3rd Caparica Christmas Conference on Sample Treatment

3 - 6 December 2018, Costa da Caparica, Portugal

Sample treatment is, without 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 few decades. With this in mind, the Lisbon Christmas Conference on sample treatment aims to bring together those working with sample treatment for a three day conference in Lisbon during one of the most beautiful periods of the year: December.

What is sample treatment?  Our answer: 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's more. Often a large number of samples need to be interrogated. Data compiled after extracting analytes and after analyzing them is nothing if we don't 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.


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)
New tools for sample treatment and analysis
  • Manuel Miró University of the Balearic Islands, Spain
  • Janne Lehtiö Karolinska Institutet , Sweden
  • Marja-Liisa Riekkola University of Helsinki, Finland
  • Jacek Wisniewski Max-Planck-Institute of Biochemistry, Germany
  • Rosa Maria Marcé Recasens Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Spain


ALDEIA DOS CAPUCHOS GOLF & SPA, Largo Aldeia dos Capuchos, 2825-017 Caparica, Costa da Caparica, 2825-017, Portugal

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