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 Biochemistry and Immunology

Opportunity offers up to three years of funding for candidates with prior experience in techniques such as Molecular Biology, Biochemistry and Immunoparasitology.

Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Neuroscience

A project at BRAINN aims to implement a novel MRI protocol and to create a post-processing methodology (involving artificial intelligence) for evaluating the morphology of the cerebellum and its nuclei using structural brain MRI.

Study maps immune system genes involved in resistance to SARS-CoV-2

A study at HUG-CELL analyzed genetic material from 86 couples in which only one spouse was infected. The results suggest that more frequent variants in the resistant spouses could lead to more efficient activation of natural killer (NK) cells, which are part of the innate immune system.

Post-Doctoral Fellowships in Biochemistry

Two open positions at research project involving the use of proteomic and peptidomic approaches to analyze the effects of proteinases of Bothrops jararaca venom on cells in culture and in vivo.

Atlas of human lung helps understand effects of novel coronavirus on alveoli

RIDC OCRC researchers reveal the mechanisms whereby SARS-CoV-2 disrupts the regulation of inflammation, coagulation and blood pressure when it infects alveolar cells, responsible for gas exchange in the lungs.

Novel water decontamination method combines low-cost composites and solar energy

A simple and affordable solution developed by researchers at CeRTEV and a Nigerian collaborator eliminates even multi-resistant bacteria. Clay, papaya seeds and banana peel are among the raw materials used by the group.

Molecule with potential to treat multiple sclerosis and asthma passes toxicology testing in zebrafish

Study conducted at CeTICS shows that anti-inflammatory peptide TnP could lead to drug development.

Study shows how low-protein intake during pregnancy can cause renal problems in offspring

In an article published in PLOS ONE, scientists at RIDC OCRC describe the impact of hypoproteinemia on the expression of microRNAs associated with kidney development in rat embryos.

SARS-CoV-2 inhibits removal of dead cells by the immune system, favoring lung damage

A study by RIDC CRID has discovered that when macrophages engulf cells infected by the novel coronavirus, they begin producing excessive amounts of pro-inflammatory molecules, and their capacity to recognize and phagocytize dead cells is reduced twelvefold.

Researchers develop a technique to produce transplantable livers in the laboratory

A method created in Brazil by the Human Genome and Stem Cell Research Center could be used for large-scale production of livers for transplantation.

Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Design of FPGA Hardware Acceleration

Project at the Center for Computing in Engineering and Sciences focus on solutions for Science- and Engineering-related problems using a fiber-optics interconnected FPGA cluster that works as a fast Multi-FPGA architecture.