31 August 2020 to 4 September 2020
Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon
UTC timezone

Practical information


Getting to Lisbon by plane

Lisbon Airport (LIS) is served by a large number of airlines with daily direct flights from North and South America, Africa, all large Asian connection hubs and from most of the main cities in Europe.

Getting from the Lisbon Airport to the conference's venue

The airport is located close to the city centre and even closer to the conference's venue. The easiest way to get there is to take a taxi (6-9 euros - 5-10 minutes trip). Please ask the driver to take you to "Faculdade de Ciências, Campo Grande".

Alternatively take BUS 731, 750, or 783. Leave at "Campo Grande" and walk to "Faculdade de Ciências". The trip takes 15-20 minutes.

FCUL is also connected to the Metro (underground) network and is served by both the Green and the Yellow lines. From the airport take the Red line to "Alameda" and change to the Green line towards "Telheiras"; Leave at "Campo Grande" and follow the signs to "Faculdade de Ciências" - see map.

Getting to Lisbon by train

The Santa Apolonia Train Station (Estacao de Santa Apolonia) is the main terminal for trains which ensure the connection between Lisbon and international destinations like Madrid and Paris. For (in)complete information on the trains arriving at or departing from Lisbon,  please visit Comboios de Portugal.

Getting from the Santa Apolonia Train Station to the conference's venue

Take the Blue line (metro) towards "Amadora" and change at "Baixa-Chiado" to Green line towards "Telheiras"; Leave at "Campo Grande" and follow the signs to "Faculdade de Ciências" - see map.


You can also plan your trip by metro around Lisbon here



We provide a link to a list of hotels with rooms at reduced rates to the participants. Most of them are either at walking distance from the conference's venue or are nearby the Green or the Yellow metro lines. To book a room in one of these hotels, please contact the hotel directly.

We also booked a number of shared rooms at a University's Residence - Lumiar Halls, preferably for students and postdocs, which is located at 20 minutes walk from the venue. To apply follow this link and, please, do not forget to give the code "PANIC2020" in the "Comments" field.


Meals during the conference

Lunch will be served at the conference's venue. For dinner there are some restaurants located around the university. The city centre (20 minutes by metro) has a large variety of restaurants. See list.



Please indicate during your online registration if you need a formal invitation letter for a visa application.



Childcare can be organised by the Local Organizing Committee. Please send us an e-mail with your requirements.



The weather in Lisbon in September is usually warm and sunny. Remember to pack your hat and sunscreen. You may wish to see the current 10 day forecast.