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 Neuroeducation

Selected fellow will lead a project at RIDC BRAINN which aims to improve the inclusion of students with disabilities, special needs and high abilities.

Post-doctoral Fellowship in Medical Genetics and Physiology

The fellow will conduct research at BRAINN for the analysis of the alterations on the transcriptome of natural and unnatural hosts’ brains (single-cells and tissue) adjacent to the cyst changes over the course of infection caused by Taenia solium larvae.

Post-doctoral Fellowship in Theory of Computation

A project at CeMEAI will tackle the use of supervised learning for the analysis of weight and degree of finishing of cattle in precision livestock. (photo: Miguel Boyayam / Pesquisa FAPESP)

Post-doctoral Fellowship in Machine Learning

The selected fellow will carry out research at the Center for Research in Mathematical Sciences Applied to Industry on the use of fuzzy systems for time series analysis.

Post-doctoral Fellowships in Cell-Based Therapy

The post-doctoral research fellows will work on projects conducted at RIDC CTC related to the generation and characterization of CAR-T cells to treat oncologic diseases.

Post-doctoral Fellowships in Statistics, Computer Science and Neuroscience

Two positions are made available by NeuroMat for the development of research lines related to computational modeling, quantitative analysis and devices for neuroscience research.

Post-doctoral Fellowships in Experimental Atomic Physics using Cold Atoms

The Optics and Photonics Research Center offers three post-doc positions under the scope of projects aiming to investigate novel effects in cold atoms and in Bose-Einstein condensates of Na, K, Rb, and Dy.

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.

Post-doctoral Fellowship in Neuroscience

The selected candidate will work on a RIDC BRAINN project which has among its goals the creation of a post-processing methodology that could allow the evaluation of the morphology of the cerebellum and its deep nuclei.

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.

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.

Zika inhibits the proliferation of prostate cancer cells

Experiments conducted under the aegis of the Obesity and Comorbidities Research Center showed that Zika virus inhibits tumor cell proliferation even when inactivated by high temperature.

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.