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Maximilian Bastl
Mag. Maximilian Bastl, PhD

Department of Otorhinolaryngology
Position: Research Associate (Postdoc)

ORCID: 000-0002-2182-0409
T +43 1 40400 33380

Further Information


Forecasting; Pollen; Pollen Allergy

Research interests

My research interest lie on pollen information and the improvement of pollen forecasts for the public of Vienna. Moreover, I am performing contratct research as a pollen analyst for several local and European institutions. My research focus is on grasses and how different species contribute to the grass pollen season.

Techniques, methods & infrastructure

We apply standard light microscopy to determine and count pollen and spores from aerobiological samples. I also have experience in the field of Palynology (recent and fossil), electrone microscopic techniques (SEM and TEM) as well as in phenological monitoring and as data base administrator (European Pollen database, EAN)

Selected publications

  1. Bastl, M. et al. (2023) ‘Methods and standards of pollen monitoring—significance of pollen measurements at different altitudes’, Allergo Journal International, 32(6), pp. 162–166. Available at: Available at:
  2. Bastl, M. et al. (2022) ‘Development of the EAACI% season definition a backup for a global application’, Allergy, 77(4), pp. 1315–1317. Available at: Available at:
  3. Bastl, M. et al. (2021) ‘Variability of grass pollen allergy symptoms throughout the season: Comparing symptom data profiles from the Patient’s Hayfever Diary from 2014 to 2016 in Vienna (Austria)’, World Allergy Organization Journal, 14(3), p. 100518. Available at: Available at:
  4. Bastl, M. et al. (2019) ‘The evaluation of pollen concentrations with statistical and computational methods on rooftop and on ground level in Vienna – How to include daily crowd-sourced symptom data’, World Allergy Organization Journal, 12(5), p. 100036. Available at: Available at:
  5. Kmenta, M. et al. (2017) ‘The grass pollen season 2015: a proof of concept multi-approach study in three different European cities’, World Allergy Organization Journal, 10, p. 31. Available at: Available at: