The first SAMOSS Training School was held at Complutense University of Madrid. All SAMOSS fellows and additional students who were awarded a bursary participated this event. After the training school the first international meeting took place in La Cristalera which is close to Madrid. During this meeting each recruited fellow of the SAMOSS network and all additional students introduced themselves and their individual researcher projects with a short presentation. As an invited speaker Prof. Ingo Klimant from the Technical University of Graz, Austria, gave a lecture on "Materials for optical chemo- and biosensors".