Welcome reception  - Monday, 18h30-21h00

The welcome reception includes a visit to the Faraday Museum (18:30-19:30) and a welcome drink at the Exhibition Hall of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of Instituto Superior Técnico. The Faraday Museum has more than 650 items, including a Gramme machine from 1879, a luxury Gower Bell telephone from 1882, one of the first super heterodyne radio receivers developed in the 1920s, alongside galena and regenerative receivers of the same era, a first transistorized television (1959), a first pocket scientific calculator (1972), and so on.

Banquet - Tuesday, 19h30-22h00

The Conference Banquet is taking place at ”Varanda de Lisboa” (Lisbon Balcony). Emblematic, highly regarded and with one of the most stunning views over the city, this panoramic restaurant is a symbol of the excellent Portuguese gastronomy. Its unique ambience, kindness and dedication of good serving, will be accompanied by piano music during the banquet. Transportation provided.


Lab Visit: Champalimaud Foundation - Wednesday, 9h00-12h30

The Champalimaud Foundation focuses on cutting-edge research and strives to stimulate new discoveries and knowledge which can improve the health and well-being of people around the world. The Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown, based in Lisbon, Portugal, hosts the Foundation’s activities in the fields of neuroscience and oncology by means of research programmes and the provision of clinical care of excellence. The fight against blindness is also supported through a focused outreach programme.

In seeking to achieve significant advances in biomedical science the Champalimaud Foundation has adopted a translational methodology, which establishes a direct link between research carried out in the laboratory and the diagnosis and treatment offered in the clinic. This connection and interdependency is at the core of the Foundation’s mission to bring the benefits of biomedical science to those most in need.

More than anything, the Champalimaud Foundation works to improve the health and well-being of humanity by actively searching for solutions which can alleviate the burden of disease in individuals and in society as a whole. Bus transportation will be provided.