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.

Researchers discover a link between two important products of nitric oxide

Oxide plays a key role in cardiovascular and neurodegenerative diseases as well as cancer. Experiments conducted within the scope of RIDC REDOXOME reveal a hitherto unknown mechanism underlying the formation of nitroso thiols.

Consortium vows to find new drugs against Chagas disease, leishmaniosis and malaria

Initiative supported by FAPESP, USP, UNICAMP and global partners sets out to discover new molecules against tropical parasitic diseases. Its aim is to develop effective and affordable drugs.

Post-doctoral Fellowship in Computational Fluid Mechanics

The fellowship holder will work at a project at RIDC CeMEAI, studying fluid/structure interaction in the context of Wheatley heart valve modelling.

Post-doctoral Fellowhsip in Food Science

A study linked to the Food Research Center aims to evaluate the effects of fruits polyphenols intake on metabolism.

Researchers create functional mini-liver by 3D bioprinting

Technique developed at Human Genome and Stem Cell Research Center, hosted by the University of São Paulo, produced hepatic tissue in the laboratory in only 90 days and could become an alternative to organ transplantation in future.

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.

Researchers report discoveries regarding a molecule with the potential to treat ovarian cancer

The FAPESP-funded Center for Cell-Based Therapy explored the action mechanism of a microRNA that reduces tumor size and blocks metastasis when overexpressed.

Post-doctoral Fellowship in Imaging Processing

A project at RIDC CeMEAI aims to detect and predict flooding using images and thus automate the process of flood identification without human intervention (photo: UN Photo / Ilyas Ahmed)

Post-doctoral Fellowships in Neuroscience

Two positions are offered at a RIDC BRAINN project involving neuroimaging techniques and new machine learning approaches with the purpose of enhancing epilepsy’s diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment.