15th Symposium on Bacterial Genetics and Ecology
"Ecosystem drivers in a changing planet"
26–30 May 2019 • Lisbon/Portugal


15th Symposium on Bacterial Genetics and Ecology
"Ecosystem drivers in a changing planet"
26–30 May 2019 • Lisbon/Portugal

Conference Details


Online Programme


Social Programme

Get together during the first evening of the symposium and meet colleagues, friends and exhibitors in a relaxing atmosphere over snacks and drinks.

Date:Sunday, 26 May 2019
Venue:Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation
Av. de Berna 45 A
1067-001 Lisbon, Portugal
Fee (incl. snacks and drinks):Participant 0 EUR
Accompanying Person 20 EUR

Experience a wonderful evening in an elegant and urban-chic atmosphere at the Monte Claros Restaurant. Enjoy delicious and traditional food with the best view the city has to offer.

Date:Wednesday, 29 May 2019

We are organizing different tours for you to get to know Lisbon better.
Soon there will be more information available. Thank you for your patience.

Suggestions for things to do and see in Lisbon

To do – not lose

©Tina Keller-Costa

Lisbon downtown

Rossio, Baixa-Chiado, Terreiro do Paço, Alfama, where you can find Castelo de São Jorge. The elevator of Santa Justa links Baixa-Chiado to Bairro Alto, where the night life happens. 

In Terreiro do Paço you can climb to the arch and see all Lisbon and Tagus River (2,50 EUR).

©Tina Keller-Costa


In Belém you may visit the Mosteiros dos Jerónimos, Torre de Belém, the garden in front of the President house, MAAT (Museum Art Architecture Technology), Padrão dos Descobrimentos and Pastéis de Belém.

Tram 28, it is a classic in Lisbon and one of the best ways to explore the historical neighbourhoods. It is a great option to get to Belém too.

©Tina Keller-Costa

Around Lisbon


Take the train (takes about 45min) to beautiful Sintra to visit Castelo dos Mouros, Palácio da Pena, Quinta da Regaleira and to try the traditional and delicious pastry like travesseiro and queijadas in the famous Piriquita

©Tina Keller-Costa


Take to train (takes about 40 min) to visit the charming fishermen town Cascais, visit the interesting cliff formation Boca do Inferno, the lovely beach Praia da Rainha or Praia da Guincho – a great place for surfing

Fun with and for Kids 

Lisbon Oceanarium

located at Parque das Nações
Oriente (red line)

Pavilhão do Conhecimento

located at Parque das Nações
Oriente (red line)

Lisbon Zoo

Lisbon Zoo is within walking distance (20 meters) of Jardim Zoológico station (blue line)

You can explore Lisbon by yourself in example with the Lisboa card.  The card includes free pass in 29 museums, monuments and places of interest and discount for certain services. There are cards with different durations of validity:

72h card: 40 EUR for adults
48h 32 EUR for adults
24h: 19 EUR for adults

For further information and card booking visit