Prof. Dr. Christa Schleper

Head of Department
Leader of the Archaea Ecology and Evolution Group

Room: 1.093
1090 Wien, Althanstraße 14 (UZA I)
T: +43-1-4277-76510
M: +43-664-60277-76510
F: +43-1-4277-876510
christa.schleper@univie.ac.at

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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

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

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

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Dynamics and functional relevance of ammonia-oxidizing archaea in agricultural soil. / Schauss, Kristina; Leininger, Sven; Schloter, M; Schleper, Christa.

in: Environmental Microbiology, Band 11, Nr. 2, 2009, S. 446-456.

Veröffentlichung: Beitrag in FachzeitschriftArtikel


Evolution and ecology of ammonia oxidizing archaea. / Schleper, Christa (Korresp. AutorIn).

Unknown host publication title. Unknown publisher, 2009.

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Four newly isolated fuselloviruses from extreme geothermal environments reveal unusual morphologies and a possible interviral recombination mechanism. / Redder, Peter; Peng, Xu Long; Bruegger, Kim; Shah, Shiraz Ali; Roesch, Ferdinand; Greve, Bo; She, Qunxin; Schleper, Christa; Forterre, Patrick; Garrett, Robert G.; Prangishvili, David.

in: Environmental Microbiology, Band 11, Nr. 11, 2009, S. 2849-2862.

Veröffentlichung: Beitrag in FachzeitschriftArtikel


Reactions to UV damage in the model archaeon Sulfolobus solfataricus. / Froels, Sabrina; White, Malcolm F:; Schleper, Christa (Korresp. AutorIn).

in: Biochemical Society Transactions, Band 37, Nr. 1, 2009, S. 36-41.

Veröffentlichung: Beitrag in FachzeitschriftArtikel


The double RNA approach to simultaneously assess the structure and function of environmental microbial communities by meta-transcriptomics. / Urich, Tim (Korresp. AutorIn); Lanzen, Anders; Radax, Regina; Schleper, Christa.

Handbook of Molecular Microbial Ecology I: Metagenomics and Complementary Approaches. Hrsg. / Frans J. de Bruijn. Wiley-Blackwell, 2009.

Veröffentlichung: Beitrag in BuchBeitrag in Konferenzband


Simultaneous assessment of soil microbial community structure and function through analysis of the meta-transcriptome. / Urich, Tim; Lanzen, Anders; Qi, Ji; Huson, Daniel; Schleper, Christa (Korresp. AutorIn); Schuster, Stephan C. (Korresp. AutorIn).

in: PLoS ONE, Band 3, Nr. 6, 25.06.2008, S. e2527.

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Distribution of Crenarchaeota representatives in terrestrial hot springs of Russia and iceland. / Schleper, Christa; Lebedinsky, Alexander V.; Bonch-Osmolovskaya, Elizaveta A.; Kolganova, Tatiana V.; Birkeland, Nils-Kare; Perevalova, Anna A.

in: Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 2008.

Veröffentlichung: Beitrag in FachzeitschriftArtikel


Microbial ecology: Metabolism of the deep. / Schleper, Christa.

in: Nature, Band 456, Nr. 7223, 2008, S. 712-714.

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Nitrification in terrestrial hot springs of Iceland and Kamchatka. / Reigstad, Laila Johanne; Richter, Andreas; Daims, Holger; Urich, Tim; Schwark, Lorenz; Schleper, Christa (Korresp. AutorIn).

in: FEMS microbiology ecology, Band 64, Nr. 2, 2008, S. 167-174.

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The influence of soil pH on the diversity, abundance and transcriptional activity of ammonia oxidizing archaea and bacteria. / Nicol, Graeme W.; Leininger, Sven; Schleper, Christa; Prosser, James I.

in: Environmental Microbiology, Band 10, Nr. 11, 2008, S. 2966-2978.

Veröffentlichung: Beitrag in FachzeitschriftArtikel


UV-inducible cellular aggregation of the hyperthermophilic archaeon Sulfolobus solfataricus is mediated by pili formation. / Ajon, Malgorzata; Wagner, Michaela; Teichmann, Daniela; Zolghadr, Behnam; Folea, Mihaela; Boekema, Egbert J.; Driessen, Arnold J.M.; Schleper, Christa; Albers, Sonja Verena.

in: Molecular Microbiology, Band 70, Nr. 4, 2008, S. 938-952.

Veröffentlichung: Beitrag in FachzeitschriftArtikel


Crenarchaeota: Ammonia-oxidixing archaea [Crenarchaeota: Ammonium-oxidierende archaea]. / Schleper, Christa (Korresp. AutorIn).

in: BioSpektrum, Band 13, Nr. 6, 2007, S. 620-621.

Veröffentlichung: Beitrag in FachzeitschriftArtikel


Elucidating the transcription cycle of the UV-inducible hyperthermophilic archaeal virus SSV1 by DNA microarrays. / Fröls, Sabrina; Gordon, Paul M.K.; Panlilio, Mayi Arcellana; Schleper, Christa (Korresp. AutorIn); Sensen, Christoph W.

in: Virology, Band 365, Nr. 1, 2007, S. 48-59.

Veröffentlichung: Beitrag in FachzeitschriftArtikel


Response of the hyperthermophilic archaeon Sulfolobus solfataricus to UV damage. / Fröls, Sabrina; Gordon, Paul M.K.; Panlilio, Mayi Arcellana; Duggin, Iain G.; Bell, Stephen D.; Sensen, Christoph W. (Korresp. AutorIn); Schleper, Christa.

in: Journal of Bacteriology, Band 189, Nr. 23, 2007, S. 8708-8718.

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Archaea predominate among ammonia-oxidizing prokaryotes in soils. / Leininger, Sven; Urich, Tim; Schloter, M; Schwark, Lorenz; Qi, Ji; Nicol, Graeme W.; Prosser, James I.; Schuster, Stephan C.; Schleper, Christa (Korresp. AutorIn).

in: Nature, Band 442, Nr. 7104, 17.08.2006, S. 806-809.

Veröffentlichung: Beitrag in FachzeitschriftShort Communication


Analysis of the first genome fragment from the marine sponge-associated, novel candidate phylum Poribacteria by environmental genomics. / Fieseler, Lars; Quaiser, Achim; Schleper, Christa; Hentschel, Ute.

in: Environmental Microbiology, Band 8, Nr. 4, 04.2006, S. 612-24.

Veröffentlichung: Beitrag in FachzeitschriftArtikel


Ammonia-oxidising Crenarchaeota : important players in the nitrogen cycle? / Nicol, Graeme W; Schleper, Christa.

in: Trends in Microbiology, Band 14, Nr. 5, 2006, S. 207-212.

Veröffentlichung: Beitrag in FachzeitschriftArtikel


Archaea: Evolution, Physiology and Molecular Biology. / Schleper, Christa; Klenk, Hans Peter (HerausgeberIn).

Unknown publisher, 2006.

Veröffentlichung: Buch


Genomic analysis of the uncultivated marine crenarchaeote Cenarchaeum symbiosum. / Hallam, Steven J.; Konstantinidis, Konstantinos T.; Putnam, Nik; Schleper, Christa; Watanabe, Yoh-ichi; Sugahara, Junichi; Preston, Christina; de la Torre, Jose; Richardson, Paul M.; DeLong, Edward F. (Korresp. AutorIn).

in: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS), Band 103, Nr. 48, 2006, S. 18296-18301.

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Pathways of carbon assimilation and ammonia oxidation suggested by environmental genomic analyses of marine Crenarchaeota. / Hallam, Steven J.; Mincer, Tracy J.; Schleper, Christa; Preston, Christina; Roberts, Katie; Richardson, Paul M.; DeLong, Edward F. (Korresp. AutorIn).

in: PLoS ONE, 2006.

Veröffentlichung: Beitrag in FachzeitschriftArtikel


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