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  • New paper in FEMS Microbiology Reviews

    16.05.13
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    Novel avenues are available for the analysis of intestinal ecophysiology to yield new insights into complex host-symbiotic microbiota-pathogen processes, such colonization resistance against infections. This review summarizes bioinformatics tools for revealing hypothetical interactions from metagenomic data and highlights the value ...

  • Chinese Academy of Sciences honors Michael Wagner with 2013 Einstein Professorship

    13.05.13
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    The Chinese Academy of Sciences has named Michael Wagner an Einstein Professor for 2013. As part of the professorship, Michael will visit several institutes in China early next year. He subsequently will host two Chinese scholars for several months at ...

  • DoME to be member of the new Department of Microbiology and Ecosystem Science

    08.05.13
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    DoME joins forces with the Division of Terrestrial Ecosystem Research and the Division of Computational Systems Biology to form the new Department of Microbiology and Ecosystem Science. Michael Wagner will serve as head of the new department for the first ...

  • Dr. rer. nat. Barbara Sixt

    17.04.13
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    Barbara successfully defended her PhD thesis entitled "Host-free metabolic activity of chlamydial symbionts of amoebae and their interaction with the cellular suicide machinery of metazoan host cells". The board of examiners included Jan Rupp, Thomas Decker, and Matthias Horn. Congratulations! 
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  • Federal Minister Töchterle visits DoME

    03.04.13
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    Austrian Federal Minister for Science and Research Karlheinz Töchterle visited DoME today. Together with Eva Nowotny, head of the executive board of the University of Vienna, Heinz W. Engl, rector of the University of Vienna, Karl Schwaha, vice rector, and ...

  • New FWF project

    02.04.13
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    Dagmar Woebken and Stephanie Eichorst received funding for a new project from the Austrian Science Fund. The project will focus on the active free-living diazotrophs in terrestrial ecosystems and the factors influencing their activity using a single cell approach. ...

  • New paper in PNAS

    05.03.13
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    A DOME team encompassing David Berry, Alexander Loy, Arno Schintlmeister, Jochen Reichert, and Michael Wagner used NanoSIMS to identify mucus-degrading bacteria in the mouse gut. Together with collaborators providing expertise in IR-MS measurements and animal experiments, they showed that this ...

  • New papers in Environmental Microbiology and Frontiers in Microbiology

    04.03.13
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    DOME teams around Michael Wagner and Holger Daims led two genome projects of nitrifying microorganisms representing lineages of global importance. The ammonium-oxidizing archaeon Ca.Nitrososphaera gargensis is the first member of the so-called soil group or group I.1b whose genome was sequenced. ...

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

    21.02.13
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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!