31.04.2024: New preprint out!

In this manuscript, we report on a cultivation pipeline that allowed us to isolate methanogenic archaea from virtually all fecal samples. Together with our great collaborators, we characterized the archaea and genomes obtained and gained a first understanding of their functions. Check it out:

31.03.2024: New paper out!

In the FEBS journal we summarize the current knowledge on the human archaeome - immune system interplay:

09.03.2024: New paper out!

We supported the study of our colleagues  on Aronia juice and its effect on gut microbiome and metabolome- now out in the Microbiome journal:

12.02.2024: New preprint!

Archaea might be involved in healthy aging - we analyzed Austrian and Italian adults, elderlies and centenarians, and found interesting functions for the involved methanoarchaea:

02.2024: THE logo

After a long discussion and creative process: here it is, our new group logo!

14.-16.02.2024: Group Retreat

Relaxing and rewarding: the yearly group retreat took place in Pöllau bei Hartberg. Where wellness meets science!

09.01.2024: New paper out!

In ASM Spectrum we report about the correlation of the nasal microbiome and the olfactory performance. Congratulations to first author Christina Kumpitsch and the entire team!
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13.12.2023: Presentation skills workshop

MMMMnjooooohm! We learned how to entertain the audience with our presentations, optimized breathing and voice - and reduced content and speed of our presentations. Great preparation for the next conferences in 2024!

22.06.2023: Teambuilding Cooking Event

We laughed, we cooked, we ate! Thanks to the Leadership Award @MedUniGraz we had a wonderful evening with the GaumenGut team! 

19.05.2023: "Ferndiagnose des Sonnensystems"

In ORF Mayrs Magazin - Wissen für alle our space-heroes Christina and Alex present their work on planetary protection for the ESA JUICE mission. Watch it here (link)

08.05.2023: Austrian hygiene award for Charlotte

Charlotte receives the Austrian hygiene award (by ÖGHMP) for her outstanding work in preterm infants, published in Nature Communications (link)

23.03.2023: How clean is clean?

Christina and Alex returned from their sampling trip to French Guyana/ Kourou, where they sampled the clean room around the JUICE mission, to be launched in a few weeks. 

13.03.2023: We are excellent

We are excellent! Christine is Co-Director of the selected FWF Cluster of Excellence "Microbiomes drive Planetary Health".  21 Mio € for microbiome research in Austria will boost fundamental science and collaboration with 29 other PIs. New job openings will be announced soon!
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11.03.2023: Publication in Nature Communications

Our new publication is out in Nature Communications:  "Clinical NEC prevention practices drive different microbiome profiles and functional responses in the preterm intestine". Amazing work by first-author Charlotte Neumann, great collaboration with Neonatology @Medunigraz and the Hall Lab (TU Munich/ Quadram). 
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07.02.2023: Team and leadership award

Christine won the Leadership Award of the Medical University of Graz 2022! (thanks to an amazing support by the team). We are looking forward to an "team event" sponsored by MedUni!

23.01.2023: Publication in Gut Microbes

Our new publication is out in Gut Microbes: "Acute appendicitis manifests as two microbiome state types with oral pathogens influencing severity". Excellent work by first-author Marcus Blohs, great collaboration with the  Department of Paediatric and Adolescent Surgery @MedUni Graz.
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