Research at the cutting edge of knowledge

The São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) supports Research, Innovation and Dissemination Centers (RIDCs) selected for funding for a period of up to eleven years. Each RIDC is expected to establish hub of excellent research in focus area, and must actively seek out and develop opportunities to have its research results contribute to high-impact applications, as well as contributing to education and dissemination of knowledge.

Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Data Science and Visualization

A project at RIDC CeMEAI aims to develop techniques for analyzing spatio-temporal data to identify criminal patterns and predict crime.

Post-Doctoral Fellowships in Neuromathematics

RIDC NeuroMat announces research opportunities related to three different research lines, each of them hosted by a specific institution in São Paulo, Ribeirão Preto and Campinas.

Discovery of immune mechanism involved in COVID-19 paves way for novel therapy

Study conducted by the Center for Research on Inflammatory Diseases shows that drug currently used to treat cystic fibrosis can help prevent complications from infection by SARS-CoV-2.

Researchers seek antiviral molecules for the treatment of COVID-19

Synthetic compounds and molecules derived from natural products belonging to Brazil’s biodiversity are being screened by teams at the Center for Innovation in Biodiversity and Drug Discovery.

Post-doctoral Fellowship in Computational Fluid Mechanics

The selected candidate will work at a CeMEAI project for the development and implementation of a multiscale preconditioner in a high-performance computational environment to accelerate large scale simulations of oil reservoirs.

Researchers at RIDC OCRC discover mechanism that makes COVID-19 more severe in diabetics

Higher blood glucose levels captured by defense cells provide energy for augmented viral replication, triggering overwhelming immune response that kills lung cells.

Researchers in Brazil investigate mechanisms that trigger the inflammatory phase of COVID-19

Scientists affiliated with RIDC CRID set out to understand the strategies used by immune cells to combat the most severe phase of the disease.

Study shows advantage of alternating quarantines in cities across the state of São Paulo

Strategy would maintain economic activity and protect healthcare services, according to system developed by RIDC CeMEAI.

Only 1.2% of population of largest city in north of São Paulo State have been infected by SARS-CoV-2

Estimate is based on testing of 700 inhabitants of Ribeirão Preto in early May. Another round of testing will be conducted in June. The study is carried out by the University of São Paulo in partnership with the city’s health department

Researchers will study body fat immune cells to understand obesity-associated inflammation

Scientists associated with the RIDC OCRC are the only Latin American group to have had a project selected in an international request for applications by the CZI. More than USD 175,000 has been awarded to the study, which will be the first in Brazil to use single-cell analysis.