News

  • VDS MES Graduate Joana Séneca Cardoso Da Silva

    28.09.22
    News

    Joana Séneca Cardoso Da Silva successfully defended her PhD thesis entitled "The impacts of single and multiple global change drivers on soil microbial communities and functions" on September 27, 2022. The board of examiners included Kristen DeAngelis (University of Massachusetts, USA), Graeme ...

  • VDS MES at the ÖGMBT Life Science Career Fair, Sept 19

    01.09.22
    News

    Our doctoral school will take part in the 1st Life Science Career Fair organized by the ÖGMBT on September 19, starting from 10:00. 

    Our faculty will present a small seminar about careers in academia, while the doctoral school will ...

  • VDS MES Graduate Jay Osvatic

    08.07.22
    News

    Jay Osvatic successfully defended his PhD thesis entitled "A study on the life cycle of Lucinid symbionts and their availability in the environment: Where did they come from, where do they go?" on July 6, 2022. The board of examiners included Roxanne ...

  • VDS MES Graduate Daniela Trojan

    08.07.22
    News

    Daniela Trojan successfully defended her PhD thesis entitled "Investigating the lifestyle of the Acidobacteriota, a phylum ubiquitous in terrestrial environments – genomics and physiological studies" on July 1, 2022. The board of examiners included Daniel H. Buckley (Cornell University, USA), Max ...

  • Curricular changes

    17.05.22
    News

    Dear students and members of the doctoral school,

    changes in the University law have brought about some small adaptations to our curricula in Natural Sciences and Life Sciences.

    Please find more information here (only in German): Link

    Comments and ...

  • 2 fully funded PhD positions in the VDS MES Spring 2022 call

    05.05.22
    News

    The Doctoral School in Microbiology and Environmental Science offers 2 fully funded PhD positions in computational microbiome research and soil ecology, respectively.

    Our call is open May 15th - June 15th, 2022.

    More information and online application ...

  • 6 fully funded PhD positions in the VDS MES Fall 2021 call

    27.10.21
    News

    The Doctoral School in Microbiology and Environmental Science offers 6 fully funded PhD positions in diverse research areas ranging from molecular microbiology, ecology, computational and evolutionary biology to environmental geosciences.

    Our call is open November 1st - November 30th, ...

  • 7 fully funded PhD positions available in the VDS MES Spring 2021 call

    28.04.21
    News

    The Doctoral School in Microbiology and Environmental Science offers 7 fully funded PhD positions in diverse research areas ranging from molecular microbiology, ecology, computational and evolutionary biology to environmental geosciences.

    Our call is open May 1st - May 31st, 2021.

    More information ...

  • New PhD Science Day SS21: June 17

    09.04.21
    News

    The date for our next New PhD Science Day (which takes the place of the faculty open presentation) has been fixed. It will take place on June 17, starting from 2 pm to tentatively 5 pm. The final length of the program ...

  • Establishing interactions in a dynamic environment: Introducing the PhD program Microbial Symbioses

    30.11.20
    Event

    On Thursday, over 50 people interested in symbioses came together online for the kick-off event of the PhD program Microbial Symbioses. Among them, the ten new PhD candidates and 15 affiliated students of the doctoral program, faculty, and guests. A ...

  • 15 fully funded PhD positions in the Doctoral School in Microbiology and Environmental Sciences

    31.08.20
    News

    The Doctoral School in Microbiology and Environmental Sciences offers 15 fully funded PhD positions in diverse research areas ranging from molecular microbiology, ecology, computational and evolutionary biology to environmental geosciences. More information and online application at ...

  • New publication in PNAS: Evolution of virulence in a chlamydial symbiont

    20.08.20
    Publication

    Microbe–host relationships are determined by the mode of symbiont transmission from host to host. In this study, a team around Paul Herrera and Matthias Horn describes how bacterial symbionts related to the pathogen Chlamydia trachomatis increased in infectivity and virulence ...

  • Seminar in the vineyards

    29.07.20
    Event

    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

    24.04.20
    Event

    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

    13.02.20
    News

    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

    31.01.20
    News

    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

    11.12.19
    News

    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

    13.11.19
    Event

    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

    15.10.19
    Publication

    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!

    20.09.19
    News

    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

    01.08.19
    News

    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 ...