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

Der Einfluss des Klimawandels auf die Biosphäre und Ökosystemleistungen. / Lexer, Manfred Josef; Rabitsch, Wolfgang; Grabherr, Georg et al.

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 et al.

in: The ISME Journal: multidisciplinary journal of microbial ecology, Band 8, Nr. 4, 2014, S. 841-853.

Veröffentlichungen: Beitrag in FachzeitschriftArtikelBegutachtung


Draft Genome Sequence of the Growth-Promoting Endophyte Paenibacillus sp. P22, Isolated from Populus. / Hanak, Anne-Mette; Nagler, Matthias; Weinmaier, Thomas et al.

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

Veröffentlichungen: Beitrag in FachzeitschriftArtikelBegutachtung


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

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 et al.

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 et al.

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

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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 et al.

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

Veröffentlichungen: Beitrag in FachzeitschriftArtikelBegutachtung


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

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

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Nitrification rates in Arctic soils are associated with functionally distinct populations of ammonia-oxidizing archaea. / Alves, Ricardo Jorge Eloy; Wanek, Wolfgang; Zappe, Anna et al.

in: The ISME Journal: multidisciplinary journal of microbial ecology, Band 7, Nr. 8, 08.2013, S. 1620-1631.

Veröffentlichungen: Beitrag in FachzeitschriftArtikelBegutachtung


Metagenomics of Kamchatkan hot spring filaments reveal two new major (hyper)thermophilic lineages related to Thaumarchaeota. / Eme, Laura; Reigstad, Laila J.; Spang, Anja et al.

in: Research in Microbiology, Band 164, Nr. 5, 06.2013, S. 425-438.

Veröffentlichungen: Beitrag in FachzeitschriftArtikelBegutachtung


Archaea in Biogeochemical Cycles. / Offre, Pierre; Spang, Anja; Schleper, Christa.

in: Annual Review of Microbiology, Band 67, 2013, S. 437-457.

Veröffentlichungen: Beitrag in FachzeitschriftArtikelBegutachtung


CRISPR-mediated defense mechanisms in the hyperthermophilic archaeal genus Sulfolobus. / Manica, Andrea (Korresp. Autor*in); Schleper, Christa.

in: RNA Biology, Band 10, Nr. 5, 2013, S. 671-678.

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Methylotrophic methanogenic Thermoplasmata implicated in reduced methane emissions from bovine rumen. / Poulsen, Morten; Schwab, Clarissa; Jensen, Bent Borg et al.

in: Nature Communications, Band 4, 1428, 2013.

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Quantitative and phylogenetic study of the Deep Sea Archaeal Group in sediments of the Arctic mid-ocean spreading ridge. / Jorgensen, Steffen; Thorseth, Ingunn; Pedersen, Rolf-Birger et al.

in: Frontiers in Microbiology, Band 4, 299, 2013.

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Responses of the terrestrial ammonia-oxidizing archaeon Ca. Nitrososphaera viennensis and the ammonia-oxidizing bacterium Nitrosospira multiformis to nitrification inhibitors. / Shen, Tianlin; Stieglmeier, Michaela; Dai, Jiulan et al.

in: FEMS Microbiology Letters, Band 344, Nr. 2, 2013, S. 121-129.

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Seasonal and vertical distribution of putative ammonia-oxidizing thaumarchaeotal communities in an oligotrophic lake. / Vissers, Elisabeth W.; Blaga, Cornelia I.; Bodelier, Paul L.E. et al.

in: FEMS microbiology ecology, Band 83, Nr. 2, 2013, S. 515-526.

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Temporal and Spatial Coexistence of Archaeal and Bacterial amoA Genes and Gene Transcripts in Lake Lucerne. / Vissers, Elisabeth W.; Anselmetti, Flavio S.; Bodelier, Paul L et al.

in: Archaea - An International Microbiological Journal, Band 2013, 289478, 2013.

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Unexpectedly broad target recognition of the CRISPR-mediated virus defence system in the archaeon Sulfolobus solfataricus. / Manica, Andrea; Zebec, Ziga; Steinkellner, Julia et al.

in: Nucleic Acids Research, Band 41, Nr. 22, 2013, S. 10509-10517.

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Phylotype-level 16S rRNA analysis reveals new bacterial indicators of health state in acute murine colitis. / Berry, David; Schwab, Clarissa; Milinovich, Gabriel John et al.

in: The ISME Journal: multidisciplinary journal of microbial ecology, Band 6, Nr. 11, 11.2012, S. 2091-2106.

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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.

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