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 Physical Chemistry

The selected candidate will develop a project aiming at the simulation of electrochemical processes and materials for storage and energy conversion using the finite element method.

Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Glass Research

Two fellowships available at RIDC CeRTEV aim at investigating the relationship between structure and kinetic processes (diffusion, viscous flow, relaxation, phase separation, crystallization) in glass and glass-ceramics, using NMR techniques; or the electrical / electrochemical characterization of solid...

Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Redox Biology

A project at REDOXOME aims to characterize protein cross-links produced by oxidative processes in vitro and in biological samples, investigating the role of these modifications in protein dysfunction, oligomerization and aggregation.

Post-Doctoral Fellowship in High-Performance Computing / Molecular Dynamics

Position at the Center for Computing in Engineering and Sciences is aimed at researchers interested in working on the parallelization of Molecular Dynamics problems on High-Performance CPU-GPU Clusters.

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.

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.

Studies use mathematics to analyze the semantics of dream reports during the pandemic

Researchers at a center for neuromathematics say dreams reflect the fear and anxiety fueled by the disease.

Researchers analyze the growth of anti-vaccine movements during the pandemic

Pro-Vaccine Union, an initiative of USP in partnership with other organizations including some FAPESP-funded RIDCs, is monitoring anti-vaccine groups on Facebook in an effort to understand the workings of the social media ecosystem that spreads disinformation.

Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Experimental Atomic Physics with Cold Atoms

Two fellowships are available in projects aiming to investigate novel effects in cold atoms and in Bose-Einstein condensates of Rb, Na and K.

Study sheds light on immune mechanism that triggers cytokine storm typical of COVID-19

In defense cells from patients hospitalized with the disease, researchers from RIDC CRID found signs of activation of a protein complex called the inflammasome, responsible for initiating the inflammatory response that can damage organs and lead to death. The findings could help identify drugs capable...

UN mobilizes researchers to pursue solutions to the socio-economic crisis triggered by COVID-19

Roadmap proposes 25 research priorities in strategic areas to build a more equitable, resilient and sustainable future. RIDC CEM took part in constructing the document.

Industrial waste is reused to produce alternatives to plastic

An investigation led by RIDC CDMF reused bacterial cellulose scraps usually thrown away by manufacturers of wound dressings to make strong biodegradable film for food packaging.

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.