ZMB Member Alexander Probst

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Alexander Probst

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Prof. Dr. Alexander Probst

Research Center One Health
University Alliance Ruhr
Faculty of Chemistry
University of Duisburg-Essen
Universitätsstr. 2
45141 Essen

Research Overview

Alexander Probst ist a highly interdisciplinary researcher. As a trained microbiologist, whose research is dominated by bioinformatics, he is an appointed W3 professor at the Faculty of Chemistry. His research entangles primarily the One Health and Ecosystem Health aspect, addresses fundamental questions in ecophysiology of microorganisms and viruses, deals with deep groundwater and the deep biosphere in general, and focuses on aspects of biodiversity and global dispersal of microbes across aquatic ecosystems.

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Selected Publications

    Journal articles

  • Esser, Sarah P.; Rahlff, Janina; Zhao, Weishu; Predl, Michael; Plewka, Julia; Sures, Katharina; Wimmer, Franziska; Lee, Janey; Adam, Panagiotis; McGonigle, Julia; Turzynski, Victoria; Banas, Indra; Schwank, Katrin; Krupovic, Mart; Bornemann, Till L. V.; Figueroa-Gonzalez, Perla Abigail; Jarett, Jessica; Rattei, Thomas; Amano, Yuki; Blaby, Ian K.; Cheng, Jan-Fang; Brazelton, William J.; Beisel, Chase L.; Woyke, Tanja; Zhang, Ying; Probst, Alexander J.
    A predicted CRISPR-mediated symbiosis between uncultivated archaea
    In: Nature Microbiology (2023) in press
    ISSN: 2058-5276
  • Banas, Indra; Esser, Sarah P.; Turzynski, Victoria; Soares, André; Novikova, Polina; May, Patrick; Moraru, Cristina; Hasenberg, Mike; Rahlff, Janina; Wilmes, Paul; Klingl, Andreas; Probst, Alexander J.
    Spatio-functional organization in virocells of small uncultivated archaea from the deep biosphere
    In: ISME Journal (2023) in press
    ISSN: 1751-7370; 1751-7362
  • Bornemann, Till L. V.; Adam, Panagiotis; Turzynski, Victoria; Schreiber, Ulrich; Figueroa-Gonzalez, Perla Abigail; Rahlff, Janina; Köster, Daniel; Schmidt, Torsten Claus; Schunk, Ralf; Krauthausen, Bernhard; Probst, Alexander J.
    Genetic diversity in terrestrial subsurface ecosystems impacted by geological degassing
    In: Nature Communications Vol. 13 (2022) Nr. 1,
    ISSN: 2041-1723
  • Adam, Panagiotis; Kolyfetis, George E.; Bornemann, Till L.V.; Vorgias, Constantinos E.; Probst, Alexander J.
    Genomic remnants of ancestral methanogenesis and hydrogenotrophy in Archaea drive anaerobic carbon cycling
    In: Science Advances Vol. 8 (2022) Nr. 44,
    ISSN: 2375-2548
  • Hedlund, Brian P; Chuvochina, Maria; Hugenholtz, Philip; Konstantinidis, Konstantinos T; Murray, Alison E; Palmer, Marike; Parks, Donovan H; Probst, Alexander J.; Reysenbach, Anna-Louise; Rodriguez-R, Luis M; Rossello-Mora, Ramon; Sutcliffe, Iain C; Venter, Stephanus N; Whitman, William B
    SeqCode : A nomenclatural code for prokaryotes described from sequence data
    In: Nature Microbiology Vol. 7 (2022) Nr. 10, pp. 1702 - 1708
    ISSN: 2058-5276
  • Rahlff, Janina; Turzynski, Victoria; Esser, Sarah P.; Monsees, Indra; Bornemann, Till L. V.; Figueroa-Gonzalez, Perla Abigail; Schulz, Frederik; Woyke, Tanja; Klingl, Andreas; Moraru, Cristina; Probst, Alexander J.
    Lytic archaeal viruses infect abundant primary producers in Earth’s crust
    In: Nature Communications Vol. 12 (2021) Nr. 1,
    ISSN: 2041-1723
  • Müller, Hubert; Marozava, Sviatlana; Probst, Alexander J.; Meckenstock, Rainer
    Groundwater cable bacteria conserve energy by sulfur disproportionation
    In: ISME Journal Vol. 14 (2020) Nr. 2, pp. 623 - 634
    ISSN: 1751-7370; 1751-7362
  • Probst, Alexander J.; Elling, Felix J.; Castelle, Cindy J.; Zhu, Qingzeng; Elvert, Marcus; Birarda, Giovanni; Holman, Hoi-Ying N.; Lane, Katherine R.; Ladd, Bethany; Ryan, M. Cathryn; Woyke, Tanja; Hinrichs, Kai-Uwe; Banfield, Jillian F.
    Lipid analysis of CO₂-rich subsurface aquifers suggests an autotrophy-based deep biosphere with lysolipids enriched in CPR bacteria
    In: ISME Journal Vol. 14 (2020) pp. 1547 - 1560
    ISSN: 1751-7370; 1751-7362
  • Murray, Alison E.; Freudenstein, John; Gribaldo, Simonetta; Hatzenpichler, Roland; Hugenholtz, Philip; Kämpfer, Peter; Konstantinidis, Konstantinos T.; Lane, Christopher E.; Papke, R. Thane; Parks, Donovan H.; Rossello-Mora, Ramon; Stott, Matthew B.; Sutcliffe, Iain C.; Thrash, J. Cameron; Venter, Stephanus N.; Whitman, William B.; Acinas, Silvia G.; Amann, Rudolf I.; Anantharaman, Karthik; Armengaud, Jean; Baker, Brett J.; Barco, Roman A.; Bode, Helge B.; Boyd, Eric S.; Brady, Carrie L.; Carini, Paul; Chain, Patrick S. G.; Colman, Daniel R.; DeAngelis, Kristen M.; de los Rios, Maria Asuncion; Estrada-de los Santos, Paulina; Dunlap, Christopher A.; Eisen, Jonathan A.; Emerson, David; Ettema, Thijs J. G.; Eveillard, Damien; Girguis, Peter R.; Hentschel, Ute; Hollibaugh, James T.; Hug, Laura A.; Inskeep, William P.; Ivanova, Elena P.; Klenk, Hans-Peter; Li, Wen-Jun; Lloyd, Karen G.; Löffler, Frank E.; Makhalanyane, Thulani P.; Moser, Duane P.; Nunoura, Takuro; Palmer, Marike; Parro, Victor; Pedrós-Alió, Carlos; Probst, Alexander J.; Smits, Theo H. M.; Steen, Andrew D.; Steenkamp, Emma T.; Spang, Anja; Stewart, Frank J.; Tiedje, James M.; Vandamme, Peter; Wagner, Michael; Wang, Feng-Ping; Hedlund, Brian P.; Reysenbach, Anna-Louise
    Roadmap for naming uncultivated Archaea and Bacteria
    In: Nature Microbiology Vol. 5 (2020) Nr. 8, pp. 987 - 994
    ISSN: 2058-5276
  • Schwank, Katrin; Bornemann, Till L. V.; Dombrowski, Nina; Spang, Anja; Banfield, Jillian F.; Probst, Alexander J.
    An archaeal symbiont-host association from the deep terrestrial subsurface
    In: ISME Journal Vol. 13 (2019) pp. 2135 - 2139
    ISSN: 1751-7370; 1751-7362
  • Bouma-Gregson, Keith; Olm, Matthew R.; Probst, Alexander J.; Anantharaman, Karthik; Power, Mary E.; Banfield, Jillian F.
    Impacts of microbial assemblage and environmental conditions on the distribution of anatoxin-a producing cyanobacteria within a river network
    In: ISME Journal Vol. 13 (2019) Nr. 6, pp. 1618 - 1634
    ISSN: 1751-7370; 1751-7362
  • Probst, Alexander J.; Ladd, Bethany; Jarett, Jessica K.; Geller-Mcgrath, David E.; Sieber, Christian M. K.; Emerson, Joanne B.; Anantharaman, Karthik; Thomas, Brian C.; Malmstrom, Rex R.; Stieglmeier, Michaela; Klingl, Andreas; Woyke, Tanja; Ryan, M. Cathryn; Banfield, Jillian F.
    Differential depth distribution of microbial function and putative symbionts through sediment-hosted aquifers in the deep terrestrial subsurface
    In: Nature Microbiology Vol. 3 (2018) Nr. 3, pp. 328 - 336
    ISSN: 2058-5276