Book of Abstracts


For the abstracts selected as Flash Presentations or Poster Presentations, there will be 2 poster display groups.


1) The first group of posters should be exhibited from Thursday 5 December, 14h and must be removed before 13h30 on 6 December.  These are the posters of the sessions I1 (1 to 107), II2 (108 to 169), III3 (170 to 185), I4 (186 to 196), II5 (197 to 207), I7 (306 to 310) and III9 (311 to 315).

2) The second group of posters should be displayed between 13:30 on 6 December and the end of the congress, 7 December, 19h. These are the posters of the sessions III6 (208 to 305), I10 (316 to 417), II11 (418 to 435) and II12 (436 to 462).

You will have an LCD screen to display your poster as well so, if you wish, you can also bring your poster in PDF so it can be presented on the screen, outside of your designated poster session. This does not exclude your physical poster display, which is mandatory.

If It is not removed on time, someone will discard of it.
Your poster location will be marked with your poster number and springs to hold it in place.
Any questions may be directed to volunteers who will be posted to this section.

Guided Visit to the University of Coimbra – Book in Advance at your interest (not included)

Guidelines – AWARD – “Talento BioEmpreendedor “

Please find the FEMS grant result here


Invited Plenary-Session Speakers confirmed:

Nikos Kyrpides • DOE Joint Genome Institute • USA
Michael Sauer • BOKU University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences • Austria
Gabriel Acien • Universidad de Almería • Spain
Mohammad J Taherzadeh • University of Borås • Sweden
Michele Swanson • University of Michigan • ASM President • USA

When: 5th-7th December 2019.
Where: University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal.
Deadline for abstract submission: 30th September 2019.
Deadline for early bird registration: 4th November 2019.
Deadline for application to FEMS ECS Meeting Grant: 1st September 2019.
Deadline for application to FCTUC Student Grants: 15th of October 2019.



The Microbiotec’19 will take place next 5th, 6th and 7th December 2019 at the University of Coimbra, Portugal ( The Microbiotec congress series happens every two years since 2005 organized in collaboration by the Portuguese Society of Microbiology and the Portuguese Society of Biotechnology (

This biennale conference although directed at the Portuguese scientists, aims to provide an international scientific forum by which researchers from all over the world share their knowledge, exchange ideas, and discuss scientific policy and regulatory issues associated with the microbiology and the biotechnology in the future. The debate will also be focused on the relationship with industry, the creation of a network of culture collections in Portugal, or the risks to food safety.

The Institution invited to host the MICROBIOTEC’19 is the University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal and Professors Paula Morais and Jorge Rocha will chair the Congress. 30 renowned Portuguese microbiologists compose the scientific commission and biotechnologists from different institutions with a broad national and thematic coverage (see below). The program was planned in order to include different contributions to the central theme of Microbiology and Biotechnology that have been important for the scientific community in the last years. New themes that we think will emerge, as new scientific research areas in the future to come are also included.

In continuity with the previous editions, companies present in the daily lives of many microbiologists and biotechnologists will joined this event, helping to cheer it.

The scientific program will consist of plenary lectures (6), keynote lectures (24), oral communications selected from the abstracts submitted (48) as detailed in the program file. We expect the participation of 400 congress participants at the University of Coimbra polo II, Central Building of the Faculty of Science and Technology, Coimbra, Portugal.