Archaea Ecology and Evolution -
Christa Schleper

Room: 1.093
Althanstraße 14 (UZA I)
1090 Vienna, Austria

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

  • Thiago Rodrigues de Oliveira, PhD
  • Maximilian Dreer, M.Sc.
  • Logan Hodgskiss, M.Sc.
  • Dr. Melina Kerou
  • Mohammad Anas Mardini, B.Sc.
  • Dipl.-Ing. Michael Melcher
  • Mahbod Mousavian, M.Sc.
  • Kevin Pfeifer, M.Sc.
  • Thomas Pribasnig, M.Sc.
  • Dr. Rafael Isaac Ponce Toledo, M.Sc.
  • Erika Wimmer, M.Sc.
  • Ülkü Yüksel, B.Sc.