The European Upconversion Network
2nd General Meeting
COST Aveiro June 29-30, 2017
COST Action CM1403
The European Upconversion Network
From the Design of Photon-Upconverting Nanomaterials to Biomedical Applications
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Aveiro, Portugal, is perhaps one of the country’s most unique and inspiring cities, and yet it remains a “hidden gem” that features on surprisingly few travel itineraries for visitors planning their trip to the western flank of the Iberian Peninsula. This is a city quite unlike any other, a place where urban sophistication and modernity meet and merge with the unique marine environment in which Aveiro, Portugal, has its ancient roots. The lucky visitors who make their way here each year will definitely leave with the feeling of having discovered an alternative Portugal that many will never be fortunate enough to experience.
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How to reach Aveiro?
Aveiro can be easy reached, both from Lisbon and from Oporto.. The closest airport is Francisco Sá Carneiro International Airport in Oporto, located 70 km to the north of Aveiro. Portela International Airport in Lisbon is located 250 km south of Aveiro.. The train will be the preferred transport to reach the city.
List of recommended hotels.
The organizers have selected some hotels that may be reserved online. To get more details please click on the button bellow.
The European Upconversion Network (From the Design of Photon-Upconverting Nanomaterials to Biomedical Applications) is held in the University of Aveiro 29th and 30th June of 2017.
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 (CP), 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 (Metro do Porto), 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 Lisbon to Aveiro every hour (2h to 2h30m journey - "IC" or "Alfa": from € 20.20 to € 37.90).
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.
808 208 208
RAILROAD COMPANY (CP)
transports in Aveiro
The taxi prices may vary in distance, see it at the link provided. When you provide the taxi information please include the information regarding the conditions for reimbursement (2.A and B).
Tickets can be purchased on the bus. More information in the link provided..
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT EXPENSES reimbursement
COST guideline Vademecum regarding "local transport expenses"
Public transport expenses
Public transport expenses cover bus, shuttle, train, metro and tram travel within one country. The reimbursement rules for public transport are as follows: If the amount claimed for the entire journey is equal to or less than EUR 25, then no supporting documents are required. In any case, the details of the relevant journey(s) must be detailed on the OTRR (for both the outbound and inbound journeys); If the amount claimed for the entire journey is more than EUR 25, then supporting documents justifying the total amount claimed must be provided by the participant. All submitted invoices / receipts must clearly detail the name of the service provider, the full price of the ticket and the date of travel. All segments of the journey must be detailed on the claimants OTRR.
An eligible participant is permitted to claim taxi expenses in the following instances:
A) When public transport is not available;
B) If taxis are taken before 7 am to facilitate an early departure and / or if a taxi is taken after 10 pm due to a late arrival.
Taxi expenses up to a maximum of EUR 80 for the entire journey can be claimed by eligible participants if either of the above criteria have been respected. A justification must be encoded in the dedicated space on the OTRR. Taxi expenses can only be paid against the amounts detailed on taxi receipts. Taxi receipts must clearly detail the name of the service provider, the full price of the journey and the date of travel. Tips are not eligible for reimbursement.
Local Car travel expenses
An eligible participant traveling by car within one country - specifically not traveling across national borders can be reimbursed in line with the criteria detailed in Section 4.1.3. - Car travel.
Parking expenses are eligible to be reimbursed against the submission of receipts / invoices. An eligible participant can only claim for parking expenses incurred for the time-frame that coincides with the approved activity.
Meliã Ria Hotel & Spa ****
20 min walking
Cais da Fonte Nova, Lote 5
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Hotel Aveiro Palace
15-20 min walking
Rua Viana do Castelo, 4
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15-20 min walking
Rua Barbosa de Magalhães, 15/17
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15 min walking
Rua Doutor Nascimento Leitão
T +351 234 380 150
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Hotel Jardim Afonso V
15-20 min walking
Praceta D. Afonso V
T +351 234 426 514 / 542
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Hotel das Salinas
15 min walking
Rua da Liberdade, 10
T +351 234 404 190
F +351 234 404 191
BUILDING NO. 23
by Hans Gorris & Luís Carlos/Helena Oliveira
Short introduction of WGs and WG-leaders
Precisely tailoring the upconverting luminescence traces in nanostructures
Quantitation of luminescent properties of Yb and Ho co-doped NaYF4 colloidal nanoparticles - novel active-core-active-shell materials and novel characterization methods
Competitive energy transfer processes in diiodoBodipy-grafted upconversion nanohybrids &
Announcement of UPCON'18
DNA-functionalized UCNPs and their application in FRET biosensing
Building up and optical trap set-up for intracellular studies with upconverting particles
The effect that water temperature has on the luminescent properties of the nanoparticles
The development of ratiometic sensing platforms using protein bound upconverting nanoparticles
Upconverting nanoparticles working as primary thermometers in different media
Dissolution problematics of fluoride-based upconverting nanoparticles
Enhancement of upconverting material brightness by antennas made of organic dyes: present and future
Modified rare-earth upconverting nanomaterials for in vitro and in vivo bioimaging
Core-shell upconverting nanoparticles accumulation and toxicity for healthy and cancerous cells
Management Committee Meeting
Summary of the workshops
Common fund raising
2nd Conference on Properties, Design and Applications of Upconverting Nanomaterials (UPCON 2018) in Valencia
Luís António Martins Ferreira Dias Carlos
Full Professor, Vice-Director CICECO
Physics Department, University of Aveiro
Helena Cristina Correia de Oliveira
Post-Doctoral fellow CESAM
Biology Department, University of Aveiro
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