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