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

Room: 1.092
Althanstraße 14 (UZA I)
1090 Vienna, Austria

left to right: Barbara Reischl, Ipek Ergal, Simon K.-M. R. Rittmann, Ruth-Sophie Taubner, Christian Pruckner, Tilman Schmider (back), Lisa-Maria Mauerhofer (front), Benjamin Schupp, Michael Steiner

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

  • Barbara Reischl
  • Ruth-Sophie Taubner
  • Lisa-Maria Mauerhofer
  • Ipek Ergal
  • Christian Pruckner
  • Michael Steiner
  • Tilman Schmider
  • Benjamin Schupp

Former group members:

  • Annalisa Abdel Azim
  • Philipp Kolar
  • Michael Melcher