Doctoral School Microbiology and Environmental Science


The Doctoral School Microbiology and Environmental Science (VDS-MES) at the Centre for Microbiology and Environmental System Science is one of the 14 newly implemented doctoral schools at the University of Vienna, starting operations in the winter semester 2020/2021.

Please refer to the Doctoral School website for extensive information about the school, including calls and application.


The VDS-MES Team

Head: Thomas Rattei

Vice Head: Stephan Krämer

Coordinator: Nadja Holzleitner




Latest lecture series

Microbial metabolites for metal scavenging, defense, and signaling

Prof. Dr. Thomas Böttcher
Department of Biological Chemistry, Department of Microbiology and Ecosystem Science, University of Vienna, Austria
17:00 h

A Silent Killer: An under-recognized contaminant and driver of contaminant cycles

Prof. Dr. Samantha Ying
Department of Environmental Sciences, University of California-Riverside, USA
17:00 h

Opening the river bioreactor blackbox: Considering chemical diversity of natural organic matter in river networks

Prof. Dr. Gabriel Singer
Department of Ecology, University of Innsbruck, Austria
17:00 h