News

  • Michael Wagner elected as fellow in the American Academy of Microbiology

    21.02.13
    News

    The American Academy of Microbiology is the leadership group of the American Society for Microbiology, the world's oldest and largest life-science organization. Academy fellows are elected annually through a highly selective, peer-review process, based on their records of scientific achievement ...

  • New paper in Genome Biology

    21.02.13
    News

    In this international collaboration Ilias Lagkouvardos and Matthias Horn contributed the analysis of the impact of lateral gene transfer on the evolution of amoeboid genomes to suggest that in amoebae, lateral gene transfer is reflective of trophic strategy and driven ...

  • ERC Advanced Grant for Michael Wagner

    12.12.12
    News

    Michael Wagner has received an ERC Advanced Grant for his project "Nitrification Reloaded – a Single Cell Approach (NITRICARE)". This is the second ERC grant for a member of DoME this year.

  • Two new FWF projects

    06.12.12
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    Holger Daims and Alex Loy received funding for new projects from the Austrain Science Fund. Alex will work on "The cold microbial majority - marine sulfate-reducing microorganisms". Holger aims at "Illuminating the Ecology of Nitrite-Oxidizing Bacteria".

  • New daime version released

    06.12.12
    News

    daime is our digital image analysis and visualization software for analyzing 2D and 3D microscopy datasets of fluorescence- labeled microorganisms. Version 2.0 is a major update with many new features and improvements.

  • Karin Aistleitner, Alex Siegl win Pecha Kucha contest

    23.11.12
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    Karin Aistleitner and Alex Siegl won the Pecha Kucha contest "Biology on Stage - 400 Seconds of Life" with her presentation "Training in the gym pays off: Amoebae as training ground for bacterial pathogens".

  • City of Vienna Award for Alex Loy

    19.11.12
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    Alex Loy was awarded with the "Förderungspreis der Stadt Wien 2012" from the City of Vienna.

  • Doc.Award for Roland Hatzenpichler

    09.11.12
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    Roland Hatzenpichler received a Doc.Award from the City of Vienna for his doctoral thesis entitled "Identification and characterization of novel ammonia-oxidizing archaea and bacteria". After his PhD at DoME, Roland is now at the California Institute of Technology. ...

  • New WWTF project

    07.11.12
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    Alex Loy and David Berry received funding for a new project from the Vienna Science and Technology Fund: Nutrition and the intestinal microbiota-host symbiosis -- A holistic stable isotope-labeling approach to decipher key microbial players and quantitatively link single cell ...

  • New paper in Nature

    07.11.12
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    Milucka J, Ferdelman TG, Polerecky L, Franzke D, Wegener G, Schmid M, Lieberwirth I, Wagner M, Widdel F and Kuypers MMM. 2012. Zero-valent sulphur is a key intermediate in marine methane oxidation. Nature doi:10.1038/nature11656
    Markus Schmid and Michael Wagner ...

  • New paper in PLoS Genetics

    25.10.12
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    Penz T, Schmitz-Esser S, Kelly SE, Cass BN, Müller A, Woyke T, Malfatti SE, Hunter MS, Horn M. 2012. Comparative genomics suggests an independent origin of cytoplasmic incompatibility in Cardinium hertigii. PLoS Genetics 8: e1003012.
    Together with an international ...

  • Dr. rer. nat. Elena Tönshoff

    11.10.12
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    Elena successfully defended her PhD thesis entitled "Diversity and ecology of bacteriocyte-associated symbionts in adelgids" and received the biggest doctoral cap ever. The board of examiners included Monika Bright, Wolfgang Miller, and Matthias Horn. Congratulations! 

  • New paper in PNAS

    20.09.12
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    Mußmann M, Brito I, Pitcher A, Damsté JSS, Hatzenpichler R, Richter A, Nielsen JL, Nielsen PH, Müller A, Daims H, Wagner M, Head IM. 2011. Thaumarchaeotes abundant in refinery nitrifying sludges express amoA but are not obligate autotrophic ammonia oxidizers. ...

  • David Berry, Assistant Professor

    11.09.12
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    David Berry was promoted to the position of an Assistant Professor (tenure track) and will start a new group at DoME.
    Congratulations, great to have you on board!

  • DoME up in the trees

    31.07.12
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    This summer the DoME team followed the tracks of our great ape ancestors in a high ropes course
    in the Vienna Woods. 

  • DoME at the KinderuniWien 2012

    18.07.12
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    For the sixth time the DoME team held an interactive lecture for children between the age of seven and 12 at the KinderuniWien. The KinderuniWien is an annual summer school for children interested in science and the arts, with more ...

  • International FISH Course 2013:

    16.07.12
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    Vienna, February 18-22. Registration is now open!

  • Ö1 Radio feature about environmental chlamydiae and apoptosis

    23.05.12
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    Barbara Sixt and Matthias Horn talk about a recent study demonstrating that the development of the ability to inhibit apoptosis was a key step in the evolution of chlamydiae as pathogens of humans and animals.

  • Habilitation awarded to Holger Daims

    12.05.12
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    After a public lecture on Friday, April 20, the habilitation was awarded to Holger. Congratulations!

  • Habilitation awarded to Alexander Loy

    18.04.12
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    After a public lecture on Friday, April 13, the habilitation was awarded to Alex. Congratulations!

  • EMI cover image

    18.04.12
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    The cover of the May issue of Environmental Microbiology features an image taken by Elena Toenshoff. The image shows a 3-D reconstruction of bacteriocyte-associated symbionts in adelgids. In her study she describes the role of co-evolution and symbiont replacement during ...

  • A full dozen

    28.03.12
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    Since establishment of DoME in 2003 members of DoME had 11 children. The 12th was born yesterday. Welcome, and congratulations to the parents!

  • Welcome, Dagmar!

    07.02.12
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    DoME welcomes Dr. Dagmar Woebken as leader of the new NanoSIMS Group. She did her postdoctoral work at Stanford University/NASA Ames/Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and is with DoME since January.

  • DOC Fellowship for Frederik Schulz

    16.11.11
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    Frederik Schulz received a PhD (DOC) fellowship from the Austrian Academy of Sciences for funding of his PhD project "Life inside the nucleus – an unusual symbiont of amoebae related to rickettsiae".

  • DoME goes Monsterroller

    16.09.11
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    Fear is not an option - the DoME team drove down mountain Hirschkogel on Monsterrollers during this year's summer trip.