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  • Daryl Domman

    Dr. rer. nat. Daryl Domman

    28.10.15
    People

    Daryl successfully defended his PhD thesis entitled "Evolutionary genomics of the Chlamydiae". The board of examiners included Tal Dagan (University of Kiel, Germany), Silvia Bulgheresi, and Alexander Loy. Congratulations!

  • The footsteps of chlamydial gene regulation

    28.10.15
    Publication

    Regulatory networks in bacteria have been investigated in model microorganisms, but nearly nothing is known about the evolution and plasticity of these networks in obligate, intracellular bacteria. In a recent study published in MBE, Daryl Domman and Matthias Horn ...

  • DMES retreat at Lake Attersee

    23.10.15
    Event

    The three divisions CUBE, TER and DOME met for the first retreat of the Department of Microbiology and Ecosystem Science (DMES) from October 5-7 at lake Attersee in Upper Austria. Scientific presentations by master students, PhD students and ...

  • International FISH course 2016

    20.10.15
    Event

    Apply now for the International FISH course 2016, February 22-26.

  • New FWF-DFG project

    28.09.15
    News

    Alexander Loy and Bärbel Stecher (Max-von-Pettenkofer Institute, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, Germany) received funding for the bilateral project 'Physiological interactions of Salmonella and the intestinal microbiota – Ecological and genetic fitness determinants in colonization resistance and inflammation ...

  • Michael Wagner ZIB1

    Overuse of Antibiotics

    18.09.15
    People

    Michael Wagner appeared in feature on antibiotics overuse in the Austrian prime time news ZIB1.

    Video [German]:
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  • Orest

    15.09.15
    People

    We deeply mourn the loss of Orest, our dear friend and colleague.

  • Jill Petersen

    Jill Petersen - New Group Leader at DOME

    09.09.15
    People

    Jill Petersen began her work at DOME on Sept 1, 2015. She is recipient of a very competitive WWTF Vienna Research Group for Young Investigators grant. She will establish the seventh independent research group at the division. Her research will focus on chemosynthetic symbionts ...

  • INTIME 2015 group picture

    INTIME at Lake Attersee

    04.09.15
    Event

    DOME organized the 10th INTIME meeting at Lake Attersee, which took place from September 1 to September 4, 2015. More than 60 researchers from Aarhus and Aalborg University (Denmark) as well as from DOME discussed their ongoing research projects and ...

  • New paper in PNAS

    25.08.15
    Publication

    Nitrite-oxidizing Nitrospira bacteria are metabolically surprisingly versatile. An international team led by Holger Daims now shows that Nitrospira moscoviensis, representing a group of key nitrite oxidizers in natural and engineered ecosystems, can utilize urea as energy source via a new ...

  • New paper in PNAS

    18.08.15
    Publication

    Michael Wagner contributed to a study of a team around Monika Bright that demonstrated escape of endosymbionts from dead hydrothermal vent tubeworms and subsequent proliferation on surfaces. This finding closes a gap in the understanding of the life cycle of the ...

  • New paper in Nature

    29.07.15
    Publication

    Michael Wagner and his team discovered cyanate as a sufficient single substrate for nitrifiers. The ammonia-oxidzing thaumarchaeote Nitrososphaera gargensis is the first known microbe that can grow on cyanate  as only energy source by using a cyanase to convert this ...

  • DoME participates in KinderUni 2015

    20.07.15
    News

    Members of the Woebken Group hosted a workshop entitled "What would the world look like without microbes?".  This workshop hosted children from 7-12 years of age and was aimed to illustrate the importance of microbes such as in soil, ...

  • DoME at the pine mountains

    08.06.15
    Event

    The DoME team explored the pine mountains around Kaltenleutgeben including some hidden caves, the Kugelwiese, as well as an observation tower.

  • Retreat of the Research Network "Chemistry meets Microbiology"

    28.05.15
    Event

    Members of the Research Network "Chemistry meets Microbiology" (cmm), a joint initiative of the Department of Microbiology and Ecosystem Science and the Faculty of Chemistry, met for a first retreat at Schloß Mauerbach. The status of joint projects, common research interests, ...

  • Dr. rer. nat. Albert Müller

    20.05.15
    News

    Albert successfully defended his PhD thesis entitled "Microbial biogeography, carbon degradation, and temperature adaptation: Insights from ecological studies of sulfate-reducing microorganisms in marine sediments". The board of examiners included Ian Head (Newcastle University, UK), Andreas Schramm (Aarhus University, Denmark), ...

  • Relaunch of our website

    19.05.15
    News

    The DoME website has been redesigned by pion. The responsive webdesign now also offers optimized views on tablets and smart phones.

  • Dagmar Woebken a member of The Young Academy of the OeAW

    23.04.15
    News

    Dr. Dagmar Woebken was elected as a new member of The Young Academy of the Austrian Academy of Sciences. Congratulations, Dagmar!

    Uni:Wien Magazin press release ...

  • No phylogenetic evidence for ménage à trois at origin of plants

    25.03.15
    Publication

    Primary plastids descend from the cyanobacterial endosymbiont of an ancient eukaryotic host, but the initial selective drivers that stabilized the association between these two cells are still unclear. According to the ménage à trois hypothesis, chlamydiae have facilitated the establishment of the ...

  • Research Network Chemistry meets Microbiology

    Research Network "Chemistry meets Microbiology"

    25.03.15
    News

    Members of the Faculty of Chemistry and the Department of Microbiology and Ecosystem Science teamed up for a novel transdisciplinary research unit. The Research Network "Chemistry meets Microbiology" (cmm) serves as nucleus to foster the research initiatives Microbiome Ecology and ...

  • New FWF Project for David Berry

    25.03.15
    News

    David Berry received funding for a new project from the Austrian Science Fund. David will investigate "Eco-evolutionary processes in gut Bacteroides​".

  • Two new Marie Curie Fellowships

    20.02.15
    People

    DoME congratulates Cecilia Wentrup and Fatima Pereira on their Marie Curie Fellowships. Fatima will work with David Berry on her project "Competition between the enteric pathogen Clostridium difficile and the commensal members of the gut microbiota for mucosal sugars (MUCDIFF)". ...

  • 13. Deutscher Chlamydien Workshop in Vienna

    11.02.15
    Event

    This year the Department of Microbiology and Ecosystem Science hosts the 13. German Chlamydia Workshop, an annual meeting on all aspects of chlamydia research, from basic science to clinical research, diagnostics and therapy. The workshop will take place from February ...

  • WWTF Vienna Research Group for Young Investigators: Jillian Petersen joins DoME

    09.01.15
    News

    Jillian Petersen (currently at the MPI for Marine Microbiology, Bremen) has received a prestiguous WWTF Vienna Research Group for Young Investigators grant. The WWTF (Vienna Science and Technology Fund) funds excellent young researchers to establish independent research groups at Austrian ...

  • Raman cell sorting

    PNAS: Hunting and sorting active microbes with heavy water

    30.12.14
    Publication

    Deuterium from heavy water is incorporated into the biomass of active microbial cells. An international team led by Michael Wagner and David Berry now shows that this feature can be exploited for identification of individual active microbial cells in complex ...