• Seminar in the vineyards


    Specific situations call for specific measurements – during a pandemic this can mean to exchange the seminar room with the outdoors like PhD students and faculty members of the doctoral program in microbial symbioses did this week. In the relaxed ...

  • First "Let’s talk about symbiosis" webinar


    To stay connected, especially in times of physical distancing, scientists from different symbiosis research groups of the University of Vienna and the Medical University of Vienna met this week online for the first virtual version of “Let’s talk about symbiosis”. ...

  • Hans and Lotte Hass prize for marine ecology awarded to Sarah Zauner


    Sarah Zauner is one of three young researchers that received a scholarship as part of the sixth Science Day hosted by the “Haus des Meeres” (Aqua Terra Zoo of Vienna) on January 28, 2020. The Hans and Lotte Hass prize ...

  • New uni:view guest commentary by faculty member Dagmar Woebken


    Dagmar Woebken contributed an article to the University of Vienna’s Semesterfrage with the overarching theme - “How can we protect biodiversity?”. In her guest commentary in the uni:view magazine, she discusses the immense biodiversity of microorganisms in soil and why ...

  • University of Vienna news feature on research of faculty member Monika Bright


    One of Monika Bright’s research topics was recently featured in a press release of the University of Vienna: the symbiosis of colony-forming ciliates and sulfur bacteria. Monika Bright and her team study this mutualistic association in the shallow waters of ...

  • 12th "Let's talk about symbiosis" workshop


    Already for the 12th time, the workshop “Let’s talk about symbiosis” brought together master students, PhD candidates, postdocs and PI’s from different groups of the University of Vienna and the Medical University of Vienna to discuss current findings in symbiosis ...

  • New publication in Nature Microbiology


    Scientists from the Division of Microbial Ecology, together with the Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology in Germany discovered that deep-sea mussels can associate with 16 distinct symbiont strains that all differ in the functions they fulfil for their hosts. ...

  • Call 2020 is now open!


    The PhD program Microbial Symbioses offers new positions for dedicated and enthusiastic students interested in microbe-host interactions! 

    Our students have a background in microbiology, microbial ecology, evolutionary biology, bioinformatics, cell biology, plant sciences, or marine sciences. They are interested in ...

  • FWF funding for new PhD program in Microbial Symbioses


    A new PhD program in Microbial Symbioses will be funded by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) project MAINTAIN and the University of Vienna. The central theme, addressed in 14 interconnected projects, is studying how symbiotic relationships between microbes and other organisms evolved ...