The Mass Spectrometry Group of the Portuguese Chemistry Society (SPQ) invites you to join the 5th Portuguese Mass Spectrometry Meeting (PTMS2017) to be held at Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal, from 20 to 22 September 2017. Mass spectrometry provides the most universal analytical support to fundamental and applied sciences, technological endeavours and the industry. Six Nobel prizes in the field of mass spectrometry, from 1906 to 2002, unequivocally demonstrate its importance. Portugal has a long standing tradition in mass spectrometry that begun in 1964 at Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian. In 1975 the first Portuguese mass spectrometry research centre was created at Universidade de Lisboa and in 2008, with support from the Portuguese Science Foundation, the Portuguese Mass Spectrometry Network (RNEM) was established. In 2013, RNEM was integrated in the Portuguese roadmap of research infrastructures of strategic interest. Now, in 2017, with the beginning of a new era for mass spectrometry in Portugal it is time to gather the community.

Maria Helena Florêncio,
Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa
Coordinator of the Mass Spectrometry Group from SPQ
Coordinator of RNEM

Carlos Cordeiro,,
Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa
Director of the FCUL Node and member of the Steering Committee of RNEM


Organizing Committee

Chair: Maria Helena Florêncio Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa
Vice-Chair: Carlos Cordeiro Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa

Maria Helena Florêncio Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa
Carlos Cordeiro Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa
Marta Sousa Silva Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa
Deborah Penque Instituto Nacional de Saúde Dr. Ricardo Jorge
António Ferreira Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa
Ana Patrícia Marques Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa
Carlos Borges Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa
Vukosava Torres Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa

Scientific Committee

Francisco Amado Universidade de Aveiro
Maria do Rozário Bronze Faculdade de Farmácia da Universidade de Lisboa
Bruno Manadas CNC – Universidade de Coimbra
Maria da Conceição Oliveira Instituto Superior Técnico da Universidade de Lisboa
Rui Moreira Faculdade de Farmácia da Universidade de Lisboa
Isabel Abreu ITQB – Universidade Nova de Lisboa
Hugo Osório I3S – Universidade do Porto

Secretariado - SPQ
Cristina Campos
Leonardo Mendes

Scientific Program

The meeting will address the following topics:

Main topics:

  • Advanced mass spectrometry instrumentation
  • Proteomics, including top-down proteomics
  • Metabolomics and small molecule analysis
  • Native and structural mass spectrometry
Detailed Program new

Plenary lectures

Gianluca Giorgi
Universita degli Studi de Siena

Helena Florêncio
Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa

Christian Rolando
Université de Lille

Keynote lectures

  • Francisco Amado, Universidade de Aveiro
  • Carlos Cordeiro, Universidade de Lisboa
  • Cristina Barrocas Dias, Universidade de Évora
  • Bruno Manadas, CNC – Universidade de Coimbra
  • Encarnación Moyano, Universitat de Barcelona
  • Peter Verhaert, General Hospital St. Elisabeth Herentals
  • Paulo Madeira, SAPEC

Registration & Payments

Registration Fees

Category Early bird (€)
until August 31 th, 2017
Standard (€)
after August 31 th, 2017
non-members ** SPQ members non-members ** SPQ members
Industry 220 180 260 220
Academia 180 120 220 150
Student * 100 75 120 90
Accompanying person 70

* Students (either MSc or PhD) must send copy of the identification card from a higher educational institution or an international student card together with the registration. In the absence of a valid student card, a declaration by a Supervisor will be accepted.
** Non SPQ members will be offered one year membership upon registration - please contact SPQ secretariat.

Registration includes

  • Access to all lectures, poster sessions and exhibition booths
  • Welcome cocktail
  • Coffee breaks and lunches
  • Accompanying includes

  • social program
  • 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

    Abstracts Submission

    Each registered participant is invited to submit 1 abstract, for a poster or an oral communication. Selection for oral communication or poster will be made by the scientific committee.
    Abstracts are prepared in English, must not exceed one A4 page, and are submitted through the SPQ registration site. A template of the Abstract can be downloaded here. The abstract file should be sent in a doc or docx type and the name should be: name_surname_POSTER or name_surname_ORAL.

    Key Dates

    • Submission opening: April 18, 2017

    • Abstract submission deadline: August 30, 2017

    • Decision of acceptance for poster: August 31, 2017

    • Regular payments deadline: August 31, 2017


    The meeting takes place at Torre do Tombo (Arquivo Nacional da Torre do Tombo), located at the campus of Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal.

    About Torre do Tombo

    The National Archive of Torre do Tombo is a central archive of the State that keeps original documents since the 9th century up to the present time, fulfilling its main mission of safeguard, value and dissemination of this heritage.
    Torre do Tombo is one of the oldest institutions in Portugal. It was named after its first installation in one of the towers of the castle of São Jorge in Lisboa, probably during the reign of D. Fernando, known as Torre (tower) do Tombo. The designation Tombo derives from the greek “tómus”, which means “section, roll of papyrus, volume”. From 1378, date of the first known certificate, until 1755, Torre do Tombo was designated the General Archive of the Kingdom, serving as Archives of the king, his vassals, the administration of the kingdom and former colonies overseas, keeping also the documents resulting from relations with other kingdoms. In 1755, the Lisboa earthquake threatened to ruin that tower of the castle and the archive was transferred to Mosteiro de São Bento (currently Palácio de São Bento). The National Archive of Torre do Tombo remained there until 1990, when it was transferred to Alameda of Universidade de Lisboa, to a specifically constructed building projected by the architect Arsénio Cordeiro, classified since 2012 as a monument of public interest.


    by car:

    GPS coordinates 38º45'14.92 N, 9º09'22.19 W will take you to the front door of Torre do Tombo. There are several paid parking spots around. In Lisbon, find a major avenue known as 2ª Circular. Once on this avenue, take exit 5 to Cidade Universitária, head south into Campo Grande and take the very first street on the right. Alameda da Universidade is the next street on the right. A map of the campus can be found here.

    Public transportation:

    Universidade de Lisboa’s campus is served by Underground (Metro) stations Cidade Universitária (yellow line) and Campo Grande (green line), as well as by several bus lines (Cidade Universitária – 31, 35, 64, 738, 755, 768; Campo Grande: 7, 36, 701, 750, 767).

    From Lisbon Airport:

    Lisbon airport is close to Universidade de Lisboa. Taking a taxi is the most convenient option to get to the campus or to one of the hotels in the area.
    Using Lisbon's Underground (Metro) is also an option: there is a terminal station at the airport (red line) and the stations Cidade Universitária (yellow line) and Campo Grande (green line) near the campus.


    SPQ - Sociedade Portuguesa de Química - Secretariat/Payments/Billing

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

    (+351) 217 934 637 9h30-17h eventos@spq.pt

    General Information - Organization/Program

    Conference Chairs:
    Prof. Maria Helena Florêncio and Prof. Carlos Cordeiro



    The Organizing Committee is pleased to offer a variety of sponsorship opportunities suitable for small as well as large organizations and companies.

    These sponsorship opportunities allow gaining important visibility and to be an integral part of the 5th Portuguese Mass Spectrometry Meeting.

    Potential sponsors should contact:

    • Carlos Cordeiro - cacordeiro @ fc.ul.pt (FCUL)
    • Marta Sousa Silva - mfsilva @ fc.ul.pt (FCUL)
    • Leonardo Mendes - leonardo.mendes @ spq.pt (SPQ)
    for questions and information.

    A sponsorship invitation brochure is available for download.

    Institutional sponsors

    Platinum Sponsor


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