Miguel Won featured in Expresso and Público
INESC-ID researcher Miguel Won has been featured in the Portuguese newspapers Expresso and Público.
In the opinion piece Dar gás a Ventura e tirá-lo de Putin (written by the Universidade do Minho economics professor Luís Aguiar-Correia) and the feature Quanto mais se diz mal de Ventura no Twitter, mais seguidores ele tem (authored by the journalist Maria Lopes), the online promotion of right-wing parties that Miguel Won and Jorge M. Fernandes (ICS-ULisboa) examined in an as-of-yet unpublished study steals the limelight.
In The Unintended Consequences of Speaking Out Against the Radical Right, Won and Fernandes looked at 300 Twitter accounts owned by politicians, opinion makers and journalists, showing that the conversation around right-wing parties is many times maximized by the critical and polemical discourses of their opponents — i.e., as Luís Aguiar-Correia comments, stirring the pot only potentiates “the recruitment of supporters [which is then essentially] done by their enemies”.
Check out the two pieces for more details.
Workshop “Metabolism and mathematical models: Two for a tango” – 2nd Edition
Title: Workshop Metabolism and mathematical models: Two for a tango – 2nd Edition
Dates: October 25-26, 2022
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.
The program and more details are available here.