Congresso – MicroBiotec’23

The Microbiotec’23 will be hosted at University of Beira Interior between 7-9th December 2023.

The Microbiotec congress happens biannually since 2005 in a co-organization by the Portuguese Society of Microbiology  ( and the Portuguese Society of Biotechnology (

This biannual congress aims to create a platform for discussion and collaboration between national and international researchers and stakeholders in diverse areas of Microbiology and Biotechnology, while welcoming young researchers making their first steps into the scientific community. This congress offers an excellent opportunity for showcasing your most recent scientific results. Oral and poster communications are welcome on all conference topics:

  • Topic #1 – Environmental Microbiology & Biotechnology
  • Topic #2 – Food Microbiology & Biotechnology
  • Topic #3 – Health Biotechnology
  • Topic #4 – Health Microbiology
  • Topic #5 – Molecular Microbiology and Microbial Physiology
  • Topic #6 – Bioprocess Engineering
  • Topic #7 – New and emergent technologies
  • Topic #8 – From Science to Society
  • Topic #9 – Biological Resources centers and Networks

The congress venue is located at the Health Sciences Faculty of University of Beira Interior with a privileged location at the Covilhã city. At the heart of Cova da Beira, Covilhã is a welcoming city that offers visitors a mighty landscape framed by Serra da Estrela, Serra da Gardunha, and the surrounding historic villages. Apart from the scientific program, feel free to take the opportunity to visit the city’s narrow streets, with one of the largest and most varied urban art collection in the world, that offer and tell the story of Covilhã, its people, and of the thriving wool industry that once made part of the city life ( Those who value the beauty, fun and emotions of snow can also find a few kilometers from Covilhã, the highest point of Continental Portugal at the core of the Serra da Estrela Natural Park.

We hope you find here the opportunity to share and debate ideas and science during these three days focused on  the innovations and challenges of microbiology and biotechnology research.

Looking forward to meeting you in Covilhã!

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