Elizabeth Grohmann trained at the University of Graz, Austria in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology presently holds a position as Professor of Microbiology at the Beuth University of Applied Sciences,Berlin, Germany. She is a Molecular Biologist with special interest in antibiotic resistance transfer among Gram-positive pathogens.
Her research focuses on plasmid transfer unravelling the mechanisms of conjugative type IV secretion machines in Enterococcus, including plasmid transfer studies in Enterococcus and Staphylococcus biofilms. More applied studies focus on the mechanistic understanding of metal-based antimicrobial surface coatings with emphasis on the molecular stress response of Staphylococcus aureus and Enterococcus spp. upon contact by RNA-Seq.