Prof. Dr. Christa Schleper

Head of Division
Leader of the Archaea Ecology and Evolution Group

Room: 1.093
1090 Wien, Althanstraße 14 (UZA I)
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christa.schleper@univie.ac.at


Curriculum Vitae

Appointments / Career

04/2013 - now

Vice-Head of Department Ecogenomics and Systems Biology, University of Vienna Austria
Archaea Biology and Ecogenomics Group Leader
our department "Genetics in Ecology" has fused with the department "Molecular Systems Biology"

10/2007 - 03/2013

Head of Department Genetics in Ecology, University of Vienna, Austria

2007 - 2014

Adjunct Professor,Center of Excellence for Geobiology, University of Bergen, Norway

2004 - 2007

University Professor, Department of Biology, University of Bergen, Norway

1998 - 2004

Group leader ("assistant professor") at the University of Darmstadt, Germany at the Institute of Microbiology and Genetics

04/2002

Habilitation, venia legendi for teaching in Microbiology and Genetics (University of Darmstadt, Germany)

1996 - 1997

University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB)
Postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Dr. Edward DeLong

1996

Californian Institute of Technology, Pasadena and Agouron Institute, La Jolla, CA
Postdoctoral fellow with Dr. Melvin Simon

1994 - 1995

Max-Planck-Institute for Biochemistry, Martinsried, Germany
Postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Dr. Wolfram Zillig

1989 - 1993

Max-Planck-Institute for Biochemistry, Martinsried, Germany
Doctorate (PhD) in the laboratory of Dr. Wolfram Zillig

Education

1988 - 1989

Diploma in Biology, University of Konstanz, Germany

1986 - 1988

University of Konstanz, Germany
Studies in biology: microbiology, immunology and genetics

1982 - 1985

University of Aachen, Germany
Studies in biology, sociology and languages (english, french)

Awards

2017Elected full member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW)
2016ERC Advanced Grant (2.5 Mio EUR)
2011Elected member of the American Academy of Microbiology (ASM)
2001EMBO Young Investigator Award (EMBO-YIP)
1995-1997Post-doctoral Fellowship of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft for US

Publications

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UV-inducible DNA exchange in hyperthermophilic archaea mediated by type IV pili. / Ajon, Malgorzata; Froels, Sabrina; van Wolferen, Marleen; Stöcker, Kilian; Teichmann, Daniela; Driessen, Arnold J.M.; Grogan, Dennis W.; Albers, Sonja Verena; Schleper, Christa.

In: Molecular Microbiology, Vol. 82, No. 4, 2011, p. 807-817.

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Sulfur-oxidizing chemolithotrophic proteobacteria dominate the microbiota in high arctic thermal springs on Svalbard. / Reigstad, Laila Johanne; Jorgensen, Steffen; Lauritzen, Stein-Erik; Schleper, Christa; Urich, Tim.

In: Astrobiology, Vol. 11, No. 7, 2011, p. 665-678.

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Archaea: very diverse, often different but never bad? / Reeve, John N; Schleper, Christa.

In: Current Opinion in Microbiology, Vol. 14, No. 3, 2011, p. 271-273.

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In vivo activity of CRISPR-mediated virus defence in a hyperthermophilic archaeon. / Manica, Andrea; Zebec, Ziga; Teichmann, Daniela; Schleper, Christa.

In: Molecular Microbiology, Vol. 80, No. 2, 2011.

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A thaumarchaeal provirus testifies for an ancient association of tailed viruses with archaea. / Krupovic, Mart; Spang, Anja; Gribaldo, Simonetta; Forterre, Patrick; Schleper, Christa.

In: Biochemical Society Transactions, Vol. 39, No. 1, 2011, p. 82-88.

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Preparation of high-molecular weight DNA and metagenomic libraries from soils and hot springs. / Reigstad, Laila Johanne; Bartossek, Rita; Schleper, Christa.

In: Methods in Enzymology, Vol. 496, 2011, p. 319-344.

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"Hot standards" for the thermoacidophilic archaeon Sulfolobus solfataricus. / Zaparty, Melanie (Corresponding author); Esser, Dominik; Gertig, Susanne; Haferkamp, Patrick; Kouril, Theresa; Manica, Andrea; Pham, Trong Khoa; Reimann, Julia; Schreiber, Kerstin; Sierocinski, Pawel; Teichmann, Daniela; van Wolferen, Marleen; von Jan, Mathias; Wieloch, Patricia; Albers, Sonja Verena; Driessen, Arnold J.M.; Klenk, Hans Peter; Schleper, Christa; Schomburg, Dietmar; van der Oost, John; Wright, Phil; Siebers, Bettina.

In: Extremophiles: life under extreme conditions, Vol. 14, No. 1, 2010, p. 119-142.

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Diversity and abundance of Korarchaeota in terrestrial hot springs of Iceland and Kamchatka. / Reigstad, Laila Johanne; Jorgensen, Steffen; Schleper, Christa.

In: The ISME Journal: multidisciplinary journal of microbial ecology, Vol. 4, 2010, p. 346-356.

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Homologues of nitrite reductases in ammonia-oxidizing archaea: diversity and genomic context. / Schleper, Christa (Corresponding author); Bartossek, Rita; Nicol, Graeme W.; Lanzen, Anders; Klenk, Hans Peter.

In: Environmental Microbiology, 2010.

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Distinct gene set in two different lineages of ammonia-oxidizing archaea supports the phylum Thaumarchaeota. / Spang, Anja; Hatzenpichler, Roland; Brochier-Armanet, Celine; Rattei, Thomas; Tischler, Patrick; Spieck, Eva; Streit, Wolfgang; Stahl, David A.; Wagner, Michael; Schleper, Christa (Corresponding author).

In: Trends in Microbiology, Vol. 18, No. 8, 2010, p. 331-340.

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Dynamics and functional relevance of ammonia-oxidizing archaea in agricultural soil. / Schauss, Kristina; Leininger, Sven; Schloter, M; Schleper, Christa.

In: Environmental Microbiology, Vol. 11, No. 2, 2009, p. 446-456.

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Reactions to UV damage in the model archaeon Sulfolobus solfataricus. / Froels, Sabrina; White, Malcolm F:; Schleper, Christa (Corresponding author).

In: Biochemical Society Transactions, Vol. 37, No. 1, 2009, p. 36-41.

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Complex nitrogen cycling in the sponge Geodia barretti. / Hoffmann, Friederike; Radax, Regina; Woebken, Dagmar; Holtappels, Moritz; Lavik, Gaute; Rapp, Hans Tore; Schlaeppy, Marie Lise; Schleper, Christa; Kuypers, M.

In: Environmental Microbiology, Vol. 11, No. 9, 2009, p. 2228-2243.

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SulfoSYS (Sulfolobus Systems Biology): Towards a silicon cell model for the central carbohydrate metabolism of the archaeon Sulfolobus solfataricus under temperature variation. / Albers, Sonja Verena; Birkeland, Nils-Kare; Driessen, Arnold J.M.; Gertig, Susanne; Haferkamp, Patrick; Klenk, Hans Peter; Kouril, Theresa; Manica, Andrea; Pham, Trong Khoa; Ruoff, Peter; Schleper, Christa; Schomburg, Dietmar; Sharkey, Kieran J.; Siebers, Bettina; Sierocinski, Pawel; Steuer, Ralf; van der Oost, John; Westerhoff, Hans V.; Wieloch, Patricia; Wright, Phil; Zaparty, Melanie.

In: Biochemical Society Transactions, Vol. 37, No. 1, 2009, p. 58-64.

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Four newly isolated fuselloviruses from extreme geothermal environments reveal unusual morphologies and a possible interviral recombination mechanism. / Redder, Peter; Peng, Xu Long; Bruegger, Kim; Shah, Shiraz Ali; Roesch, Ferdinand; Greve, Bo; She, Qunxin; Schleper, Christa; Forterre, Patrick; Garrett, Robert G.; Prangishvili, David.

In: Environmental Microbiology, Vol. 11, No. 11, 2009, p. 2849-2862.

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Nitrification in terrestrial hot springs of Iceland and Kamchatka. / Reigstad, Laila Johanne; Richter, Andreas; Daims, Holger; Urich, Tim; Schwark, Lorenz; Schleper, Christa (Corresponding author).

In: FEMS Microbiology Ecology, Vol. 64, No. 2, 2008, p. 167-174.

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The influence of soil pH on the diversity, abundance and transcriptional activity of ammonia oxidizing archaea and bacteria. / Nicol, Graeme W.; Leininger, Sven; Schleper, Christa; Prosser, James I.

In: Environmental Microbiology, Vol. 10, No. 11, 2008, p. 2966-2978.

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Simultaneous assessment of soil microbial community structure and function through analysis of the meta-transcriptome. / Urich, Tim; Lanzen, Anders; Qi, Ji; Huson, Daniel; Schleper, Christa (Corresponding author); Schuster, Stephan C. (Corresponding author).

In: PLoS ONE, Vol. 3, No. 6, 2008.

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Microbial ecology: Metabolism of the deep. / Schleper, Christa.

In: Nature, Vol. 456, No. 7223, 2008, p. 712-714.

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Distribution of Crenarchaeota representatives in terrestrial hot springs of Russia and iceland. / Schleper, Christa; Lebedinsky, Alexander V.; Bonch-Osmolovskaya, Elizaveta A.; Kolganova, Tatiana V.; Birkeland, Nils-Kare; Perevalova, Anna A.

In: Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 2008.

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UV-inducible cellular aggregation of the hyperthermophilic archaeon Sulfolobus solfataricus is mediated by pili formation. / Ajon, Malgorzata; Wagner, Michaela; Teichmann, Daniela; Zolghadr, Behnam; Folea, Mihaela; Boekema, Egbert J.; Driessen, Arnold J.M.; Schleper, Christa; Albers, Sonja Verena.

In: Molecular Microbiology, Vol. 70, No. 4, 2008, p. 938-952.

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Response of the hyperthermophilic archaeon Sulfolobus solfataricus to UV damage. / Fröls, Sabrina; Gordon, Paul M.K.; Panlilio, Mayi Arcellana; Duggin, Iain G.; Bell, Stephen D.; Sensen, Christoph W. (Corresponding author); Schleper, Christa.

In: Journal of Bacteriology, Vol. 189, No. 23, 2007, p. 8708-8718.

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Elucidating the transcription cycle of the UV-inducible hyperthermophilic archaeal virus SSV1 by DNA microarrays. / Fröls, Sabrina; Gordon, Paul M.K.; Panlilio, Mayi Arcellana; Schleper, Christa (Corresponding author); Sensen, Christoph W.

In: Virology, Vol. 365, No. 1, 2007, p. 48-59.

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Crenarchaeota: Ammonia-oxidixing archaea [Crenarchaeota: Ammonium-oxidierende archaea]. / Schleper, Christa (Corresponding author).

In: BioSpektrum, Vol. 13, No. 6, 2007, p. 620-621.

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Analysis of the first genome fragment from the marine sponge-associated, novel candidate phylum Poribacteria by environmental genomics. / Fieseler, Lars; Quaiser, Achim; Schleper, Christa; Hentschel, Ute (Corresponding author).

In: Trends in Microbiology, Vol. 14, No. 5, 2006, p. 207-212.

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Pathways of carbon assimilation and ammonia oxidation suggested by environmental genomic analyses of marine Crenarchaeota. / Hallam, Steven J.; Mincer, Tracy J.; Schleper, Christa; Preston, Christina; Roberts, Katie; Richardson, Paul M.; DeLong, Edward F. (Corresponding author).

In: PLoS ONE, 2006.

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Production of Recombinant and Tagged Proteins in the Hyperthermophilic Archaeon Sulfolobus solfataricus. / Albers, Sonja Verena; Jonuscheit, Melanie; Dinkelaker, S.; Urich, Tim; Kletzin, A.; Tampe, Robert; Driessen, Arnold J.M.; Schleper, Christa (Corresponding author).

In: Applied and Environmental Microbiology, Vol. 72, No. 1, 2006, p. 102-111.

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Genomic analysis of the uncultivated marine crenarchaeote Cenarchaeum symbiosum. / Hallam, Steven J.; Konstantinidis, Konstantinos T.; Putnam, Nik; Schleper, Christa; Watanabe, Yoh-ichi; Sugahara, Junichi; Preston, Christina; de la Torre, Jose; Richardson, Paul M.; DeLong, Edward F. (Corresponding author).

In: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS), Vol. 103, No. 48, 2006, p. 18296-18301.

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Archaea predominate among ammonia-oxidizing prokaryotes in soils. / Leininger, Sven; Urich, Tim; Schloter, M; Schwark, Lorenz; Qi, Ji; Nicol, Graeme W.; Prosser, James I.; Schuster, Stephan C.; Schleper, Christa (Corresponding author).

In: Nature, Vol. 442, No. 7104, 2006, p. 806-809.

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Regulation of expression of the arabinose and glucose transporter genes in the thermophilic archaeon Sulfolobus solfataricus. / Lubelska, Joanna M.; Jonuscheit, Melanie; Schleper, Christa; Albers, Sonja Verena; Driessen, Arnold J.M. (Corresponding author).

In: Extremophiles: life under extreme conditions, 2006.

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Ammonia-oxidising Crenarchaeota: important players in the nitrogen cycle? / Nicol, Graeme W.; Schleper, Christa (Corresponding author).

In: Trends in Microbiology, 2006.

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