CEPID 2013-2024


About the Brazilian Research Institute for Neuroscience and Neurotechnology (BRAINN)


Principal Investigator:
Fernando Cendes

Education and Knowledge Diffusion Coordinator: Li Li Min

Technology Transfer Coordinator: Roberto José Maria Covolan

State University of Campinas (UNICAMP)
Faculdade de Ciência Médica
Laboratório de Neuroimagem
Rua Vital Brasil, 251 2º andar
13083-888 - Campinas, SP - Brasil
55 19 3521 8242


Center for Information Technology Renato Archer (CTI)
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), France
Federal University of ABC (UFABC)
Federal University of São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Phillips University, Germany
São Paulo State University (UNESP)
University College London (UCL), United Kingdom
University of Erlangen, Germany
Université de Montréal, Canada


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

Center leaflet (pdf):

Brazilian Research Institute for Neuroscience and Neurotechnology

Mechanism underlying malformation associated with severe epilepsy is revealed

Study suggests dysregulation of gene NEUROG2 could be linked to development of focal cortical dysplasia, one of the most common causes of drug-resistant epilepsy

Neuroimaging techniques help identify brain alterations in patients with epilepsy

A multicenter study involving BRAINN, a research center funded by FAPESP, analyzed the brains of over 3,800 volunteers in search of anatomical alterations specific to each epilepsy subtype

In search of markers for early ALS diagnosis

Researchers endeavoring to identify genetic markers for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis verify the importance of analyzing the spinal cord more carefully in cases of the disease

Virtual reality, videogames and robots as tools in physical rehabilitation

Projects presented during the 4th BRAINN Congress in Brazil combine physical rehab treatments with technology. Fun and electronic games can make sessions more stimulating and effective for patients with motor limitations

New tool could facilitate search for disease-causing genetic variants

Methodology is being developed by multinational Seven Bridges in collaboration with BIPMed

Scientists train neurons in research on memory

In vitro study by Brazilian researcher affiliated with George Mason University was presented to 4th BRAINN Congress at the University of Campinas in São Paulo State

Method identifies epileptic patients who can benefit from surgery

Model based on genetic information predicts which patients have mesial temporal lobe epilepsy that is refractory to treatment with drugs

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