5th International Caparica Christmas Conference on Sample Treatment 2021

15th – 18th November 2021 | Caparica | Portugal

Dear Colleagues and friends

Sample treatment is, without any 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 decades. With this aim the Caparica Christmas Conference on sample treatment has been created.


The idea is to join all of us working with sample treatment in a 3 day conference, in a nice place (Caparica) during one of the most beautiful periods of the year: December.


As for the obvious question you already have in mind, but what is sample treatment? the following answer is proposed: 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 is more to tell. Many times a large number of samples need to be interrogated. Data compiled after extracting analytes and after analyzing them is nothing if we do not 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 5th Caparica Christmas Conference on Sample Treatment.



Yours truly

C. Lodeiro

 J. L. Capelo
Conference chairs
On behalf of the organizing and scientific committee

Plenary Speakers

Manuel Miró, PhD

Department of Chemistry, University of the Balearic Islands, Palma de Mallorca (Spain)

3D printing in sorptive (micro)extraction and membrane-separation: Trends and opportunities.

Petr Simek, PhD

Biology Centre, Czech Academy of Sciences (Czech Republic)

Isotope coded derivatization sample preparation strategies in metabolomics.

Jacek Wisniewski, PhD

Max-Planck-Institute of Biochemistry (Germany)

Absolute quantitative proteomics of blood.

Jorge Ruiz Encinar, PhD

Department of Physical and Analytical Chemistry, University of Oviedo (Spain)

New ICP-MS-based strategies for the absolute quantification of proteins and post-translational modifications.

Marco Zezzi Arruda, PhD

Universidade de Campinas (Brazil)

Minimalist strategies for sample prep applied to LA-ICP-MS.

Jianhua Wang, PhD

Research Center for Analytical Sciences, College of Sciences, Northeastern University, Shenyang (China)

Inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) in single cell analysis.

Rafael Lucena, PhD

Analytical Chemistry Department, University of Córdoba (Spain)

Paper-based sorptive microextraction, the role of simplicity in sample preparation.

Quan “Jason” Cheng, PhD

Department of Chemistry, University of California (USA)

3D Printing towards Plasmonic Biosensing and Lipidomic Analysis.

Tamara García-Barrera, PhD

Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Experimental Sciences, University of Huelva (Spain)

Screening the effects of selenium supplementation in brain and reproduction by combining metallomics, metabolomics and microbiota profiles.

Jiri Adamec, PhD

Department of Biochemistry, University of Nebraska – Linkoln (USA)

Micro-Sampling and Stabilizing of Plasma Samples for Proteomics and Metabolomics Studies in Remote Areas and Non-Clinical Environment.

José Manuel Costa Fernández, PhD

Department of Physical and Analytical Chemistry, University of Oviedo (Spain)

Integrated analytical platforms for the comprehensive characterization of bioconjugated inorganic nanomaterials aiming at biological applications.


Lisa M. Jones, PhD

Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, School of Pharmacy, University of Maryland, Washington DC (USA)

Structural Biology on the Proteome-Wide Scale: An In-Cell Mass Spectrometry-Based Protein Footprinting Method.

Keynote Speakers

Pavel N. Nesterenko, PhD

Department of Chemistry, Lomonosov Moscow State University (Russia)

Silica sequentially coated with polyhexamethyleneguanidinium and sulphonated reagents as universal platform for selective preconcentration and determination of metals.

Alberto Tagliaferro, PhD

Polytechnic University of Turin (Italy)

Carbon dots: a promising nanoparticle for biological applications that needs a thorough characterization to have a real chance of making a breakthrough.

José Luis Gomez Ariza, PhD

University of Huelva (Spain)

Sample treatment for the metallomic/metabolomic study (metalbolomics) of brain microenvironment.

Hui Wang, PhD

Ulster University (UK)

3D Printing towards Plasmonic Biosensing and Lipidomic Analysis.

Hugo Miguel Santos, PhD

LAQV-REQUIMTE, FCT- University NOVA of Lisbon (Portugal)

Laura Mercolini, PhD

Pharmaco-Toxicological Analysis Laboratory (PTA Lab), Department of Pharmacy and Biotechnology (FaBiT), Alma Mater Studiorum – University of Bologna (Italy)

Microsampling and miniaturised pretreatment to detect performance-enhancing drugs: new perspectives in anti-doping analysis.

Federica Pellati, PhD

Department of Life Sciences, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Modena (Italy)

The role of sample treatment to ensure the reliabiliy of biological assays on natural products: the case of Cannabis sativa L.

Michael J. Schoening, PhD

Institute of Nano – and Biotechnologies, Aachen University of Applied Sciences, Jülich (Germany)

Capacitive field-effect sensors for label-free detection of DNA.

Symposium Subjects

  • 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)
  • Chemometrics
  • Informatics
  • New tools for sample treatment and analysis

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We look forward to seeing you soon.

With kindest regards