Christoph Reitschuler, Mag. Mag.

Christoph Reitschuler, MMSc
Scientific researcher, PhD student

Institute of Microbiology
Technikerstr. 25d
A-6020 Innsbruck

1st Floor Room 0/507

Tel.: +43 512 507 51347
Fax: +43 512 507 2928
Mail: Christoph.Reitschuler@uibk.ac.at


Fields of Research

  • Molecular Microbiology and Methods Evaluation
  • (Anaerobic) Microorganisms within the Methanogenic Cycle
  • Speleomicrobiology
  • Distribution and Physiology of (non-extremophilic) Archaea

Courses

List of courses ›

  • General Microbiology - Laboratory Course
  • Anaerobic Microorganisms - Laboratory Course
  • Physiology of Microorganisms - Laboratory Course

Projects

  • Moonmilk and Non-extremophilic Archaea (TWF)

Publications

List of publications since 2000 ›

Publications 2016

Contributions to Books / Journals

Journal Article (Original Paper)
  • Reitschuler, C; Hofmann, K; Illmer, P (2016): Abundance, diversity and seasonality of (non-extremophilic) Archaea in Alpine freshwaters.
    In: Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek International Journal of General and Molecular Microbiology 109/6, pp. 855 - 868. (DOI) (Web link)

  • Reitschuler, C.; Spötl, C.; Hofmann, K; Wagner, A.O.; Illmer, P. (2016): Archaeal Distribution in Moonmilk Deposits from Alpine Caves and Their Ecophysiological Potential.
    In: Microbial Ecology 71/3, pp. 686 - 699. (DOI) (Web link)



Publications 2015

Contributions to Books / Journals

Journal Article (Original Paper)
  • Lins, P.; Reitschuler, C.; Illmer, P. (2015): Impact of several antibiotics and 2-bromoethanesulfonate on the volatile fatty acid degradation, methanogenesis and community structure during thermophilic anaerobic digestion.
    In: Bioresource Technology 190, pp. 148 - 158. (DOI)

  • Reitschuler, C.; Illmer, P. (2015): Moonmilk – Leben im Berg.
    In: Mitteilungen der Österreichischen Bodenkundlichen Gesellschaft 82, pp. 7 - 12.

  • Reitschuler, C.; Lins, P.; Schwarzenauer, T.; Spötl, C.; Wagner, AO.; Illmer, P. (2015): New Undescribed Lineages of Non-extremophilic Archaea Form a Homogeneous and Dominant Element Within Alpine Moonmilk Microbiomes.
    In: GEOMICROBIOLOGY JOURNAL 32/10, pp. 890 - 902. (DOI) (Web link)

  • Wagner, A.O.; Praeg, N.; Reitschuler, C.; Illmer, P. (2015): Effect of DNA extraction procedure, repeated extraction and ethidium monoazide (EMA)/propidium monoazide (PMA) treatment on overall DNA yield and impact on microbial fingerprints for bacteria, fungi and archaea in a reference soil.
    In: Applied Soil Ecology 93, pp. 56 - 64. (DOI)



Publications 2014

Contributions to Books / Journals

Journal Article (Original Paper)
  • Illmer, P.; Reitschuler, C.; Wagner, A.O.; Schwarzenauer, T.; Lins, P. (2014): Microbial succession during thermophilic digestion: The potential of Methanosarcina sp.
    In: PLoS One 9/2, p. e86967. (DOI) (Web link)

  • Lins, P.; Reitschuler, C.; Illmer, P. (2014): Methanosarcina spp., the key to relieve the start-up of a thermophilic anaerobic digestion suffering from high acetic acid loads.
    In: Bioresource Technology 152, pp. 347 - 354. (DOI) (Web link)

  • Prem, E.; Reitschuler, C.; Illmer, P. (2014): Livestock grazing on alpine soils causes changes in abiotic and biotic soil properties and thus in abundance and activity of microorganisms engaged in the methane cycle.
    In: European Journal of Soil Biology 62, pp. 22 - 29. (DOI) (Web link)

  • Reitschuler, C.; Lins, P.; Illmer, P. (2014): Primer evaluation and adaption for cost-efficient SYBR Green-based qPCR and its applicability for specific quantification of methanogens.
    In: World Journal of Microbiology & Biotechnology 30/1, pp. 293 - 304. (DOI) (Web link)

  • Reitschuler, C.; Lins, P.; Wagner, A.O; Illmer, P. (2014): Cultivation of moonmilk-born non-extremophilic Thaum and Euryarchaeota in mixed culture.
    In: ANAEROBE 29, pp. 73 - 79. (DOI) (Web link)

  • Wagner, A. O.; Reitschuler, C.; Illmer, P. (2014): Effect of different acetate:propionate ratios on the methanogenic community during thermophilic anaerobic digestion in batch experiments.
    In: BIOCHEMICAL ENGINEERING JOURNAL 90, pp. 154 - 161. (DOI)

Journal Article (Meeting-Abstract)
  • Reitschuler, C.; Lins, P.; Illmer, P. (2014): Non-extremophilic ‘extremophiles’- Archaeal dominance in the subsurface and their implication for life.
    In: Geophysical Research Abstracts 16, p. 10871. (Web link)

Media Contributions

Newspaper Article
  • Reitschuler, C.; Bartos, M.: Geheimnisvolle Höhlenbewohner.
    In: Leopold-Franzens-Universität Innsbruck - ipoint of 2014-05-23. (Web link)

  • Reitschuler, C.; deSwaaf, K.: Höhlenforschung: Mysteriöses Leben im Untergrund.
    In: Der Standard of 2014-06-25.



Publications 2013

Contributions to Books / Journals

Journal Article (Original Paper)
  • Hofmann, K.; Reitschuler, C.; Illmer, P. (2013): Aerobic and anaerobic microbial activities in the foreland of a receding glacier.
    In: Soil Biology & Biochemistry 57, pp. 418 - 426. (DOI)

  • Reitschuler, C.; Illmer, P. (2013): Biomüll als Energiequelle – Biogasproduktion durch anaerobe thermophile Fermentation biogener Abfallstoffe.
    In: Berichte des Naturwissenschaftlich-Medizinischen Vereins in Innsbruck 98, pp. 153 - 171. (Web link)

  • Wagner, A. O.; Lins, P.; Malin, C.; Reitschuler, C.; Illmer, P. (2013): Impact of protein-, lipid- and cellulose-containing complex substrates on biogas production and microbial communities in batch experiments.
    In: Science of the Total Environment 458-460, pp. 256 - 266. (DOI)

Proceedings Article (Abstract)
  • Lins, P.; Reitschuler, C.; Illmer, P. (2013): Monitoring microbial communities and process parameters affected by antibiotics and BES during thermophilic anaerobic digestion.
    In: Insam, H.; Podmirseg, S.; Wagner, A.: 8th International Symposium on Anaerobic Microbiology (ISAM8). Innsbruck, Austria, June 12-15, 2013. Innsbruck: innsbruck university press (IUP), ISBN 978-3-902936-03-5, p. 96.

  • Reitschuler, C.; Lins, P.; Illmer, P. (2013): Cold-adapted anaerobic communities with methanogenic potential isolated from an oligotrophic Alpine cave.
    In: Insam, H.; Podmirseg, S.; Wagner, A.: 8th International Symposium on Anaerobic Microbiology (ISAM8). Innsbruck, Austria, June 12-15, 2013. Innsbruck: innsbruck university press (IUP), ISBN 978-3-902936-03-5, p. 95.



Publications 2012

Contributions to Books / Journals

Journal Article (Original Paper)
  • Lins, P.; Reitschuler, C.; Illmer, P., (2012): Development and evaluation of inocula combating high acetate concentrations during the start-up of an anaerobic digestion.
    In: Bioresource Technology 110, pp. 167 - 173. (DOI) (Web link)

  • Lins, P.; Schwarzenauer, T.; Reitschuler, C.; Wagner, A.O.; Illmer, P., (2012): Methanogenic potential of formate in thermophilic anaerobic digestion.
    In: Waste Management & Research 30/10, pp. 1031 - 1040. (DOI) (Web link)

  • Reitschuler, C.; Schwarzenauer, T.; Lins, P.; Wagner, A.O.; Spötl, C.; Illmer, P. (2012): Zur Mikrobiologie von Bergmilch.
    In: Die Höhle 63/1-4, pp. 3 - 17. (Web link)

  • Schwarzenauer, T.; Lins, P.; Reitschuler, C.; Illmer, P. (2012): The use of FAME analyses to discriminate between different strains of Geotrichum klebahnii with different viabilities.
    In: World Journal of Microbiology & Biotechnology 28/2, pp. 755 - 759. (DOI) (Web link)

Proceedings Article (Abstract)
  • Lins, P.; Reitschuler, C.; Illmer, P. (2012): Adapted inocula as tool for combating heavy acetate loads during start-up of an anaerobic digestion.
    In: 8th Meeting of PhD Students from Innsbruck´s Medical University and of the Life Science Disciplines of the Leopold-Franzens-University Innsbruck. Book of Abstract. Innsbruck: Leopold-Franzens-Universität Innsbruck, p. 64. (Web link)

  • Reitschuler, C.; Lins, P.; Illmer, P. (2012): Acetate-induced alterations in community structure of microorganisms with relevance in biowaste degradation and biogas production.
    In: 8th Meeting of PhD Students from Innsbruck´s Medical University and of the Life Science Disciplines of the Leopold-Franzens-University Innsbruck. Book of Abstract. Innsbruck: Leopold-Franzens-Universität Innsbruck, p. 65. (Web link)

  • Wagner, A.O.; Reitschuler, C.; Illmer, P. (2012): Moonmilk - psychrophilic life under ground.
    In: Margesin, R.; Schinner, F.: 8th International Conference "Contaminants in Freezing Ground". Programme and Abstracts. Innsbruck: Eigenverlag - Universität Innsbruck.



Publications 2011

Contributions to Books / Journals

Proceedings Article (Abstract)
  • Reitschuler, C.; Illmer, P. (2011): Moonmilk – Mineral Forming Microbes.
    In: Medizinische Universität und LFUI: 7th Meeting of Doctoral students from Innsbruck’s Medical University and of the Life Science Disciplines of the Leopold-Franzens-University Innsbruck. Abstract Book. Innsbruck: Medizinische Universität Innsbruck, p. 102. (Web link)

  • Reitschuler, C.; Illmer, P. (2011): Q/RT PCR-based Research on Methanogenic Archaea.
    In: Pristas, P.; Javorsky, P.; Kopecny, J.; Avgustin, G.: From Research to Practice Application. 7th International Symposium on Anaerobic Microbiology (ISAM 2011). Conference Book. Bratislava: Slovak Academy of Sciences, ISBN 978-80-968618-6-6, p. 60. (Web link)