University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU)
Bioinformatics Group

Nancy Stralis Pavese, Senior Scientist

2005 PhD in Genetics at the Boku. Ph.D.
Thesis advisor Prof. M.H. Gerzabek and Univ –Doz. Dr. A. Sessitsch.
Dissertation title: Molecular ecology of methanotrophic bacteria associated with different vegetation types in landfill lysimeter experiment
1999 Diploma in Genetics at the univie, M.Sc.
Supervisor Prof. W. Lubitz and Dr. B. Kuen.
Thesis title: Recombinant PrV – Layer proteins as candidate vaccine.

Publications in Scientific Journals

27. M. Griesser, N.C. Lawo, S. Crespo-Martinez , K. Schoedl-Hummel , K. Wieczorek, M. Gorecka, F. Liebner, T. Zweckmair, N. Stralis Pavese, D. Kreil, A. Forneck. (2015) Phylloxera (Daktulosphaira vitifoliae Fitch) alters the carbohydrate metabolism in root galls to allowing the compatible interaction with grapevine (Vitis ssp.) roots. Plant Sci. 234:38-49. doi: 10.1016/j.plantsci.2015.02.002.

26. M. Griesser, N. Stralis-Pavese, N.C. Lawo, D.P. Kreil, A. Forneck. (2014): Developing a Genome-Scale Assay to Probe the Expression Response of Phylloxera (Daktulosphaira vitifoliae Fitch)-Induced Root Galls of Vitis ssp. Acta Horticulturae, 1045, 21-27; ISSN 0567-7572.

25. Munro SA, Lund SP, Pine PS, Binder H, Clevert DA, Conesa A, Dopazo J, Fasold M, Hochreiter S, Hong H, Jafari N, Kreil DP, Łabaj PP, Li S, Liao Y, Lin SM, Meehan J, Mason CE, Santoyo-Lopez J, Setterquist RA, Shi L, Shi W, Smyth GK, Stralis-Pavese N, Su Z, Tong W, Wang C, Wang J, Xu J, Ye Z, Yang Y, Yu Y, Salit M.(2014) Assessing technical performance in differential gene expression experiments with external spike-in RNA control ratio mixtures. Nat Commun. 25;5:5125. doi: 10.1038/ncomms6125.

24. SEQC/MAQC-III Consortium. (2014) A comprehensive assessment of RNA-seq accuracy, reproducibility and information content by the Sequencing Quality Control Consortium.Nature Biotechnol. 32(9):903-14. doi: 10.1038/nbt.2957.

23. GC Abell, N. Stralis-Pavese N, Y Pan, L. Bodrossy (2014). Analysis of methanotroph community structure using a pmoA-based microarray. Methods Mol Biol. 1096:111-22. doi: 10.1007/978-1-62703-712-9_9.

22. N. Stralis-Pavese, G.C.J. Abell, A. Sessitsch and L. Bodrossy (2011) Analysis of methanotrop community composition using a pmoA-based microbial diagnostic microarray. Nature protocol, 6(5): 609-624.

21. D. Kumaresan, M. Hery, L. Bodrossy, A.C. Singer, N. Stralis-Pavese, I.P. Thompson and J.C. Murrell (2011) Earthworm activity in a simulated landfill cover soil shifts the community composition of active methanotrophs. Research in Microbiology, 162: 1027-1032.

20. D. Kumaresan, N. Stralis-Pavese, G.C.J. Abell, L. Bodrossy and J.C. Murrell (2011) Physical disturbance to ecological niches created by soil structure alters community composition of methanotroph. Environmental Microbiology Reports, 3(5): 613-621.

19. M. T. Rahman, A. Crombie, Y. Chen, N. Stralis-Pavese, L. Bodrossy, P. Meir, N.P. McNamara and J.C. Murrell (2011) Environmental distribution and abundance of the facultative methanotroph Methylocella. The ISME journal, 5: 1061-1066.

18. P. Vishwakarma, M.G. Dumont, L. Bodrossy, N. Stralis-Pavese, J.C. Murrell and S.K. Dubey (2009) Ecological and Molecular Analyses of the Rhizospheric Methanotroph Community in Tropical Rice Soil: Effect of Crop Phenology and Land Use History. Current Science, 96 (8): 1082-1089.

17. H. Moussard, N. Stralis-Pavese, L. Bodrossy, J.D. Neufeld and J.C. Murrell (2009) Identification of active methylotrophic bacteria inhabiting surface sediment of a marine estuary. Environmental Microbiology Reports, 1: 424-433.

16. D. Kumaresan, G.C.J. Abell, L. Bodrossy, N. Stralis-Pavese and J.C. Murrell (2009) Spatial and temporal diversity of methanotrophs in a landfill cover soil are differentially related to soil abiotic factors. Environmental Microbiology Reports. 1: 398-407.

15. G.C.J. Abell, N. Stralis-Pavese, A. Sessitsch and L. Bodrossy (2009) Grazing affects methanotroph activity and diversity in an alpine meadow soil. Environmental Microbiology Reports. 1: 457-465.

14. P.L.E. Bodelier, M. Kamst, M. Meima-Franke, N. Stralis-Pavese and L. Bodrossy (2009) Whole-community genome amplification (WCGA) leads to compositional bias in methane-oxidizing communities as assessed by pmoA-based microarray analyses and QPCR Environmental Microbiology Reports. Environ.Microbiol., 5: 434-441.

13. Y. Chen, M.G. Dumont, J.D. Neufeld, L. Bodrossy, N. Stralis-Pavese, N.P. Mc-Namara, N. Ostle, M.J. Briones and J.C. Murrell (2008) Revealing the uncultivated majority: combining DNA stable-isotope probing, multiple displacement amplification and metagenomic analyses of uncultivated methylocystis in acidic peatlands. Environ. Microbiol., 10: 2609-2622.

12. B. Tankouo-Sandjong, A. Sessitsch, N. Stralis-Pavese, E. Liebana, C. Kornschober, F. Allerberger, H. Hächler and L. Bodrossy (2008) Development of an oligonucleotide microarray method for Salmonella serotype. Microbial Biotechnology, 6: 513-522.

11. Y. Chen, M.G. Dumont, N.P. McNamara, P.M. Chamberlain, L. Bodrossy, N. Stralis-Pavese and J.C. Murrell (2008) Diversity of the active methanotrophic community in acidic peatlands as assessed by mRNA and SIPPLFA analyses. Environ. Microbiol., 10: 446–459.

10. J. Gebert, N. Stralis-Pavese, M. Alawi and L. Bodrossy (2008) Analysis of methanotrophic communities in landfill biofilters using diagnostic microarray. Environ. Microbiol., 10: 1175–1188.

9. M. Hèry, A.C. Singer, D. Kumaresan, L. Bodrossy, N. Stralis-Pavese, J.I. Prosser, I.P. Thomson and J.C.Murrell (2007) Effect of earthworms on the active methanotrophic bacteria community structure in a landfill biocover soil. The ISME journal, 2 (1): 92-104.

8. A. Cébron, L. Bodrossy, N. Stralis-Pavese, A.C. Singer, I.P. Thompson, J.I. Prosser, J.C. Murrell (2006) Nutrient amendments in soil DNA stable isotope probing experiments reduce the observed methanotroph diversity. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 73 (3): 798-807.

7. A. Sessitsch, E. Hackl, P. Wenzl, A. Kilian, T. Kostic, N. Stralis-Pavese, B. Tankouo Sandjong and L. Bodrossy (2006) Diagnostic microbial microarrays in soil ecology. New Phytologist, 171: 719-136.

6. L. Bodrossy, N. Stralis-Pavese, M. Konrad-Köszler, A. Weilharter, T. Reichenauer, D. Schöfer, and A. Sessitsch (2006) mRNA-based parallel detection of active methanotroph populations using a diagnostic microarray. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 72 (2): 1672-1676.

5. N. Stralis-Pavese, L. Bodrossy, T.G. Reichenauer, A. Weilharter and A. Sessitsch (2005) 16SrRNA based T-RFLP analysis of methane oxidising bacteria - Assessment, critical evaluation of methodology performance and application of landfill site cover soils. Applied Soil Ecology, 31: 251-266.

4. N. Stralis-Pavese, A. Sessitsch, A. Weilharter, T. Reichenauer, J. Riesing, J. Csontos, J.C. Murrell and L. Bodrossy (2003) Optimisation of diagnostic microarray for application in analysing landfill methanotroph communities under different plant covers. Environmental Microbiology, 6(4): 347-363.

3. L. Bodrossy, N. Stralis-Pavese, J.C Murrell, S. Radajewski, A. Weilharter and A. Sessitsch (2003) Development and validation of a diagnostic microbial microarray for detection and molecular ecology of methanotrophs. Environmental Microbiology, Environmental Microbiology, 5(7): 566-582.
2. A. Sessitsch, S. Gyamfi, N. Stralis-Pavese, A. Weilharter, U. Pfeifer (2002) RNA isolation from soil for bacterial community and functional analysis: evaluation of different extraction and soil conservation protocols. J. Microbiol Methods, 51: 171- 9.
1. Lubitz, W., Witte, A., Eko, F.O., Kamal, M., Jechlinger, W., Brand, E., Marchart, J., Haidinger, W., Huter, V., Felnerova, D., Stralis-Alves, N., Lechleitner, S., Melzer, H., Szostak, M.P., Resch, S., Mader, H., Kuen, B., Mayr, B., Mayrhofer, P., Geretschlager, R., Haslberger, A., Hensel. A. 1999. Extended recombinant bacteria ghost system. Journal of Biotechnology, 73: 261-273.

Conferences, Peresentations and Cooperations

11. 55th Annual Drosophila Research Conference. San Diego, USA. 26-30 March 2014

10. 22nd European Drosophila Research Conference. Lisbon, Portugal. 21-24 September 2011

9. 21st European Drosophila Research Conference. Nice, France. 18-21 November 2009

8. N. Stralis-Pavese, L. Bodrossy, M. Konrad-Köszler, A. Weilharter, T.G. Reichenauer, D. Schöfer and A. Sessitsch. DNA- and mRNA-based community analyses of methanotroph populations using a microbial diagnostic microarray. 11th International Symposium on Microbial Ecology, ISME-11 Vienna, Austria. 22 August 2006. (poster).

7. N. Stralis-Pavese, A. Sessitsch, B. Sandjong, A. Weilharter, T. Reichenauer and L. Bodrossy. Microarrays in: Molecular ecology of methanotrophs and identification of Salmonella serotypes. Talk at: AIT-Austria Institute of Technology Gmbh, Bioresources Unit, Seibersdorf Austria / Molecular Environmental Analytics, Seibersdorf, Austria, 03 Mai 2006.

6. N. Stralis-Pavese, A. Sessitsch, A. Weilharter, A. Watzinger, T. Reichenauer and L. Bodrossy. High throughput analysis of methanotroph diversity and community structure using a microbial diagnostic microarray. Talk at: AIT-Austria Institute of Technology Gmbh, Bioresources Unit, Seibersdorf Austria / Molecular Environmental Analytics, Seibersdorf, Austria, 29 January 2006.

5. N. Stralis-Pavese, A. Sessitsch, A. Weilharter, A. Watzinger, T. Reichenauer and L. Bodrossy. High throughput analysis of methanotroph diversity and community structure using a microbial diagnostic microarray. Invited talk at: COST Action 853 (Agricultural Biomarkers for Array Technology) Lyon, France, 29-30 November 2005.

4. N. Stralis-Pavese, A. Sessitsch, A. Weilharter, A. Watzinger, T. Reichenauer and L. Bodrossy. Molecular ecology of methanotrophs in landfill site cover soils .Talk at: AIT-Austria Institute of Technology Gmbh, Bioresources Unit, Seibersdorf Austria / Molecular Environmental Analytics, Seibersdorf, Austria, 07 June 2005.

3. N. Stralis Pavese. Detecting plant viruses using microarrays. COST Action 853 (Agricultural Biomarkers for Array Technology). Workshop, York, UK, 25-29 October, 2004.

2. Cooperation program- Call Excellence, United Kingdom. University of Warwick, Department of Biological Sciences. Supervisor: Prof. Dr. J Colin Murrell. Stable-isotope probing and microarray for detection and identification of methanotroph bacteria. 01 March– 30 Mai 2007.

1. Cooperation program- Agrobiotec, EU Canada. University of Saskatchewan, Department of Soil Sciences. Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Germida. Detection/identification of catabolic genes involved in the degradation of hydrocarbons. 21 July – 4 October 2003.


Phone: +43 1 47654 79154, 79157
Mail: nancy.stralis
Reality: MUG II, Room 06/03, Muthgasse 18, 1190 Vienna, Austria
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