Plenary lectures

Topic #1 - Microbiotech in Health & Disease

João Paulo Gomes

Researcher and Head of the Bioinformatics Unit of the Department of Infectious Diseases, National Health Institute Doutor Ricardo Jorge – INSA, Portugal.

Catarina Brito

Principal Investigator, iBET & ITQB-NOVA, Portugal.

Topic #2 - Microbiotech for a Sustainable Future

Eriko Takano

Professor of Synthetic Biology, University of Manchester, UK.

Sunil Chandran

SVP and Head of R&D, Amyris Biotechnologies, US.

Topic #3: Food and Environmental Microbiotech

Yong-Guan Zhu

Professor of Soil Environmental Sciences and Environmental Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Director General of the Institute of Urban Environment, China. 

Topic #4 - Impact of Microbiotech in Society

Cristián Hernández-Cuevas

General Partner at Zentynel Frontier Investments and Director at Fundacion Ciencia & Vida, Santiago, Chile

Topic #5 - Cool tools in Microbiotech

Ciara O'Sullivan

ICREA Research Professor at Universitat Rovira i Virgili (URV) in Engineering Sciences, Spain.

Jean-Marie Pagès

Senior Director of Research (DR1) INSERM2012, Head of UMR-MD1 Research Unit Membrane Transporters, Chemoresistance and Drug design, France.

Keynote lectures

Marta Alenquer

Researcher, Instituto Gulbenkian Ciência, Portugal.

Gorben Pijlman

Associate Professor, University of Wageningen, The Netherlands.

Fani Sousa

Associate Professor, Universidade da Beira Interior, Portugal.

Jörg Overmann

Professor, Leibniz Institute DSMZ–German Collection of Microorganisms and Cell Cultures, Germany.

Mafalda Quintas

Science Officer at COST Office UE, Portugal.

Pedro Fevereiro

Principal Investigator, Instituto de Tecnologia Química e Biológica, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, Portugal.

Moritz von Stosch

Chief innovation Officer, DataHow AG. Switzerland.

Lígia Rodrigues

Associate Professor with Habilitation, Universidade do Minho, Portugal.

Marcel Ottens

Associate Professor, Technical University of Delft, The Netherlands.

Maria Miragaia

Auxiliary Researcher, Instituto de Tecnologia Química e Biológica, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, Portugal.

Maria Michela Corsaro

Associate Professor, Department of Chemical Sciences, University of Naples Federico II, Italy.

Carlos Gonçalo das Neves

Director of Research and Internationalization, Norwegian Veterinary Institute (NVI), Oslo.

Susana P. Gaudêncio

Head of the Blue Biotechnology and Biomedicine Lab, UCIBIO, NOVA SCHOOL OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY | FCT NOVA, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, Portugal.

Joana Fradinho

Assistant Researcher, UCIBIO, NOVA School of Sciences and Technology, NOVA University Lisbon, Portugal.

Jodi Lindsay

Professor of Microbial Pathogenesis, St George’s University of London, UK.

Kenneth N. Timmis

Professor, Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany.

Martin J. Blaser

Professor, Director of Centre for Advanced Biotechnology and Medicine (CABM), CABM, Rutgers, US.

Ana Maria Rebelo Barreto Xavier

Assistant Professor, Chemistry Department, University of Aveiro, Portugal.

Constança Pomba

Associate Professor, Head of the Laboratory of Resistance to Antibiotics and Biocides, FMV-ULisboa, Portugal.

Paula Teixeira

Associate Professor in Food Microbiology at ESB-UCP, Portugal. 

Laurent Debarbieux

Research Director, Institut Pasteur, France.

Cecília Maria Arraiano

Coordinating Investigator, Head of the Control of Gene Expression Laboratory, ITQB NOVA, Portugal.

Marta Silvestre

Assistant Professor, NOVA Medical School, Nutrition & Metabolism, Portugal.