Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Medicine

Reader in Molecular Bacteriology & Infection



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Vladimir graduated from the University Pierre and Marie Curie in Paris (France) in 1992 and completed his PhD in Microbiology at the Institut Pasteur in Paris (France) in 1996. After a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Padova (Italy), he secured in 1998 a tenured position from the French National Institute of Health and Medical Research (INSERM). In 2006, he joined the College and currently leads a research group within the MRC Centre for Molecular Bacteriology and Infection.

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Berry JL, Xu Y, Ward PN, et al., 2016, A Comparative Structure/Function Analysis of Two Type IV Pilin DNA Receptors Defines a Novel Mode of DNA Binding., Structure, Vol:24, Pages:926-934

Gurung I, Spielman I, Davies MR, et al., 2016, Functional analysis of an unusual type IV pilus in the Gram-positive Streptococcus sanguinis., Mol Microbiol, Vol:99, Pages:380-392

Berry JL, Pelicic V, 2015, Exceptionally widespread nanomachines composed of type IV pilins: the prokaryotic Swiss Army knives., Fems Microbiol Rev, Vol:39, Pages:134-154

Berry JL, Cehovin A, McDowell MA, et al., 2013, Functional analysis of the interdependence between DNA uptake sequence and its cognate ComP receptor during natural transformation in Neisseria species., Plos Genet, Vol:9

Cehovin A, Simpson PJ, McDowell MA, et al., 2013, Specific DNA recognition mediated by a type IV pilin., Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, Vol:110, Pages:3065-3070

Georgiadou M, Castagnini M, Karimova G, et al., 2012, Large-scale study of the interactions between proteins involved in type IV pilus biology in Neisseria meningitidis: characterization of a subcomplex involved in pilus assembly., Mol Microbiol, Vol:84, Pages:857-873

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