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Theodor Escherich Symposium 2017

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From Thursday, 12. October 2017 -  09:00
To Friday, 13. October 2017 - 12:00

Dear colleagues and friends!


It is our pleasure to announce a deadline extension for abstract submission! The new deadline is September 15th.



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): Plasmid mediated adaptation and diversification of soil and plant associated bacteria
  • Leo van Overbeek (University Wageningen, The Netherlands): Human pathogenic micro-organisms in plant production systems
  • 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): Computational metaproteomics of plant and human interactions with bacteria
  • Auður Sigurbjörnsdóttir (University of Reykjavik, Iceland): Environmental and lichen-associated Pseudomonas isolates from Iceland have pathogenic potential and display behavioural responses to plant matter
  • 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 (1.5 days: starts on 12th at 9 am, ends on 13th at 12 am)



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


Preliminary Program, Registration and Abstract submission is accessible here:


Deadline for abstract submission (oral and poster abstracts): September 15th 2017



We are looking forward to welcoming you in Graz!


Feel free to forward this information to interested colleagues and mailing lists of your institutions.


Christine Moissl-Eichinger


With Gregor Gorkiewicz, Christoph Högenauer, Robert Krause, Gabriele Berg

Location : Graz
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