8th Theodor Escherich and
AMICI Symposium 2021 (joint meeting)

We are proud to announce the 8th Theodor Escherich Symposium on medical microbiome research, this year as a hybrid meeting (participation is possible online or in person). The symposium will host international experts in the field and should foster the medical perspective of microbiome research.

Theodor Escherich Symposium

Thank you for joining!

We hope to see you again next year!


21. / 22. October 2021 
Thursday (afternoon) and Friday (whole day)


Neuer Med Campus  |  Neue Stiftingtalstraße 6  |  8010 Graz  |  Austria

and virtual (hybrid meeting)

Abstract submission 




Confirmed speakers

  • Lindsay Hall, Quadram Institute/ TU Munich
    "Exploring the delicate balance of the early life gut microbiota"
  • Søren Johannes Sørensen, University of Copenhagen
    "Early-life microbiota and chronic inflammatory diseases – results from the COPSAC study"
  • Elisabetta Caselli, University of Ferrara
    "The built-environment microbiome in the hospital setting: implications for infection control strategies"
  • Nicholas Youngblut, MPI Tuebingen
    "Modulators of archaeal and bacterial community assembly in the vertebrate gut"
  • Paul Wilmes, University of Luxembourg
    "Deciphering microbiome exposures in human health and disease"
  • Stefan Niemann, German Center for Infection Research, Borstel 
    "Evolution of drug resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis strains"
  • Michael Schloter, TUM
    "Antibiotic resistances in fish farms and consequences for environment and non-target organisms (EU project CONTACT)"
  • Tomislav Cernava, Guiyang University
    "Identifying novel health indicators in the plant microbiome"
  • Ahmed Abdelfattah & Birgit Wassermann, Technical University of Graz, ACIB
    "The global apple microbiome and human health"

Public part: MINI MED Studium (in german)

  • Gregor Gorkiewicz, Medizinische Universität Graz: 
    „Covid-19 und der Einfluss auf Lunge und Organe“
  •  Axel Wolf, Medizinische Universität Graz: 
    „Chronische Nasennebenhöhlenentzündungen und das lokale Mikrobiom“
  • Christina Kumpitsch, Medizinische Universität Graz: 
    „Geruchsinn und Nasenmikrobiom“
  • Valentin Tomazic, Medizinische Universität Graz: 
    „Was ist dran an der guten Landluft: das Zusammenspiel von Pollen und Bakterien“

Scientific questions / main organizer 2021

Christine Moissl-Eichinger and team 

Technical questions

TES hosts

The TES committee consists of microbiome-associated professors from the three big universities of Graz and their teams.

  • Gabriele Berg 
  • Christoph Högenauer 
  • Gregor Gorkiewicz 
  • Robert Krause 
  • Stefan Schild
  • Christine Moissl-Eichinger