• 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 ...