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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05.10.2017
 

“Nitrous oxide emissions from natural northern terrestrial ecosystems”

 

Th, 5 October 2017, 01:00 p.m., Lecture Hall II, UZA 1

04.10.2017
 

Registration open now!

 

We cordially invite you to join us for this blocked webinar in which we will discuss key topics in microbial...

03.10.2017
 

“To Give or to Take: Bacterial Regulation of Conflicting Symbiotic Behaviors with Invertebrates”

 

Tu, 3 October 2017, 12:30 p.m., Lecture Hall II,...

01.10.2017
 

"Archaea as novel tumor homing therapeutics"

 

Christa Schleper and Manfred Ogris received funding for the Establishment of an interdisciplinary...

30.09.2017
 

This year's practical course "Extremophilic and thiotrophic Microorganisms from Volcanic Environments" took us to amazing sites where we climbed...

01.09.2017
 

We are happy to welcome Christina Biasi, PhD as a visiting professor in our Department.

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