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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05.09.2018
 

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We cordially invite you to Vienna to the 6th edition of the international conference “Molecular Biology of the Archaea: from mechanisms...

01.02.2018
 

Christine Moissl-Eichinger and Christa Schleper received funding for their project "Archaea on Skin".

25.01.2018
 

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

Th, 25 January 2018

16.01.2018
 

"Changing Arctic marine ecosystems - a benthic perspective"

 

Tu, January 2018, 12:30 p.m.

12.01.2018
 

In unserer Division ist eine Stelle als TA mit 40 Wochenstunden zu besetzen.

09.01.2018
 

"Climate feedbacks from the Arctic under global change: current knowledge and challenges"

Tu, 9 January 2018, 12:30 p.m.

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