On behalf of the Executive Committee it is with great pleasure that we invite you to attend to the next MATBIM conference - 4th international meeting on Material/Bioproduct Interaction, hosted by the Faculty of Biotechnology of Universidade Católica Portuguesa, at Porto, next 26th to 28th April 2017, and will take place at Foz campus
We are looking forward to receive in our University researchers, professionals and students from different parts or the world, to promote and share their experiences and results of high scientific level work as we have got accustomed to in MATBIM pass editions. 
We are working in developing a great Conference programme with the help of the Scientific Committee and prestigious invited keynote speakers and we expect that MATBIM will be a platform for contacts between researchers, academia and industry in an environment of scientific excellence.
The conference kicks off on Wednesday afternoon with a plenary and oral presentations. These will run during all Thursday and until Friday lunch time. Special dedicated sessions for poster presentations will be scheduled creating opportunities for further connection between participants.
At the end of first day we will have a Porto d’Honra reception at the roof top university restaurant from where the view over the Atlantic can be enjoyed and on Thursday evening will have a Conference dinner downtown. 
While during the conference participants will be busy, we encourage you to extend your visit to Porto and enjoy all this city has to offer from Historical sites, sports and cultural events, shopping, wine and gastronomy.
We are looking forward to meet you next year, in April, at MATBIM2017