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.


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