The Congress of Microbiology in Paraná is a biennial event organized by students and professors from the Postgraduate Program in Microbiology, at the Department of Microbiology, at the State University of Londrina, Paraná.
The IV Congress of Microbiology in Paraná, the first in the online format, addressed current issues in different areas of Microbiology. The objective was to provide the gathering and dissemination of research in Microbiology among students and professionals in the areas of Biological Sciences, Health Sciences, Biotechnology, Veterinary Medicine, Food Science and Agrarian Science. During the three days of the event, more than 300 people participated in conferences and oral session. Participants come from other countries and from research institutions and universities (federal, state and private) throughout the Brazilian territory.
Concomitantly to the congress, the “International Symposium of Virology: COVID-19”, had the participation of nationally and internationally renowned speakers, who addressed several themes in the field of Virology, with emphasis on SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19.
The program was carefully prepared, with the participation of 29 speakers from different areas of Microbiology. Among the speakers, awarded researchers and reference in Brazil and abroad in different areas of Microbiology participated in the event. Thus, the event promoted the dissemination of the main areas of this Science and fostered future collaborations in research projects, technological development and innovation between Brazilian and foreign centers, further strengthening the Microbiology of the State of Paraná.