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2019: 6th Theodor Escherich Symposium

Between the 28th – 29th of November 2019 the 6th Theodor Escherich Symposium on Medical Microbiome Research took place at the Medical University of Graz. For the first time ever public lectures were held for everyone interested in microbiome research.

13 international speakers contributed to the success of the symposium. Simon Lax from the Massachussetts Institute of Technology, USA gave the BioTechMed-Graz Lecture.

For further information, please click here.

2019: 8th Graz Brain-Computer Interface Conference

Between the 16th and 20th of September 2019 the Graz University of Technology opened its doors to researchers from all over the world for the 8th Brain-Computer Interface Conference (BCI). The program consisted of workshops, keynotes, industrial exhibitions and also the 2nd BCI Science Slam.

In addition to that, Sergey D. Stavisky (Stanford University), Francis R. Willett (Stanford University), Paymon Rezaii (Stanford University), Leigh R. Hochberg (Brown University, Harvard Medical School), Krishna V. Shenoy (Stanford University, Howard Hughes Medical Institute) and Jamie M. Henderson won  1st place at the BCI 2019 Award for their submission „Decoding speech from intracortial multielectrode arrays in dorsal motor cortex“. The BCI Award 2019 was endowed with a total of 6,000 USD. (1st place: 3,000 USD, 2nd place: 2,000 USD, 3rd place: 1,000 USD)

The entire program as well as further information is available here.

2019: 10th Internationaler BioNanoMed („Nanotechnology in Biology & Medicine”) Congress

From the 15th to the 17th of April 2019 the 10th International BioNanoMed 2019 Congress was held at the University of Graz. The event was organised by Techkonnex and the University of Graz in co-operation with the Medical University of Graz. This years’ congress attracted more than 110 participants from 19 different nations. The main focus of the event was on recent advances in Nanomedicine. As in previous years, the event was supported by BioTechMed-Graz.

The Keynote Speakers of 2019 were Prof. Ashutosh Chilkoti (Duke University), Prof. Elias Fattal (University of Paris-Sud) and Dr. Uday B. Kompella (University of Colorado Denver).

2018: 5th Theodor Escherich & 2nd AMICI Joint Symposium on Medical Microbiome Research

Between the 8th-9th of November 2018 the 5th Theodor Escherich & 2nd AMICI  Joint Symposium on Medical Microbiome Research was held at the Medical University of Graz. Over 200 guests from Europe spent two intensive days discussing the “hot topics” of Microbiome Research. The wide variety of expertise of the researchers was best reflected in the diversity of the talks, with subjects reaching from “Microbiome & Cancer” to “Bacteria and Fungi: how do they communicate?” and many more. An overview of all talks is available here.

On the second day of the symposium the Yakult Award for the best contributed talk was awarded.


Please click here for the program.

2018: 9th International BioNanoMed 2018 Congress

From April, 25 until April, 27, 2018 the 9th International BioNanoMed 2018 Congress  „Nanotechnology in Biology & Medicine” took place at the University of Graz.

The congress was supported by BioTechMed-Graz and served as an exclusive Know-How-
Transfer  meeting  for  researchers,  engineers,  students  and  practitioners  from 
Natural Sciences, Medical Sciences and Engineering Subjects throughout the world.

Keynote Speaker were the renowned researchers Rogério Gaspar (University of Lisbon), Jesus M de la Fuente (CSIC-University of Zaragoza) and Alessandro Grattoni (The Houston Methodist Research Institute).


2018: 7th International Symposium on Lipid and Membrane Biology

From April 9-11, 2018 the SFB LIPOTOX and BioTechMed-Graz organized the "7th International Symposium on Lipid and Membrane Biology". The symposium took place at the Meerscheinschlössl at the University of Graz. International scientists and experts in the field of Lipid and Membrane Biology attended the event.
Here you find some impressions of the symposium.

2017: 7th Graz Brain-Computer Interface Conference

From September 18, 2017 - September 22, 2017 the Institute of Neural Engineering invited BCI experts from more than 20 countries to the second largest international BCI Conference worldwide.

In addition to a Hackathon for Brain-Computer-Interface Designers the first BCI Science Slam took place in Graz - a stage show that puts the spotlight on the entertaining side of science.

Here you find further information on the BCI Conference.

2016: 6th International Symposium on Lipid and Membrane Biology

In collaboration with the SFB LIPOTOX, BioTechMed-Graz organized the 6th International Graz Symposium on Lipid and Membrane Biology. The event took place on April 7-9, 2016 at Meerscheinschlössl at the University of Graz.
The line-up of speakers was very impressive and the BioTechMed-Graz keynote lecture 2016 was given by Prof. Sir Stephen O'Rahilly on April 7, 2016 on the topic “Obesity and insulin resistance: Lessons from human genetics“.

Here you find some impressions of the symposium and the program.

BioTechMed-Graz Symposium 2015


On Thursday, June 11th 2015, the BioTechMed-Graz Symposium took place. Short presentations by the BioTechMed-Graz Postdocs gave an overview and specific insights into the inter-university projects and research areas within BioTechMed-Graz.

The highlight of the evening was the keynote lecture on the topic “Wie beeinflussen unbewusste Reize Gehirn und Verhalten?” by the renowned neuroscientist, Prof. Dr. Arno Villringer (MPI for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig).

Prof. Marian David (Institute of Philosophy, Uni Graz), Prof. Robert Legenstein (Institute of Theoretical Computer Science, TU Graz) and Prof. Franz Fazekas (Division of General Neurology, Med Uni Graz) discussed the topic from different perspectives in the closing panel discussion.

The evening finished off with further discussions in the closing get-together.


Program Symposium

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