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

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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.

Veröffentlichungen: Beitrag in FachzeitschriftArtikelPeer Reviewed


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

Unknown publisher, 2006.

Veröffentlichungen: Buch


Genomic analysis of the uncultivated marine crenarchaeote Cenarchaeum symbiosum. / Hallam, Steven J.; Konstantinidis, Konstantinos T.; Putnam, Nik et al.

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

Veröffentlichungen: Beitrag in FachzeitschriftArtikelPeer Reviewed


Pathways of carbon assimilation and ammonia oxidation suggested by environmental genomic analyses of marine Crenarchaeota. / Hallam, Steven J.; Mincer, Tracy J.; Schleper, Christa et al.

in: PLoS ONE, 2006.

Veröffentlichungen: Beitrag in FachzeitschriftArtikelPeer Reviewed


Production of Recombinant and Tagged Proteins in the Hyperthermophilic Archaeon Sulfolobus solfataricus. / Albers, Sonja Verena; Jonuscheit, Melanie; Dinkelaker, S. et al.

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

Veröffentlichungen: Beitrag in FachzeitschriftArtikelPeer Reviewed


Regulation of expression of the arabinose and glucose transporter genes in the thermophilic archaeon Sulfolobus solfataricus. / Lubelska, Joanna M.; Jonuscheit, Melanie; Schleper, Christa et al.

in: Extremophiles: life under extreme conditions, 2006.

Veröffentlichungen: Beitrag in FachzeitschriftArtikelPeer Reviewed


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

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

Veröffentlichungen: Beitrag in FachzeitschriftArtikelPeer Reviewed


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 et al.

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

Veröffentlichungen: Beitrag in FachzeitschriftArtikelPeer Reviewed


Characterization of large-insert DNA libraries from soil for environmental genomic studies of Archaea. / Treusch, Alexander H; Kletzin, Arnulf; Raddatz, Guenter et al.

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

Veröffentlichungen: Beitrag in FachzeitschriftArtikelPeer Reviewed


Genome sequence of Picrophilus torridus and its implications for life around pH 0. / Fütterer, O; Angelov, A; Liesegang, H et al.

in: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS), Band 101, Nr. 24, 15.06.2004, S. 9091-6.

Veröffentlichungen: Beitrag in FachzeitschriftArtikelPeer Reviewed


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