Welcome to Archaea Biology and Ecogenomics

Archaea arose together with Bacteria as the first organisms on this planet about 3.5 billion years ago. They form a separate domain of life beside Bacteria and Eukaryotes and inhabit virtually all environments on Earth, including the most extreme environments that can sustain life.
Our division studies the Biology of Archaea as well as bacterial symbioses with a focus on ecological, physiological and evolutionary aspects to shed light on the diversity and fundamental distinctions between these two prokaryotic groups.

In particular we are interested in:

- The ecological distribution of archaea from terrestrial, aquatic and hot environments

- The phylogeny of archaea

- The metabolism and genomes of ammonia oxidizing thaumarchaeota

- virus-defense (CRISPR-) systems of hyperthermophilic archaea

- physiology and biotechnological application of methanogenic archaea

- bacterium-nematode symbioses

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25.01.2018
 

Join us in this symbiosis workshop where researchers of nine labs present their work and exchange ideas.

 

Registration is open now!

 

Th, 25...

21.12.2017
 

"New insights into the control of cell division and DNA segregation in Streptomyces by high resolution imaging"

 

Th, 21 December 2017, 10:0 a.m.,...

21.12.2017
 

"Reproduction mechanisms of host (nematode) - attached bacteria"

 

Th, 21 December 2017, 1 p.m.

 

Lecture Hall II, UZA 1

24.10.2017
 

“Ecosystem functioning and biological traits analysis: current trends in marine research”

 

Tu, 24 October 2017, 12:30 p.m., Lecture Hall 2, UZA I

19.10.2017
 

Between scientific breakthroughs and societal challenges

 

19 & 20 October 2017, Billrothhaus, Frankgasse 8, 1090 Vienna

12.10.2017
 

“Genome Editing with CRISPR/Cas9: Introduction and Applications”

 

Th, 12 October 2017, 1:15 p.m., Lecture Hall 8, UZA II

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