Archaea Ecology and Evolution -
Christa Schleper

Room: 3.035
Djerassiplatz 1 (UBB)
1030 Vienna, Austria
+43-1-4277-76510
christa.schleper@univie.ac.at


Research Focus

Archaea Ecology and Evolution

We are interested in the natural diversity and ecological distribution of archaea as well as in their viruses and virus defense systems.

Our specific projects include:

- Genomic and proteomic studies of ammonia oxidizing thaumarchaeota from soils, marine sediments and hot springs

- Cultivation of novel lineages of archaea and ecogenomics of Lokiarchaeota

- Virus defense and CRISPR-mediated RNA degradation in the hyperthermophilic archaeon Sulfolobus solfataricus


Funding Sources



Group Members

  • Dr. Melina Kerou
  • Logan Hodgskiss, PhD
  • Thiago Rodrigues de Oliveira, PhD
  • Dr. Rafael Isaac Ponce Toledo
  • Maximilian Dreer, M.Sc.
  • Dipl.-Ing. Michael Melcher
  • Thomas Pribasnig, M.Sc.
  • Erika Wimmer, M.Sc.
  • Ülkü Yüksel, M.Sc.
  • Karin Hager, B.Sc.
  • Marina Monserrat i Diez, B.Sc.