Dr. Thomas Leya

leitet die Arbeitsgruppe Extremophilenforschung und Biobank CCCryo


Wissenschaftlicher Fokus und Expertise:

Thomas Leya - ORCID: 0000-0002-5630-2206
  • Schimani, K., Abarca, N., Zimmermann, J., Skibbe, O., Jahn, R., Kusber, W.-H., Leya, T., & Mora, D. (2024 (ahead of print 2023)). Molecular phylogenetics coupled with morphological analyses of Arctic and Antarctic strains place Chamaepinnularia (Bacillariophyta) within the Sellaphoraceae. Fottea. https://doi.org/10.5507/fot.2023.002
  • Liu, Y., Jeraldo, P., Herbert, W., McDonough, S., Eckloff, B., Schulze-Makuch, D., de Vera, J.-P., Cockell, C., Leya, T., Baqué, M., Jen, J., & Walther-Antonio, M. (2022, 2022/05/20/). Whole genome sequencing of cyanobacterium Nostoc sp. CCCryo 231-06 using microfluidic single cell technology. iScience, 25(5), 104291. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.isci.2022.104291
  • Liu, Y., Jeraldo, P., Herbert, W., McDonough, S., Eckloff, B., de Vera, J.-P., Cockell, C., Leya, T., Baqué, M., Jen, J., Schulze-Makuch, D., & Walther-Antonio, M. (2022). Non-random genetic alterations in the cyanobacterium Nostoc sp. exposed to space conditions. Scientific Reports, 12, 12580. https://doi.org/https://rdcu.be/cSdb9
  • Leya, T. (2022, 2022/12/31). The CCCryo Culture Collection of Cryophilic Algae as a valuable bioresource for algal biodiversity and for novel, industrially marketable metabolites. Applied Phycology, 3(1), 167-188. https://doi.org/10.1080/26388081.2020.1753572
  • Yakimovich, K. M., Gauthier, N. P. G., Engstrom, C. B., Leya, T., & Quarmby, L. M. (2021, 2021/10/01). A molecular analysis of microalgae from around the globe to revise Raphidonema (Trebouxiophyceae, Chlorophyta) [https://doi.org/10.1111/jpy.13183]. Journal of Phycology, 57(5), 1419-1432. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1111/jpy.13183
  • Procházková, L., Leya, T., Křížková, H., & Nedbalová, L. (2019). Sanguina nivaloides and Sanguina aurantia gen. et spp. nov. (Chlorophyta): the taxonomy, phylogeny, biogeography and ecology of two newly recognised algae causing red and orange snow. FEMS Microbiology Ecology, 95(6), fiz064. https://doi.org/10.1093/femsec/fiz064
  • Leya, T. (2019, 10.01.2019). Die blutrote Schneealge ist Alge des Jahres 2019 [Interview]. radio and pocast; Kulturradio, Rundfunk Berlin Brandenburg. https://www.kulturradio.de/programm/schema/sendungen/kulturradio_am_vormittag/archiv/20190110_0905/wissen_0910.html
  • de Vera, J.-P., Alawi, M., Backhaus, T., Baqué, M., Billi, D., Böttger, U., Berger, T., Cockell, C., Demets, R., de la Torre Noetzel, R., Edwards, H., Elsaesser, A., Fagliarone, C., Fiedler, A., Foing, B., Foucher, F., Fritz, J., Hanke, F., Herzog, T., Horneck, G., Hübers, H.-W., Huwe, B., Joshi, J., Kozyrovska, N., Kruchten, M., Lasch, P., Lee, N., Leya, T., Lorek, A., Moritz, S., Möller, R., Olsson-Francis, K., Onofri, S., Ott, S., Pacelli, C., Podolich, O., Martínez-Frías, J., Rabbow, E., Reitz, G., Rettberg, P., Reva, O., Rothschild, L., Sancho, L. G., Schulze-Makuch, D., Selbmann, L., Serrano, P., Szewzyk, U., Verseux, C., Wagner, D., Westall, F., Wolter, D., & Zucconi, L. (2019). Limits of life and the habitability of Mars: The ESA space experiment BIOMEX on the ISS. Astrobiology, 19(2), 145-157. https://doi.org/10.1089/ast.2018.1897
  • Liu, Y., Schulze-Makuch, D., de Vera, J.-P., Cockell, C., Leya, T., Baqué, M., & Walther-Antonio, M. (2018). The development of an effective bacterial single-cell lysis method suitable for whole genome amplification in microfluidic platforms. Micromachines, 9(8), art. no. 367. https://doi.org/10.3390/mi9080367
  • Baqué, M., Hanke, F., Böttger, U., Leya, T., Moeller, R., & Vera, J.-P. (2018). Protection of cyanobacterial carotenoids' Raman signatures by Martian mineral analogues after high-dose gamma irradiation. Journal of Raman Spectroscopy, 49(10), 1617-1627. https://doi.org/doi:10.1002/jrs.5449
  • Leya, T., Baqué, M., Rabbow, E., & de Vera, J. P. (2017, 13.-19.09.2017). 241. Cryophilic algae survive in space. Phycologia, 56(sp4), 115.
  • Wagner, D., de Vera, J.-P., Joshi, J., Leya, T., & Schulze-Makuch, D. (2015). Astrobiologie - dem Leben im Universum auf der Spur. System Erde, 5(1), 40-47. https://doi.org/http://doi.org/10.2312/GFZ.syserde.05.01.7
  • Leya, T., Klump, J., & Fuhr, G. (2015, 2015/08/03). Snow algae all over Svalbard? - An(other) attempt to explain their distribution patterns. European Journal of Phycology, 50(sup1), 77. https://doi.org/10.1080/09670262.2015.1069489
  • Kryvenda, A., Stehr, M., Leya, T., Olberg, B., & Friedl, T. (2015, 2015/08/03). The European PUFAChain project (FP7) - a value chain from algal biomass to lipid-based products. European Journal of Phycology, 50(sup1), 40. https://doi.org/10.1080/09670262.2015.1069489
  • Remias, D., Wastian, H., Lütz, C., & Leya, T. (2013). Insights into the biology and phylogeny of Chloromonas polyptera (Chlorophyta), an alga causing orange snow in Maritime Antarctica. Antarctic Science, 25(5), 648-656. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0954102013000060
  • Leya, T. (2013). Snow Algae: Adaptation strategies to survive on snow and ice. In J. Seckbach, A. Oren, & H. Stan-Lotter (Eds.), Polyextremophiles: Life Under Multiple Forms of Stress (Vol. 27, pp. 401-423). Springer Netherlands. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-6488-0_17
  • Leya, T. (2013). Survival Strategies in Psychrophilic Snow Algae - Ice Structuring Proteins (ISP). CryoLetters, 34(2), 174-216.
  • Spijkerman, E., Wacker, A., Weithoff, G., & Leya, T. (2012). Elemental and fatty acid composition of snow algae in Arctic habitats. Frontiers in Microbiology, 3, 380. https://doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2012.00380
  • Remias, D., Schwaiger, S., Aigner, S., Leya, T., Stuppner, H., & Lütz, C. (2012). Characterization of an UV- and VIS-absorbing, purpurogallin-derived secondary pigment new to algae and highly abundant in Mesotaenium berggrenii (Zygnematophyceae, Chlorophyta), an extremophyte living on glaciers. FEMS Microbiology Ecology, 79(3), 638-648. https://academic.oup.com/femsec/article/79/3/638/491833?login=false/
  • de Vera, J.-P., Boettger, U., Noetzel, R. d. l. T., Sánchez, F. J., Grunow, D., Schmitz, N., Lange, C., Hübers, H.-W., Billi, D., Baqué, M., Rettberg, P., Rabbow, E., Reitz, G., Berger, T., Möller, R., Bohmeier, M., Horneck, G., Westall, F., Jänchen, J., Fritz, J., Meyer, C., Onofri, S., Selbmann, L., Zucconi, L., Kozyrovska, N., Leya, T., Foing, B., Demets, R., Cockell, C. S., Bryce, C., Wagner, D., Serrano, P., Edwards, H. G. M., Joshi, J., Huwe, B., Ehrenfreund, P., Elsaesser, A., Ott, S., Meessen, J., Feyh, N., Szewzyk, U., Jaumann, R., & Spohn, T. (2012). Supporting Mars exploration: BIOMEX in Low Earth Orbit and further astrobiological studies on the Moon using Raman and PanCam technology. Planetary and Space Science, 74(1), 103-110. https://doi.org/http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pss.2012.06.010
  • Leya, T. (2011, 04.-09.09.2011). CCCryo - Culture Collection of Cryophilic Algae: a bioresource for industrially relevant metabolites. European Journal of Phycology, 46(sup1), 83-84. https://doi.org/10.1080/09670262.2011.613190
  • Remias, D., Karsten, U., Lütz, C., & Leya, T. (2010). Physiological and morphological processes in the Alpine snow alga Chloromonas nivalis (Chlorophyceae) during cyst formation. Protoplasma, 243(1-4), 73-86. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00709-010-0123-y
  • Leya, T., Rahn, A., Lütz, C., & Remias, D. (2009). Response of arctic snow and permafrost algae to high light and nitrogen stress by changes in pigment composition and applied aspects for biotechnology. FEMS Microbiology Ecology, 67(3), 432-443. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1574-6941.2008.00641.x
  • Leya, T. (2009, 02.-05.06.2009). Can life be detected by impedance measurements due to changes in the electric properties of the environment? 2nd Helmholtz Alliance Week - Planetary Evolution and Life, Berlin-Adlershof (Germany).
  • Leya, T. (2008). Die „Ross-Proben“ von den Crimson Cliffs: Probe „MB_ES_1781c“ aus der Ehrenberg Sammlung des Naturkundemuseums Berlin.
  • Leya, T., Bley, U. S., & Zacke, T. (2006). 75. Adaptation strategies of psychrophilic snow algae to their cold environment. Cryobiology, 53(3), 399-399. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/B6WD5-4MJC233-2N/2/bcc413ba72a95ad8031a76e5699e7b35
  • Leya, T. (2006). Fraunhofer IBMT benennt Landmarke in der Arktis
  • Leya, T., Müller, T., Ling, H. U., & Fuhr, G. R. (2004). Snow algae from north-western Spitsbergen (Svalbard) [Report]. Reports on Polar and Marine Research, 492, 46-54.
  • Leya, T. (2003). Feldstudien und genetische Untersuchungen zur Kryophilie der Schneealgen Nordwestspitzbergens [Doktorarbeit, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin]. Berlin - published by Shaker Verlag, Aachen (2004), ISBN 3-8322-2438-6.
  • Müller, T., Leya, T., & Fuhr, G. (2001). Persistent snow algal fields in Spitsbergen: field observations and a hypothesis about the annual cell circulation. Arctic Antarctic and Alpine Research, 33(1), 42-51.
  • Leya, T., Müller, T., Ling, H. U., & Fuhr, G. (2001). Psychrophilic microalgae from north-west Spitsbergen, Svalbard: their taxonomy, ecology and preliminary studies of their cold adaptation using single cell electrorotation. Nova Hedwigia, Beiheft, 123, 551-570.
  • Reichle, C., Schnelle, T., Müller, T., Leya, T., & Fuhr, G. (2000). A new microsystem for automated electrorotation measurements using laser tweezers. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta, 1459, 218-229.
  • Leya, T., & Kies, L. (1997). The influence of drainage from potash mining on the composition of the algal flora in the River Wipper (Thuringia, Germany) - a preliminary study. Limnologica, 27(3), 301-306.
  • Leya, T. (1997). Diatoms for biomonitoring salinization. Phycologia, 36(4), 61-62.
  • de Nys, R., Leya, T., Maximilien, R., Afsar, A., Nair, P. S. R., & Steinberg, P. D. (1996). The need for standardised broad scale bioassay testing: a case study using the red alga Laurencia rigida. Biofouling, 10(1-3), 213-224. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/08927019609386281?url_ver=Z39.88-2003&rfr_id=ori:rid:crossref.org&rfr_dat=cr_pub%3dpubmed