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 Structural Biology and Drug Discovery

Fellow will join RIDC CIBFar to work in the development of antiviral molecules by purifying SARS-CoV-2 proteins and designing specific ligands and inhibitors using methodologies such as fragment screening e co-crystallization

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.

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.

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 discover inflammatory mechanism responsible for bone erosion in rheumatoid arthritis

In a study of the effects of cigarette smoking on exacerbation of the disease, scientists at RIDC CRID identified a novel pathway in the inflammatory process relating to bone damage.