Welcome Message

It will be a great pleasure and privilege to welcome you to the 1st joint French-Portuguese NMR conference that will be held in Lisbon, Portugal, in April 19-23, 2016.

The Portuguese NMR group is looking forward to welcome the French colleagues by co-organizing this joint conference that will also be the XXVII GERM conference and the 3rd Portuguese RNRMN meeting. This special arrangement will offer to the French/Portuguese NMR spectroscopists a great opportunity to present their results, to discuss scientific topics and to expand the collaboration between NMR groups in France and Portugal.

Lisbon is a multicultural city, spread across seven hillsides that overlook the river Tagus and the Atlantic sea. The city has several Gothic cathedrals, majestic monasteries and several museums, composing a colourful cityscape, but a visit is not complete without wandering the narrow lanes of Lisbon’s lovely backstreets.

We are looking forward to meeting you at 1st joint RNRMN / GERM NMR conference and hope this will be a fruitful and pleasant scientific event.

Eurico Cabrita
Pierre Florian


International Scientific Committee

Eurico Cabrita
UCIBIO, REQUIMTE, FCT, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal

João Rocha
CICECO, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal

Luis Mafra
CICECO, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal

Helena Santos
MOSTMICRO, ITQB, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal

Carlos Geraldes
Faculdade de Ciencias, Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal

Pierre Florian
CEMHTI-CNRS, Orléans, France

Sabine Bonnet
Université Henri Poincaré (UHP), Nancy-Université, France

Charlotte Martineau
Institut Lavoisier de Versailles (ILV), Versilles, France

Jean-Christophe Ginefri
Unité de Recherche en Résonance Magnétique Médicale, Orsay, France

Luminita Duma
Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris, France

Nicolas Giraud
Institut de Chimie Moléculaire et des Matériaux d’Orsay, Orsay, France

Laurent Le Pollès
Institut des Sciences Chimiques de Rennes, France

Sylvain Miraux
CNRS - Université Victor Segalen Bordeaux 2, Bordeaux, France

Françoise Ochsenbein
Laboratoire de Biologie Structurale et Radiobiologie, Gif sur Yvette, France

Thomas Poumeyrol
Centre de Technologies Ladoux, Clermont-Ferrand, France

Local Organizing Committee

Chairs: Eurico Cabrita & Pierre Florian

Eurico Cabrita
UCIBIO, REQUIMTE, FCT, Universidade Nova de Lisboa

Jorge Dias
UCIBIO, REQUIMTE, FCT, Universidade Nova de Lisboa

Sofia Pauleta
UCIBIO, REQUIMTE, FCT, Universidade Nova de Lisboa

Marta Corvo
CENIMAT, FCT, Universidade Nova de Lisboa

Pedro Lamosa
MOSTMICRO, ITQB, Universidade Nova de Lisboa

Filipe Freire
UCIBIO, REQUIMTE, FCT, Universidade Nova de Lisboa

Anjos Macedo
UCIBIO, REQUIMTE, FCT, Universidade Nova de Lisboa

Secretariat - SPQ

Leonardo Mendes
Cristina Campos

Scientific Program


Information for Speakers:

  • Invited lectures (IL) are 30 to 35 minutes long. Selected Oral Communications (OC) are 15 minutes long. Presentations should be delivered at least in the prior coffee break/lunch before your schedule presentation time. Please check for further information in the reception desk at your arrival.
  • The presentations should be in ppt or a compatible file format for windows. In case you do not use our computer (but please do it only in very special cases) and you are using a MAC remember to bring all the necessary adapters.
  • Poster Presentation:

  • Poster size (maximum) is A0 (84cm wide x 118 cm long).
  • Posters will be on display in the Coffee-break area.

  • Plenary Lectures

    Geoffrey Bodenhausen
    "Fast Deuterium and Proton Exchange Rates: Kinetic Isotope Effects"
    Département de Chimie, ENS,
    Paris, France


    Ana Gil
    "Metabolomics in Health Research: Friend or Foe?"
    CICECO, Universidade de Aveiro
    Aveiro, Portugal


    Invited Lectures

    Noam Shemesh
    Champalimaud Foundation
    Lisbon, Portugal


    Luis Mafra
    CICECO, Universidade de Aveiro
    Aveiro, Portugal


    Patrick Berthault
    CEA-IRAMIS, Saclay

    Marc Dhenain
    CEA-CNRS, Fontenay aux Roses

    Isabelle Landrieu
    Université de Lille 1, Lille

    Guido Pintacuda
    Institut des Science Chimiques, Lyon

    Laurent Delevoye
    Université de Lille 1, Lille

    Benedicte Elena-Herrmann
    Institut des Science Chimiques, Lyon

    Patrick Giraudeau
    Universté de Nantes, Nantes

    Jean-Baptiste d’Espinose de Lacaillerie
    ESPCI Paris Tech, Paris

    Jean-Christophe Perrin
    Université de Lorraine, Nancy

    Carlos Salgueiro

    Pedro Marques de Almeida
    Physics Department, ISEL-IPL, Portugal www
    CENIMAT, FCT-UNL, Portugal www

    Filipa Marcelo

    Carlos Geraldes
    DCV, FCT, Universidade de Coimbra, Coimbra

    Social Program

    Welcome Reception

    Offered by Dias de Sousa, S.A.

    It will be at the sound of fado by "Boémia Do Fado" accompanied by a wine tasting of "Valados de Melgaço" "verde" wine, "100% Alvarinho grapes" and white wine. The wines will be served with goat cheese from "Prados de Melgaço" and strawberries.

    Conference Dinner

    The conference dinner will be on Thursday 21st at 8.00pm at "Restaurante Casa do Leão" in Castelo de São Jorge.

    Participants will be contacted by e-mail with details about the Menu.


    The Coffee-breaks will be served by "Pastelaria Aloma" - the best "Pastel de Nata de Lisboa" 2012, 2013 and 2015 by "Confraria do Pastel de Nata". Find us on Facebook, Campo de Ourique, Mercado da Ribeira, CC Amoreiras, Calhariz, El Corte Ingles and the Airport.


    Registration Fees

    Category Price before 15th March 2016 (€) Price after 15th March 2016 (€)
    non-members SPQ-members non-members SPQ members
    Full Participant 250 210 350 310
    Students 150 125 250 225
    Conference Dinner 50 50 50 50
    Accompanying person 80 80 80 80

    Payment Information

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

    Registration fees includes:

  • Documentation
  • Coffee breaks
  • Lunches
  • Welcome cocktail

  • Accompanying Includes:
  • Social program
  • Conference dinner
  • Abstracts

    The Abstract text should be written in English using the template provided as example. The maximum abstract length is one page (including references and acknowledgements). Please, use Helvetica Neue, 12 pt, justified, for the text. Page size and margins (A4 size, 3 cm margins) must not be changed.

    Online abstract submission will be available until 15 March 2016 new date.

    Please refer to the Scientific Program to check which themes/topics are relevant in the context of your work.

    Please download the abstract template form and submit your completed abstract at "Personal Area"

    Oral communications will be selected from Abstract submitted by 15 March 2016.

    Personal Area & Online Abstract submission Abstract template Abstract(s) submission - STEPS

    Key Dates

    • New deadline for Abstract Submission * **: 15 March 2016

    • Registration with discount: 15 March 2016

    • Late Registration: 10 April 2016

    • * Applicants will be informed about the acceptance of their abstract for a poster or an oral presentation during March 2016.
      ** Abstract submission will involve registration.


    The conference will be held at Reitoria da Universidade NOVA de Lisboa ’s – Rectorate Building, in Campolide, Lisbon (in the the centre of the city). Address

      Reitoria da Universidade Nova de Lisboa
      Campus de Campolide
      1099-085 Lisboa, Portugal


    Lisbon is the capital of Portugal and lies on the north bank of the Tagus Estuary, on the European Atlantic coast. Lisbon is Europe's second-oldest capital (after Athens).

    Lisbon is an illuminated city. The almost constant presence of sunshine and the River Tagus transforms the Portuguese capital into a mirror of a thousand colors - highlighting the city’s unique architecture and beauty.
    As you walk through Lisbon - whose history spans back thousands of years - you will find streets filled with heritage monuments, and characteristic neighborhoods where the city first developed and can still be experienced at its most genuine level.
    Additional regional highlights, including the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Sintra, and the Estoril/Cascais coastline including the dramatic cliffs of Cape Roca, the Westernmost point on the European continent.

    Visit the website of The Turismo de Lisboa for a detailed list of happenings around town.
    Official Portugal Tourism Site

    Flight Tickets

    TAP Portugal, Official Carrier of 1st Joint French Portuguese NMR Conference.

    IMPORTANT - Additional information concerning the conditions and the required code to proceed further with your booking can be downloaded here.

    TAP Portugal offers a discount to the participants of the conference that make their flight booking and buy their ticket exclusively through TAP Portugal’s website. The discounts offered are the following:

    • 10% in economy class
    • 20% in business class
    • The code IT16TPCG38 has been given to this event and must be mentioned when making the booking in order to benefit from the discount.
    To make the booking, the participant should follow these steps:
    • enter the website www.flytap.com
    • select flights and dates
    • insert the event code in the Promotion/Congress Code Box, located on the left side of the webpage
    In case of questions, please contact TAP Portugal by the following email: congressos@tap.pt

    Emara Travel Agency can also provide others quotation for your Flight Tickets.

      Mr. Eduardo Norberto +351 210 995 590 geral@emaratravel.pt | eduardo@emaratravel.pt

    How to get from Lisbon Airport to your hotel

    1. Taxi Lisbon Airport is very close to the centre of the city, so you can be at your hotel within minutes of arriving in Lisbon.
    Taxis in Lisbon are relatively cheap and convenient. You can catch a taxi from outside the terminal.
    It will cost between 8€ and 15€ to reach the city centre; with an extra cost if you travel late at night and with luggage. Make sure you ask for a receipt.

    2. Bus and Underground Lisbon airport is also served with several Bus Lines and Underground (red line), which connect to the City Centre.
    Carris (bus) Underground (Metro)

    How to get Conference venue (Reitoria UNL)

    To reach the Conference venue, you can use public transport (Bus line 701, 716, 726, 742, 758) or Underground (S. Sebastião (Blue and Red Line)).


    There are several hotels at walking distance from the Conference venue with special prices for the conference attendees. Please see the information for each and be aware that the number of rooms available with special price is limited.

    Sana Malhoa Hotel ****

    Av. José Malhoa, nº 8 I
    1099-089 Lisboa

    Sold Out

    SANA Malhoa Hotel is located in the centre of Lisbon, a few minutes walk from the Conference Venue, Praca de Espanha and El Corte Ingles. With 185 spacious and comfortable rooms, SANA Malhoa Hotel also offers added facilities for leisure and business trips: Health Club, Bar, Restaurant, 7 meeting rooms, wi fi and car parking. Check the Hotel website for information.

    How to reach the Conference venue from Hotel Sana Malhoa

    General information

    Insurance: All conference attendees are advised to arrange private travel insurance. The conference organizers and committee accept no liability for personal accidents or damage to property. The organizing committee reserves the right to amend and/or alter the conference program without prior notice.

    Time Zone: The time zone in Lisbon is GMT.

    Water: Tap water in Portugal is drinking water!

    Electricity: The voltage in Lisbon is the local current is 220 AC and the connection is made by a two-pin plug. Traveller's from the USA will require a voltage converter. Travellers from the UK will require a plug adapter and this is best bought in the UK as they are hard to find in Lisbon (can try at the Lisbon airport).

    Currency, Banks and Post Offices: The national currency in Portugal is Euro. Banks are open from Monday to Friday between 8.30 am and 3 pm. Post offices are usually open between 8.30 am and 6 pm. Exchange houses operate everyday between 9 am and 1 pm and from 2 pm to 7 pm.

    Shopping: Shops are opened from Monday to Friday, between 9 am and 7 pm, in some cases with lunch break from 1 pm to 3 pm. On Saturdays, shops open only in the morning, from 9 am to 1pm. The exception are the Shopping Centres that do a 10 am to 10 or 11 pm stretch 7 days a week. The large Supermarkets also stay open until 9 or 10 pm, 7 days a week.

    Going out in Lisbon: With your conference material you will find a city map and a brochure of Lisbon with lots of necessary information.

    Climate: During April, the temperature in Lisbon is on average 15ºC (Low of 11ºC and Max of 20ºC), the chance of Rain is 36%.


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

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

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

    General Information - Organization/Program