Dr. Simon K.-M.R. Rittmann

Leader of the Archaea Physiology & Biotechnology Group

Room: 1.092
1090 Wien, Althanstraße 14 (UZA I)
T: +43-1-4277-76513
F: +43-1-4277-876513
Mail: simon.rittmann@univie.ac.at


Curriculum Vitae

Work experience

Since 01/2014

Assistant Professor, Post Doc, University of Vienna, Archaea Biology and Ecogenomics Division, Department of Ecogenomics and Systems Biology, Vienna, Austria

11/2012 - 12/2013

Post Doc - Krajete GmbH, Linz, Austria

10/2009 - 12/2012

"Development of an optimized application portfolio of biological methanogenesis", FFG Project, No. 830003, Department of Chemical Engineering, Vienna University of Technology, Vienna, Austria

02/2007 - 04/2009

Research Assistant, Intercell AG, Department of Molecular Microbiology, Vienna, Austria

01/2006 - 11/2006

“Cropgen” - Renewable energy from crops and agrowastes, EU project, Institute of Applied Microbiology, University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria

05/2003 - 04/2004

“Halobakterien aus permischem Salz”, FWF Project: P 13995, Institute of Genetics and General Biology, Faculty of NaturalSciences, University of Salzburg, Austria

Education

04/2013

Graduation: Dr. techn. 
Doktor der Technischen Wissenschaften, Vienna University of Technology, Austria

10/2009 - 12/2012

Doctorate
"Bioprocess development and quantitative analysis of biomethane production and dark fermentative biohydrogen production”, Department of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Chemistry, Vienna University of Technology, Austria

03/2009

Graduation with honours: MSc 
Magister der Biologie, University of Salzburg, Austria

01/2008 - 01/2009

Diploma Study 
“Overview on fermentative microorganisms capable of biohydrogen production - a putative comprehensive survey of literature", Department of Molecular Biology, Faculty of Natural Sciences, University of Salzburg, Austria

02/2006

Graduation with honours: MSc 
Magister der Biologie, University of Salzburg, Austria

09/2004 - 10/2005

Diploma Study 
"Identification of 14-3-3 isoforms in Lilium longiflorum pollen”, Department of Molecular Biology, Faculty of Natural Sciences, University of Salzburg, Austria

03/2005 - 02/2006

University Studies 
Magisterstudium: Botanik/Pflanzenbiologie, University of Salzburg, Austria

04/2003 - 03/2009

University Studies 
Magisterstudium: Genetik/Biotechnologie, University of Salzburg, Austria

03/2003

Graduation: Bachelor 
Bakkalaureus der Biologie, University of Salzburg, Austria

10/1999 - 03/2003

University Studies 
Bakkalaureatstudium: Genetik/Molekularbiologie, University of Salzburg, Austria

09/1997 - 10/1999

Military Service 
Education as Officer in the German Forces, Specialisation: Gebirgsjäger (mountain soldier), in Bad Reichenhall, Berchtesgaden and Mittenwald, Germany

07/1997

Matura

Rudolf-Steiner Schule, Salzburg, Austria

Publications

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A Critical Assessment of Microbiological Biogas to Biomethane Upgrading Systems. / Rittmann, Simon Karl-Maria Rasso.

In: Advances in Biochemical Engineering/Biotechnology, Vol. 151, 2015, p. 117-135.

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Archaeal methanogenesis at the onshore serpentinite-hosted Chimaera seeps, Turkey. / Zwicker, Jennifer; Birgel, Daniel; Bach, Wolfgang; Richoz, Sylvain; Gier, Susanne; Smrzka, Daniel; Schleper, Christa; Rittmann, Simon Karl-Maria Rasso; Grasemann, Bernhard; Kosun, Erdal; Peckmann, Jörn.

2017. Poster session presented at Goldschmidt Conference 2017, Paris, France.

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Archaeal methanogenesis at the onshore serpentinite-hosted Chimaera seeps, Turkey. / Zwicker, Jennifer; Birgel-Rennebeck, Daniel; Bach, Wolfgang; Richoz, Sylvain; Gier, Susanne; Smrzka, Daniel; Neubeck, Anna; Ivarsson, Magnus; Schleper, Christa; Rittmann, Simon Karl-Maria Rasso; Grasemann, Bernhard; Peckmann, Jörn Ludwig.

2017. Poster session presented at EGU General Assembly 2017, Vienna, Austria.

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Assessing the Ecophysiology of Methanogens in the Context of Recent Astrobiological and Planetological Studies. / Taubner, Ruth-Sophie; Schleper, Christa; Firneis, Maria G; Rittmann, Simon K-M R.

In: Life, Vol. 5, No. 4, 03.12.2015, p. 1652-1686.

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Assessing the feasibility to cultivate methanogens under Enceladus-like conditions. / Taubner, Ruth-Sophie; Rittmann, Simon Karl-Maria Rasso; Johannes, Leitner; Schleper, Christa; Firneis, Maria Gertrude; Hitzenberger, Regina.

2014. Poster session presented at Summer Course on Exoplanets, La Palma, Spain.

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Assessing the feasibility to cultivate methanogens under Enceladus-like conditions. / Taubner, Ruth-Sophie; Rittmann, Simon Karl-Maria Rasso; Leitner, Johannes; Schleper, Christa; Firneis, Maria Gertrude; Hitzenberger, Regina.

2014. Poster session presented at The 14th European Astrobiology Conference (EANA 2014), Edinburgh, United Kingdom.

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Biogas-to-biomethane conversion by using hydrogenotrophic methanogenic Archaea: in situ versus ex situ upgrading technology. / Rittmann, Simon Karl-Maria Rasso.

In: Advances in Biochemical Engineering/Biotechnology, 2015.

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Biomethanisierung — ein Prozess zur Ermöglichung der Energiewende? / Rittmann, Simon Karl-Maria Rasso; Seifert, Arne; Krajete, Alexander.

In: BioSpektrum, Vol. 20, No. 7, 15.11.2014, p. 816-817.

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Essential prerequisites for successful bioprocess development of biological CH4 production from CO2 and H2. / Rittmann, Simon Karl-Maria Rasso; Seifert, Arne; Herwig, Christoph.

In: Critical Reviews in Biotechnology, Vol. 35, No. 2, 2015, p. 141-151.

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Evidence for archaeal methanogenesis within in situ veins at the onshore peridotite-hosted Chimaera seeps, Turkey. / Zwicker, Jennifer; Birgel, Daniel; Bach, Wolfgang; Richoz, Sylvain; Gier, Susanne; Smrzka, Daniel; Schleper, Christa; Rittmann, Simon Karl-Maria Rasso; Grasemann, Bernhard; Kosun, Erdal; Peckmann, Jörn.

2017. GeoBremen 2017, Bremen, Germany.

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Habitability beyond the snow line : The potential of Icy moons to serve as a habitat for life-as-we-know-it. / Taubner, Ruth-Sophie; Rittmann, Simon Karl-Maria Rasso; Leitner, Johannes; Firneis, Maria Gertrude; Schleper, Christa.

2016. Poster session presented at The Astrophysics of Planetary Habitability Conference 2016, Wien, Austria.

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Habitability beyond the snow line: The potential of icy moons to serve as a habitat for life-as-we-know it; / Taubner, Ruth-Sophie; Rittmann, Simon Karl-Maria Rasso; Leitner, Johannes; Firneis, Maria Gertrude; Schleper, Christa.

In: Abstracts of the Astrophysics of Planetary Habitability Conference, 2016.

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Iron-oxidising thermoacidopilic archaeon Metallosphaera sedula: insights into astrobiological application. / Zebec, Ziga; Rittmann, Simon Karl-Maria Rasso; Kerou, Melina; Schleper, Christa; Milojevic, Tetyana.

2014. Poster session presented at The 14th European Astrobiology Conference (EANA 2014), Edinburgh, United Kingdom.

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Low-temperature serpentinization reactions can explain molecular hydrogen production on Saturn’s moon Enceladus: implications for potential microbial life. / Taubner, Ruth-Sophie; Zwicker, Jennifer; Smrzka, Daniel; Bach, Wolfgang; Rittmann, Simon Karl-Maria Rasso; Schleper, Christa; Peckmann, Jörn Ludwig.

2017. Poster session presented at European Planetary Science Congress 2017, Riga, Latvia.

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Meteorite supplementation of the iron-oxidizing archaeon Metallosphaera sedula expands the boundaries of thermophilic life. / Rittmann, Simon Karl-Maria Rasso; Zebec, Ziga; Bittner, Romana; Kutlucinar, Kaan Georg; Schleper, Christa; Milojevic, Tetyana.

2015. Poster session presented at Habitability in the Universe: From the Early Earth to Exoplanets, Porto, Portugal.

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Meteorite-associated growth physiology of the iron oxidizing extremophile Metallosphaera sedula. / Zebec, Ziga; Rittmann, Simon Karl-Maria Rasso; Schleper, Christa; Milojevic, Tetyana.

2015. Paper presented at European Geosciences Union, General Assembly 2015, Wien, Austria.

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Methanogens in the solar system. / Taubner, Ruth-Sophie; Schleper, Christa; Firneis, Maria Gertrude; Rittmann, Simon Karl-Maria Rasso.

In: Abstracts of the European Geosciences Union General Assembly, Vol. 17, No. EGU2015-13520, 2015.

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Method for indirect quantification of CH4 production via H2O production using hydrogenotrophic methanogens. / Taubner, Ruth-Sophie; Rittmann, Simon Karl-Maria Rasso.

In: Frontiers in Microbiology, Vol. 7, 532, 29.04.2016.

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Milojevic Iron-oxidising thermoacidophilic archaeon Metallosphaera sedula: insights into astrobiological application. / Zebec, Ziga; Rittmann, Simon Karl-Maria Rasso; Kerou, Melina; Schleper, Christa; Milojevic, Tetyana.

2014. Poster session presented at The 14th European Astrobiology Conference (EANA 2014), Edinburgh, United Kingdom.

Publication: Contribution to conference › Poster

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Modeling low-temperature serpentinization reactions to estimate molecular hydrogen production with implications for potential microbial life on Saturn’s moon Enceladus. / Zwicker, Jennifer; Smrzka, Daniel; Taubner, Ruth-Sophie; Bach, Wolfgang; Rittmann, Simon Karl-Maria Rasso; Schleper, Christa; Peckmann, Jörn Ludwig.

2017. Poster session presented at EGU General Assembly 2017, Vienna, Austria.

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Molecular hydrogen production during low-temperature serpentinization: A modeling study with implications for potential microbial life on Saturn’s moon Enceladus. / Smrzka, Daniel; Zwicker, Jennifer; Taubner, Ruth-Sophie; Bach, Wolfgang; Rittmann, Simon Karl-Maria Rasso; Schleper, Christa; Peckmann, Jörn.

2017. Poster session presented at Goldschmidt Conference 2017, Paris, France.

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Nitrososphaera viennensis sp. nov., an aerobic and mesophilic ammonia-oxidizing archaeon from soil and member of the novel archaeal phylum Thaumarchaeota. / Stieglmeier, Michaela; Klingl, Andreas; Alves, Ricardo Jorge Eloy; Rittmann, Simon Karl-Maria Rasso; Leisch, Nikolaus; Schleper, Christa.

In: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology, Vol. 64, No. 8, 2014, p. 2738-52.

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One-carbon substrate-based biohydrogen production: Microbes, mechanism, and productivity. / Rittmann, Simon Karl-Maria Rasso; Lee, Hyun Sook; Lim, Jae Kyu; Taejin, Kim; Lee, Jung-Hyun; Kang, Sung Gyun.

In: Biotechnology Advances, 2014.

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Rapid extraction of total RNA from an anaerobic sludge biocoenosis. / Rittmann, Simon Karl-Maria Rasso; Holubar, Peter.

In: Folia Microbiologica, 2013, p. 1-6.

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Testing the Habitability of Saturn’s Icy Moon Enceladus in an Interdisciplinary Attempt. / Taubner, Ruth-Sophie; Pappenreiter, Patricia; Pruckner, Christian; Zwicker, Jennifer; Smrzka, Daniel; Bernacchi, Sebastian; Paulik, Christian; Schleper, Christa; Firneis, Maria Gertrude; Rittmann, Simon Karl-Maria Rasso.

2016. Poster session presented at Search for Life: From early Earth to Exoplanets, Quy Nhon, Viet Nam.

Publication: Contribution to conference › Poster

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The potential of Methanogenic Life in the Solar System. / Taubner, Ruth-Sophie; Firneis, Maria Gertrude; Leitner, Johannes; Schleper, Christa; Rittmann, Simon Karl-Maria Rasso.

In: Abstracts of the EPSC-DPS, Vol. 10, ESPC2015-583, 10.2015.

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