INESC-ID renews the FCT Associate Laboratory Statute
INESC-ID renews its Associate Laboratory Status for a period of 10 years. A recognition of the quality of the work developed and the rigor and excellence of the institution.
On February 24th 2021, the Foundation for Science and Technology (Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia – FCT) presented the provisional results of the Contest for the Attribution of Associated Laboratory Status (LA), in which 40 institutions or consortia of institutions were approved for attribution of the Associated Laboratory Status.
This assignment aims to encourage the aggregation and organization of human and material resources with the quality and dimension necessary to meet the specific objectives of national scientific and technological policy in R&D institutions or consortia of R&D institutions.
“With the renewal of the FCT Associate Laboratory Statute, INESC-ID sees its work recognized and the possibility of a path that we want to be of ever greater quality, prestige and excellence, not only at the national level, but also at European and world level”, says Inês Lynce, President of INESC-ID.
INESC-ID has the status of “Laboratório Associado” from FCT since December 2004.
LA are structural components of the National Scientific and Technological System and consist of research and development (R&D) institutions or consortia of R&D institutions that make explicit institutional commitments to pursue national scientific and technological policy objectives. To this end, these laboratories must have a dimension of human resources and scientific infrastructure that allows them to sustainably promote scientific and technical careers for doctorates.
By major scientific areas, LA are distributed as follows: Life and Health Sciences: 6; Exact and Engineering Sciences: 18; Natural and Environmental Sciences: 12, Social Sciences and Humanities: 4.
FCT points out that of the 40 LA coordinators, 13 are women (33%) and we can proudly say that INESC-ID is one of them.
The results of the evaluation can be consulted at: https://www.fct.pt/apoios/unidades/laboratoriosassociados.phtml.pt
Workshop Metabolism and mathematical models: Two for a tango
Dates: November 18-19, 2021
Location: This workshop will be held in a virtual way
The topic of this workshop is metabolism in general, with a special focus, although not exclusive, on parasitology. Besides an exploration of the biological, biochemical and biomedical aspects, the workshop will also aim at presenting some of the mathematical modelling, algorithmic theory and software development that have become crucial to explore such aspects.
This workshop is being organised in the context of two projects, both with the Inria European Team Erable. One of the projects involves a partnership with the University of São Paulo (USP), in São Paulo, Brazil, more specifically the Institute of Mathematics and Statistics (IME) and the Institute of Biomedical Sciences – Inria Associated Team Capoeira – and the other involves the Inesc-ID/IST in Portugal, ETH in Zürich and EMBL in Heidelberg – H2020 Twinning Project Olissipo.
The workshop is open to all members of these two projects but also, importantly, to the community in general.