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.) Microbial Physiology
with a focus on
- Quantitative comparative physiology of archaea
- Metabolism of methanogens and other anaerobic archaea
- Archaeal utilization and production of gaseous compounds
- Lipidomics of methanogens
- Synthetic Microbiology


 2.) Biotechnology
with a focus on
- Archaea Biotechnology
- Co-culture design and engineering
- Dark fermentative biohydrogen production
- Biological methane production from H2/CO2 and CO
- Anaerobic cultivation techniques and fermentation
- Bioprocess development and industrial microbiology


Funding Sources




Group Members

  • Ipek Ergal
  • Walter Hofmann
  • Hayk Palabikyan
  • Lisa-Maria Mauerhofer
  • Barbara Reischl
  • Aquilla Ruddyard
  • Michael Stadlbauer
  • Elisa Zech

Former group members:

  • Dr. Annalisa Abdel Azim
  • Oliver Gräf
  • Ece Kocabiyik
  • Philipp Kolar
  • Michael Melcher
  • Christian Pruckner
  • Tilman Schmider
  • Benjamin Schupp
  • Michael Steiner
  • Dr. Ruth-Sophie Taubner
  • Sonja Vukotic
  • Aaron Zipperle