Ass.-Prof. Dr.

Jilian Petersen

Jilian Petersen

Member of the Young Academy since 2019




Research Areas:

  • Biology
  • Microbiology
  • Marine biology
  • Genomics
  • Molecular biology
  • Zoology





Selected Memberships:

  • ISME (International Society for Microbial Ecology)
  • VAAM (Vereinigung für Allgemeine und Angewandte Mikrobiologie)

Selected Prizes:

  • ERC Starting Grant
  • Fellowship of the Robert Bosch Foundation's 'Fast Track' program
  • Vienna Research Group for Young Investigators, Vienna Science and Technology Fund
  • ASLO Raymond L. Lindeman Award
  • Wolf Vishniac Award, International Society for Environmental Biogeochemistry

Selected Publications:

  • Petersen, J.M.; Osvatic, J. (2018) Microbiomes in natura: the importance of invertebrates for understanding the natural variety of animal-microbe interactions. mSystems, Bd. 3.
  • Petersen, J.M.; Kemper, A.; Gruber-Vodicka, H.; Cardini, U.; van der Geest, M.; Mussmann, M.; Bulgheresi, S.; Seah, B.K.B.; Chakkiath, P.A.; Herbold, C.; Liu, D.; Belitz, A. and Weber, M. (2016) Chemosynthetic symbionts of marine invertebrate animals are capable of nitrogen fixation. Nature Microbiology, Bd. 2.
  • Sayavedra, L.; Kleiner, M.; Ponnudurai, R.; Wetzel, S.; Pelletier, E.; Barbe, V.; Shoguchi, E.; Satoh, N.; Reusch, T.B.H.; Rosenstiel, P.; Schilhabel, M.B.; Becher, D.; Schweder, T.; Markert, S.; Dubilier, N. and Petersen, J.M. (2015) An abundance of toxin-related genes in the genome of beneficial symbionts from deep-sea hydrothermal vent mussels. eLife.
  • Zimmermann, J.; Lott, C.; Weber, M.; Ramette, A.; Bright, M.; Dubilier, N. and Petersen, J.M. (2014) Dual symbiosis with co-occuring sulfur-oxidizing symbionts in vestimentiferan tubeworms from a Mediterranean hydrothermal vent. Environmental Microbiology (16), S. 3638-3656.
  • Petersen, J.M.; Zielinski, F.U.; Pape, T.; Seifert, R.; Moraru, C.: Amann, R.; Hourdez, S.; Girguis, P.R.; Wankel, S.D.; Barbe, V.; Pelletier, E.; Fink, D.; Borowski, C.; Bach, W. and Dubilier, N. (2011) Hydrogen is an energy source for hydrothermal vent symbioses. Nature (476), S. 176-180.