General information

Congress venue

All the scientific activities of the meeting will take place at the Aveiro University Campus (Campus Universitário de Santiago, 3810-193 Aveiro, Portugal),

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The plenary lectures (Keynote Lectures and Young Investigator Award Lectures) will be held in the amphitheatre situated in the Rectory (building 25 on the campus map).

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The parallel symposia will take place in the amphitheatres of the Complexo Pedagógico (building 23 on the campus map) and in the Chemistry Department Amphitheatre (building 15), all situated at level 0.

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Poster presentations, exhibition and coffee break will be at Level 0 in the Complexo Pedagógico (building 23) around the amphitheatres.

The registration desk will be placed in the main entrance of the Rectory on Monday August the 31st afternoon. From September the 1st to the 4th, the registration desk will be in the Complexo Pedagógico (building 23).

All the buildings and spaces in the campus are covered by Wi-Fi internet (eduroam).


Local Organization

Amparo Faustino
University of Aveiro, Department of Chemistry
3810-193 Aveiro, Portugal
Tel: +351 234 401 406; Fax: +351 234 401 470

Adelaide Almeida
University of Aveiro, Department of Biology
3810-193 Aveiro, Portugal

Maria Graça Neves
University of Aveiro, Department of Chemistry
3810-193 Aveiro, Portugal

Official Language

The conference language will be English with no translation facilities available.


Information for presenters

Invited lectures and oral communications

Projection will be via Microsoft Office PowerPoint software with a standard datashow projector.

All oral presentations must be loaded in advance. Speakers are kindly requested to go to the registration desk where instructions will be given for loading their presentation on the computers located in the lecture rooms. Presentations should be provided on an USB flash drive. Speakers with presentations on a MacOS system are kindly invited to contact the registration desk before their symposium for a final check.

It is highly recommended the Mac users have their own VGA adapter to connect properly with the datashow projector.

All speakers are kindly requested to strictly observe the allotted presentation time.



Posters should be prepared in portrait format and they cannot exceed 95 cm width and 110 cm height.

Pins will be used to fix the posters on the board. The Pins will be provided by the congress organization.

Each poster will be assigned a number that can be found in the abstract book and must be mounted on the poster board having the same number.

Posters can be mounted starting on Monday August 31 afternoon and must be removed at the latest Friday September 4 at 18h00. The poster should remain on display throughout the whole ESP congress.

There will be only one poster session on Wednesday September 2, from 13h00 to 15h30, in the ground floor of Pedagogic, Scientific and Technological Complex Building (Building 23), in the circulating area surrounding the auditoriums. Presenters must be available for the duration of the poster session. During the poster session a free lunch-bag sponsored by Charles River will be distributed to each registered participant.


Accommodation in Aveiro

Accommodation in Aveiro

The organizing committee recommends the following hotels for which special conditions have been arranged with. Please make your reservation by e-mail directly with the hotel and use the code “ESP2015”..

Please book your accommodation as soon as possible, as special conditions are available for a limited number of rooms in each hotel. Also, another international meeting will take place in Aveiro in the same week and therefore hotels will be busier than usual.

In the PDF file Accommodation in Aveiro you will find a selection of hotels where privileged prices have been offered to ESP2015 participants. Note that all the room prices include breakfast.


Students residences

A number of single standard student rooms are also available for ESP2015 participants at the Student Residences located in the University campus. Standard student accommodation is in single room at the rate of 27.50 € per night in the Santiago Student Residence (2 min walking from the Congress venue and 10 min from city centre). Bathrooms are shared among three rooms. The room rate includes breakfast.

These can be reserved (upon request) contacting the local organizer Amparo Faustino.

The ESP2015 Fellowship applicants will be lodged at the Student Residences.


Travel to Aveiro

By Airplane

Two main airports can be used:

Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport, Porto (OPO) ( The Porto airport has been recently renovated. The airport is extremely easy to get to and very comfortable to fly in and out. Some of the main airlines that travel to Porto include TAP, Iberia, Lufthansa, Air Berlin, Brussels Airlines, Swiss Air, SATA Luxair, EasyJet and Ryanair. The destinations include Copenhagen, Madrid, Frankfurt, Luxembourg, Barcelona, Paris, Brussels, Liverpool, London, Bologna, Pisa and many more. During the season, the number of destinations increases exponentially.
From Porto Airport to Aveiro: For those arriving at Porto Airport, the trip between the airport and the Porto-Campanhã railway station, which has direct rail connections to Aveiro, can be done by taxi for around 20-30  and takes around 30 min. A less expensive way to reach the Porto-Campanhã railway station is to use the Metro, which has a terminal at the airport. The trips between the airport and the railway station take about 32 min and the ticket costs 1,85  (Z4 ticket). The train journey to Aveiro takes between 40 and 75 min, depending on the type of train used. There are regular trains to Aveiro from Porto.

Lisbon International Airport (LIS) ( The Lisbon International Airport is served by all the main airlines ( and has direct connections to all the main European cities as well as to São Paulo (Brasil) or New York/Los Angeles.
From Lisbon Airport to Aveiro: For those arriving at Lisbon Airport, the simplest way to get to Aveiro is by train from Lisboa-Oriente railway station. To get to the train station, you can use a taxi, which takes about 10 minutes and costs around 10 , the Red line of Metro de Lisboa, buying the "Viva Viagem" card (€ 0.50) along with the 1 hour Travel Ticket (€ 1.40), or bus, for example (lines 5 and 44). There are train connections from Lisboa to Aveiro every hour (2h to 2h30m journey - "IC" or "Alfa": from € 20.20 to € 37.90). More information about Portuguese Train Timetables will be available at


By road

Aveiro is located 40 min away from Porto, 2 hours from Lisbon (motorway A1) and only 2 hours from Spain (motorway A25). Distances: Coimbra 60 Km, Porto 70 Km, Vilar Formoso (spanish border) 190 Km, and Lisbon 250 Km.

Electronic tolls - There are some highways in Portugal on which the tolls are electronic only. It means that there are no cabins and the passing of vehicles is detected by devices placed at the beginning of those highways. The highways are identified at the beginning with: "Electronic toll only". For more information regarding this system please consult:


By train

Porto-Aveiro-Lisbon train is a good choice for those who want to reach Aveiro. Some trains take only 2,5 hours to reach Lisbon. For more information contact the portuguese railways service (CP): Tel.: 808 208 208 or see its site at


Important notes about transportation in Aveiro

Taxi - The taxi prices may vary in distance from this list of hotels or Rail-station to the university (minimum 4 € maximum 7.50 €).
Bus - The system of buses in Aveiro is not so reliable as we wish and the timetables are usually not fulfilled. However, Aveiro is a small city and all places are easy to reach walking. There are two bus companies in the city – Moveaveiro (1,90€) and Urbaveiro (1€) – in both cases tickets can be purchased inside the buses.


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