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.

Patient’s own cells are used in innovative treatment for cancer

Patient with advanced refractory lymphoma was treated in Brazil by researchers at a center funded by FAPESP. The technique known as CAR T-cell therapy was used for first time ever in Latin America.

Post-doctoral Fellowship in Statistics

The fellow should conduct studies focused on posteriori properties in Bayesian regression models and applications in large and complex industrial and medical data.

Post-doctoral Fellowship in Redox Vascular Biology

The post-doctoral fellow will work on a REDOXOME project centered on mechanisms of cell signaling involved in redox effects of thiol isomerases.

Post-doctoral Fellowship in Toxinology and Genetics

The project aims to describe in Zebrafish repertoires of non-coding miRNAs involved in the control of inflammation by TnP. Postdoc position to work in the Applied Toxinology Laboratory at Butantan Institute, São Paulo.

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.

Post-doctoral Fellowship in Food Engineering

The fellow should lead research on the development and characterizations of biopolymers-based nanocomposites additivated with non-polar active principles incorporated into O/W emulsions. Registrations open until November 8th.

Post-doctoral Fellowship in Computational Fluid Mechanics

The post-doc is expected to perform research in viscoelastic flows models governed by fractional integral constitutive equations. Opportunity at RIDC CeMEAI is open for submissions until October, 31.

Novel material with strong action against fungi and tumors

Researchers at the Center for Research and Development of Functional Materials have created a composite with antifungal properties that are 32 times greater than those of silver by irradiating a metallic tungstate with electrons and femtosecond laser light.

New mechanisms that regulate pluripotency in embryonic stem cells are discovered

A study by researchers at the Center for Cell-Based Therapy identified microRNAs involved in pluripotency maintenance and cell differentiation. The discovery paves the way to the development of drugs capable of making ESCs regress to the earliest stage of development.

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.