On behalf of the Portuguese Young Chemists group from the Portuguese Society of Chemistry, we kindly welcome you to join us at the 6th Portuguese Young Chemists Meeting, set in the beautiful city of Setúbal, from May 15th to 18th 2018.

This biennial conference, dating back to 2008, is dedicated to gather young researchers from all subfields of Chemistry, as well as other related scientific areas of Research.

Young chemists and researchers from any nationality are particularly encouraged to share their scientific highlights amongst their peers from chemical sciences, expand their international research network and attend lectures from recognized experts in various field of Chemistry.



João Mano (PT, Univ. Aveiro)
Isabel Ferreira (PT, Instituto Politécnico de Bragança)
Maria de Lurdes Cristiano (PT, Univ. Algarve)
Eduardo Marques (PT, Univ. Porto)
Laura Rodriguez (ES, Univ. Barcelona)
Helder Santos (FI, Univ. Helsinquia)
Carlos Baleizão (PT, Univ. Lisboa - Instituto Superior Técnico)
Nuno Maulide (AT, Univ. Viena)
Susana Costa (PT, Univ. Minho)
Maria Manuel Marques (PT, Univ. NOVA de Lisboa - Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia)
Beatriz Royo (PT, Univ. NOVA de Lisboa - Instituto de Tecnologia Química e Biológica)
Filipe Paz (PT, Univ. Aveiro)
Anthony J. Burke (PT, Univ. Évora)
Uwe Pischel (ES, Univ. Huelva)
Sérgio Seixas de Melo (PT, Univ. Coimbra)


Artur J. Moro
Nuno Basílio
Ana Lúcia Pinto
Miguel Santos
João Avó
Carina Crucho
Tatiana Vitorino
Noemi Jordão
Tiago Moreira
Hugo Cruz
Andreia Forte
André Seco
Vânia Pais
Jéssica Machado

SPQ Secretariat

Leonardo Mendes
Cristina Campos

Scientific Program

The following speakers have confirmed their participation:

Chihaya Adachi,
Kyushu University (Japan)

Jonathan Clayden,
University of Bristol (United Kingdom)

Luisa de Cola,
Université de Strasbourg (France)

Invited speakers

    Ana Rita Duarte (PT, Univ. NOVA de Lisboa - Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia)
    Célia Fonseca-Guerra (NL, Univ. Leiden)
    Eurico Cabrita (PT, Univ. NOVA de Lisboa - Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia)
    Filipe Paz (PT, Univ. Aveiro)
    Javier Montenegro (ES, Univ. Santiago Compostela)
    Márcia Vilarigues (PT, Univ. NOVA de Lisboa - Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia)
    Nathan D. McClenaghan (FR, Univ. Bordeaux)
    Nuno Mateus (PT, Univ. Porto)
    Pol Besenius (GER, Univ. Mainz)
    Tiago Rodrigues (PT, Univ. Lisboa, Instituto de Medicina Molecular)
    Zita Martins (PT, Univ. Lisboa, Instituto Superior Técnico)

Book of abstracts

The full program can be found here

Social Program

Conference Dinner

The Conference dinner of PYCheM (which is included in the registration price) will take place at Casa Ermelinda Freitas, one of the top-ranked wine producers in Portugal, during the evening of May 17th. The dinner will be preceded by a visit to the vineyards and wine production facilities, followed by a tasting session with 5 of their wines, served with traditional, locally-sourced products. The tour takes around an hour and a quarter. Bus Transportation to Casa Ermelinda Freitas from Fórum Luísa Todi is included


before March 26th, 2018 (€) after March 26th, 2018 (€)
SPQ members non-members SPQ members non-members
Undergraduate & Master Students 75 110 105 140
PhD students 125 160 155 190
Young researchers (≤35) 180 220 210 250
Senior researchers (>35) 200 250 230 280
Accompanying person 120 120 120 120

Registration fee includes:

  • Congress material
  • coffee breaks
  • Access to all event sessions
  • Social program
  • Congress dinner
  • Accompanying person:

  • Congress material
  • Coffee breaks
  • Social program
  • Congress dinner
  • Payment Information
    Payment will be via VISA or Bank Transfer

    Bank Transfer
    Titular: Sociedade Portuguesa de Química
    Bank/Banco: Millennium BCP (Lisboa, Pt)
    IBAN: PT50 0033 0000 4534 5670 6780 5


    Portuguese Young Chemists Award - PYCA 2018

    ​​The Portuguese Young Chemists Award (PYCA) attributed by GQJ from SPQ aims to promote excellence in Chemistry developed by young researchers, with particular focus on the scientific impact on the Society. The prize is awarded every two years, to recent doctors with less than 35 years and laureates the work done during their PhD. It is opened to Portuguese or foreigner young researchers that received his/her PhD degree in any field of the chemical sciences from a Portuguese University between January 2016 and December 2017. The first edition was held in 2010.

    The fifth edition of PYCA ​(2018) ​is opened to applications between 10th of January of 2018 and the 31th of March of 2018.

    Th​is​ award comprises a monetary prize​ and ​​a certificate​, kindly sponsored by ChemPubSoc Europe (Wiley-VCH)​, and a scientific book​, kindly sponsored by Gradiva Editora ​and will be delivered ​to the winner ​at the 6th PYCheM, where he/she might talk about his/her work.​
    Please check all the eligibility conditions and how to apply to the PYCA 2018

    EYCN Best Poster Award at the 6th PYCheM

    The Young Chemists Group (GQJ) of the Portuguese Chemical Society (SPQ) is pleased to announce that the European Young Chemists’ Network (EYCN), in collaboration with Evonik Industries, will kindly sponsor the EYCN best poster award presented at the 6th Portuguese Young Chemists Meeting (6th PYCheM) by a young researcher.

    The award comprises a monetary prize and a certificate and will be delivered at the 6th PYCheM.

    Do not miss this opportunity to present your own research work and be eligible to win the EYCN best poster award!


    The meeting’s official language will be English

    Abstracts should be submitted via the SPQ registration site. Please, log in using the login and the password provided during the registration process and then proceed with "abstract submission". Please use the Microsoft Word file Abstract Template.

    The abstract must not exceed one A4 page. Decision between poster and oral communications will be made by the scientific committee upon evaluation of the submitted abstracts. The abstract file should be saved as follows: name_surname_poster.doc or name_surname_oral.doc (or docx in either case). Each participant can submit only ONE abstract as presenting author, for poster or oral communication, and this should be indicated upon submission. .

    The deadline for submission of poster abstracts has been extended to April 20th.

    Accepted abstracts will be published in the Book of Abstracts (only abstracts of registered participants will be included).

    Please make sure your abstract does not contain any spelling or grammar mistakes, as it will be reproduced as submitted.

    For poster presentations, the maximum poster size is A0 in portrait orientation (0.84 x 1.19 m).
    Oral presentations will consist of 10 minutes for presentation, plus 5 minutes for Q & A.
    Steps for abstract(s) submission Abstract template Personal Area/abstract submission

    Key Dates

    • Registration with discount: deadline 26th March 2018

    • The deadline for submission of poster abstracts has been extended to April 20th

    • Registration deadline: 26 th April 2016


    The conference will be held at Fórum Luisa Todi, located in the center of Setúbal, very close to the river.

      Avenida Luísa Todi, N.os 61-67
      2900-459 Setúbal

      Contact: +351 265 522 127
      GPS coordinates:: 38.5217546, -8.8919008


    Coming from Lisbon the best option to get to the venue is to take the train Fertagus in on of the following stations:

    • Roma-Areeiro
    • Entrecampos
    • Sete Rios
    • Campolide
    Beware that not all Fertagus trains departing from these stations are headed to Setúbalu>. Some (most) will stop half-way at Coina. The trip to Setúbal by train takes nearly an hour.

    • Train

      Lisbon Setúbal

      Price: 4.50 €
      Time: 1h

    • Walking

      Train Station Fórum Luisa Todi

      Avenida Luísa Todi, 61-67,Setúbal
      GPS : 38.52175, -8.89190
      Time: 15 min map

    • Fórum Luisa Todi

      Conference Venue

      Avenida Luísa Todi, 61-67,Setúbal

    • Walking

      Fórum Luisa Todi Train Station

      Praça do Brasil, Setúbal
      GPS: 38.53122,-8.884729,186
      Time: 15 min map

    • Train

      Setúbal Lisbon

      Price: 4.50 €
      Time: 1h



    Upon booking, please mention that you are a participant at 6PYCheM

    Hotel Mar e Sol ****

    36 euros (single) | 45 euros (double)

    Hotel Solaris ***

    50 (single)| 60 (double)

    Hotel Aranguês ***

    39 (single) | 43 (double) | 53 (triple)

    Rio Art Hotel

    60 (single) | 65 (double) Breakfast incl.

    Hotel Luna Esperança Centro

    upon booking on the hotel's website, use promocode "6PYCHEM" to get 5% discount over standard rate

    The following accommodations are also available, however without any deals with the 6.º PYCheM organization.


    For low-cost accomodations, there are several options available:



    Day Off Hostel

    Contacts Us


    SPQ - Sociedade Portuguesa de Química

      Av. da República, 45 - 3º Esq.
      1050 - 187 Lisboa

      Vat Number: 501 139 265

      (+351) 217 934 637 9h30-17h

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