Green Labs Austria Team

Supporting Member

Andrea is the laboratory manager in the Schleper group and a former scientist.

He is a problem solver and initiator of the laboratory plastic waste sorting. His aim is to raise awareness that a different way to do things is possible and that small efforts by everyone will lead to a real change.


Supporting Member

Max is a PhD Student in the Schleper lab focusing on archaeal genetics.

He is working towards the establishment of a model organism for ammonia oxidizing archaea, key players of the global nitrogen cycle.


Supporting Member

Jen is a MSc student in the Herndl Baltar group and working on bacterial ctenophore degradation and its implications for the biogeochemical cycles in the ocean. As a Student Assistant she invests her time to work in a project focusing on bacterial membrane bound vesicles.


Board Member

Logan is a PhD student in the Schleper Lab studying the nitrogen cycle. Specifically, he is focused on ammonia oxidizing archaea and the role these organisms have in the global carbon and nitrogen cycles.


Board Member

Senior Staff Scientist in the Archaea Biology & Ecogenomics group in the University of Vienna. Interested in the intersection of science & politics, and believes that collective action can change the world.


Board Member

Ipek is a senior PhD student in the Archaea Physiology & Biotechnology group in the Department of Functional & Evolutionary Ecology at the University of Vienna. In her research, she focuses on developing bioprocesses for renewable energy generation (more specifically bio-hydrogen) with artificial ecosystem design.

İpek is one of the seven board members of Green Labs Austria. She is mainly working on protocols generation, meeting moderation and communication (between members and board), and plastic recycling.


Board Member

Thomas is a PhD student in the Schleper group in the University of Vienna, studying archaeal proteins and developing methods for heterologous expression in model archaea. He is especially interested in enzymes connected to the process of ammonia oxidation and the nitrogen cycle.
Thomas is investigating how to reduce and recycle different kinds of plastic waste in the lab.


Board Member

Lena is a microbiologist currently studying the interaction between marine nematodes and their bacterial symbionts at the University of Vienna. She feels inspired by her daughter's enthusiasm to act against climate change and is committed to pass on that passion.


Board Member

Ph.D. student in the Environmental Cell Biology Group Vienna who wants to contribute to transforming our world following the terms of the Agenda 2030 for sustainable development.


Board Member

Kevin is a PhD student at the University of Natural Sciences in Vienna, studying the industrial applications of archaeal surface layer proteins. He is especially interested in the vast potential archaea hold for the future of biotechnology.