1st Young AMICI Symposium

May 25-26th, 2021

Alexander Mahnert, PostDoc, Medical University of Graz
Benjamin Zwirzitz, PostDoc, University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna
Cameron Strachan, PhD student, University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna
Christina Kumpitsch, PhD student, Medical University of Graz
Julia Krasenbrink, PhD student, University of Vienna
Mathias Flieder, PhD student, University of Vienna
The Young AMICI symposium on environmental and host-associated microbiomes is organized by and mainly intended for PhD students and early career researchers but everyone is welcome to join!
The online symposium will feature sessions on innovative techniques for microbiome research, evolution and ecology of microbial populations, food to gut to host, bioinformatics, and clinical microbiome research.
Program for download.
FREE REGISTRATION! Please sign up here.
Registration will close on Friday 21st May 8:00am (CET). All registered attendees will receive a ZOOM link to access the symposium on Tuesday morning before the symposium starts.

Innovative techniques for microbiome research
  • Lauren Alteio, University of Vienna
    The Future is Mini: Expanded Insights into Complex Microbial Communities with Mini-Metagenomics
  • Fatima Pereira, University of Vienna
    Probing microbiome function using next-generation Raman-FISH

Evolution and ecology of microbial populations

  • Annie Yu, University of Vienna
    A reverse ecology framework for microbial populations in the human gut
  • Alexander Mahnert, Medical University Graz
    The human archaeome, a neglected component of our microbiome

Food to gut to host

  • Johanna Rohrhofer Medical University Vienna
    Prevention of food allergy induced anaphylaxis by systemic administration of sphingosine-1-phosphate
  • Anna Weiß, LMU Munich, Germany 
    It takes a village - exploring how bacterial interaction networks facilitate microbiome function
  • Buck Hanson, Los Alamos National Lab, USA
    Sulfoquinovose is a select nutrient of prominent bacteria and a source of hydrogen sulfide in the human gut

Bioinformatics - From coding to application

  • Michael Predl, University of Vienna
    Python essentials for bioinformatics – a little scripting goes a long way
  • Narciso Quijada, University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna
    User-friendly solutions for complex analyses: Whole bacterial genome sequencing
  • Francesco Asnicar, University of Trento, Italy 
    Large-scale phylogenetic analysis of known and unknown microbial members of the human microbiome with PhyloPhlAn
  • Athina Gavriilidou, University of Tübingen, Germany 
    A global survey about secondary metabolite diversity in bacteria

Clinical Microbiome Research

  • Sean Gibbons, Washington Research Foundation, Seattle, USA
    Harnessing our inner ecology to track and treat disease
  • David Seki, University of Vienna 
    Aberrant gut microbiota-immune-brain axis development in premature neonates with brain damage
  • Jakob Thannesberger, Medical University of Vienna
    The human gut virome - shepherds of the bacterial flock?