Dear Colleagues and Friends,

Sample treatment is, without any doubt, the backbone of chemical analysis. Always underestimated, many times neglected, sample treatment needs to be recalled from the limbo in which it has been thrown during the last decades. With this aim the Lisbon Christmas Conference on sample treatment has been created. The idea is to join all of us working with sample treatment in a 3 day conference, in a nice place (Lisbon) during one of the most beautiful periods of the year: December.

As for the obvious question you already have in mind, but what is sample treatment? the following answer is proposed: any tool that helps to interrogate any measurable matter. Thus, ultrasonic energy or microwave energy can be used to extract analytes from solid substances; the use of such energy can be considered sample treatment. However, to interrogate the analytes we need analytical devices, such as atomic absorption spectrometry, RMN or mass spectrometry. The correct application of such devices or the development of new ones is also sample treatment. But there is more to tell. Many times a large number of samples need to be interrogated. Data compiled after extracting analytes and after analyzing them is nothing if we do not use chemometrics to understand all the information we have retrieved. This is also sample treatment.

The organizing and scientific committee is proud to welcome you to the Third Caparica Christmas Conference on Sample Treatment.

And last, but not least, we have some of the best in the arena:

Plenary Speakers

Manuel Miró, PhD

University of the Balearic Islands (Spain)
Automated flow-based sample prepration exploting 3D printed fluidic platforms

Jacek Wisniewski, PhD

Max-Planck-Institute of Biochemistry (Germany)

Janne Lehtiö, PhD

Cancer Proteomics| Mass Spectrometry Dept. Oncology-Pathology | Karolinska Institutet (Sweden)
Fractionating complex proteomes by High Resolution Isoelectric Focusing for MS-analysis

Marja-Liisa Riekkola, PhD

Department of Chemistry, University of Helsinki, Helsinki (Finland)

RR Rosa Maria Marcé Recasens, PhD

Universitat Rovira i Virgili (Spain)

Keynote Speakers

Rafael Lucena, PhD

Analytical Chemistry Department,University of Córdoba, Córdoba (Spain)
Sorptive phases based on coating conventional paper with polymer/nanoparticles composites

GG Guillermo Grindlay, PhD

Universidad de Alicante, Alicante (Spain)

Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry: a powerful tool for inorganic and organic analysis in life sciences

Yours truly
J. L. Capelo

C. Lodeiro
Conference chairs
On behalf of the organizing and scientific committee


  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Sample treatment for inorganic and elemental analysis
  • Sample treatment for the analysis of organic molecules
  • Sample treatment for physical-chemistry analysis
  • Sample treatment for biomedical analysis
  • Automatic methods (FIA-SIA)
  • Chemometrics
  • Informatics
  • New tools for sample treatment and analysis

Warning for participants
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MIND!!: Booking must be done directly with the HOTEL. Internet or travel agency bookings do not included meals and social events. See the Venue Registration section for more information.


Booking through the Internet and/or travelling agencies will imply additional cost for meals:
        • 15€/lunch/person/day
        • 22,50€/dinner/person/day
           no social events