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16: Microbiome diversity vs. microbiological control

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A microbiome is a community of microorganisms (such as bacteria, fungi, and viruses) that inhabit a particular multicellular organism, and, of course, the human microbiome is of special interest. Microbiomes are as indispensable for the normal functioning of our ecosystems as they are for the human body, and disruptions in either are associated with a loss in diversity of microorganisms. This seminar will examine if the human body can ‘control’ its own diversity. How is necessary microbial diversity established and maintained in the body? How is it affected by a hospital visit, and how can we control microorganisms in hospitals to reduce infection risks without causing resistance?
After introducing the participants to the field of microbiomes, the seminar will explore the question of how we might create a human space mission to Mars without contaminating that planet. Further, the seminar will ask how we can control our own microbiome during a space flight.

Deputy Head, Hospital Hygiene and Technical Hygiene, Division of Hygiene and Medical Microbiology, Medical University Innsbruck
Director, Health Security Department, National Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki
Planetary Protection Officer, European Space Agency, Noordwijk
Professor for Interactive Microbiome Research, Medical University Graz

Mag. Dr. rer.nat Astrid MAYR

Deputy Head, Hospital Hygiene and Technical Hygiene, Division of Hygiene and Medical Microbiology, Medical University Innsbruck

Studies of Biology/Microbiology, Leopold-Franzens-University, Innsbruck Graduation Master of Science, Biology/Microbiology, Leopold-Franzens-University, Innsbruck Graduation Dr.rer.nat, Divison of Hygiene and Medical Microbiology, Medical University Innsbruck Collaborator/Post doc Position, Division of Hygiene and Medical Microbiology, Hospital Hygiene, Technical and Environmental Hygiene, Medical University Innsbruck Deputy Head, Hospital Hygiene, Technical and Environmental Hygiene, Division of Hygiene and Medical Microbiology, Medical University Innsbruck
1992-1999
1999
2002
since 2000
since 2010

Array Mika SALMINEN

Director, Health Security Department, National Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki

M.Sc., General Microbiology, Genetics, Biochemistry, University of Helsinki Ph.D, General Microbiology, Genetics, Biochemistry, University of Helsinki Adjunct Professor, Virology, University of Helsinki Head, HIV Unit, National Public Health Institute, Helsinki Head of section for Evidence Base for Prevention and Control, Scientific Advice Unit, ECDC, Stockholm Head, Section for HIV STIs and Hepatitis B and C, Scientific Advice Unit, ECDC, Stockholm Head, Health Impact Section at the Chief Scientists Office, ECDC, Stockholm Head, Virology Unit, National Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki Research Professor and Head of Department, Infectious Disease Surveillance and Control, National Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki Advisory Forum member, ECDC Research Professor; Director, Department of Infectious Diseases, National Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki
1984-1991
1989-1991
since 1998
2001-2009
2009-2010
2010-2011
2011-2012
2012-2013
2013-2015
since 2013
2015-2017

Ph.D. Gerhard KMINEK

Planetary Protection Officer, European Space Agency, Noordwijk

 Mr. Kminek is Planetary Protection Officer for the European Space Agency since 2004. He served as chair of the COSPAR Panel on Planetary Protection, the containment facility and planetary protection team in the frame of the international Mars architecture for sample return working group, co-chaired of the joint ESA-NASA science working group for Mars sample return, chaired several ECSS working groups and task force and organised a number of international workshops and colloquia to review and revise planetary protection policy and requirements. Prior he was Principal Investigator of two microgravity experiments on Space Shuttle flights STS-80 and STS-95 and worked in the ESA Advanced Concepts Team and the Aurora Exploration Program. He has a Master Degree in Science from the University in Vienna and a Doctorate in Earth Science from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California.

Dr. Christine MOISSL-EICHINGER

Professor for Interactive Microbiome Research, Medical University Graz

Professor for Interactive Microbiome Research, BioTechMed and Medical University Graz Scientist and Project Leader, Institute for Microbiology and Archaea Center, University of Regensburg PostDoc, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena
since 2014
2007-2014
2005-2006

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