Center for Microbiome Research | Zentrum für Mikrobiomforschung

Medizinische Universität Graz

Theodor Escherich Symposium 2017

We are proud to announce the 4th Theodor Escherich symposium on medical microbiome research.
The symposium will host international experts in the field and should foster the medical perspective of microbiome research.

Confirmed speakers:


  • Angela Sessitsch (AIT, Austrian Institute of Technology): Endophytic colonization from roots to seeds - ecology and how plants can benefit
  • Kornelia Smalla (Julius Kühn-Institut Braunschweig, Germany)
  • Leo van Overbeek (University Wageningen, The Netherlands)
  • Alexander Moschen (Medical University of Innsbruck)
  • Itzhak Mizrahi (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel): Insights into the rumen microbiome
  • Beatrix Alsanius (University of Malmo, Sweden): Impact of plant species and performance on the establishment of E. coli O157:H7gfp+ and the microbial phyllosphere community structure on leafy green vegetables
  • Judith Klein-Seetharaman (University of Pittsburgh, UK)
  • Auður Sigurbjörnsdóttir (University of Reykjavik, Iceland)
  • Adam Schikora (JKI, Germany): Crop plants as alternative hosts for human pathogenic bacteria
  • Philippe Langella (MICALIS Institute, France): Our intestinal microbiota as a source of next-generation probiotics to prevent and to treat inflammatory diseases?
  • Robert Krause (Medical University of Graz, Austria): Clinical implications of respiratory tract microbiome/mycobiome data
  • Fredrik Bäckhed (University of Göteborg, Sweden): Mechanistic studies of the impact of the gut microbiome on obesity and type 2 diabetes


October 12th and 13th 2017



Lecture Hall Center, Auenbruggerplatz 15,
Medical University of Graz, Austria.

For a detailed description: follow this link.

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