It will be a great pleasure and privilege to welcome you to the 6th European Conference on Chemistry in Life Sciences (6th ECCLS), which will be held in Lisbon, Portugal, in June 10-12, 2015.

Lisbon meeting will be sixth in a series – after Rimini (2005), Wroclaw (2007), Frankfurt (2009), Budapest (2011) and Barcelona (2013) – and will put together scientists from different backgrounds in order to facilitate translation of knowledge between chemistry and biology.

This conference is an activity of the EuCheMS (European Association for Chemical and Molecular Sciences) Division of Chemistry in Life Sciences.

We would also like to invite you to enjoy Lisbon, during the celebration of Lisbon Patron Sto Antonio's day. Lisbon is 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 6th ECCLS and hope this will be a fruitful and pleasant scientific event.

Sofia Pauleta
Chairman, REQUIMTE-UCIBIO, New University of Lisbon, Portugal

Key Dates

  • Conference registration opens 15 October 2014

  • Early registration closes (Payment) 30 April 2015

  • Deadline for oral submissions 15 March 2015

  • Deadline for poster submission 30 April 2015

Plenary Lectures

Peter Tompa "Intrinsically disordered proteins - New advances"
VIB Structural Biology Research Center Brussels, Belgium

Éva Jakab Tóth "Molecular imaging probes based on lanthanide complexes"
Centre de biophysique moléculaire, CNRS
Orléans, France

Cecília Roque "Synergies between affinity biomimetics and magnetic nanoparticles"
UCIBIO, Dep. Química, FCT-NOVA
Caparica, Portugal

Ernest Giralt "Molecular Recognition at Protein Surfaces"
Institute for Research in Biomedicine
Barcelona, Spain

Stuart Conway "Epigenetics"
University of Oxford
Oxford, UK

Claney Lebev Pereira "Glycoconjugate Vaccines: Opportunities and Challenges for Synthetic Oligosaccharides"
Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces,

Claudia Höbartner "Novel functional and structural properties of catalytic nucleic acids"
Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry,

Section will be chaired by the "European Federation for Medicinal Chemistry" EFMC

Andrea Mattevi "On the molecular mechanisms of chromatin modification"
Dept. of Biology and Biotechnology, University of Pavia
Pavia, Italy

Invited Speakers

Susana Andrade, "Membrane Proteins by X-Ray"
University of Freiburg, Germany

Nuno Cerqueira, "Computational Chemistry"
Faculdade de Ciências, UP, Portugal

Cláudio Gomes, "Dynamics in Biology - Protein Misfolding"
Faculdade de Ciências, UL, Portugal

Maria M. M. Santos, "Medicinal Chemistry"
Faculdade de Farmácia, UL, Portugal

Bernhard Spingler, "Nucleic Acids"
University of Zurich, Switzerland

Selected Oral Presentations

Shigetoshi Aono, Japan
Michael Assfalg, Italy
Pedro V. Baptista, Portugal
Francesco Bellia, Italy
Caterina Bernacchioni, Italy
Anna Bernardi, Italy
Luís Branco, Portugal
Lucas Brunsveld, Netherlands
Eurico Cabrita, Portugal
Maria Margarida Castro, Portugal
João Galamba Correia, Portugal
Muriel Delepierre, France
Giulia Di Rocco, Italy
Jorge Dias, Portugal
Maria Alexandra Fernandes, Portugal
Carlos Geraldes, Portugal
Nguyet-Thanh Ha Duong, France
M. Angeles Jimenez, Spain
Filipa Marcelo, Portugal
Sabine Mueller, Germany
Chiara Nardon, Italy
Valentina Oliveri, Italy
András Perczel, Hungary
Benedita Pinheiro, Portugal
Alessandro Porchetta, Italy
Gilmar Salgado, France
Nick Westwood, UK
Peter R. Wich, Germany

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.

Poster Presentation
Poster should be on display in the Coffee-break area from Wednesday 10th June (9:00) and removed after the coffee-break (16:00) on Friday 12th June.
Poster size is A0 (84cm wide x 118 cm long)

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.


Chair: Sofia Pauleta

International Scientific Committee

  • Ernest Giralt, Institute for Research in Biomedicine, Barcelona, Spain
  • José Moura, REQUIMTE-UCIBIO, Dept. Química, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa
  • Andràs Perczel, Eötvös Loránd University, Institute of Chemistry, Budapeste, Hungary
  • Roland Sigel, Department of Chemistry, University of Zurich, Switzerland
  • Nick Westwood, School of Chemistry and Biomedical Sciences Research Complex, University of St Andrews

  • Local Organizing and Scientific Committee

  • Teresa Casimiro, LAQV, REQUIMTE, NOVA
  • Pedro Góis, FF, UL
  • Maria Manuel Marques, LAQV, REQUIMTE, NOVA
  • Teresa Santos Silva, UCIBIO, REQUIMTE, NOVA
  • Cristina Silva Pereira, ITQB, NOVA
  • Protein School

    The Protein School will cover topics under the scope of "Identification of Novel Target in Medicine and Biology - Applied Techniques".

    The attendance of the Protein School is free with full registration, but limited to 50 participants (PhD students and early career post-doctoral fellows), that should apply by sending an email to srp@fct.unl.pt

    The Protein School will take place on June 9, in the Campus of Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, of Universidade Nova de Lisboa, at Caparica, in the Library Seminar Room.

    Lectures (complete program will be available soon)

    • "Carbohydrates chips to identify proteins binders" (Angelina Palma, UCIBIO-NOVA, Portugal)
    • "Ionic liquids: properties and applications" (Cristina Silva Pereira, ITQB-NOVA, Portugal)
    • "Drug design and screening" (Rui Moreira, Faculdade de Farmácia, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal)
    • Nanoparticles for therapy (Pedro Viana Baptista, Portugal)

    Protein School Registration


    Full Participant: 400 €
    Post-doctoral Researcher 300 €
    Graduate Student * 200 €
    Undergraduate Student 150 €
    Full Participant from Companies 600 €

    Accompanying Person 150 €

    * BSc and Master students


    Steps for Registration & rules



    • Activity-based proteomics and Analytical Proteomics
    • Chemogenomics
    • Bioconjugates: new methodologic developments and applications in biomedicine
    • Bionanomaterials: nanoparticles in therapy and diagnostics
    • Design and synthesis of therapeutic nucleic acid derivatives
    • Developing drugs for challenging targets
    • Glycochemistry and Glycoproteins
    • Conformational analysis of biomacromolecules
    • Enzymatic reactions: new enzymatic mechanisms; the role of dynamics in enzymatic function
    • Light control of biomolecular processes
    • Modulation of protein-protein interactions
    • Molecular recognition and biocatalysis
    • Neurochemistry: molecular mechanisms of neurodegeneration
    • New trends in bioinorganic chemistry
    • New targets in medicinal chemistry
    • Peptide and protein chemistry
    • Synthesis of biologically active compounds
    • Metals in Biology
    Extra - topics
    • Advances in Chemical Biology
    • Advances in the Chemistry of Biomacromolecules
    • Biomolecules in 3D
    • Computed Molecular Properties in Life Sciences, Computational Aspects of Biomolecules, Chemical Bioinformatics
    • Developments in Hit Identification and Optimisation
    • Dynamics in Biology: Structural Disorder, Molecular Dynamics, Folding, and Misfolding of Proteins
    • From Bioinspired Organocatalysis to Enzyme Catalysis: Mechanisms and Functions, Molecular Recognition and Biocatalysis
    • Frontiers in Medicinal Chemistry, New Methods in Drug Design
    • Microbes make the World go round. Biogeochemistry at Global Scale and Daily
    • Neurochemistry; Molecular Mechanism of Neurodegeneration - Perspectives in Systems Medicine in the Age of 'omics'
    • New Trends in Bioinorganic Chemistry: Metals and Metalloproteins
    • Novel Approaches to Drug Delivery and Targeting
    • Peptide/protein Bioconjugates for Diagnosis and Therapy
    • Synthetic Biology: from Molecules to Synthetic Cells
    • Therapeutic Targets and Strategies
    Personal Area Abstract template Steps for abstract(s) submission


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

    1. Sana Malhoa Hotel****

      SANA Malhoa Hotel I Av. José Malhoa, nº 8 I
      1099-089 LISBOA
      Make the reservation with the promotion code: 6ECCLS
    • Single/Double/Twin room: 80 Euros/night
      • - extra bed: 30 euros
        - Free wifi and access to the heathclub (please inquire with the Hotel)
    2. IBIS Lisboa José Malhoa
      Reservation by email: H1668-AM@accor.com, with subject: “Conferência Reitoria Universidade NOVA- 6-13 Junho
    • Single with Breakfast: 60 Euros/night
    • Double/Twin with Breakfast: 63 Euros/night
    • (The number of room with Twin beds in limited)

    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 of 6ECCLS 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 June, the temperature in Lisbon is on average 21ºC (Low of 16ºC and Max of 25ºC), and can eventually rain.


    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 colours - 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 neighbourhoods 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

    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 €10 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 (705, 708, 722, 731, 744, 750, 783) and Underground (red line), which connect to the City Centre.

    How to get to Reitoria UNL (Conference venue) 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)).

  • Carris (bus)
  • Underground (Metro)
  • Venue

    The 6th European Conference EuChem for Life Sciences with be held at Reitoria of Universidade Nova de Lisboa, in Campolide (centre of Lisbon). All conference rooms will be equipped with a computer, a projector with screen for powerpoint presentations. Wireless internet will be available during the conference to participants free of charge.


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

    Social Program

    We are in the process of organizing some social activities, which will be self-paid, and depend on the number of persons interested. To be announced soon.



    General Information - Organization/Program

    SPQ - Sociedade Portuguesa de Química - Secretariat/Payments/Billing
      Av. da República, 45 - 3º Esq.
      1050 - 187 Lisboa

      (+351) 217 934 637