Prof. Dr. Christa Schleper

Head of Department
Leader of the Archaea Ecology and Evolution Group

Room: 3.035
1030 Wien, Djerassiplatz 1
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christa.schleper@univie.ac.at

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Curriculum Vitae

Appointments / Career

2007 - now

University Professor, Head of 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" 

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

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, 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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Aerobic nitrous oxide production through N-nitrosating hybrid formation in ammonia-oxidizing archaea. / Stieglmeier, Michaela; Mooshammer, Maria; Kitzler, Barbara; Wanek, Wolfgang; Zechmeister-Boltenstern, Sophie; Richter, Andreas; Schleper, Christa.

in: The ISME Journal: multidisciplinary journal of microbial ecology, Band 8, Nr. 5, 2014, S. 1135-1146.

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CRISPR-mediated targeted mRNA degradation in the archaeon Sulfolobus solfataricus. / Zebec, Ziga; Manica, Andrea; Zhang, J.; White, M.F.; Schleper, Christa.

in: Nucleic Acids Research, Band 42, Nr. 8, 2014, S. 5280-5288.

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Der Einfluss des Klimawandels auf die Biosphäre und Ökosystemleistungen. / Lexer, Manfred Josef; Rabitsch, Wolfgang; Grabherr, Georg; Dokulil, Martin; Dullinger, Stefan; Eitzinger, Josef; Englisch, Michael; Essl, Franz; Gollmann, Günter; Gottfried, Michael; Graf, Wolfram; Hoch, Gernot; Jandl, Robert; Kahrer, Andreas; Kainz, Martin; Kirisits, Thomas; Netherer, Sigrid; Pauli, Harald; Rott, Eugen; Schleper, Christa; Schmidt-Kloiber, Astrid; Schmutz, Stefan; Schopf, Axel; Seidl, Rupert; Vogl, Wolfgang; Winkler, Hans; Zechmeister, Harald.

Ö̈sterreichischer Sachstandsbericht Klimawandel 2014 (AAR14). Band 2 Wien : Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften (ÖAW), 2014. S. 467–556.

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Distinct microbial communities associated with buried soils in the Siberian tundra. / Gittel, Antje; Barta, Jiri; Kohoutová, Iva; Mikutta, Robert; Owens, Sarah; Gilbert, Jack; Schnecker, Jörg; Wild, Birgit; Hannisdal, Bjarte; März, Jöran; Lashchinsky, Nikolaj; Capek, Petr; Santruckova, Hana; Gentsch, Norman; Shibistova, Olga; Guggenberger, Georg; Richter, Andreas; Torsvik, Vigdis; Schleper, Christa; Urich, Tim.

in: The ISME Journal: multidisciplinary journal of microbial ecology, 2014.

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Draft Genome Sequence of the Growth-Promoting Endophyte Paenibacillus sp. P22, Isolated from Populus. / Hanak, Anne-Mette; Nagler, Matthias; Weinmaier, Thomas; Sun, Xiaoliang; Fragner, Lena; Schwab, Clarissa; Rattei, Thomas; Ulrich, Kristina; Ewald, Dietrich; Engel, Marion; Schloter, Michael; Bittner, Romana; Schleper, Christa; Weckwerth, Wolfram.

in: Genome Announcements, Band 2, Nr. 2, 2014, S. e00276-14.

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Gene expression of lactobacilli in murine forestomach biofilms. / Schwab, Clarissa; Tveit, Alexander; Schleper, Christa; Urich, Tim.

in: Microbial Biotechnology, Band 7, Nr. 4, 2014, S. 347-359.

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Longitudinal study of murine microbiota activity and interactions with the host during acute inflammation and recovery. / Schwab, Clarissa; Berry, David; Rauch, Isabella; Rennisch, Ina; Ramesmayer, Julia; Hainzl, Eva; Heider, Susanne; Decker, Thomas; Kenner, Lukas; Müller, Mathias; Strobl, Birgit; Wagner, Michael; Schleper, Christa; Loy, Alexander (Korresp. Autor*in); Urich, Tim.

in: The ISME Journal: multidisciplinary journal of microbial ecology, Band 8, Nr. 5, 2014, S. 1101-1114.

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Microbial community structure and functioning in marine sediments associated with diffuse hydrothermal venting assessed by integrated meta-omics. / Urich, Tim (Korresp. Autor*in); Lanzen, Anders; Stokke, Runar; Pedersen, Rolf-Birger; Bayer, Christoph; Thorseth, Ingunn; Schleper, Christa; Steen, Ida; Ovreas, Lise.

in: Environmental Microbiology, Band 16, Nr. 9, 2014, S. 2699-2710.

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Nitrososphaera viennensis sp. nov., an aerobic and mesophilic ammonia-oxidizing archaeon from soil and member of the novel archaeal phylum Thaumarchaeota. / Stieglmeier, Michaela; Klingl, Andreas; Alves, Ricardo Jorge Eloy; Rittmann, Simon Karl-Maria Rasso; Leisch, Nikolaus; Schleper, Christa.

in: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology, Band 64, Nr. 8, 2014, S. 2738-52.

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Site- and horizon-specific patterns of microbial community structure and enzyme activities in permafrost-affected soils of Greenland. / Gittel, Antje; Barta, Jiri; Kohoutova, Iva; Schnecker, Joerg; Wild, Birgit; Capek, Petr; Kaiser, Christina; Torsvik, Vigdis L.; Richter, Andreas; Schleper, Christa; Urich, Tim.

in: Frontiers in Microbiology, Band 5, Nr. 541, 541, 2014.

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The legacy of Carl Woese and Wolfram Zillig : from phylogeny to landmark discoveries. / Albers, Sonja-Verena; Forterre, Patrick; Prangishvili, David; Schleper, Christa.

in: Nature Reviews. Microbiology, Band 11, Nr. 10, 10.2013, S. 713-719.

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