CEPID 2013-2024 


Principal Investigator:
Fernando de Queiroz Cunha

Education and Knowledge Diffusion Coordinator: 
Rita de Cassia Aleixo Tostes Passaglia
Technology Transfer Coordinator: João Santana da Silva

University of São Paulo (USP) 
Av. Bandeirantes, 3900
14049-900 - Ribeirão Preto, SP - Brasil
55 16 3315-3324

Center leaflet (pdf):

Center for Research on Inflammatory Diseases

Patients with chronic diseases display increased expression of gene that facilitates SARS-CoV-2 infection

Metabolic changes associated with diseases such as pulmonary hypertension and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease may reprogram gene expression to increase production of a protein used by SARS-CoV-2 to penetrate lung cells.

Scientific evidence found for role of stress in hair whitening

Partnering with scientists at Harvard, a group of Brazilians affiliated with the Center for Research on Inflammatory Diseases (CRID) described the mechanisms that cause hair color loss in extreme situations.

Mechanism that triggers the inflammatory process during infection by Mayaro virus is discovered

A Brazilian team at FAPESP-supported CRID identified the strategy used by immune cells to combat the pathogen Mayaro virus, which causes symptoms similar to those of chikungunya fever. These results pave the way for the development of drugs.

New species of parasite is identified in fatal case of visceral leishmaniasis

Phylogenomic analysis shows that pathogen isolated in Brazilian hospital does not belong to the genus Leishmania. Researchers at the Center for Research on Inflammatory Diseases are investigating whether this species alone can cause severe disease or intensifies symptoms in co-infected patients.

Acute chikungunya infection studied at the molecular level in Brazilian patients

Using a systems biology approach, Brazilian researchers identified several genes that can be explored as therapeutic targets and as biomarkers of predisposition to chronic joint pain.

A key mechanism of silica-induced inflammation is discovered

French researchers made the discovery by analyzing blood from denim sandblasters. The results were presented at the Inflamma symposium organized by the Center for Research on Inflammatory Diseases in Brazil.

A mechanism that makes infants more likely than adults to die from sepsis is discovered

Scientists at the Center for Research on Inflammatory Diseases (CRID) show why pediatric patients with sepsis suffer from more inflammation and organ injury than adults. New treatment strategies may be tested.

Applications open for School of Advanced Science on the Molecular Basis of Inflammatory Diseases

Graduate students and researchers from any country have until June 23 to apply for this event, which is supported by FAPESP and will take place at the University of São Paulo’s Ribeirão Preto Medical School in Brazil.