Prof. Dr. Christa Schleper

Head of Department
Leader of the Archaea Ecology and Evolution Group

Room: 1.093
1090 Wien, Althanstraße 14 (UZA I)
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Curriculum Vitae

Appointments / Career

2007 - now

University Professor, Head of Department of Ecogenomics and Systems Biology, University of Vienna Austria
Head of Archaea Biology and Ecogenomics Division
our department "Genetics in Ecology" has fused with the department "Molecular Systems Biology"

10/2007 - 03/2013

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


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


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


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


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Family Nitrososphaeraceae. / Kerou, Melina; Schleper, Christa.

Bergey's Manual of Systematics of Archaea and Bacteria. Hrsg. / Professor William B. Whitman. Wiley Online Library, 2016.

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Genus Nitrososphaera. / Kerou, Melina; Schleper, Christa.

Bergey's Manual of Systematics of Archaea and Bacteria. Hrsg. / William B. Whitman. Wiley Online Library, 2016. S. 1-10.

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A hydrophobic ammonia-oxidizing archaeon of the Nitrosocosmicus clade isolated from coal tar-contaminated sediment. / Jung, Man-Young; Kim, Jong-Geol; Sinninghe Damsté, Jaap S; Rijpstra, W Irene C; Madsen, Eugene L; Kim, So-Jeong; Hong, Heeji; Si, Ok-Ja; Kerou, Melina; Schleper, Christa; Rhee, Sung-Keun.

in: Environmental Microbiology Reports, Band 8, Nr. 6, 12.2016, S. 983-992.

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Efficient CRISPR-Mediated Post-Transcriptional Gene Silencing in a Hyperthermophilic Archaeon Using Multiplexed crRNA Expression. / Zebec, Ziga; Zink, Isabelle Anna; Kerou, Melina; Schleper, Christa.

in: G3: Genes, Genomes, Genetics, Band 6, Nr. 10, 13.10.2016, S. 3161-3168.

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Pathways and key intermediates required for obligate aerobic ammonia-dependent chemolithotrophy in bacteria and Thaumarchaeota. / Kozlowski, Jessica A; Stieglmeier, Michaela; Schleper, Christa; Klotz, Martin G; Stein, Lisa Y.

in: The ISME Journal: multidisciplinary journal of microbial ecology, Band 10, Nr. 8, 08.2016, S. 1836-1845.

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Plant-derived compounds stimulate the decomposition of organic matter in arctic permafrost soils. / Wild, Birgit; Gentsch, Norman; Čapek, Petr; Diáková, Kateřina; Alves, Ricardo J Eloy; Bárta, Jiři; Gittel, Antje; Hugelius, Gustaf; Knoltsch, Anna; Kuhry, Peter; Lashchinskiy, Nikolay; Mikutta, Robert; Palmtag, Juri; Schleper, Christa; Schnecker, Jörg; Shibistova, Olga; Takriti, Mounir; Torsvik, Vigdis L; Urich, Tim; Watzka, Margarete; Šantrůčková, Hana; Guggenberger, Georg; Richter, Andreas.

in: Scientific Reports, Band 6, 25607, 09.05.2016.

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Phylogenetic and genomic analysis of Methanomassiliicoccales in wetlands and animal intestinal tracts reveals clade-specific habitat preferences. / Söllinger, Andrea; Schwab, Clarissa; Weinmaier, Thomas; Loy, Alexander; Tveit, Alexander T.; Schleper, Christa; Urich, Tim.

in: FEMS microbiology ecology, Band 92, Nr. 1, fiv149, 01.01.2016.

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Physiological and genomic characterization of two novel marine thaumarchaeal strains indicates niche differentiation. / Bayer, Barbara; Vojvoda, Jana; Offre, Pierre; Eloy Alves, Ricardo Jorge; Elisabeth, Nathalie H.; Garcia, Juan Al; Volland, Jean-Marie; Srivastava, Abhishek; Schleper, Christa; Herndl, Gerhard.

in: The ISME Journal: multidisciplinary journal of microbial ecology, Band 10, Nr. 5, 2016, S. 1051-1063.

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Assessing the Ecophysiology of Methanogens in the Context of Recent Astrobiological and Planetological Studies. / Taubner, Ruth-Sophie; Schleper, Christa; Firneis, Maria G; Rittmann, Simon K-M R.

in: Life, Band 5, Nr. 4, 03.12.2015, S. 1652-1686.

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Intestinal Epithelial Cell Tyrosine Kinase 2 Transduces IL-22 Signals To Protect from Acute Colitis. / Hainzl, Eva; Stockinger, Silvia; Rauch, Isabella; Heider, Susanne; Berry, David; Lassnig, Caroline; Schwab, Clarissa; Rosebrock, Felix; Milinovich, Gabriel; Schlederer, Michaela; Wagner, Michael; Schleper, Christa; Loy, Alexander; Urich, Tim; Kenner, Lukas; Han, Xiaonan; Decker, Thomas; Strobl, Birgit; Müller, Mathias.

in: Journal of Immunology, Band 195, Nr. 10, 15.11.2015, S. 5011-5024.

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The effect of warming on the vulnerability of subducted organic carbon in arctic soils. / Capek, Petr; Diakova, Katerina; Dickopp, Jan-Erik; Barta, Jiri; Wild, Birgit; Schnecker, Joerg; Alves, Ricardo Jorge Eloy; Aiglsdorfer, Stefanie; Guggenberger, Georg; Gentsch, Norman; Hugelius, Gustaf; Lashchinsky, Nikolaj; Gittel, Antje; Schleper, Christa; Mikutta, Robert; Palmtag, Juri; Shibistova, Olga; Urich, Tim; Richter, Andreas; Santruckova, Hana.

in: Soil Biology and Biochemistry, Band 90, 11.2015, S. 19-29.

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Inhibitory effects of C2 to C10 1-alkynes on ammonia oxidation in two Nitrososphaera species. / Taylor, A. E.; Taylor, K.; Tennigkeit, B.; Palatinszky, Marton; Stieglmeier, Michaela; Myrold, D. D.; Schleper, Christa; Wagner, Michael; Bottomley, P. J.

in: Applied and Environmental Microbiology, Band 81, Nr. 6, 03.2015, S. 1942-1948.

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Highlights aus der dritten Domäne - die Archaea. / Schleper, Christa.

in: BioSpektrum, Band 21, Nr. 1, 12.02.2015, S. 44-45.

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Complex archaea that bridge the gap between prokaryotes and eukaryotes. / Spang, Anja; Saw, Jimmy H.; Jorgensen, Steffen; Zaremba-Niedzwiedzka, Katarzyna; Martijn, Joran; Lind, Anders E.; van Eijk, Roel; Schleper, Christa; Guy, Lionel; Ettema, Thijs J G.

in: Nature, Band 521, Nr. 7551, 7551, 2015, S. 173-179.

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Intestinal Microbiota Signatures Associated with Inflammation History in Mice Experiencing Recurring Colitis. / Berry, David; Kuzyk, Orest; Rauch, Isabella; Heider, Susanne; Schwab, Clarissa; Hainzl, Eva; Decker, Thomas; Müller, Mathias; Strobl, Birgit; Schleper, Christa; Urich, Tim; Wagner, Michael; Kenner, Lukas; Loy, Alexander.

in: Frontiers in Microbiology, Band 6, 2015, S. 1408.

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Variability of the transporter gene complement in ammonia-oxidizing archaea. / Offre, Pierre; Kerou, Melina; Spang, Anja; Schleper, Christa.

in: Trends in Microbiology, Band 22, Nr. 12, 12.2014, S. 665-675.

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The Phylum Thaumarchaeota. / Stieglmeier, Michaela; Alves, Ricardo Jorge Eloy; Schleper, Christa.

The Prokaryotes: Other Major Lineages of Bacteria and The Archaea. Hrsg. / Eugene Rosenberg; Edward DeLong; Fabiano Thompson; Stephen Lory; Erko Stackebrandt. 4. Aufl. Springer, 2014.

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Type I interferons have opposing effects during the emergence and recovery phases of colitis. / Rauch, Isabella; Hainzl, Eva; Rosebrock, Felix; Heider, Susanne; Schwab, Clarissa; Berry, David; Stoiber, Dagmar; Wagner, Michael; Schleper, Christa; Loy, Alexander; Urich, Tim; Müller, Mathias; Strobl, Birgit; Kenner, Lukas; Decker, Thomas.

in: European Journal of Immunology, Band 44, Nr. 9, 01.09.2014, S. 2749-2760.

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Biochar Decelerates Soil Organic Nitrogen Cycling but Stimulates Soil Nitrification in a Temperate Arable Field Trial. / Prommer, Judith; Wanek, Wolfgang; Hofhansl, Florian; Trojan, Daniela; Offre, Pierre; Urich, Tim; Schleper, Christa; Sassmann, Stefan; Kitzler, Barbara; Soja, Gerhard; Hood-Nowotny, Rebecca Clare.

in: PLoS ONE, Band 9, Nr. 1, 86388, 30.01.2014, S. 1-16.

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