Former Projects


Thaumarchaeota in Marine Sediments

Duration: 01.08.2014-31.07.2019

Funding agency: Austrian Science Fund (FWF)


Archaea as novel tumor homing therapeutics

Duration: 01.10.2017-31.03.2019

Funding agency: Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Vienna




Evolutionary history and ecological adaptations of ammonia oxidizing Thaumarchaeota

Duration: 01.04.2016-31.03.2018

Funding: European Commission Horizon 2020


Ammonia Oxidizing Archaea in Arctic Tundra Soils

Duration: 01.01.2013-31.12.2017

Funding agency: Austrian Science Fund (FWF)


RuMEn MEthanoplasmatales as target for MEthane mitigation

Duration: 01.10.2014-30.09.2017

Funding agency: University of Vienna (uni:docs Fellowship Programme)



Microbial Oceanography of Chemolithoautotrophic Planktonic Communities – MOCA

Duration: 01.09.2010-31.08.2013

Funding Agency: Austrian Science Fund (FWF)


Metagenomik und Metatranskriptomik zur Untersuchung der Darm-Mikrobiota chronisch entzündlicher Darmerkrankungen – InflammoBiota

Duration: 01.05.2009-31.03.2013

Funding agency: Federal Ministry for Science and Research (BMWF) Austria, Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG)


Functional Metagenomics to Study Prokaryotes from Arctic/Sub-Arctic Springs of Hydrothermal Origin

Duration: 01.01.2006 - 30.01.2011

Funding agency: Research Council of Norway


A Silicon cell model for the central carbohydrate metabolism of the archaeon Sulfolobus solfataricus under temperature variation – Sysmo

Duration: 01.11.2007 - 30.09.2010

Funding agency: European Commission Research, The Reasearch Council of Norway


Sponges as nutrient sources and sinks in the marine ecosystem

Duration: 01.10.2007-30.09.2010

Funding agency: Initiative Groups at the University of Vienna