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Muriela Pádua

Associate Researcher

research interests

Science, Technology and Innovation Policy; Management of Science and Technology, Biomedical innovation; Risk Governance and energy markets

Short Bio

I obtained my PhD degree at the University of Brighton. The thesis was entitled “The structure of ill-structured problems: the discovery of an HIV vaccine”. Then, I was a Postdoctoral Fellow at SPRU – University of Sussex, UK where I did research on regional policy. Afterwards, I was awarded a five years FCT research contract, at Instituto Superior Técnico. There, I worked on the topic of rationality and emergence and governance, in the context of biomedical innovation, with a particular emphasis on neglected diseases. Now, I am doing research on heuristics used in discovery processes, within the context of the new scientific approaches emerging in the life sciences and the governance models which can promote them.

Current projects

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