The Young Chemists Group (GQJ) of the Portuguese Chemical Society (SPQ) was created in December, 8th, 2007. The GQJ represents a scientific platform that gathers chemists’ until 35y with the following objectives:
The Portuguese Young Chemists Meeting, PYCheM, is a biennial conference dedicated to the science produced by the Portuguese young chemists. PYCheM represents the main event in the calendar for chemists under 35y, in an intellectual and stimulant environment. Since the 1 PYCheM in Lisbon, this conference is growing in the number of participants and in the quality and relevance of international scientists present (3 Nobel Prize Winners).
ChemRus is an annual competition for chemistry students up to the high school. This competition intends to reward a chemistry experience developed by the students and uploaded as a Youtube® video. The winner’s school is awarded new portfolio of laboratory equipment and the group elements receive an individual prize.
The GQJ is not responsible for the video content, namely scientific errors or imprecisions and safety issues.
"The Journey of Mr. Copper"
Miguel Xavier Teixeira Rangel e Pedro Afonso da Silva Cardoso Dias
orientação da Professora Márcia Cristina Moreira Alves
Colégio de Gaia
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The Portuguese Young Chemists Award (PYCA) intends to promote the PhD thesis developed by a young researcher - in Chemistry area at a Portuguese University - with the highest scientific and social impact. This award is assigned in each PYCheM to newly PhD’s. The winner as the opportunity to write an article for the SPQ’s magazine, in addition to a monetary prize.
Lucília Graciosa de Sousa Ribeiro (FEUP)
Catalytic conversion of lignocellulosic biomass by hydrolytic hydrogenation
Luís Pinto da Silva (FCUP)
Investigation of the firefly bioluminescent system for the development of in vivo and in vitro applications
Ângelo Salvador (UA)
Chemical characterization and biological evaluation of Sambucus nigra L. berries and flowers in view of their valorization Regulamentation :: PYCA 2018
Ana Rita Araújo
César Augusto da Silva Henriques David Soares Conceição Diana Sara Pereira Ferreira Gonçalo Fernando Ferreira de Sá
Inês Maria Valente
Luís Moreira Gonçalves
Chemistry in Portugal – what it is and what you can become
The Youth Chemists Group aims to promote a nationwide action to promote Chemistry, as a successful professional decision and a relevant scientific area. The GQJ plans to perform workshops in major schools across the highly populated districts, but also in the municipalities of the interior. We call this initiative “Chemistry in Portugal – what it is and what you can become""