Due to the COVID-19 situation and WHO's recommendations, the 7th Portuguese Young Chemists Meeting will be delayed until 2021. More information soon.

On behalf of the Portuguese Young Chemists group from the Portuguese Society of Chemistry, we kindly welcome you to join us at the 7th Portuguese Young Chemists Meeting, set in the welcoming city of Bragança, from May 19th to 21st 2021.

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.


Organizing Committee

Carla Pereira
José Pinela
Maria Inês Dias
Ângela Fernandes
Sandrina Heleno
Márcio Carocho
Cristina Caleja
Eliana Pereira
Filipa Reis
Bruno Melgar
Oludemi Taofiq


Leonardo Mendes
Cristina Campos

Scientific Committee

Anthony J. Burke (Universidade de Évora)
Artur Silva (Universidade de Aveiro)
João F. Mano (Universidade do Aveiro)
Maria Beatriz Prior Pinto Oliveira (Universidade do Porto)
Nuno Mateus (Universidade do Porto)
Manuel A. Coimbra (Universidade de Aveiro)
Rui Fausto (Universidade de Coimbra)
Carlos J.R. Silva (Universidade do Minho)
Verónica de Zea Bermudez (Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro)
Fernanda Proença (Universidade do Minho)
Hélder Gomes (Instituto Politécnico de Bragança)
Ana Aguiar Ricardo (Universidade Nova de Lisboa) Anthony J. Burke (Universidade de Évora)
Carlos M. Afonso (Universidade de Lisboa)
Mário Nuno Berberan e Santos (Universidade de Lisboa)
Lillian Barros (Instituto Politécnico de Bragança)

Key Dates

  • Registration with discount: deadline April 20th, 2020

  • Abstract Submission: March 16th, 2020 new date
  • Information about communications acceptance: April 10th, 2020


before April 20th, 2020 (€) after April 20th, 2020 (€)
SPQ members non-members SPQ members non-members
Bsc & Msc Student 1st & 2nd Bologne Cycle * 80 105 110 135
PhD Student * 120 160 150 190
Young Chemist (until age 35) 180 220 210 250
Senior Chemist(+ age 35) 200 250 230 280
Accompanying person 120 120 120 120

Registration includes:

  • Access to all sessions of the scientific program
  • Congress material
  • Book of abstracts
  • Coffee breaks
  • Social program
  • Congress dinner

Accompanying person:

  • Congress material
  • Book of abstracts
  • Coffee breaks
  • Social program
  • Congress dinner

* a proof is required (copy of student card - you can upload at your personal area)

Payment Information

Bank Transfer

    Account Owner: Sociedade Portuguesa de Química
    Bank: Millennium BCP (Lisboa, Pt)
    IBAN: PT50 0033 0000 4534 5670 6780 5
    Bank address: Millennium BCP (Avenida 5 de Outubro 60-68, 1050-059 Lisboa, Portugal)

Credit Card
Payment with credit card will is possible at your personal/registration area. Follow the guidelines.

Cancellation and Refund

  • For any cancellation received until 20th April 2020, less an administrative fee equal to 10 percent of your registration fee (in EUR)
  • For any cancellation received after 20th April 2020, no refund will be made
  • All bank charges involved in the transactions are paid by the participant
  • Any request for refund must be addressed to 7pychem@chemistry.pt
  • Refunds will be handled after the Conference
  • Scientific Program

    Plenary Speaker:

    Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas and Universidad Politecnica de Valencia (Spain)
    Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Switzerland)
    Advanced Electron Microscopy, Imaging and Spectroscopy Center International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory (Portugal)

    Invited Lectures:

    Cristina Freire
    Universidade do Porto (Portugal)
    Christine Morand
    UMR 1019 / Human Nutrition Unit (France)
    Daniel Granato
    Natural Resources Institute (Finland)
    David Fulton
    Newcastle University (United Kingdom)
    Nuno João Silva
    Universidade de Aveiro, CICECO (Portugal)
    Juan Francisco Rodriguez
    Universidade Castilha la Mancha (Spain)
    Luís Mafra
    Universidade de Aveiro, CICECO (Portugal)
    Neil Champness
    University of Nottingham (United Kingdom)
    Elena Ibañez
    Institute of Food Science Research (CIAL-CSIC) (Spain)
    Alvaro Goyanes
    UCL School of Pharmacy (United Kingdom)
    Victor A.P. de Freitas
    Universidade do Porto (Portugal)

    Scientific Writing Workshop
    General Principles for Obtaining a Scientific Publication

    23 May, 2020


    The aim of the Workshop is to demystify the idea that publishing in high impact factor journals is an impossible task or that it is reserved for a small group of renowned experts and Professors from World Top Higher Education Institutions. In this workshop, participants will be guided in all sections that compose a scientific paper, the aspects that need particular attention, and how to address each section of the manuscript. The ultimate goal is to stimulate and encourage MSc and Ph.D. students in their thesis final stage to get “out of the box” and plan, organize, execute and acquire the “fire in the belly” to publish their research outputs.

    Workshop recipients

    The Workshop is open to a general Academia audience, mainly targeting students but also open to researchers and early career Professors. The Workshop can also be attended by participants from diverse scientific domains, since it is developed in a general way, with some exercises and examples referring to particular areas (several domains within the scientific field of Chemistry), specifically developed to meet the participants’ background and main scientific subjects

    Abstract submission

    Each registered participant will be entitled to submit ONE ABSTRACT, for oral or poster presentation.
    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 oral and poster 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).
    Deadline for abstract submission: March 16th, 2020 new date
    Information about communications acceptance: April 10th, 2020
    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.


  • Electrochemistry
  • Polymer Chemistry
  • Analytical chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Organic chemistry
  • Inorganic chemistry
  • Physical chemistry
  • Materials chemistry and Nanomaterials
  • Medicinal chemistry
  • Green chemistry
  • Computational chemistry
  • Chemistry of Natural Products
  • Food Chemistry
  • Surface chemistry and interfaces
  • Teaching and Disseminating Chemistry
  • Other (suggestion)

  • Awards

    PYCA 2020

    The Portuguese Young Chemists Award (PYCA) attributed by the Young Chemists Group (GQJ) 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 2018 and December 2019.

    This sixth edition of PYCA is open for applications until March 30, 2020.
    Check the eligibility conditions and how to apply

    Supported by:
    Molecules (ISSN 1420-3049, CODEN: MOLEFW) provides an advanced forum for science of chemistry and all interfacing disciplines. Our aim is to provide rigorous peer review and enable rapid publication of cutting-edge research to educate and inspire the scientific community worldwide. The article processing time is 31 days (median values for papers published in 2018). The Impact Factor for Molecules is 3.060 (2018 Journal Citation Reports® Science Edition, Clarivate Analytics, 2019) Website: www.mdpi.com/journal/molecules

    ReadyToPub Award

    An Award will be attributed to a poster communication presented by a master/PhD student during the 7th PYCheM. Selection will be based on three criteria: General interest of the research, Clarity of the presentation, and Quality of the results presented.
    The award will consist of one English Editing service (Basic Pack) of a manuscript having the student as the first author. The award will be announced during the Closing Ceremony.
    Check the eligibility conditions and how to apply

    Supported by:

    Best oral communication award

    Micropipeta volumétrica da marca CAPP

    Supported by:


    The meeting will take place in the building of the School of Technology and Management of the Polytechnic Institute of Bragança.

      Auditório Eng. Alcínio Miguel
      Escola Superior de Tecnologia e Gestão
      Instituto Politécnico de Bragança
      Campus de Santa Apolónia
      5300-253 BRAGANÇA
    GPS coordinates: Lat.= 41.796601; Lon.= -6.768698º; Alt.=754 [m]
    Google plus codes: Q6WJ+HG Braganza


    BY CAR:

    To establish the best route, it is suggested to consult information on: ViaMichelin and Google Maps

    Access Distance
    Time Route Planner Estimated Cost
    Aveiro - Bragança 270 02h56m Via A4 €43.29
    (tolls €17.70 + fuel consumption €25.59)
    Coimbra - Bragança 283 03h17m Via IP3 €33.00
    (tolls €5.55 + fuel consumption €27.45)
    Evora - Bragança 447 05h47m Via A23 IP2 €54.17
    (tolls €10.65 + fuel consumption €43.52)
    Faro - Bragança 720 07h34m Via A22 A1 €108.49
    (tolls €42.95 + fuel consumption €65.54)
    Lisbon - Bragança 491 04h15m A1 |IP6 | A23 |IP2| A4: Lisboa – Torres Novas – Abrantes – Guarda – Macedo de Cavaleiros - Bragança €66.09
    (tolls €20.45 + fuel consumption €45.64)
    Porto - Bragança 205 02h20m A4-Porto/Amarante. IP4- Amarante-Vila Real. A4 Vila Real/Bragança €26.73
    (tolls €6.85 + fuel consumption €19.88)

    BY BUS:

    Check company schedules and circuits: Rodonorte or Rede Expressos.


    The following accommodations are recommended by the organization (The fees applied result from agreements with the Polytechnic Institute of Bragança. Participants are therefore advised that in order to guarantee these fees, the reservation must be made directly to the hotel email, stating “Participation in 7th PYCHeM, IPB”.)

    This hotel is located 1.9 km from the 7th Portuguese Young Chemists Meeting.

      Travessa da Misericórdia 4
      5300-252 Bragança, Portugal
      (+351) 273 312 079
      URL geral@baixahotel.com
    Price per night (32,5 € € single | 38 € double)

    This hotel is located 3.2 km from the 7th Portuguese Young Chemists Meeting.

      Avenida das Forças Armadas
      Rotunda Lavrador Transmontano
      5300-063 Bragança, Portugal
      (+351) 273 302 520
      URL h3338@accor.com
    Price per night (41 € single | 44 € double)

    This hotel is located 2.6 km from the 7th Portuguese Young Chemists Meeting.

      Cabeça Boa
      Estrada de Turismo - Circuito Turístico
      5300-852 Bragança, Portugal
      (+351) 273 324 204 / 273 310 700
      URL hotel.estalagem.turismo@gmail.com
    Price per night (35 € single | 45 € double)

    This hotel is located 3.3 km from the 7th Portuguese Young Chemists Meeting.

      Avenida do Sabor, Lote 24
      5300-111 Bragança, Portugal
      (+351) 273 310 070
      URL reservas.hsl@hotelsaolazaro.com
    Price per night (38 € single | 48 € double)

    This hotel is located 0.95 km from the 7th Portuguese Young Chemists Meeting.

      Rua Madre Teresa Calcutá 3
      5300-306 Bragança, Portugal
      (+351) 273 313 219 / 273 312 073
      URL santa_apolonia@iol.pt
    Price per night (35 € single | 45 € double)

    This hotel is located 2.3 km from the 7th Portuguese Young Chemists Meeting.

      Rua Dr. Francisco Felgueiras nº 8-10
      5300-134 Bragança, Portugal
      (+351) 273 331 675
      URL hotel.tulipa@hotmail.com
    Price per night (35 € single | 45 € double)

    This hotel is located 1.2 km from the 7th Portuguese Young Chemists Meeting.

      Rua Estrada do Turismo
      5300-271 Bragança, Portugal
      (+351) 273 331 493
      URL reservaspousadadebraganca@gmail.com ou pousadadebraganca@gmail.com
    Price per night (72,5 € single | 82,5 € double)


    Bragança is the capital city of the district with the same name, being the northernmost capital although its situated in the north-eastern part of Portugal. The city of Bragança has over 22.000 inhabitants and a total of 39 parishes. Since the Neolithic period of Human history that the region of Bragança has been inhabited, and thus, its history is vast and has been influenced by pagan, catholic and Sephardic traditions. Many different peoples lived in the region, from the Romans, Suevi, Visigoths and Moorish. Bragança was the city that most kings gave to Portugal throughout history, being the House of Bragança the one that still gives name to the Duke of Portugal (D. Duarte, Duque de Bragança), the last remnant of the Portuguese Royal Family.

    Bragança and its region, which was called the Kingdom of Wonders by the Portuguese writer Miguel Torga offers mountains and hills, but also incredible rivers and plateaus. This region, rich in colourful craftworks, delicious gastronomy and secular traditions welcomes guests and wraps them in a welcoming whisper of tranquillity. The Natural Parks of Douro and Montesinho are a must see, as well as the Azibo water reservoir. The cities of Mirandela, Mogadouro, Macedo de Cavaleiros, Miranda do Douro are also tourist hot spots in the region, each one with their own interesting heritage and wonder.
    The city of Bragança has a great collection of historic sites, being the most notable one the Castle and surrounding walls and towers. Furthermore, many museus like the Military Museum, Abade de Baçal Museum, Iberian Mask Museum, and others showcase the historic richness of the city and region. Notable buildings like the City Theatre, the Post Office, the Sé Square and the Saint Bartolomeu Sanctuary just outside the city, are some of the main visiting sites for tourists.

    Photos by J. Sá Morais e Márcio Carocho

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