CEPID 2013-2024


About the Brazilian Research Institute for Neuroscience and Neurotechnology (BRAINN)


Principal Investigator:
Fernando Cendes

Education and Knowledge Diffusion Coordinator: Li Li Min

Technology Transfer Coordinator: Roberto José Maria Covolan

State University of Campinas (UNICAMP)
Faculdade de Ciência Médica
Laboratório de Neuroimagem
Rua Vital Brasil, 251 2º andar
13083-888 - Campinas, SP - Brasil
55 19 3521 8242


Center for Information Technology Renato Archer (CTI)
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), France
Federal University of ABC (UFABC)
Federal University of São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Phillips University, Germany
São Paulo State University (UNESP)
University College London (UCL), United Kingdom
University of Erlangen, Germany
Université de Montréal, Canada


Research projects supported in this Center at FAPESP's Virtual Library

Center leaflet (pdf):

Brazilian Research Institute for Neuroscience and Neurotechnology

COVID-19 can alter the brain’s functional connectivity pattern, study shows

Researchers from UNICAMP used functional magnetic resonance imaging to assess 86 volunteers who had moderate COVID-19 and compared the results with those of uninfected volunteers. Preliminary findings have not yet been published but were presented during the 7th BRAINN Congress.

Virtual reality applied to rehabilitation for stroke and neurodegenerative disease patients

A study performed at BRAINN resulted in development of a novel rehabilitation device. The article was recognized as outstanding by the 20th International Conference on Computational Science and its Applications.

Study identifies 306 genetic variants linked to brain structure and predisposition to certain diseases

Researchers from ENIGMA, an international consortium to which BRAINN is affiliated with, measured cortical volume in 51,665 participants based on quantitative MRI and correlated the data with genetic markers.

Population study in São Paulo suggests predisposition to obesity and diabetes

An analysis performed with 264 people living in and around Campinas mapped 900,000 genetic markers distributed in their genomes. This research was conducted under the aegis of BRAINN with the goal of laying foundations for precision medicine and provide input for public health policy.

Devices help predict seizures and treat patients with epilepsy

Implantable devices now being tested were developed in Australia and could improve the quality of patients’ lives. These novel devices were presented to the congress of BRAINN.

International partnership enables advances in research into debilitating diseases

Studies conducted at BRAINN and part of international consortia are able to identify better treatments for diseases such as epilepsy, cerebral vascular accident and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

Mechanism underlying malformation associated with severe epilepsy is revealed

Study suggests dysregulation of gene NEUROG2 could be linked to development of focal cortical dysplasia, one of the most common causes of drug-resistant epilepsy

Neuroimaging techniques help identify brain alterations in patients with epilepsy

A multicenter study involving BRAINN, a research center funded by FAPESP, analyzed the brains of over 3,800 volunteers in search of anatomical alterations specific to each epilepsy subtype