Archaea Physiology & Biotechnology Simon K.-M.R. Rittmann

Room: 1.092
Althanstraße 14 (UZA I)
1090 Vienna, Austria
+43-1-4277-76513
simon.rittmann@univie.ac.at

left to right: Barbara Reischl, Ipek Ergal, Simon K.-M. R. Rittmann, Ruth-Sophie Taubner, Christian Pruckner, Tilman Schmider (back), Lisa-Maria Mauerhofer (front), Benjamin Schupp, Michael Steiner

Research Focus

1.) Physiology of archaea
with a focus on

- metabolism of methanogens and other anaerobic archaea
- regulation of metabolic reactions in halophilic archaea and Thaumarchaeota
- archaeal utilization and production of gaseous compounds

 2.) Biotechnology of archaea
with a focus on
- dark fermentative biohydrogen production and biological methane production from H2/CO2
- anaerobic cultivation techniques and fermentation
- bioprocess development and industrial microbiology


Group Members

  • Barbara Reischl
  • Ruth-Sophie Taubner
  • Lisa-Maria Mauerhofer
  • Ipek Ergal
  • Christian Pruckner
  • Michael Steiner
  • Tilman Schmider
  • Benjamin Schupp

Former group members:

  • Annalisa Abdel Azim
  • Philipp Kolar
  • Michael Melcher

Projects

1)     Prototypenentwicklung zur mikrobiologischen Stickstofffixierung

Duration:                             01.09.2017-31.08.2021

Funding agency:                FFG

Project leader:                    Dr. Günther Bochmann

National collaborators:     Dr. Simon K.-M. R. Rittmann (Co-PI)

 

2)     Model system mimicking the cell envelope of archaea

Duration:                             01.10.2016-30.09.2019

Funding agency:                FWF

Project leader:                    Prof. Dr. Bernhard Schuster (BOKU)

National collaborators:     Prof. Dr. Christa Schleper, Dr. Simon K.-M. R. Rittmann

 

3)     Entwicklung mikrobiologischer Bioraffineriekonzepte

Duration:                             01.05.2016-28.02.2019

Funding agency:                FFG

Project leader:                    Prof. Dr. Georg Gübitz

National collaborator:       Dr. Simon K.-M. R. Rittmann (Co-PI)

 

4)     BioHyMe: Entwicklung eines Hochdruckproduktionsverfahrens für die gekoppelte biologische Wasserstoff- und Methanproduktion

Duration:                             01.05.2016-30.04.2019

Funding agency:                FFG

PI:                                         Dr. Simon K.-M. R. Rittmann

Project partners:               JKU Linz, Krajete GmbH

 

5)     H2.AT: Extremophile mikrobielle Zellfabriken zur hocheffizienten Produktion von Biowasserstoff

Duration:                             01.04.2016-31.03.2019

Funding agency:                FFG

PI:                                        Dr. Simon K.-M. R. Rittmann

Project partners:               BOKU, ACIB GmbH

 

6)     Produktion von methanogener Biomasse

Duration:                             27.08.2015-31.12.2015

Funding agency:                Direct industrial funding

PI:                                         Dr. Simon K.-M. R. Rittmann

Project partner:                  Krajete GmbH

 

7)     Pyrolysegas Kohlenstoff- und Energiequelle für die Methanogenese

Duration:                             01.06.2015-31.10.2015

Funding agency:                FFG

PI:                                        Dr. Simon K.-M. R. Rittmann

Project partner:                 Krajete GmbH