Prof. Dr. Christa Schleper

Head of Archaea Biology and Ecogenomics Unit
Head of the Archaea Ecology and Evolution Group

Room: 3.035
1030 Wien, Djerassiplatz 1
T: +43-1-4277-76510
M: +43-664-60277-76510
christa.schleper@univie.ac.at

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Curriculum Vitae

Appointments / Career

2007 - now

University Professor, Department of Functional and Evolutionary Biology, University of Vienna Austria,
Head of Archaea Biology and Ecogenomics Unit

Our department "Ecogenomics and Systems Biology" merged in 2020 with "Molecular Systems Biology", "Limnology", and "Bio-Oceanography". Previously our department "Genetics in Ecology" fused with the department "Molecular Systems Biology" 

2007 - 2013

University Professor, Head of Department Genetics in Ecology, University of Vienna, Austria

2007 - 2014

Adjunct Professor, Center of Excellence for Geobiology, University of Bergen, Norway

2004 - 2007

University Professor, Department of Biology, University of Bergen, Norway

1998 - 2004

Group leader ("assistant professor") at the University of Darmstadt, Germany at the Institute of Microbiology and Genetics

04/2002

Habilitation, venia legendi for teaching in Microbiology and Genetics (University of Darmstadt, Germany)

1996 - 1997

University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB)
Postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Dr. Edward DeLong

1996

Californian Institute of Technology, Pasadena and Agouron Institute, La Jolla, CA
Postdoctoral fellow with Dr. Melvin Simon

1994 - 1995

Max-Planck-Institute for Biochemistry, Martinsried, Germany
Postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Dr. Wolfram Zillig

1989 - 1993

Max-Planck-Institute for Biochemistry, Martinsried, Germany
Doctorate (PhD) in the laboratory of Dr. Wolfram Zillig


Awards

2022Wittgenstein Prize (1.5 Mio EUR)
2017Elected full member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW)
2016ERC Advanced Grant (2.5 Mio EUR)
2011Elected member of the American Academy of Microbiology (ASM)
2001EMBO Young Investigator Award (EMBO-YIP)
1995-1997Post-doctoral Fellowship of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft for US

Publications

Ammonia-oxidizing archaea as main drivers of nitrification in cold-water sponges. / Radax, Regina; Hoffmann, Friederike; Rapp, Hans Tore et al.

in: Environmental Microbiology, Band 14, Nr. 4, 2012, S. 909-923.

Veröffentlichungen: Beitrag in FachzeitschriftArtikelPeer Reviewed


Correlating microbial community profiles with geochemical data in highly stratified sediments from the Arctic Mid-Ocean Ridge. / Jorgensen, Steffen; Hannisdal, Bjarte; Lanzen, Anders et al.

in: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS), Band 109, Nr. 42, 2012, S. E2846-E2855.

Veröffentlichungen: Beitrag in FachzeitschriftArtikelPeer Reviewed


Intact polar and core glycerol dibiphytanyl glycerol tetraether lipids of group I.1a and I.1b thaumarchaeota in soil. / Damste, Jaap S. Sinninghe; Rijpstra, W Irene C; Hopmans, Ellen C. et al.

in: Applied and Environmental Microbiology, Band 78, Nr. 19, 2012, S. 6866-6874.

Veröffentlichungen: Beitrag in FachzeitschriftArtikelPeer Reviewed


Metagenomic analysis of ammonia-oxidizing archaea affiliated with the soil group. / Bartossek, Rita; Spang, Anja; Weidler, Gerhard et al.

in: Frontiers in Microbiology, Nr. 3, 2012, S. 208-208.

Veröffentlichungen: Beitrag in FachzeitschriftArtikelPeer Reviewed


Metatranscriptomics of the marine sponge Geodia barretti: tackling phylogeny and function of its microbial community. / Radax, Regina; Rattei, Thomas; Lanzen, Anders et al.

in: Environmental Microbiology, Band 14, Nr. 5, 2012, S. 1308-1324.

Veröffentlichungen: Beitrag in FachzeitschriftArtikelPeer Reviewed


The genome of the ammonia-oxidizing Candidatus Nitrososphaera gargensis: insights into metabolic versatility and environmental adaptations. / Spang, Anja; Poehlein, Anja; Offre, Pierre et al.

in: Environmental Microbiology, Band 14, Nr. 12, 2012, S. 3122-3145.

Veröffentlichungen: Beitrag in FachzeitschriftArtikelPeer Reviewed


Sulfur-oxidizing chemolithotrophic proteobacteria dominate the microbiota in high arctic thermal springs on Svalbard. / Reigstad, Laila Johanne; Jorgensen, Steffen; Lauritzen, Stein-Erik et al.

in: Astrobiology, Band 11, Nr. 7, 09.2011, S. 665-678.

Veröffentlichungen: Beitrag in FachzeitschriftArtikelPeer Reviewed


Archaea : very diverse, often different but never bad? / Reeve, John N; Schleper, Christa.

in: Current Opinion in Microbiology, Band 14, Nr. 3, 06.2011, S. 271-273.

Veröffentlichungen: Beitrag in FachzeitschriftArtikelPeer Reviewed


In vivo activity of CRISPR-mediated virus defence in a hyperthermophilic archaeon. / Manica, Andrea; Zebec, Ziga; Teichmann, Daniela et al.

in: Molecular Microbiology, Band 80, Nr. 2, 04.2011, S. 481-491.

Veröffentlichungen: Beitrag in FachzeitschriftArtikelPeer Reviewed


A thaumarchaeal provirus testifies for an ancient association of tailed viruses with archaea. / Krupovic, Mart; Spang, Anja; Gribaldo, Simonetta et al.

in: Biochemical Society Transactions, Band 39, Nr. 1, 2011, S. 82-88.

Veröffentlichungen: Beitrag in FachzeitschriftArtikelPeer Reviewed


Nitrososphaera viennensis, an ammonia oxidizing archaeon from soil. / Tourna, Maria; Stieglmeier, Michaela; Spang, Anja et al.

in: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS), Band 108, Nr. 20, 2011, S. 8420-8425.

Veröffentlichungen: Beitrag in FachzeitschriftArtikelPeer Reviewed


Preparation of high-molecular weight DNA and metagenomic libraries from soils and hot springs. / Reigstad, Laila Johanne; Bartossek, Rita; Schleper, Christa.

in: Methods in Enzymology, Band 496, 2011, S. 319-344.

Veröffentlichungen: Beitrag in FachzeitschriftArtikelPeer Reviewed


The “double RNA” approach to simultaneously assess the structure and function of environmental microbial communities by meta-transcriptomics. / Urich, Tim; Schleper, Christa.

Handbook of Molecular Microbial Ecology I: Metagenomics and Complementary Approaches. Wiley-Blackwell, 2011.

Veröffentlichungen: Beitrag in BuchBeitrag in Buch/Sammelband


The Thaumarchaeota: an emerging view of their phylogeny and ecophysiology. / Pester, Michael; Schleper, Christa; Wagner, Michael.

in: Current Opinion in Microbiology, Band 14, Nr. 3, 2011, S. 300-306.

Veröffentlichungen: Beitrag in FachzeitschriftArtikelPeer Reviewed


UV-inducible DNA exchange in hyperthermophilic archaea mediated by type IV pili. / Ajon, Malgorzata; Froels, Sabrina; van Wolferen, Marleen et al.

in: Molecular Microbiology, Band 82, Nr. 4, 2011, S. 807-817.

Veröffentlichungen: Beitrag in FachzeitschriftArtikelPeer Reviewed


Ammonia oxidation : different niches for bacteria and archaea? / Schleper, Christa.

in: The ISME Journal: multidisciplinary journal of microbial ecology, Band 4, Nr. 9, 09.2010, S. 1092-1094.

Veröffentlichungen: Beitrag in FachzeitschriftArtikelPeer Reviewed


Ammonia-oxidising archaea--physiology, ecology and evolution. / Schleper, Christa; Nicol, Graeme W.

in: Advances in Microbial Physiology, Band 57, 2010, S. 1-41.

Veröffentlichungen: Beitrag in FachzeitschriftArtikelPeer Reviewed


Distinct gene set in two different lineages of ammonia-oxidizing archaea supports the phylum Thaumarchaeota. / Spang, Anja; Hatzenpichler, Roland; Brochier-Armanet, Celine et al.

in: Trends in Microbiology, Band 18, Nr. 8, 2010, S. 331-340.

Veröffentlichungen: Beitrag in FachzeitschriftArtikelPeer Reviewed


Diversity and abundance of Korarchaeota in terrestrial hot springs of Iceland and Kamchatka. / Reigstad, Laila Johanne; Jorgensen, Steffen; Schleper, Christa.

in: The ISME Journal: multidisciplinary journal of microbial ecology, Band 4, 2010, S. 346-356.

Veröffentlichungen: Beitrag in FachzeitschriftArtikelPeer Reviewed


Homologues of nitrite reductases in ammonia-oxidizing archaea : diversity and genomic context. / Bartossek, Rita; Nicol, Graeme W; Lanzen, Anders et al.

in: Environmental Microbiology, Band 12, Nr. 4, 2010, S. 1075-1088.

Veröffentlichungen: Beitrag in FachzeitschriftArtikelPeer Reviewed