CEPID 2001-2013
CEPID 2013-2024

About the Center for Cell-Based Therapy (CTC)

WEBSITE: http://ctcusp.org

Principal Investigator: Dimas Tadeu Covas

Education and Knowledge Diffusion Coordinator: Marisa Ramos Barbieri

Technology Transfer Coordinator: Flávio Vieira Meirelles

University of São Paulo (USP)
Fundação Hemocentro de Ribeirão Preto
Rua Tenente Catão Roxo, 2.501
14051-140 - Ribeirão Preto, SP - Brasil
55 16 2101 9300/9309

Federal University of São Carlos (UFSCAR)
Hemotherapy Center of Ribeirão Preto (FUNDHERP)
King's College, United Kingdom
Leiden University, Netherlands
Northwestern University, USA
Paris University, France
São Paulo State University (UNESP)
University of California, USA
University of Feinberg, USA
University of Guelph, Canada
University of Montreal, Canada
University of Munchen, Germany
University of Oxford, United Kingdom
University of Southern California, USA


Research projects supported in this Center at FAPESP's Virtual Library

Center leaflet (pdf):

Center for Cell-Based Therapy

Study identifies new functions of molecule involved in melanoma

A long noncoding RNA protects cancer cells and increases their proliferation. The discovery could lead to treatment for drug-resistant types of melanoma.

Study reveals a link between penile cancer and mitochondrial genome mutations

Performed under the aegis of the Center for Cell-Based Therapy (CTC), the study is the first to investigate mitochondrial DNA in search of alterations associated with penile tumors.

Patent mining indicates promising routes for research

Methodology developed by Brazilian scientists uses big data tools, has been validated in an analysis of studies on hemophilia, and can also be used to search for partnerships and technology transfer opportunities.

Genetic alterations that make a type of brain cancer more aggressive were identified

Research focusing on glioblastomas contributes to prognosis and helps find therapeutic targets. The results of the study were published in the journal Tumor Biology

Success of stem cell therapy for diabetes depends on pre-transplant immune condition

In a study published in the journal Frontiers in Immunology, researchers at the Center for Cell-Based Therapy show that the therapeutic effect is relatively short-lived in patients with more autoreactive lymphocytes before treatment

Initial findings of BIPMed were presented during FAPESP Week

Data from a study involving carriers of dystonia presented in Michigan demonstrate the importance of gathering genetic data on reference populations in Brazil

Launch of Latin America's first public human genome database

The platform was developed as part of BIPMed, the Brazilian Initiative on Precision Medicine, an effort promoted by members of five research centers supported by FAPESP

A bridge between education and research

Casa da Ciência, the education arm of a research center supported by FAPESP, brings together researchers, schoolteachers and students