Holger Daims

Holger Daims is full professor for Microbial Ecophysiology at the University of Vienna. His research addresses microorganisms involved in the biogeochemical nitrogen cycle, with special focus on nitrification and nitrite-oxidizing bacteria. His team applies a broad range of molecular tools, including ‘omics’ approaches, single-cell isotope labeling techniques, and fluorescence and chemical imaging, to characterize uncultured nitrifying microbes and cultured model organisms. Highlights of this research include the first genomic analysis of key nitrite oxidizers in wastewater treatment plants and the oceans, the identification of alternative energy metabolisms in nitrifiers, and the discovery of complete ammonia oxidizers (comammox organisms). Additional research interests are the spatial/functional analysis of biofilm microbial communities and the development of imaging techniques for microbial ecology.


Metabolic versatility, complete ammonia oxidizers, and more: A new perspective on the nitrifying microorganisms 09 July 2019 11:30 - 11:50