Prof. Dr. Christa Schleper

Head of Department
Leader of the Archaea Ecology and Evolution Group

Room: 3.035
1030 Wien, Djerassiplatz 1
T: +43-1-4277-76510
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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

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. Autor*in); Schuster, Stephan C. (Korresp. Autor*in).

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

Veröffentlichung: Beitrag in FachzeitschriftArtikelPeer-Review


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 FachzeitschriftArtikelPeer-Review


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

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

Veröffentlichung: Beitrag in FachzeitschriftArtikelPeer-Review


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

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

Veröffentlichung: Beitrag in FachzeitschriftArtikelPeer-Review


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 FachzeitschriftArtikelPeer-Review


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 FachzeitschriftArtikelPeer-Review


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

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

Veröffentlichung: Beitrag in FachzeitschriftArtikelPeer-Review


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. Autor*in); Sensen, Christoph W.

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

Veröffentlichung: Beitrag in FachzeitschriftArtikelPeer-Review


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. Autor*in); Schleper, Christa.

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

Veröffentlichung: Beitrag in FachzeitschriftArtikelPeer-Review


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. Autor*in).

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

Veröffentlichung: Beitrag in FachzeitschriftShort CommunicationPeer-Review


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 FachzeitschriftArtikelPeer-Review


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 FachzeitschriftArtikelPeer-Review


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

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. Autor*in).

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

Veröffentlichung: Beitrag in FachzeitschriftArtikelPeer-Review


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. Autor*in).

in: PLoS ONE, 2006.

Veröffentlichung: Beitrag in FachzeitschriftArtikelPeer-Review


Production of Recombinant and Tagged Proteins in the Hyperthermophilic Archaeon Sulfolobus solfataricus. / Albers, Sonja Verena; Jonuscheit, Melanie; Dinkelaker, S.; Urich, Tim; Kletzin, A.; Tampe, Robert; Driessen, Arnold J.M.; Schleper, Christa (Korresp. Autor*in).

in: Applied and Environmental Microbiology, Band 72, Nr. 1, 2006, S. 102-111.

Veröffentlichung: Beitrag in FachzeitschriftArtikelPeer-Review


Regulation of expression of the arabinose and glucose transporter genes in the thermophilic archaeon Sulfolobus solfataricus. / Lubelska, Joanna M.; Jonuscheit, Melanie; Schleper, Christa; Albers, Sonja Verena; Driessen, Arnold J.M. (Korresp. Autor*in).

in: Extremophiles: life under extreme conditions, 2006.

Veröffentlichung: Beitrag in FachzeitschriftArtikelPeer-Review


Genomic studies of uncultivated archaea. / Schleper, Christa; Jurgens, German; Jonuscheit, Melanie.

in: Nature Reviews. Microbiology, Band 3, Nr. 6, 06.2005, S. 479-88.

Veröffentlichung: Beitrag in FachzeitschriftArtikelPeer-Review


Novel genes for nitrite reductase and Amo-related proteins indicate a role of uncultivated mesophilic crenarchaeota in nitrogen cycling. / Treusch, Alexander H; Leininger, Sven; Kletzin, Arnulf; Schuster, Stephan C; Klenk, Hans-Peter; Schleper, Christa.

in: Environmental Microbiology, Band 7, Nr. 12, 2005, S. 1985-95.

Veröffentlichung: Beitrag in FachzeitschriftArtikelPeer-Review


Characterization of large-insert DNA libraries from soil for environmental genomic studies of Archaea. / Treusch, Alexander H; Kletzin, Arnulf; Raddatz, Guenter; Ochsenreiter, Torsten; Quaiser, Achim; Meurer, Guido; Schuster, Stephan C; Schleper, Christa.

in: Environmental Microbiology, Band 6, Nr. 9, 09.2004, S. 970-80.

Veröffentlichung: Beitrag in FachzeitschriftArtikelPeer-Review