The Grupo de Fotoquímica of the Sociedade Portuguesa de Química (SPQ) and the Grupo Especializado de Fotoquimica (GRUFO) of the Real Sociedad Española de Química (RSEQ) cordially invite you to attend their join meeting, the VIth Jornadas Ibéricas de Fotoquímica (6'JIF). The meeting will be held in the "Campus de Santiago", University of Aveiro, Aveiro, from September 12th to 14th, 2018.
6'JIF is organized in the spirit of previous meetings (Santigo de Compostela in 2003; Faro in 2007; Granada in 2011, Lisbon in 2014, and Toledo in 2016), to bring together the Portuguese and Spanish Photochemistry communities into a high quality scientific program that spans over the many aspects of photochemistry and its interface with photophysics and photobiology, covering new and established techniques and methodologies, fundamental aspects, materials and applications.

The event will include Plenary and Invited lectures, together with oral communications (which will be selected from the submitted abstracts by the Scientific Committee). All participants are invited to participate with posters that will be discussed in poster sessions spanning the full duration of conference. 6'JIF is expected to attract a large number of participants, owing not only to the cutting-edge scientific content, but also to its beautiful location. Aveiro is a charming and historical coastal city in the centre of Portugal, quite unlike any other, next to the sea and the ria (estuary), and crossed by a network of channels through which moliceiros (local boats) meander. This a place where urban sophistication and modernity meet and merge. With its University, constructed in 1973 and considered one of the youngest and most innovative and dynamic of the universities in Portugal, it is indeed a perfect scenario to promote fruitful scientific discussions during the meeting and foster the ties within our community.

We hope to see you in Aveiro!

Luís D. Carlos and Sérgio Seixas de Melo

Organizing Committee

Luís António Ferreira Martins Dias Carlos, Chair
Universidade de Aveiro
João Sérgio Seixas de Melo, Co-Chair
Universidade de Coimbra
Leonardo Mendes
Sociedade Portuguesa de Química
Cristina Campos
Sociedade Portuguesa de Química

Scientific committee

António Maçanita
Universidade de Lisboa
Fernando Pina
Universidade Nova de Lisboa
Hugh Burrows
Universidade de Coimbra
Luis Manuel Frutos Gaite
Universidad de Alcala, Alcala de Henares, Madrid
Virginie Lhiaubet-Vallet
Instituto Universitario Mixto de Tecnología Química, UPV-CSIC, Valencia
Wajih Al-Soufi
Universidade de Santiago de Compostela

Local Organizing committee

Maria Rute Ferreira André
Carlos Brites
Sandra Correia
João Ramalho
Ana Rita Frias
Paulo Ribeiro Claro
Mariela Nolasco

Scientific Program

Plenary talk (50 min, plus 10 min discussion)
Keynote talk (25 min, plus 5 min discussion)
Invited talks (15 min, plus 5 min discussion)

The training school will cover most of the basic concepts of photochemical, photophysics and photobiology processes (e.g., steady-state luminescence, delayed fluorescence, time-resolved emission and decay times, energy transfer, production of oxygen singlet, etc.). The target audience are PhD and last-year MSc students with interest on those topics.


Luis Manuel Frutos Gaite, Unidad Docente de Química Física, Universidad de Alcala, Madrid, Spain
José Manuel Gaspar Martinho, Centro de Química-Física Molecular, Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Manuel Prieto, Centro Química-Física Molecular, Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Wajih Al-Soufi, Universidad de Santiago de Compostela

Final Program
11/09 Training School 12/09 13/09 14/09
8:00 Registration
8:50 Opening
9:00 Training School on the basics of Photochemical, Photophysical and Photobiological Processes Manuel Prieto "Principles of Fluorescence and Energy Transfer (FRET) Methodologies" Plenary lecture Plenary lecture Plenary lecture
10:00 Keynote lecture Keynote lecture Keynote lecture
10:30 Coffee break Coffee break/Posters
10:45 Luis Manuel Frutos Gaite "Theoretical Photochemistry"
11:00 1 Invited lecture & 5 oral communications 1 Invited lecture & 5 oral communications 1 Invited lecture & 5 oral communications
12:15 lunch lunch closing
13:30 José Manuel Gaspar Martinho “Two-photon absorption, imaging and sensing”
14:00 Plenary lecture Plenary lectures
15:00 Wajih Al-Soufi “Supramolecular association studied by fluorescence spectroscopy”
(emphasis on Single Molecule Fluorescence and Fluorescence Correlation Spectroscopy)
Keynote lecture Keynote lecture
15:30 2 Invited lectures & 1 oral communication 2 Invited lectures & 1 oral communication
16:30 Interaction with students Coffee break/Posters
17:30 3 invited lectures 2017 & 2018 winners of the best PhD Thesis in photochemistry of the GRUFO
18:00 Registration
18:30 GRUFO-RSEQ & GFQ-SPQ Meeting
19:00 Reception
Museu de Santa Joana
Moliceiro sightseeing trip and conference dinner


  • Rachel Evans
    Department of Materials Science & Metallurgy, University of Cambridge, UK
    Spectral conversion materials to harvest sunlight in the urban landscape
  • Mario Nuno Berberan e Santos
    Centro de Química-Física Molecular, Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
    Developments in thermally activated delayed fluorescence
  • Juan Penedo-Esteiro
    Laboratory for Biophysics and Biomolecular Dynamics, University of St. Andrews, UK
    Single-molecule photophysics of conjugated polymers in solution
  • Massimo Olivucci
    Laboratory for Computational Photochemistry and Photobiology, Bowling Green State University, USA
    Is Vibrational Coherence Required for Optimizing Double Bond Photoisomerization Quantum Yields?
  • Luis Arnaut
    Departamento de Química, Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal
    From Photochemistry to Photomedicine: Health Solutions from Fundamental Science


  • José Paulo Farinha
    Departmento de Engenharia Química, Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
    Bright and stable nanomaterials for imaging and diagnostics
  • António Jorge Dias Parola
    Departmento de Química, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
    Photochromic supramolecular host-guest systems
  • Carlos Lodeiro Espiño
    Departmento de Química, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
    Chalcogenide chemistry applied in the synthesis of nobel nanomaterials: the role of light and water
  • Juan Casado Cordón
    Department of Physical Chemistry, Universidad de Malaga, Spain
    Diradicals: Structure and spectroscopy
  • Uwe Pischel
    Center for Research in Sustainable Chemistry, Universidad de Huelva, Spain
    Molecular engineering of two-photon absorbing four-coordinate organoboron fluorophores
  • Virginia Martínez Martínez
    Departamento de Química Física, Universidad del País Vasco, Spain
    Fluorescent dyes into 1D-zeolitic materials for optical applications


  • Joaquim Faria
    Departmento de Engenharia Química, Universidade do Porto, Portugal
    Shining new light on ancient formulations: preparation and photoproperties of graphitic carbon nitrides
  • Elisabete M. S. Castanheira
    Departmento de Física, Universidade do Minho, Portugal
    Magnetoliposomes as nanocarriers for fluorescent potential antitumor drugs
  • Carlos Serpa
    Departmento de Engenharia Química, Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal
  • Carlos Baleizão
    Centro de Química-Física Molecular, Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
    Perylenediimides as building blocks for functional nanomaterials
  • João Carlos Lima
    Departamento de Química, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
    Gold(I) complexes self-assembly, luminescence and applications
  • Mario Gutierrez Tovar
    Universidad de Castilla La Mancha, Spain
    Luminescent Zr-Based MOFs: From Fundamental to LED application
  • Francisco Galindo
    Departamento de Química Inorgánica y Orgánica, Universitat Jaume I de Castellón, Spain
    Photoactive nanoclusters embedded in self-assembled fibrillar networks
  • Julia Pérez Prieto
    Instituto de Ciencia Molecular, Universidad de Valencia, Spain
    Exceptional optical features of lead halide perovskites
  • Ángela Sastre Santos
    Instituto de Bioingeniería, Universidad Miguel Hernández, Elsche, Spain
    Photophysical and synthesis of fused-phthalocyanine systems


Registration Fees

Category Price before 13th July 2018 (€) Price after 12th July 2018 (€)
non-members SPQ * /RSEQ ** non-members SPQ * /RSEQ **
Senior Researcher 420 380 480 430
Student 240 200 290 250
School 100 100 150 150
School + conference 320 280 370 330

* SPQ: Sociedade Portuguesa de Química. **RSEQ: Real Sociedad Española de Química.***Ph.D. students must sent to 6jif@chemistry.pt a letter from the supervisor to validate the student registration.

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
  • Abstract submission

    Each registered participant is entitled to submit 1 abstract (with 1 page) for a poster or a selected oral presentation.
    The abstract file should be saved as follows: name_surname_abs.doc (or docx in either case).
    Submit your completed abstract at your "Personal Area".

    Online abstract submission will be available until 2 July 2018 .

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

    Key Dates

  • Abstract submission opening: April 15, 2018
  • Abstract submission deadline: July 2, 2018
  • Decision on acceptance oral/poster: July 8, 2018
  • Early bird payments deadline July 13, 2018
  • Conference location

    The conference will be held in the Rectorate Building of University of Aveiro (see the University of Aveiro campus map).


    Aveiro can be easy reached, both from Lisbon and from Oporto.. The closest airport is Francisco Sá Carneiro International Airport in Oporto, located 70 km to the north of Aveiro. Portela International Airport in Lisbon is located 250 km south of Aveiro.. The train will be the preferred transport to reach the city.

    Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport, Porto (OPO)

    The Porto airport has been recently renovated. The airport is extremely easy to get to and very comfortable to fly in and out. Some of the main airlines that travel to Porto include TAP, Iberia, Lufthansa, Air Berlin, Brussels Airlines, Swiss Air, SATA Luxair, EasyJet and Ryanair. The destinations include Copenhagen, Madrid, Frankfurt, Luxembourg, Barcelona, Paris, Brussels, Liverpool, London, Bologna, Pisa and many more. During the season, the number of destinations increases exponentially.

    From Porto Airport to Aveiro:
    For those arriving at Porto Airport, the trip between the airport and the Porto-Campanhã railway station (CP), which has direct rail connections to Aveiro, can be done by taxi for around 20-30 &euros; and takes around 30 min. A less expensive way to reach the Porto-Campanhã railway station is to use the Metro (Metro do Porto), which has a terminal at the airport. The trips between the airport and the railway station take about 32 min and the ticket costs 1,85 &euros; (Z4 ticket). The train journey to Aveiro takes between 40 and 75 min, depending on the type of train used. There are regular trains to Aveiro from Porto.

    Lisbon International Airport (LIS)

    The Lisbon International Airport is served by all the main airlines and has direct connections to all the main European cities as well as to São Paulo (Brasil) or New York/Los Angeles.

    From Lisbon Airport to Aveiro:
    For those arriving at Lisbon Airport, the simplest way to get to Aveiro is by train from Lisboa-Oriente railway station. To get to the train station, you can use a taxi, which takes about 10 minutes and costs around 10 &euros;, the Red line of Metro de Lisboa, buying the "Viva Viagem" card ( &euros; 0.50) along with the 1 hour Travel Ticket ( &euros; 1.40), or bus, for example (lines 5 and 44). There are train connections from Lisbon to Aveiro every hour (2h to 2h30m journey - "IC" or "Alfa": from &euros; 20.20 to &euros; 37.90

    By car:

    search itinerary: ViaMichelin | Google Maps

    Acceso Distance kms Time Itinerary
    Porto - Aveiro 75 55min IP1 or A1 | Toll: +-4.7 €
    Lisboa - Aveiro 255 02h50min A1 - Exit: Aveiro Sul | Tool: +-17,4 €

    by train:

    • Lisbon

      Lisbon International Airport: Humberto Delgado

      After landing, it would take approximately 1h until arriving at the Oriente train station

    • Metro

      Airport Gare do Oriente

      Ticket Lisboa Viva + 1 travel = ±3 €

    • Train

      Lisboa: Oriente Aveiro

      Cost: 22,20 / 37.90 €
      Journey: 2:00 h / 2:30 h

    • Hotel

      Aveiro Station Hotel

      by taxi, bus or walking: 10-15 min

    • Porto

      Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport, Porto

      After landing, it would take approximately 2h until arriving at the Campanhã train station

    • Metro

      Aiport Campanhã

      Ticket Andante + 1 travel = ±3 €

    • Train

      Porto: Campanhã Aveiro

      Journey: 40 min / 1:15 h

    • Hotel

      Aveiro Station Hotel

      by taxi, bus or walking: 10-15 min


    There are several hotels at walking distance from the Conference venue. Please see the information bellow for the ones with a special offer for the conference participants and be aware that the number of rooms available with special price is limited.

    Meliã Ria Hotel & Spa ****

    20 min walking
    Cais da Fonte Nova, Lote 5, 3810-200 Aveiro
    +351 234 401 000

    Hotel Aveiro Palace****

    15-20 min walking
    Rua Viana do Castelo, 4, 3800-275 Aveiro
    +351 234 421 885

    Hotel Moliceiro****

    15-20 min walking
    Rua Barbosa de Magalhães, 15/17, 3800-154 Aveiro
    +351 234 377 400 | 964 649 619

    Hotel Imperial***

    15 min walking
    Rua Doutor Nascimento Leitão, 3810-108 Aveiro
    +351 234 380 150

    Hotel Jardim Afonso V***

    15-20 min walking
    Praceta D. Afonso V, 3810-094 Aveiro
    +351 234 426 514 / 542

    Hotel das Salinas***

    15 min walking
    Rua da Liberdade, 10, 3810-126 Aveiro
    +351 234 404 190