Dear Colleagues,

It is a great privilege and pleasure to welcome you to the MAD-Nano24: Madeira International Conference on Emerging Trends and Future of Nanomaterials for Human Health, in Funchal, Madeira Island, organized by the  Madeira Chemistry Research Centre (CQM) - of the University of Madeira, from 28 th to 30 th of November 2024.
The islands of Madeira and Porto Santo were officially discovered by the Portuguese navigators Tristão Vaz Teixeira, Bartolomeu Perestrelo and João Gonçalves Zarco in 1419 and are considered the first territorial discoveries of the period of the “Portuguese Age of Discovery”. With a subtropical-Mediterranean climate, a Laurisilva forest considered by UNESCO as a natural World Heritage Site and 2170 km of levadas (aqueducts that carry water from the northwest coast of the Island to the agricultural regions in the south), Madeira Island attracts tourists from all over the world throughout the year. It has also become a destination where people come to work and live in a safe and beautiful environment. The Island is well-served by infrastructures (airport, roads, industrial free zone, hospitals, university) and is well-connected to mainland Portugal and all the main European cities. Funchal, the capital and main city of Madeira Island, is located in a beautiful natural amphitheater. With its five centuries of history, the city maintains its charm from old times but remains open to modernity. Together with one of the few and emblematic buildings from the early period of Madeira's colonization - the Gothic Sé Catedral de Nossa Senhora da Assunção from the late fifteenth-century - we are surrounded by views of white villas, tropical gardens, modern buildings and a stunning sea view with modern cruise ships and ancient boats.
I am delighted to welcome all of you to Madeira Island for the third edition of the Madeira International Conference and wish you a very pleasant scientific and social stay.  

João Rodrigues


The CQM is instrumental in the implementation of R&D activities in Chemistry and Biochemistry in the Autonomous Region of Madeira by promoting, side by side, postgraduate education, interaction with other National and International R&D Units and supplying services to the scientific and industrial communities. 
Currently, CQM develops its R&D activities in the areas of Natural Products and Materials, each with its own dedicated and multidisciplinary research group across five laboratories.

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The University of Madeira is a Portuguese public university, created in 1988 in Funchal, Madeira. The university offers Bachelor, Master and Doctorate degrees in a wide range of fields, in accordance with the Bologna Process.

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