Dear Colleagues and Friends,

On behalf of the organizing committee, we are delighted to welcome you to Caparica (Lisbon, Portugal), for the 3rd International Caparica Conference on Chromogenic and Emissive Materials (3rd IC3EM-2018).

The Conference will take place in Costa de Caparica the 3rd to 6th September 2018 .

We cordially encourage you to attend and contribute to one of the major events in 2018 on the Dyes and Fluorescence field.

We are confident that you will appreciate the breadth and quality of the scientific program and the city of Caparica, and look forward to seeing you in 2018 in Portugal.

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

Plenary Speakers

Graça Neves, PhD

University of Aveiro, Aveiro (Portugal)
Adventures on porphyrins and corroles functionalization for chemosensing

Soo Young Park, PhD

Director of Center for Supramolecular Optoelectronic Materials (CSOM), Professor of Materials Science & Engineering, Seoul National University, Seoul(South Korea)

Exploring new principles for molecular and supramolecular fluorescence switching

Pier Luigi Gentili, PhD

Department of Chemistry, Biology and Biotechnology, University of Perugia, Perugia (Italy)

Photochromic and Luminescent Compounds in Neuromorphic Engineering


Juyoung Yoon, PhD

Department of Chemistry and Nano Science, Ewha Womans University (South Korea)

Recent progress on fluorescent probes and activable photosensitizers

Young-Tae Chang, PhD

POSTECH (South Korea)

Universal fluorescent imaging probe platform for almost everything

Todd B. Marder, PhD

Inorganic Chemistry Department,Universität Würzburg (Germany)

Michael Haley, PhD

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Oregon, Oregon (USA)

Modular supramolecular receptors: fluorescent functional materials and emerging applications in industrial and agricultural sensing

Keynote Speakers

Tia Keyes, PhD

School of Chemical Sciences, Dublin City University, Dublin (Ireland)

Precision Targeted Luinophores for Super-resolution Imaging

Youngmin You, PhD

Division of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, Ewha Womans University (South Korea)

Molecular Tools for Studying Biological Singlet Oxygen

Jim A. Thomas, PhD

Department of Chemistry, Dainton Building University of Sheffield, Brook Hill, Sheffield (UK)

Multimodal Imaging Probes and Theranostics

Yuri Fedorov, PhD

Nesmeyanov Institute of Organoelement Compounds, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow (Russian Federation)

Multicomponent molecular assemblies of styryl and (bis)styryl dyes with cucurbit[7]uril: structure, spectral and photochemical properties

Beatrice Delavaux-Nicot., PhD

Laboratoire de chimie de Coordination , Equipe M: “Dendrimères et Hétérochimie”, Toulouse Cedex, Toulouse (France)

Jiro Abe, PhD

Department of Chemistry, Aoyama Gakuin University, Kanagawa (Japan)

Investigations on the stepwise photochromic reactions

Sylvain Achelle, PhD

IUT de Lannion, Lannion (France)

Diazine chromophores: structure-property relationships, applications as fluorescent sensors, white light emission and nonlinear optics

NF Nathaniel Finney, PhD

School of Pharmaceutical Science and Technology (SPST) Tianjin University (China)

JP Jongwook Park, PhD

Department of Chemical Engineering, Kyung Hee Univeristy (Republic of Korea)
New ultra-deep-blue emitters based on chrysene chromophores

JL Julia Lorenzo, PhD

Institut de Biotecnologia i Biomedicina and Departament de Bioquimica i Biologia Molecular, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Bellaterra, Barcelona (Spain)
Nanoscale Coordination Polymers for the treatment and diagnosis of brain diseases

AD Alexander Demchenko, PhD

Palladin Institute of Biochemistry, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (Ukraine)
Excitonic dye aggregates and their multimodal composites in fluorescence sensing and imaging

ML Michal Lahav, PhD

Weizmann Institute of Science, Dept. of Organic Chemistry (Israel)
Designing Metal-Organic Assemblies: Chirality and Colors

The Oral Speakers can be viewed here

Symposium Subjects:

  • Fluorescence and Absorption Spectroscopy
  • Microscopy Applications: From Optical to Electronical
  • Cell and Tissue Imaging
  • Emissive Probes, Chemosensors and Labels
  • Fluorescence in Biology/Medicine/Biochemistry
  • Fluorescence in High Throughput Screening Assays
  • Colour as analytical tool
  • Chromogenic Compounds for analysis
  • Emissive Liquids Crystals and Polymers
  • Luminescent Peptides and Proteins
  • Single Molecule Spectroscopy

On behalf of the scientific and organizing committees,

Carlos Lodeiro-Espiño
José-Luis Capelo-Martinez

Warning for participants
Please note that Exhibition Housing Services, Exhibition Housing Management and Trade Show Housing do not represent the PROTEOMASS Scientific Society nor BIOSCOPE group, nor have PROTEOMASS Scientific Society or BIOSCOPE Group authorized them to use their names or trademarks on information they send out to participants.

Be aware of cold calls from Convention Hotel Services (CHS) or from someone named Adam Max! A company called CHS (Convention Hotel Services) is calling or e-mailing attendees of conferences worldwide, claiming to work for the conference organizers and asking for credit card details to finalize the booking of accommodation. If you receive such a call or e-mail, do not give away any personal information or credit card details! None of the parties involved in the organization of IC3EM 2018 is working with CHS. 

We look forward to seeing you soon.

With kindest regards



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

The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) in collaboration with the Scientific Society ProteoMass offers 10 grants for PhD/Master students (Poster or Shot gun presentations)
These Grants include a free registration fee in the conference (200 euros).
In order to apply to these grants you must send us  a motivation letter (one page) and your CV.
Only atteendess with lodgement in the conference venue with the conference package can be apply to the grants.
Please send the motivation letter (one page) and your CV to: Ms. Ana Laço <ana.laco@bioscopegroup.org>
Subject: IC3EM Conference PhD_MS Grants
The deadline for applications is July 01st, 2018.

Special Issue on the Dyes and Pigments journal

Dyes and Pigments is pleased to Publish a Special Issue of invited papers from the 3rd IC3EM 2018 conference. All invited Authors are encouraged to review the “Guide for Authors” for formatting instructions and submission requirements (http://www.elsevier.com/locate/dyepig).

 Upon upload of the manuscript to Elsevier’s Editorial System (https://www.evise.com/profile/#/DYPI/login.), Authors should select “3rd IC3EM-2018” as the Article Type to ensure proper handling of the manuscript. All manuscripts must fall within the Aims & Scope of the Journal and will be subjected to standard peer-review and revision processes.

In order to meet publication deadlines, corrected proofs of all accepted manuscripts need be submitted by May 15th, 2018 for guaranteed inclusion in the Special Issue and publication within the Journal.

Submission Start Deadline = 1st November 2017

Submission Deadline = 15th March  2018

Acceptance deadline: 15th May 2018

Guest Editors: Prof. Dr. Carlos Lodeiro and Prof. Dr. Jose Luis Capelo
Elsevier Editor: Prof. Dr. Mark Heron


Special Issue on Chemosensors Journal

Chemosensors from MDPI is pleased to Publish a Special Issue of invited papers from the 3rd IC3EM 2018 conference posters. All invited Poster Authors are encouraged to review the “Guide for Authors” for formatting instructions and submission requirements (http://www.mdpi.com/journal/chemosensors/special_issues/New_insides_Fluorescent_Colorimetric_Probes).

Authors should sent the papers to the “Special Issue “New insides in Fluorescent and Colorimetric Probes”

as the Article Type to ensure proper handling of the manuscript. All manuscripts must fall within the Aims & Scope of the Journal and will be subjected to standard peer-review and revision processes.

Submission Deadline = 31st December 2018

Guest Editors: Prof. Dr. Carlos Lodeiro, Prof. Dr. Jose Luis Capelo, Dr. Elisabete Oliveira and Dr. Javier Fernandez-Lodeiro

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 350 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI’s English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.