Maria Manuel Marques, principal investigator at LAQV- FCT NOVA detailed an efficient protocol to attain 4-, 5-, 6-, and 7-azaindoles in one pot (Org. Lett. 2017 , 19, 5118). The described protocol consists of sequential N-arylation of amino-o-halopyridines, Sonogashira reaction, and cyclization to the desired product. This is a fast and elegant access to this challenging class of compounds and creates a new platform to access novel drug candidates or scaled synthesis of actual drugs.


As bolsas de estudo no âmbito do Programa de Bolsas de Estudo “Hovione Solidaria na Educação” são destinadas a alunos com desempenho académico relevante mas que, por carência socioeconomica, não disponham de meios para frequentar os cursos de Licenciatura em Quimica Aplicada, Bioquimica, Mestrado Integrado em Engenharia Quimica e Bioquimica, Engenharia do Ambiente, Engenharia Biomédica, Engenharia e Gestão Industrial da faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade Nova de Lisboa.


The call for applications for the Doctoral Programme in Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Applied to Chemistry, Materials and Biosciences, PTNMRPhD, is open from the 19th of December 2017 to the 15th of January 2018. There are NINE PhD fellowships available for highly motivated candidates that will be selected based on their educational background, academic qualification, research experience, motivation and scientific ability.


On 29th September from 18:00 to 24:00, researchers from the Chemistry Department - FCT NOVA will be at Museu Nacional de História Natural e da Ciência (MUHNAC) in Lisbon, with various activities.


Six European Projects, representing a total of 3 M€ for three years, have been awarded to Biochemical Engineering Lab, led by Maria Reis, full professor at FCT-NOVA. These projects are run in collaboration with other research units and industry companies, and aim to study the production of biodegradable bioplastics by bacteria.


The PTNMR was awarded 4,8 million euros as a result of a recent call to support Research Infrastructure projects included in the Portuguese Roadmap of Research Infrastructures. The funding will support highly qualified human resources and new equipment to carry out advanced research on catalytic processes, smart materials, biomedical devices or pharmaceutical drugs, a key factor for establishing leading industries in emergent areas.




Applied Molecular Biosciences Unit
Applied Molecular Biosciences Unit

UCIBIO’s key strength lies on its broad scope of fundamental and applied research standing at the interface of Chemistry and Biology to address pertinent questions at atomic, molecular, sub-cellular and cellular levels, including cell-to-cell interactions and population evolutionary dynamics.

Associated Lab. for Green Chemistry - Clean Technologies and Processes
Associated Lab. for Green Chemistry - Clean Technologies and Processes

LAQV ́s mission is to cooperate in a continuous, competent and efficient way to achieve a Sustainable development by promoting new technologies that aim to reduce or even eliminate undesirable substances in the design, production and uses of Chemicals.

Get to know DQ


The Department of Chemistry, is a permanent organic unity of the Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa (FCT / UNL), devoted to teaching, and scientific research and to provide services in areas of Chemistry, Biochemistry and Chemical Engineering.

The Chemistry Department (DQ), Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa , founded in 1981, has recognized market implementation of education and employment, particularly so because of the novelty and specificity introduced by the course in Chemistry with which teaching at the School of Chemistry began in 1981.