• ICoN5

    ICoN5 Conference in Vienna


    Holger Daims, Michael Wagner and their teams are organizing together with Christa Schleper's group the Fifth International Conference on Nitrification and Related Processes (ICoN5), which is taking place at the campus of the University of Vienna from 23-27 July 2017. We are excited ...

  • Family lecture at KinderuniWien 2017


    Holger Daims gave one of the opening family lectures of this year's KinderuniWien. About 300 children (age 7 to 12 years) and parents learned about the human gut microbiome, its functions and importance for our health. The KinderuniWien is an ...

  • New FWF project for Holger Daims


    Holger received funding for a new project from the Austrian Science Fund. Holger will investigate the "Physiology and Environmental Importance of Comammox". 

  • New paper in The ISME Journal: Evidence for motility of marine chlamydiae


    Chlamydia are generally characterized by a highly conserved intracellular life style. Astrid Collingro and Matthias Horn together with an international team have now discovered a surprising divergence from this lifestyle in marine chlamydiae. Using single-cell genomics, they detected nearly complete ...

  • Anne Daebeler

    FWF Hertha Firnberg Stipend for Anne Daebeler


    Anne won the prestigious stipend with an application entitled "Ecology of Novel Nitrite-Oxidizers in the Phylum Chloroflexi", which aims to support women at the start of their scientific university careers. Congratulations Anne!

  • City of Vienna Promotion Award for David Berry


    The City of Vienna Awards are awarded anually to individuals who have made major achievements in areas ranging from architecture, literature and art to humanities and natural sciences. David Berry received the City of Vienna Promotion Award 2017 (Förderungspreis der Stadt Wien) in ...

  • NUNATARYUK – A new EU - Horizon 2020 project


    A new Horizon 2020 project has been granted to a large European consortium for researching into “Permafrost thaw and the changing Arctic coast”. Andreas Richter will have a key role in Work Package 1 – Terrestrial Permafrost.

    Congratulations, Andreas!


  • TER excursion: Canoeing the Danube river

    TER discovered the UNESCO World Heritage Site Wachau, a stretch of the Danube valley north of Vienna, by canoe on the hottest days of the year so far. 
    We paddled about 30 km from Emmersbach to Unterloiben and had a good swim and ...
  • DOC fellowship awarded to Sarah Zauner


    DoME congratulates Sarah Zauner on her DOC fellowship from the Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW)! In her project "From Bacteria to Birds: Inter-kingdom Interactions in a Marine Symbiosis", Sarah will work together with Jill Petersen.


  • DOME at Traismauer


    The DOME members enjoyed a trip to the town of Traismauer including a hike in the surrounding hills and a bath in the beautiful "Naturbadesee Traismauer"!