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Tetyana Milojevic




Dr. rer. nat.

Elisa Richter Fellow


The topic of my research group focuses on:

Extremophiles cherry pick the habitats at the edge of living limits, shaping the life under inhospitable conditions. Such microbes are characterised by functional capabilities required for survival in harsh and extreme environments. We have been investigating the meteorite-associated growth physiology and the microbial-mineral interface of iron oxidizing extremophile Metallosphaera sedula, a rock-eating archaeon that lives in hot acid conditions and exhibits unusual heavy-metal resistance. This unique representative of polyextremophiles is capable of bioleaching, i.e. recovery of valuable and strategically important metals from sulfide ores. The other research project aims at deciphering the molecular mechanisms of microbial survivability in outer space/simulated space conditions.



Self-acquired Funding


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Medienportal University of Vienna


Institut für Biophysikalische Chemie
University of Vienna

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