History of SPMicros

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History of SPMicros

The Portuguese Society of Electron Microscopy (SPME) was founded in 1966, at the General Assembly of the Portuguese Society of Natural Sciences, becoming an autonomous scientific association. In 1990 this society changed its name to the Portuguese Society of Electron Microscopy and Cell Biology (SPME-BC), with the objective of contributing to the development of scientific research in the areas of Electron Microscopy and Cell Biology. At the end of 2005 the name of the Society changed to Sociedade Portuguesa de Microscopia (SPMicros).

Since its foundation, SPME / SPME-BC has held an annual scientific meeting, in which the members present their research work. In addition, national and foreign lecturers of recognized merit are usually invited to these meetings. Most meetings have taken place in Porto, Coimbra and the Lisbon region. However, in 1973 the SPME meeting was held in Luanda and, in 1987, in Évora.

Joint meetings were also organized with other national and international scientific societies. In conjunction with the Portuguese Anatomical Society, two Meetings of Portuguese Morphologists were held. The first took place in Porto, in 1980, and the second in Lisbon, in 1985. The first joint meetings with the Spanish Society of Electron Microscopy gave rise to two Iberian Electron Microscopy Congresses. The first was held in Ronda (Spain), in 1984, and the second (IBEREM) in Lisbon, in 1988. In 1991, a Franco-Iberian Electron Microscopy Congress was held in Barcelona, ​​corresponding to a joint meeting of Portuguese companies, Spanish and French Electron Microscopy.

Founders of the Society

Dr.ª Maria de Lourdes Borges
Prof. Doutor António Coimbra
Prof. Doutor Manuel Miranda Magalhães
Eng. Miguel Galvão de Melo e Mota
Prof. Doutor Armando Laroze Rocha
Prof. Doutor Manuel Teixeira da Silva
Prof. Doutor José Fernando Castro-Correia
Prof. Doutor José David-Ferreira
Prof. Doutora Amarilis Varenes e Mendonça
Dr.ª Luisete da Conceição Rijo
Prof. Doutor Roberto Salema

Society Board Members:  1966-2021

2020 - Oeiras

Erin Tranfield
Rui Fernandes
Paulo Ferreira
Ana Laura Sousa
Maria Luísa Jordão

2018 - Coimbra

Bruno Trindade
Henrique Girão
Ana Paula Piedade
Rúben Santos
Pedro Coelho

2016 – Porto

Alexandre Lobo da Cunha
Eduardo Rocha
Manuel Vieira
Paula Silva
Sónia Simões

2014 – Porto

Filomena Viana
Carlos Moreira de Sá
Graça Casal
João Pedro Araújo
Carla Batista Pinto

2012 – Lisbon

António Alves de Matos
Patrícia Carvalho
Lia Santos e Sousa

2010 – Aveiro

Paula Vilarinho
Ana Senos
António Calado

2008 – Porto

Henrique Almeida
Delminda Neves
Fernando Jorge Monteiro
Carlos Reguenga
Manuel Vieira

2007 - Coimbra

Valdemar Fernandes
Maria de Fátima Martins
Bruno Trindade
Fernando Simões
Carlos Moucho

2006 - Braga

Cecília Leão
Nuno Sousa
Rui Reis
Armando Almeida
Paula Ludovico

2005 - Lisbon

2005 – Lisboa
António Alves de Matos
Patrícia Almeida Carvalho
Sofia Oliveira

2004 - Aveiro

Maria Lourdes Pereira
Conceição Santos
Violante Gomes

2003 – Ponta Delgada
Vasco Manuel Garcia
António dos Santos Martins
Jorge Ricardo Medeiros

2002 – Funchal
Rúben Antunes Capela
António Manuel Brehm
Ana Mafalda Fonseca

2001 – Coimbra/Barcelona
Firmino Mesquita
Augusto Dinis
Jorge Canhoto

2000 – Porto/Goiânia
Carlos Azevedo
Alexandre Lobo da Cunha
Eduardo Rocha

1999 – Lisboa
Rui Malhó
Teresa Antunes
Lia Ascenção

1998 – Porto
Carlos Azevedo
Alexandre Lobo da Cunha
Eduardo Rocha

1997 – Coimbra
Augusto Magalhães Santana
João Poiares da Silva
Joaquim Sousa Barros

1996 – Lisboa
Maria do Carmo Fonseca
Leonor Parreira
João Ferreira

1995 – Porto
Maria Conceição Magalhães
José Castro Lopes
Delminda Neves

1994 – Coimbra
José Firmino Mesquita
Vasco Bairos
Augusto Dinis
Maria de Fátima Martins

1993 – Oeiras
Lucinda Mata
Sérgio Gulbenkian
João Ferreira
Teresa Antunes

1992 – Oeiras
Lucinda Mata
Sérgio Gulbenkian
João Ferreira
Teresa Antunes

1991 – Porto
Carlos Azevedo
Rogério Monteiro
Mário Sousa

1990 – Porto
Carlos Azevedo
Rogério Monteiro
Mário Sousa

1989 – Coimbra
Vasco Bairos
Augusto Magalhães Santana
Maria Helena Figueiredo

1988 – Lisboa
José David-Ferreira
Maria do Carmo Fonseca
António Cidadão

1987 – Évora
Miguel Mota
Ivone Henriques
Fernando Henriques

1986 – Porto
Maria Conceição Magalhães
Carlos Resende
Deolinda Lima

1985 – Lisboa
Mário Nascimento Ferreira
José Esperança Pina
João Goyri O’Neil

1984 – Coimbra
José Firmino Mesquita
Adelaide Santos Cardoso
Maria Helena Figueiredo

1983 – Porto
Carlos Azevedo
Fernanda Castilho
Fernanda Pinto

1982 – Oeiras
Miguel Mota
Fausto Leitão
Maria Leonilde Calado

1981 – Coimbra
José Firmino Mesquita
José Santos Dias
Augusto Magalhães Santana

1980 – Porto
Manuel Miranda Magalhães
Maria da Conceição Magalhães
Carlos Resende

1979 – Oeiras
José David-Ferreira
Fernando Guerra Rodrigo
José Cardoso Pessoa

1978 – Coimbra
José Firmino Mesquita
Maria de Fátima Santos
José Santos Dias

1977 – Porto
Roberto Salema
Elvira Brandão
Arlete Santos

1976 – Lisboa
José Moura Nunes
Fernando Guerra Rodrigo
António Gomes da Costa

1975 – Coimbra
José Firmino Mesquita
Maria de Fátima Santos
José Santos Dias

1974 – Porto
Manuel Teixeira da Silva
Rui Seixas Abrunhosa
Mário Espiga de Macedo

1973 – Luanda
António Cadete Leite
António Freitas da Fonseca
Bernardo Sodré Borges

1972 – Oeiras
José David-Ferreira
Lucinda Mata
Fernando Guerra Rodrigo

1971 – Coimbra
Armando Tavares de Sousa
José Firmino Mesquita
Rogério Teixeira

1970 – Porto
António Coimbra
Manuel Miranda Magalhães
Maria da Conceição Magalhães

1969 – Lisboa
Miguel Mota
Amarilis Varennes e Mendonça
Luisete da Conceição Rijo

1968 – Coimbra
Abílio Fernandes
José Firmino Mesquita
António Carvalheira

1967 – Porto
Armando Laroze Rocha
Manuel Teixeira da Silva
António Coimbra

1966 – Porto
Armando Laroze Rocha
Manuel Teixeira da Silva
António Coimbra

2003 - Ponta Delgada

Vasco Manuel Garcia
António dos Santos Martins
Jorge Ricardo Medeiros

2002 - Funchal

Rúben Antunes Capela
António Manuel Brehm
Ana Mafalda Fonseca

2001 - Coimbra/Barcelona

Firmino Mesquita
Augusto Dinis
Jorge Canhoto

2000 - Porto/Goiânia

Carlos Azevedo
Alexandre Lobo da Cunha
Eduardo Rocha

1999 - Lisbon

Rui Malhó
Teresa Antunes
Lia Ascenção

1998 - Porto

Carlos Azevedo
Alexandre Lobo da Cunha
Eduardo Rocha

1997 - Coimbra

Augusto Magalhães Santana
João Poiares da Silva
Joaquim Sousa Barros

1996 - Lisbon

Maria do Carmo Fonseca
Leonor Parreira
João Ferreira

1995 - Porto

Maria Conceição Magalhães
José Castro Lopes
Delminda Neves

1994 - Coimbra

José Firmino Mesquita
Vasco Bairos
Augusto Dinis
Maria de Fátima Martins

1993 - Oeiras

Lucinda Mata
Sérgio Gulbenkian
João Ferreira
Teresa Antunes

1992 - Oeiras

Lucinda Mata
Sérgio Gulbenkian
João Ferreira
Teresa Antunes

1991 - Porto

Carlos Azevedo
Rogério Monteiro
Mário Sousa

1990 - Porto

Carlos Azevedo
Rogério Monteiro
Mário Sousa

1989 - Coimbra

Vasco Bairos
Augusto Magalhães Santana
Maria Helena Figueiredo

1988 - Lisbon

José David-Ferreira
Maria do Carmo Fonseca
António Cidadão

1987 - Evora

Miguel Mota
Ivone Henriques
Fernando Henriques

1986 - Porto

Maria Conceição Magalhães
Carlos Resende
Deolinda Lima

1985 - Lisbon

Mário Nascimento Ferreira
José Esperança Pina
João Goyri O’Neil

1984 - Coimbra

José Firmino Mesquita
Adelaide Santos Cardoso
Maria Helena Figueiredo

1983 - Porto

Carlos Azevedo
Fernanda Castilho
Fernanda Pinto

1982 - Oeiras

Miguel Mota
Fausto Leitão
Maria Leonilde Calado

1981 - Coimbra

José Firmino Mesquita
José Santos Dias
Augusto Magalhães Santana

1980 - Porto

Manuel Miranda Magalhães
Maria da Conceição Magalhães
Carlos Resende

1979 - Oeiras

José David-Ferreira
Fernando Guerra Rodrigo
José Cardoso Pessoa

1978 - Coimbra

José Firmino Mesquita
Maria de Fátima Santos
José Santos Dias

1977 - Porto

Roberto Salema
Elvira Brandão
Arlete Santos

1976 - Lisbon

José Moura Nunes
Fernando Guerra Rodrigo
António Gomes da Costa

1975 - Coimbra

José Firmino Mesquita
Maria de Fátima Santos
José Santos Dias

1974 - Porto

Manuel Teixeira da Silva
Rui Seixas Abrunhosa
Mário Espiga de Macedo

1973 - Luanda

António Cadete Leite
António Freitas da Fonseca
Bernardo Sodré Borges

1972 - Oeiras

José David-Ferreira
Lucinda Mata
Fernando Guerra Rodrigo

1971 - Coimbra

Armando Tavares de Sousa
José Firmino Mesquita
Rogério Teixeira

1970 - Porto

António Coimbra
Manuel Miranda Magalhães
Maria da Conceição Magalhães

1969 - Lisbon

Miguel Mota
Amarilis Varennes e Mendonça
Luisete da Conceição Rijo

1968 - Coimbra

Abílio Fernandes
José Firmino Mesquita
António Carvalheira

1967 - Porto

Armando Laroze Rocha
Manuel Teixeira da Silva
António Coimbra

1966 - Porto

Armando Laroze Rocha
Manuel Teixeira da Silva
António Coimbra