Matthias Hötzinger


Present position:

Post Doc

Research area:

Environmental Microbiology


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Academic History ·  Publications


Academic History

  • 04/2012 to 2017 PhD studies – Biology, University of Salzburg, thesis: Microevolution of a pelagic Polynucleobacter species: Evolutionary genomics and ecophysiology
  • 02/2008 – 04/2011 Diploma studies (2nd Part) – Chemistry, University of Vienna
    Main Subjects: Biochemistry, Physical Chemistry, Theoretical Chemistry
  • 10/2003 – 04/2007 Diploma studies (1st Part) – Chemistry, University of Vienna




  • Hahn M.W., Huemer A, Pitt A., Hoetzinger M. (2021). Opening a next-generation black box: ecological trends for hundreds of species-like taxa uncovered within a single bacterial >99% 16S rRNA operational taxonomic unit. Molecular Ecology Resources 21:2471–2485.

  • Hoetzinger M., Pitt A., Huemer A., Hahn, M.W. (2021). Continental-scale gene flow prevents allopatric divergence of pelagic freshwater bacteria. Genome Biology and Evolution, 13:3, evab019,

  • Hahn, M. W. , Hoetzinger, M. (2019). Polynucleobacter . In Bergey's Manual of Systematics of Archaea and Bacteria (eds W. B. Whitman, F. Rainey, P. Kämpfer, M. Trujillo, J. Chun, P. DeVos, B. Hedlund and S. Dedysh). doi:10.1002/9781118960608.gbm00940.pub2

  • Hoetzinger M., Hahn M. W. (2017). Genomic divergence and cohesion in a species of pelagic freshwater bacteria. BMC Genomics 18: 794

  • Hoetzinger M., Hahn M.W., Jezberová J., Schmidt J., Koll U. (2017). Microdiversification of a pelagic Polynucleobacter species is mainly driven by acquisition of genomic islands from a partially interspecific gene pool. Applied and Environmental Microbiology (AEM) 83: 3 e02266-16,

  • Hahn, M.W., Huymann, L.R., Koll, U., Schmidt, J., Lang, E.,  Hoetzinger, M. (2017). Polynucleobacter wuianus sp. nov., a free-living freshwater bacterium affiliated with the cryptic species complex PnecC. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 67:379–385


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