Topic #1: Microbiotech in Health & Disease

[The invisible kingdom of microbes is present everywhere, from the environment to the deepness of our body. The microbiomes support and maintain our health, preventing disease. Microbial pathogenic threats are everywhere and many are becoming more and more difficult to treat – This section of our congress is devoted to all the MicroBiotech contributions to the World Health Organization/World Organisation for Animal Health “One Health” concept]   

1.1 Zoonoses, emerging and re-emerging diseases: virology, bacteriology, mycology and parasitology

1.2 Microbiome in Health & Disease: microbial diversity and host-microbes interactions

1.3 Microbiology & Biotechnology in COVID-19: new approaches for new diseases

1.4 & 1.6 Biopharmaceuticals & Vaccines: design, analytical methods and bioprocessing opportunities

1.5 Antimicrobial Resistance in One Health: the silent pandemics

1.7 Molecular microbiology in the NGS era: early detection and identification of pathogens and its dispersion and evolution

Topic #2: Microbiotech for a Sustainable Future

[Microbes play key roles in nutrient cycling, biodegradation/biodeterioration, climate change, food spoilage and biotechnology. Microbes can be put to work in many ways: making life-saving drugs, the manufacture of biofuels, cleaning up pollution, and producing/processing food and drink – This section of our congress is devoted to all the MicroBiotech contributions to the United Nations Sustainable Goals]

2.1 Biotechnology and Sustainability I  

2.2 Biotechnology and Sustainability II      

2.3 Biotechnology and Sustainability III


Topic #3: Food and Environmental Microbiotech

[Proclaimed at the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly, the year 2021 is the International Year of Fruits and Vegetables, countries are challenged to raise awareness about the important role of fruits and vegetables in human nutrition, food security and health. This section of our congress is devoted to all the MicroBiotech contributions to the environmental microbiology that are important determinants of environmental sustainability, ecosystems maintenance and sustainable agriculture]

3.1 Microbial physiology and biochemistry: microbial activity in the context of environmental changes

3.2 Biotechnology and environmental microbiology: from psychrophiles to extremophiles

3.3 Microbiological collections: resources for a sustainable present and future  

3.4 Soil health, food security and food safety

3.5 Biotech4food – nutrigenomics, personalized nutrition and food production


Topic #4: Impact of Microbiotech in Society

[Microbes and their activities have pervasive, remarkably profound and generally positive effects in the biosphere. Knowledge of relevant microbial activities, how they impact our lives, and how they may be harnessed for the benefit of humankind. Microbiology literacy in society is indispensable for informed personal and social decisions, as well as for policy development in government and business, and for knowledgeable input of societal stakeholders in such policymaking. This section of our congress is devoted to all the MicroBiotech contributions to Microbiology literacy in society and Microbiologic knowledge, learning and communication]

4.1 Teaching and Communicating in Science

4.2 COST sessions rooms

4.3 Tips & Tricks from Portuguese Start-ups and companies in Microbiotech


Topic #5: Cool tools in Microbiotech

[Microbiology and biotechnology research and development depends on technological and scientific innovation. Innovation, inventions and new technical approaches and how they improved research performance and knowledge creation in microbiology and biotechnology is the aim of this section of Microbiotec 2021]

5.1 Genome Editing for therapy, biotechnological & food use

5.2 Synthetic & Systems biology: experimental, theoretical and computational approaches for the analysis of micro and biological systems

5.3 New approaches for disease control and treatment

5.4 Digital Data, Big Data & AI in Microbiotech

Congress will take place in Portugal time zone, GMT +0. You can confirm your local time here.

Download the Programme in pdf here.

Programme per day and room (better option to print) here.

The congress recordings will be available from December 6th.

On Nov 25th, 10h45 am, join the Satellite Symposium & Workshop: SP4 Algavalor promoted by Algavalor.

Consult the detailed programme here.