Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência, Oeiras, Portugal

Meeting venue

The meeting will take place at the Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência (IGC) in Oeiras, a village by the sea 20 km away from Lisbon.

Address of the IGC:

Rua da Quinta Grande, 6, Oeiras

How to get from Lisbon Airport to Oeiras?

By public transportation, the easiest way is to take the subway to Cais do Sodré. You have to change from the red to the green line at Alameda. From Cais do Sodré take the train to Oeiras. This should cost you 3.30 € and take ~1 h.

Uber or taxis will take ~30 min. and cost you ~20/25 € or ~40/45 €, respectively (without traffic).

How about public transport and accommodation options?

There also are many hotels/hostels/apartments along the train line between Lisbon and Cascais (train line named Linha de Cascais → schedule). Oeiras and the IGC are halfway between Cascais and Lisbon. The Oeiras train station is a 5-min walk from IGC, with trains travelling to Lisbon (Cais do Sodré) or Cascais every 20-min (maximum). Travelling from Lisbon to Oeiras costs 1.90 € and takes 17-24 min, whereas travelling from Cascais to Oeiras costs 1.60 € and takes 16 min. If you prefer to stay in Lisbon, close to Cais do Sodré or along the green Metro line, as close as possible to Cais do Sodré, you’ll be in the centre of Lisbon and at a easy-to-commute distance to IGC. If you prefer to stay away from the city and closer to the beach, options would be Carcavelos, Parede, Estoril, Cascais, again, as close to the respective train stations as possible. To travel by train/Metro, the easiest and cheapest is to get a Lisboa Viva card (0.50 €) and charge as you go along (Zapping mode). You can charge Zapping with a minimum of 3 € and a maximum of 40 €. It can be used in all public transport in Lisbon (including buses and trams) and it’s cheaper option per journey.

Local Organizer: Élio Sucena
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10th DrosEU Workshop in Lisbon, 24-25 February 2020

Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência, Oeiras, Portugal

Monday, 24 February 2020

09:00              Welcome. Élio Sucena,
Brief introductions. Agenda overview. MBE revisions. Pepi González, Martin Kapun, Thomas Flatt


09:20               Citizen Science Project. Pepi González, Roberto Torres, Carmen Arboleda.

09:35               Phenotyping Working Group session I. Jorge Vieira, Thomas Flatt            

10:30               Coffee break

11:00               Phenotyping Working Group session II. Jorge Vieira, Thomas Flatt  

12:00               Lunch break

13:30               Phenotyping Working Group session III. Jorge Vieira, Thomas Flatt  

15:00               Microbiota Working Group. Fabian Staubach

15:40               Coffee break

16.00               Sampling Working Group. Maaria Kankare, Marina Stamenkovic-Radak, Cristina Vieira

16:45               Free time for people to chat

16:55               “Easy Behaviour” company presentation. Pavel Itskov        

19:00              Conference dinner


Tuesday, 25 February 2020

09:00               Clinal/Seasonal Working Group. DEST. Martin Kapun, Thomas Flatt.

10:30               Coffee break

11:00               Short talks by DrosEU members (15 minutes presentation and 5 minutes questions).

  • Circadian timing of eclosion: from peptidergic circuits to outdoor experiments. Christian Wegener
  • Geographic variation in pigmentation in North America and Europe. Paul Schmidt
  • Chromosomal inversions in the virilis group Jorge Vieira

12:00               Lunch break

13:30               Short talks by DrosEU members II (15 minutes presentation and 5 minutes questions).

  • Rapid evolution of local adaptation to different host fruits in wild D. suzukii populations. Nicolas Rode
  • Introduction of research group of Plant Protection Institute of Centre for Agricultural Research (Hungary). Drosophila suzukii: ,phenology and olfactory characteristics. Balázs Kiss
  •                         How new proteins can evolve from de novo genes in Drosophila melanogaster populations. Anna Grandchamp

14:30               Bioinformatic Docker images project. Jorge Vieira

14:40               Updates on COST proposal and ideas for future funding opportunities. Nico Posnien

14:50               Coffee break

15:15               Quo vadis? Visions for the future work of DrosEU. Pepi González, Martin Kapun, Thomas Flatt and Élio Sucena

16:00               General DrosEU business Pepi González, Martin Kapun, Thomas Flatt

17:00               End of the meeting

Departure & self-organized dinner