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

Dynamics and functional relevance of ammonia-oxidizing archaea in two agricultural soils. / Schauss, Kristina; Focks, Andreas; Leininger, Sven et al.

in: Environmental Microbiology, Band 11, Nr. 2, 02.2009, S. 446-56.

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SulfoSYS (Sulfolobus Systems Biology) : towards a silicon cell model for the central carbohydrate metabolism of the archaeon Sulfolobus solfataricus under temperature variation. / Albers, Sonja Verena; Birkeland, Nils-Kare; Driessen, Arnold J.M. et al.

in: Biochemical Society Transactions, Band 37, Nr. 1, 02.2009, S. 58-64.

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Complex nitrogen cycling in the sponge Geodia barretti. / Hoffmann, Friederike (Korresp. Autor*in); Radax, Regina; Woebken, Dagmar et al.

in: Environmental Microbiology, Band 11, Nr. 9, 2009, S. 2228-2243.

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

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

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Evolution and ecology of ammonia oxidizing archaea. / Schleper, Christa (Korresp. Autor*in).

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 et al.

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

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

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

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

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

Veröffentlichungen: 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 et al.

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

Veröffentlichungen: Beitrag in FachzeitschriftArtikelBegutachtung


Distribution of Crenarchaeota representatives in terrestrial hot springs of Russia and iceland. / Schleper, Christa; Lebedinsky, Alexander V.; Bonch-Osmolovskaya, Elizaveta A. et al.

in: Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 2008.

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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 et al.

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 et al.

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

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UV-inducible cellular aggregation of the hyperthermophilic archaeon Sulfolobus solfataricus is mediated by pili formation. / Ajon, Malgorzata; Wagner, Michaela; Teichmann, Daniela et al.

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

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

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

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Elucidating the transcription cycle of the UV-inducible hyperthermophilic archaeal virus SSV1 by DNA microarrays. / Fröls, Sabrina; Gordon, Paul M.K.; Panlilio, Mayi Arcellana et al.

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

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Response of the hyperthermophilic archaeon Sulfolobus solfataricus to UV damage. / Fröls, Sabrina; Gordon, Paul M.K.; Panlilio, Mayi Arcellana et al.

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 et al.

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

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

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

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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.

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