Christa Schleper


The microbiologist Christa Schleper has been studying archaea for many years. Together with bacteria, these microorganisms were the first living organisms on earth. In her ERC project "TACK Superphylum and Lokiarchaeota Evolution - Dissecting the Ecology and Evolution of Archaea to Elucidate the Prokaryote to Eukaryote Transition" Christa Schleper studies newly discovered groups of archaea that could shed light on important transitions in early evolution.