Short Personal Interview
How did you get to INESC-ID?
Master thesis at IST
highly supportive, particularly team-, staff- and logistic-wise. Impeccable project support, HR contracting, budget execution facilities, access to legal opinion, acquisition processes, and formalization of bilateral agreements.
Research project(s) under development
How would you explain in the most accessible and least technical language possible, what is the application / expected results of this (these) project (s)?
Biomedical data analysis for disease study, therapeutics and prognostics (primary research); Urban data analysis to assist mobility planning; Sensor data analysis for detecting fault behavior in utility supply/distribution systems; Spatiotemporal data analysis to optimize resource allocation
Tell us about your favorite project so far (or one of them)?
Multi-omic data analysis to identify the frontiers between psychiatric disorders, especially psychotic (such as schizophrenia) and affective (such as bipolar disease), and assess the adequacy of molecular therapies (specially antipsychotic drugs and mood stabilizers) at a personalized level.
What are the biggest challenges of working in research in this area?
Maybe time. The necessary time for validating therapeutic possibilities and translating the contributions into the daily clinical practice.
What book are you currently reading?
“Cada um vê o que quer num molho de couves” by Isabel Abecassis Empis
How would you explain to your child (or your parents or grandparents) what your job is? How do you explain what means to be a researcher in this area?
Study diseases, especially mental illnesses, dementia, and cancer, in order to offer better therapies for restoring our natural states of health and well-being.
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Training / Research Area(s)
Machine Learning, Data Science, Epigenetics, Health Informatics
INESC-ID Scientific Area
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.