Dr. Petra Pjevac

Senior Scientist - Joint Microbiome Facility
Group leader
University of Vienna
Department of Microbiology and Ecosystem Science
Division of Microbial Ecology
Djerassiplatz 1
A-1030 Vienna
Phone: +43 1 4277 91233


My primarily research focuses of the identification and characterization of factors shaping microbial community composition and driving niche differentiation, co-existence and microbial interactions in various environmental and clinical systems.

As a scientist in the Joint Microbiome Facility (jmf.univie.ac.at), I coordinate collaborative projects, and assist collaboration partners with project design, implementation and sequencing based (amplicon, metagenomics and metatranscriptomic) microbiome data analysis.

My own research focuses of the investigation of environmental microbial communities and microbial physiology, with a particular focus on microorganisms involved in nitrogen, sulfur, manganese and iron cycling in terrestrial and aquatic environments.

Current projects