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This meeting will take place at Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência (IGC), in Oeiras, Portugal. 


The IGC is a multidisciplinary research institute dedicated to biological and biomedical scientific research, with a strong emphasis on evolutionary biology. The Institute has an international environment and English is spoken by everyone.


Portugal is the westernmost European country and is known for its temperate climate, hospitality and eclectic cultural traditions. The IGC is located in the Portuguese Riviera, a short distance away from the nation’s capital (Lisbon). Central Lisbon can easily be reached by a 20 minute train ride (direct service). The beautiful Oeiras beachfront is a short 10 minute walk from the IGC. The old-world charm of picturesque Cascais and the extravagant architecture of historic Sintra are just 20 minutes away.



Getting to the IGC from Lisbon’s airport
 
Take the subway (Metro - ticket fare: 1.5€) to the Cais do Sodré Metro station (green line).
You will find the access to the Airport Metro station right outside the Arrivals Terminal. Take the red line and switch to the green line at Alameda station (direction: Cais do Sodré).
At the Cais do Sodré Metro station, follow the signs to the train (CP - linha de Cascais) ground station.

Lisbon-Oeiras-Cascais trains
A direct train line connects Oeiras to Lisbon and Cascais, with both fast and slow trains (on average, 30 minutes of travel - ticket fare: 1.65€). Fast trains connect Lisbon (Cais do Sodre) to Cascais, with stops in Alcantara and Oeiras. Slow trains connect Lisbon (Cais do Sodre) to Oeiras, stopping at every station. Please download the train schedule below (cpcascais.pdf)

From the Oeiras train station to the IGC (see map)
The Oeiras train station is located at a safe walking distance from the IGC (8 minutes). Take the left exit from the train station and cross the road to the side of the street where you will find a pharmacy and a restaurant.
Keeping walking until you get to an intersection with traffic lights. Turn left again and cross the road. Welcome to the IGC.