanisms for wall teichoic acid glycosylation, Journal of Biological Chemistry, Vol:293, ISSN:0021-9258, Pages:3293-3306

Zeden MS, Schuster CF, Bowman L, et al., 2018, Cyclic di-adenosine monophosphate (c-di-AMP) is required for osmotic regulation in Staphylococcus aureus but dispensable for viability in anaerobic conditions, Journal of Biological Chemistry, Vol:293, ISSN:0021-9258, Pages:3180-3200

Schuster C, Bellows L, Tosi T, et al., 2016, The second messenger c-di-AMP inhibits the osmolyte uptake system OpuC in Staphylococcus aureus, Science Signaling, Vol:9, ISSN:1945-0877, Pages:ra81-ra81

Percy MG, Karinou E, Webb AJ, et al., 2016, Identification of a Lipoteichoic Acid Glycosyltransferase Enzyme Reveals that GW-Domain-Containing Proteins Can Be Retained in the Cell Wall of Listeria monocytogenes in the Absence of Lipoteichoic Acid or Its Modifications, Journal of Bacteriology, Vol:198, ISSN:0021-9193, Pages:2029-2042

Baek KT, Bowman L, Millership C, et al., 2016, The Cell Wall Polymer Lipoteichoic Acid Becomes Nonessential in Staphylococcus aureus Cells Lacking the ClpX Chaperone, Mbio, Vol:7, ISSN:2150-7511

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