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Sunday, 25 October 2015

University of Minho, Department of Chemistry

University of Minho

Department of Chemistry
Department of Chemistry 
The Department of Chemistry is present on both campuses sites of the University, in Gualtar and in Azurém. The installations of the Department offer all the essential infra-structures with seven teaching laboratories and seventeen research laboratories. All the teaching laboratories are well-equipped for instruction in Chemistry with advanced instrumental methods such as liquid chromatography (HPLC), gas-liquid chromatography (GLC) and ultraviolet-visible, infra-red and atomic absorption spectroscopic. The seventeen research laboratories are equally well-equipped with instruments which permit characterisation by spectroscopic (NMR and FTIR), chromatographic (GC-MS and LC-MS), elemental and thermal (DSC and TGA) analytical techniques. The personnel of the Department include thirty four lecturer/researchers and nine technical and administrative staff-members.

The Department of Chemistry not only provides teaching support for the degree course in Chemistry but also in various other courses of the Science and Engineering Schools. At a post-graduate level, the Department offers courses leading to Masters degrees and Specialist Course qualifications, both in the domains of Chemistry and multi-disciplinary fields, in collaboration with other departments of the School of Sciences and the Institute of Educational Science.

The Departmental research activities are carried out within the Centre of Chemistry in projects associated in 4 research groups: Biological Chemistry, Synthesis and Application of Heterocyclic Compounds, Electrochemistry and the Environment and Synthesis and Application of Aminoacids. In addition to internal finance from within the University of Minho, the research projects are supported by external funds from the national Foundation for Science and Technology, from industrial service contracts and others from the European Community. Many of these projects are carried out in collaboration with national and international industrial and academic research partners, with whom researchers of the Centre maintain frequent contact. With highly-qualified human resources, state-of-the-art equipment and modern installations, the teaching and research staff have made a significant contribution to educational and scientific projects in fundamental and applied research in Chemistry.

Contacts:Departamento de Química
Campus de Gualtar
4710-057 Braga
Phone: +351 253604370/253604386
Fax: +351 253604382
E-mail: sec@quimica.uminho.pt
URL: http://www.quimica.uminho.pt


The Young Chemists Group of the Portuguese Chemistry Society, the 3B’s Research Group and the Chemistry Department at the University of Minho are pleased to announce the 5th Portuguese Young Chemists Meeting (5th PYCheM) and 1st European Young Chemists Meeting (1st EYCheM), which will take place in the historical and beautiful city of Guimarães - Centro Cultural Vila Flor, Portugal, from 26th to 29th April 2016.

This joint event will bring together for the first time young chemists from all over the Europe, in a high quality scientific program covering most recent research in the different areas of chemistry (organic, inorganic, analytical, etc.) and at the interface of chemistry and other scientific fields (biology, medicine, nanotechnology, etc.).

By attending to this meeting you will be able to present your results as a poster or oral presentation to a broad audience of chemists and professionals in chemical sciences. Don't miss this opportunity to network with your peers and interact with experienced professionals from academia and industry. Prizes will be awarded to the best oral and poster communications given by a young chemist.

Pura Ram has visited Department of Physics, University of Minho, Braga, Portugal 
Pura Ram, Ph.D. Student in Department of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology Jodhpur, has visited Department of Physics, University of Minho, Braga, Portugal from 1 – 25 June 2015, under Indo-Portugal bilateral research work in the area of “Solid State High Energy Density Lithium ion Rechargeable Batteries”. He received hands-on training on software related to new battery system, Landt CT2001A Instrument and learned to develop new cathode material for lithium ion battery....http://iitj.ac.in/department/index.php?id=News%20and%20Newsletter&num=8&dept=Chemistry


Permeation of a formulated large protein inside a lipid bilayer
Permeation of a formulated large protein inside a lipid bilayer, video produced by Nuno Azoia! More details at M. Martins et al. / Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces 108 (2013) 271– 278
Posted by Bioprocess and Bionanotechnology Research Group on Friday, October 23, 2015

//////////////////Permeation of a formulated large protein inside a lipid bilayer, video produced by Nuno Azoia! More details at M. Martins et al. / Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces 108 (2013) 271– 278

  • Minho's university
    School of Engineering
    Department of Textile Engineering
    Campus Azurém
    4800-058 Guimarães
    Phone: (+351) 253 510 271
    Fax: (+351) 253 510 293

     University of Minho


Map of university of Minho

Department of Biological Engineering (DEB)
Guimarães, Braga, Portugal

Department of Biological EngineeringUniversidade do Minho

Escola de Engenharia


Map of Braga Portugal

Panorama of Braga, as seen from the Picoto hill
A similar panorama taken from the Este River valley
The city's annual Bracara Augusta Roman historical reenactment festival, which transforms the city's historical center and its citizens to their ancient selves.

Snow in Braga. Picture:Sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Monte
From left to right: Bom Jesus do Monte, Braga Cathedral, Braga Baixa, Republic Square, Municipal Palace
From left to right: Bom Jesus do MonteBraga Cathedral, Braga Baixa, Republic Square, Municipal Palace
Flag of Braga
Coat of arms of Braga
Coat of arms

A 16th-century map of Braga, when the city was enclosed by its mediaeval wall. The large building in the centre is theCathedral, while the Episcopal Palace and courtyards can be seen above the cathedral and the ancient Castle of Braga

The 18th century municipal hall that houses the local government authority

The skyline of Braga between 1849-1873


Human occupation of the region of Braga dates back thousands of years, documented by vestiges of monumental structures starting in the Megalithic era. During the Iron Age, the Castro culture extended into the northwest, characterized by Bracari peoples who occupied the high ground in strategically located fortified settlements (castrum). The region became the domain of the Callaici Bracarii, or Bracarenses, a Celtic tribe who occupied what is now northern Portugal, Galicia and Asturias in the north west of Iberia.
The Romans began their conquest of the region around 136 BC, and finished it during the reign of Emperor Augustus. The civitas of Bracara Augusta was founded in 20 BC; in the context of the administrative reorganization of these Roman acquisitions, Bracara was re-dedicated to the Emperor taking on the name Bracara Augusta. The city of Bracara Augusta developed greatly during the 1st century and reached its maximum extension around the 2nd century. Towards the end of the 3rd century, Emperor Diocletianus promoted the city to the status of capital of the administrative areaConventus bracarensis, the south western area of the newly founded Roman province of Gallaecia.

Middle Age

During the Germanic Invasions of the Iberian Peninsula, the area was conquered by theSuebi, a Germanic people from Central Europe. In 410, the Suebi established aKingdom in northwest Iberia, which they maintained as Gallaecia, and made Bracara their capital. About 584, the Visigothic conquerors of Hispania took control of Gallaecia. They renounced the Arian and Priscillianist hearesies during two synods held here in the 6th century. As a consequence, the archbishops of Braga later claimed the title of Primate of Portugal, then a county, and for a long period, claimed supremacy over the entire Hispanic church. Yet, their authority was never accepted throughout Hispania.

A 17th-century engraving of Braga, showing the walls of the city, which were slowly demolished to make way for new constructions

A view of Rua Júlio Lima at the beginning of the 20th century

The Chapel of the Coimbras, one of the firstManueline era chapels in Braga

The Arch of Rua Souto, commonly referred as the Arco da Porta Nova, an 18th-century ceremonial arch
The region of Braga is scattered with Neolithic, Medieval and Modernist monuments, buildings and structures that permeates its historical character, attracting tourism and promoting the areas cultural heritage. Although there are many examples of these structures, only the following have been classified by the Instituto de Gestão do Património Arquitectónico e Arqueológico as National Monuments:


Roman milestone XXIX on Via Romana XVIII – the road linking the Iberian cities of Bracara Augusta and Asturica Augusta

The sculpted black rock of the Sé Cathedral of Braga: seat of the bishops of Braga
The simple Romanesque façade of the Church of São Paulo
The Pópulo Church, that includes convent, dependencies and cloister
The Church of Santa Cruzcourtesy the Irmandade de Santa Cruz


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