Archaea Physiology & Biotechnology Simon K.-M.R. Rittmann

Room: 1.092
Althanstraße 14 (UZA I)
1090 Vienna, Austria
+43-1-4277-76513
simon.rittmann@univie.ac.at

left to right: Sonja Vukotić, Michael Steiner, Lisa-Maria Mauerhofer, Oliver Gräf, Ruth-Sophie Taubner, Simon Rittmann, Benjamin Schupp, Barbara Reischl, Hayk Palabikyan, Ipek Ergal, Christian Pruckner

Research Focus

1.) Physiology of archaea
with a focus on
- metabolism of methanogens and other anaerobic archaea
- regulation of metabolic reactions in halophilic archaea and Thaumarchaeota
- archaeal utilization and production of gaseous compounds

 2.) Biotechnology of archaea
with a focus on
- dark fermentative biohydrogen production and biological methane production from H2/CO2
- anaerobic cultivation techniques and fermentation
- bioprocess development and industrial microbiology


Funding Sources


Group Members

  • Ipek Ergal
  • Oliver Gräf
  • Hayk Palabikyan
  • Christian Pruckner
  • Lisa-Maria Mauerhofer
  • Barbara Reischl
  • Michael Steiner
  • Benjamin Schupp
  • Ruth-Sophie Taubner
  • Sonja Vukotić

Former group members:

  • Annalisa Abdel Azim
  • Ece Kocabiyik
  • Philipp Kolar
  • Michael Melcher
  • Tilman Schmider