University of Aveiro, Portugal
11th September 2019


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Dear Colleagues,

We are delighted to invite you to the 1st Iberian Seminar on NMR Metabolomics in Clinical Research, which will be held in Aveiro, Portugal, on 11th September 2019, at the University of Aveiro. This meeting aims at sharing and discussing recent developments in NMR metabolomics applied to different areas of clinical research, covering both technological advances and the investigation of specific diseases, such as cancer, metabolic syndrome or neurological disorders.

The scientific program comprises 8 lectures from invited speakers who are internationally recognized experts in NMR metabolomics. They will share state-of-the-art scientific results and address practical problems commonly encountered in metabolomics. Hence, we believe that the program will be of interest for both scientists already working in the field and those wishing to initiate their activity in NMR metabolomics. Coffee and lunch breaks will be excellent opportunities for networking, exchanging ideas and establishing new collaborations.

Don't miss your chance to join us in this 1-day Seminar – register before 14th July 2019! Registration is free of charge but mandatory.

We are looking forward to seeing you in Aveiro in September 2019.

Ana Gil & Iola Duarte

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Conference Chairs
Ana Gil
Iola Duarte
CICECO – Aveiro Institute of Materials, Department of Chemistry
University of Aveiro
Local Organizing Committee
Ana Gil
Ana Rita Araújo
Brian Goodfellow
Daniela Duarte
Iola Duarte
Luís Mendes
Tatiana Carneiro
Tatiana Silva


09h00 Registration
09h30 Welcome
09h40 Metabolomics by NMR: fingerprinting vs. profiling, pros and cons.
Claudio Luchinat
10h20 Metabolomics of human biopsy specimens by HRMAS NMR
Martial Piotto
11h00 Coffee Break
11h30 A metabolomic definition of the metabolic syndrome
Oscar Millet
12h10 NMR studies of stable-isotope tracer metabolism in living organisms
John Jones
12h50 Lunch
14h30 Looking for metabolic markers of neurodegeneration in the Elderly of Beira Interior cohort (EBIcohort)
Ignacio Verde
15h10 CSF metabolomics in neurodegenerative diseases
María Luisa García
15h50 Coffee Break
16h20 NMR based tools for clinical metabolomics
Manfred Spraul
17h00 Metabolomics and the unveiling of new metabolic players in cancer
Ana Gil
17h40 Closing

Invited speakers

Claudio Luchinat

Magnetic Resonance Center and Department of Chemistry, University of Florence, Italy

Martial Piotto

Bruker BioSpin, Wissembourg, France

Oscar Millet

Center for Cooperative Research in Biosciences (CIC bioGUNE), Bizkaia, Spain

John Jones

Center for Neurosciences, University of Coimbra, Portugal

Ignacio Verde

Health Sciences Research Center (CICS-UBI), University of Beira Interior, Covilhã, Portugal

María Luisa García

Andalusian Centre for Nanomedicine & Biotechnology (BIONAND), Malaga, Spain

Manfred Spraul

Bruker BioSpin, Karlsruhe, Germany

Ana Gil

CICECO – Aveiro Institute of Materials, Department of Chemistry, University of Aveiro, Portugal


Registration: 14th July 2019

The participation is free of charge, but registration is mandatory.

The number of participants is limited. Please register before 14th July using the form embedded is this webpage.



The 1st Iberian Seminar on NMR Metabolomics in Clinical Research will be held at the Rectory Building, University of Aveiro, Portugal.


The Oporto Airport is the best choice to arrive by plane. From there, it is possible to take a Taxi (about €30) or the E line of Metro do Porto, buying the Z4 Ticket (€ 2.00), to the Campanhã train station (37 min). There are train connections from Porto to Aveiro every hour: Urbano (1 h journey - € 3.55) or IC / Alfa (30 to 40 min journey - from € 12.10 to € 14.70).

Arriving at Lisbon Airport is the other choice. From there, it is possible to take a Taxi (about €15) or the Red line of Metro de Lisboa, buying the "Viva Viagem" card (€0.50) along with the 1 hour Travel Ticket (€ 1.60), to the Oriente train station. There are train connections from Lisboa to Aveiro every hour: IC / Alfa (2h to 2h30m journey - from € 20.90 to € 27.10).


Aveiro's railway station is located in the city's centre, with urban/regional trains and fast services to all main cities in Portugal. For more information on tickets and schedules just go to www.cp.pt


It takes between 45 minutes and 1 hour to travel from Porto to Aveiro, using either the A1 or the A29 highways. Travelling from Lisbon will take about 2 hours, using either the A1 highway or, best choice, the A8 and A17 highways.

Portugal Tolls

Pay attention to Electronic Tolls: Some highways in Portugal have electronic tolls exclusively. All lanes with electronic tolls are properly identified using the reference "Electronic toll only". For more information, please go to www.pagamentodeportagens.pt/PPP_Portal/PPPHome.jsf .

Reach the Rectory Building at UA

The Rectory Building (Edifício Central e da Reitoria) is located at Campus Santiago. Click here for University Campus map.

Interactive map

More information about the University of Aveiro can be found at: www.ua.pt


Please find below a list of suggestions for accommodation in Aveiro. All rates are per night and include breakfast, free-wifi and VAT.

Hotel Meliá-Ria (1.7 km from the Rectory Building of University of Aveiro)

Website: www.meliaria.com
E-mail: melia.ria@meliaportugal.com
Tel: +351 234 401 000
Prices: Single Room 85.00 €, Double room: 95.00 €

Hotel Aveiro Center (1.2 km from the Rectory Building of University of Aveiro)

Website: www.hotelaveirocenter.pt
E-mail: reservas@hotelaveirocenter.pt
Tel: +351 234 380 390
Prices: Single Room 55.00 €, Double room 70.00 €, Triple room: 85.00 €

Hotel das Salinas (1.3 km from the Rectory Building of University of Aveiro)

Website: www.hoteldassalinas.pt
E-mail: reservas@hoteldassalinas.pt
Tel: +351 234 404 190
Prices: Single Room 55.00 €, Double room 70.00 €, Individual Studio 60.00 €, Twin Studio 80.00 €


bruker PTNMR


Event organized within the scope of the project CICECO-Aveiro Institute of Materials, FCT Ref. UID/CTM/50011/2019, financed by national funds through the FCT/MCTES, and the BIOIMPLANT project, cofunded through the COMPETE 2020 program and European Union fund FEDER, with references POCI-01-0145-FEDER-028835 and PTDC/BTM-ORG/28835/2017.