An introduction to Nitrogen


Christa Schleper introduces "her" element: Nitrogen.

Nitrogen is one of the most common building blocks of life, second only to Carbon.

Christa Schleper, head of our own Department of Ecogenomics and Systems Biology, focuses her research on microorganisms and their role in the Nitrogen-cycle. In the University of Vienna series "Mein Element" ("My element"), she introduces her versatile element:


Mein Element: Stickstoff

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