The “Green Labs Portugal Symposium: Promoting sustainability in Research”, taking place at the University of Coimbra on 22nd of September of 2023, is the first event organized by the network of sustainable research laboratories in Portugal – GreenLabsPT.

With this event, GreenLabsPT aims to promote green practices in science and sustainability in scientific research activities, in order to reduce the environmental impact of research in Portugal.

The event will focus on the different aspects of what Green Labs are, the national and European network of Green Labs, the steps towards certification, sustainability in science, and how companies are reinventing themselves to provide services and help promote research laboratories with a smaller ecological footprint.

Our objective is to promote reflection on how to mitigate the environmental impact of scientific research without compromising the vital role of science and innovation in the progress of our society.

The future of more sustainable science is now and we want to be part of it!


Patrícia P. da Silva
@University of Coimbra

Sílvia Machado
Executive Director for Sustainability
@CIP – Confederação Empresarial de Portugual

Joana Magalhães
Green Labs PT & i3S

Melina Kerou
Sustainable European Laboratories network

Cristina Azevedo
Director of the New Biopesticides Department
@InnovPlant Protect

Martin Farlay
Diretor of Green Lab Associates

Christiane Salgado
Associate Researcher

Filipa G. Silva
Research fellow

Caroline Giuglaris
PhD Candidate & Carbon consultant
@Institute Curie

Loïc Lannelongue
Research Associate
@University of Cambridge

Joana Prata
Invited Auxiliary Professor

Edgar Mendes
Divisão de Manutenção, Ambiente e Segurança
@Universidade de Coimbra

David Ribas
Country Manager Portugal

Vitor Arroteia
Diretor Técnico

Tiago Carvalho

Marcelo Correia
Account Manager



Registration will be open until 14th September 2023 and the number of seats is limited.

Registration is mandatory for all participants including committee.

At least one author of each accepted abstract must be registered in the event.

Abstract Submission

Call for abstract submission for poster presentations will be open until 14th September 2023.

The abstract template must be filled and sent by email to

At least one of the authors is required to attend the symposium to present the abstract.

Scientific Committee

Joana Magalhães

i3S, Porto

Susana Alarico

CIBB, University of Coimbra, Coimbra

Raquel Santiago

CIBB, University of Coimbra, Coimbra

Carla Marques

CIBB, University of Coimbra, Coimbra

Isaura Simões

CIBB, University of Coimbra, Coimbra

Teresa Rosete

CIBB, University of Coimbra, Coimbra

Luísa Cortes

CIBB, University of Coimbra, Coimbra

Christiane Salgado

i3s, Porto

Sandrina Pereira

iBiMED, Aveiro

Ana Rita Ferreira

iBiMED, Aveiro

Claudia Silva

InnovPlantProtect, Elvas

Cátia Patrício

InnovPlantProtect, Elvas


Student Hub da Universidade de Coimbra

Edifício da FMUC, R. Larga rés-do-chão

3004-504 Coimbra

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