22-24 November 2023
Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisboa, Portugal
22-24 November 2023
Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisboa, Portugal


The 13th International Vanadium Symposium, V13, will be held from 22 to 24 November 2023 in the Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal. It will be the second time in 15 years that this key conference on Vanadium Chemistry will be held in Lisbon after the 6st edition, V6, chaired by Professor João Costa Pessoa.

V13 follows previous successful vanadium symposia held at Cancun (1997), Berlin (1999), Osaka (2001), Szeged (2004), San Francisco (2006), Lisbon (2008), Toyama (2010), Arlington (2012), Padua (2014), Taipei (2016), Montevideo (2018) and Limassol (2021, virtual edition).  

This interdisciplinary event aims to gather researchers from the vanadium research community to showcase their latest findings on topics such as coordination chemistry, bioinorganic chemistry, medicinal chemistry, catalysis, green chemistry, toxicology, environmental and occupational chemistry, materials sciences and energy storage, among many other important topics. 

New vanadium compounds and new advances in its bioinorganic chemistry, including applications in enzymology, toxicology and as metallodrugs, highlight the increasing relevance of this metal ion in medicinal chemistry and give insight on its beneficial health effects. In addition, vanadium is recognized as an important metal in industrial processes, such as in oxidation catalysis and steel production, and more recently it’s becoming increasingly relevant in the development of new materials as, for instance, in energy storage and solar cells.

We invite you to participate in the 13th International Vanadium Symposium, in a beautiful setting, the Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon, and to share your latest research to an engaged community, that has been sharing the remarkable properties of this metal since 1986, when the first meeting, entitled "Role of Vanadium in Biology", was held. The expected outstanding quality of presenters and research will surely serve as an innovative benchmark for the following decades, allowing a wider application of vanadium in a variety of fields and impacting the life quality of future generations.

On top of the scientific program, V13 will offer opportunities for exploring historical sites and landscapes of unique natural beauty, in and around Lisbon, as well as cultural events and delicious Portuguese cuisine and wines.

We are looking forward to welcome you all in Lisbon where we hope you will enjoy a pleasant time from both the scientific and social points of view. 


Isabel Correia, Chair of the Organizing Committee

Institutional Support