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 Computational Biology and Biostatistics

Opportunity at RIDC BRAINN is aimed at candidates with strong interest in genomics and integrative analytical approaches for -omics data.

Post-Doctoral Fellowships in Biophotonics

The Optics and Photonics Research Center has four postdoc positions to conduct studies covering up to seven topics of interest on Biophotonics.

Study identifies group of genes with altered expression in autism

The dysregulation appeared to affect communication among neurons in the subjects of a study conducted at HUG-CELL. The discovery could improve diagnosis, which is currently based on the clinical analysis of symptoms.

Brazilian researchers develop saliva-based COVID-19 diagnostic test

Designed by the Human Genome and Stem Cell Research Center, the novel test may cost a quarter of those based on RT-PCR, considered the gold standard for diagnosis of the disease.

Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Topology Optimization

The selected fellow will conduct research on topics related to electron beam melting technology; this CeMEAI project includes a scholarship to develop studies in a Swedish partner institution.

Colchicine, an anti-inflammatory drug, accelerates recovery of hospitalized COVID-19 patients

Benefits were observed in a clinical trial involving 38 volunteers performed under the aegis of RIDC CRID. The drug is cheap and can shorten ICU stays but should not be used outside hospitals, the researchers warn.

Researchers prepare to screen genes associated with the replication of novel coronavirus

A study conducted at the FAPESP-funded Center for Research on Inflammatory Diseases (CRID) will identify key processes triggered by SARS-CoV-2 in human cells.

Researchers investigate genetic factors behind resistance or susceptibility to COVID-19

A study is being conducted at HUG-CELL to determine whether people who develop severe forms of the disease have risk genes and whether asymptomatic people or patients with only mild symptoms have protective genes.

Photodynamic therapy can combat secondary infections in COVID-19 patients

Researchers at the Optics and Photonics Research Center, supported by FAPESP, advocate the technique as an additional treatment for patients with the disease.

Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Data Science and Visualization

A project at RIDC CeMEAI aims to develop techniques for analyzing spatio-temporal data to identify criminal patterns and predict crime.

Researchers discover how infection by Zika virus during pregnancy can affect the fetal brain

Scientists associated with RIDC CRID conducted a study that investigated tens of thousands of genomic, transcriptomic and proteomic variables, discovering several alterations caused by the virus.