Ute Römling
  • Department of Microbiology, Tumor and Cell Biology (MTC), Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
Research focus
  • Microbiology
Personal information


Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Technical University of Hannover, Germany, 1993

Current position

Professor of Medical Microbial Physiology, Department of Microbiology, Tumor and Cell Biology, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden

Publications (10 selected from 2010)

  1. Römling, U. and Galperin, M. Y. (2015). Bacterial cellulose biosynthesis: diversity of operons, subunits, products, and functions. Trends Microbiol. (Epub ahead of print)
  2. Lee, C., Wigren, E., Trček, J., Peters, V., Kim, J., Hasni, M. S., Nimtz, M., Lindqvist, Y., Park, C., Curth, U., Lünsdorf, H. and Römling, U. (2015). A novel protein quality control mechanism contributes to heat shock resistance of worldwide-distributed Pseudomonas aeruginosa clone C strains. Environ Microbiol. (Epub ahead of print)
  3. Pannanusorn, S., Ramírez-Zavala, B., Lünsdorf, H., Agerberth, B., Morschhäuser, J. and Römling, U. (2014). Characterization of biofilm formation and the role of BCR1 in clinical isolates of Candida parapsilosis. Eukaryot Cell 13(4): 438-451.
  4. Römling, U., Galperin, M. Y. and Gomelsky, M. (2013). Cyclic di-GMP: the first 25 years of a universal bacterial second messenger. Microbiol Mol Biol Rev 77(1): 1-52.
  5. Ahmad, I., Wigren, E., Le Guyon, S., Vekkeli, S., Blanka, A., El Mouali, Y., Anwar, N., Chuah, M. L., Lünsdorf, H., Frank, R., Rhen, M., Liang, Z. X., Lindqvist, Y. and Römling, U. (2013). The EAL-like protein STM1697 regulates virulence phenotypes, motility and biofilm formation in Salmonella typhimurium. Mol Microbiol 90(6): 1216-1232.
  6. Monteiro, C., Papenfort, K., Hentrich, K., Ahmad, I., Le Guyon, S., Reimann, R., Grantcharova, N. and Römling, U. (2012). Hfq and Hfq-dependent small RNAs are major contributors to multicellular development in Salmonella enterica serovar typhimurium. RNA Biol 9(4): 489-502.
  7. Ahmad, I.*, Lamprokostopoulou, A.*, Le Guyon, S., Streck, E., Barthel, M., Peters, V., Hardt, W. D. and Römling, U. (2011). Complex c-di-GMP signaling networks mediate transition between virulence properties and biofilm formation in Salmonella enterica serovar typhimurium. PLoS One 6(12): e28351.
  8. Zakikhany, K., Harrington, C. R., Nimtz, M., Hinton, J. C. and Römling, U. (2010). Unphosphorylated CsgD controls biofilm formation in Salmonella enterica serovar typhimurium. Mol Microbiol 77(3): 771-786.
  9. Lamprokostopoulou, A., Monteiro, C., Rhen, M. and Romling, U. (2010). Cyclic di-GMP signalling controls virulence properties of Salmonella enterica serovar typhimurium at the mucosal lining. Environ Microbiol 12(1): 40-53. 
  10. Grantcharova, N., Peters, V., Monteiro, C., Zakikhany, K. and Römling, U. (2010). Bistable expression of CsgD in biofilm development of Salmonella enterica serovar typhimurium. J Bacteriol 192(2): 456-466.
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