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São Paulo Excellence Chair (SPEC)

FAPESP São Paulo Excellence Chair (SPEC), in experimental stage, aims at providing the coming of top notch scientists from abroad to create research nuclei in São Paulo universities. The projects are developed under the responsibility of a Principal Investigator, associated with higher education or research institutions in the State of São Paulo. The selection is through a peer-reviewing system. 

Ongoing research grants (most recent)

  • Global Sustainable Bioenergy initiative: geospatial & environmental analysis of pastureland intensification for bioenergy, AP.SPEC

    Global Sustainable Bioenergy initiative: geospa...

    A research project is proposed focused on global-scale geospatial analysis relevant to bioenergy. This 3-year thematic project, conceived as a contribution to the Global Sustainable Bioenergy initiative, is structured into three tasks with objectives corresponding to targeted papers with tentative titles as follows: Task I. Potential for Pasture Intensification Subsequent Energy Crop Pr...

  • Innovation systems, strategies and policies, AP.SPEC

    Innovation systems, strategies and policies

    This is a proposal to undertake world-class research in innovation systems, strategies and policies with the intention of building up a sustainable research unit between the PI, the co-PIs, the AIs, doctoral students, and international visiting scholars in this field using the expertise and the combined global research networks of the PI and co-PIs. The main purpose is to enhance DPCT’s...

  • Connexin and pannexin channels as drug targets and biomarkers in acute and chronic liver disease, AP.SPEC

    Connexin and pannexin channels as drug targets ...

    Although being in its infancy and surrounded by controversy, it is now believed that connexin (Cx) hemichannels and pannexin (Panx) channels act as pathological pores that connect the cytoplasm of cells with the extracellular environment and which facilit (AU)

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Completed research grant (most recent)

  • Characterization of the protein phosphatase uis2 of Plasmodium as a new tool for malaria drug development, AP.SPEC

    Characterization of the protein phosphatase uis...

    We have previously shown that phosphrylation of eukaryotic initiation factor 2, more precisely a residue in the alpha subunit (elF2alpha), is a key regulatory process that arrests translation during the transition of Plasmodium parasites in the insect and during the intraerythrocytic stages. Preventing this phosphorylation by knocking down specific kinases prevents continuation of the p...

Ongoing research grants ( A ) (most recent)

  • SPRU 50th anniversary conference transforming innovation, AR.EXT
  • Development and evaluation of nonlinear optical and spectroscopic properties of 2D materials, AV.EXT

    Development and evaluation of nonlinear optical...

    We aim to investigate the potential of various 2D -materials and specifically 2D- composites of such materials as building blocks for photonic devices. Specifically we will employ femtosecond pulsed laser systems to probe the ultrafast and nonlinear responses of these materials to light.- In a joint effort, the equipment and the expertise available at MackGraphe and at the Universidade...

  • Plasmons in one-dimensional channels coated with graphene, AV.EXT

    Plasmons in one-dimensional channels coated wit...

    Graphene has emerged since 2011 as a material that will control the THz radiation and mid-IR through plasmonic effects, giving rise to a new class of useful metamaterials in photonics and optoelectronic [1]. In contrast to the two-dimensional plasmon gas, there plasmon graphene at room temperature, so that its application in non-cryogenic system is a real advantage. The excitement of pl...

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Completed scholarships abroad ( A ) (most recent)

  • Obtainment of polymer nanocomposites based on graphene oxide by melt intercalation, BE.PQ

    Obtainment of polymer nanocomposites based on g...

    This project has the main objective of developing a route of insertion of graphene oxide (GO) in polymeric matrixes in order to obtain a good dispersion and maintain the structural integrity of the nanoparticle. Two polymeric matrices will be used: polypropylene (PP) and poly (ethylene terephthalate) (PET). Are being sought, especially, improvements in the mechanical and barrier propert...

  • Structural characterization of an essential protein complex for bacterial cell wall formation, BE.EP.DD

    Structural characterization of an essential pro...

    The biosynthesis of bacterial cell wall has been studied for several decades to identify targets for the development of antibiotics. However, the emergence of multidrug-resistant bacteria has led to the need to discover and characterize new molecular targets. The synthesis of peptidoglycan, a major component of the bacterial cell wall, involves the participation of macromolecular comple...

  • CVD growth of graphene/h-BN layers, structural characterization and study of layers: water interaction, BE.PQ

    CVD growth of graphene/h-BN layers, structural ...

    Recently, graphene's interaction with water, ionic solutions and gases came into sharp focus. It was been argued that water could flow anomalously fast over graphitic surfaces, and that flow of aqueous ions and gases through defects in graphene and graphene oxide membranes have very high selectivity. This led to graphene application research in water desalinization, single-molecule DNA ...

Ongoing scholarships abroad ( A ) (most recent)

  • Structural characterization of a membrane protein complex involved in bacterial cell wall synthesis, BE.EP.DD

    Structural characterization of a membrane prote...

    The cell wall is an essential structure for bacterial survival, being responsible for several vital cellular functions such as division, elongation, secretion of virulence factors, and adhesion. Its main constituent is the peptidoglycan, a polymer formed by polymerized glycan chains cross-linked by stem peptides. The enzymes which participate in peptidoglycan synthesis act in an orchest...

  • Characterization of whole river suspended proteins and the quantification of target proteins involved in methane cycle, BE.EP.PD

    Characterization of whole river suspended prote...

    This is the work plan for the application of the post doctorate Henrique Oliveira Sawakuchi, at the Center of Nuclear Energy in Agriculture (CENA-USP), scholarship holder FAPESP 2014/21564-2. This research visit will be developed at University of Washington, Seattle, USA, supervised by Professor Richard Keil. The motivation of this internship is learning analytical procedures, data anal...

Completed scholarships in Brazil ( A ) (most recent)

Ongoing scholarships in Brazil ( A ) (most recent)

  • An analysis of the impact of publicly-funded R&D projects on innovation, BP.DD

    An analysis of the impact of publicly-funded R&...

    This Ph.D. dissertation will assess the impact of publicly funded research on innovation. The study will focus on the interface between research, technological advancement and innovation. Special emphasis will be placed on the role of R&D projects funded by recent programs for research, technological development and demonstration in the State of Sao Paulo in terms of promoting innovatio...

  • Identification and structural characterization of new compounds for PBPs inhibition, BP.DR

    Identification and structural characterization ...

    According to the World Health Organization infectious diseases are the second leading cause of death worldwide. These diseases are caused by pathogenic microorganisms that shows specific mechanisms in order to increase the success of the infective process and survival in the host environment. Historically bacterial pathogens have been combated through the successfully use of antibiotics...

  • Structural characterization of an essential protein complex in cell wall formation, BP.DD

    Structural characterization of an essential pro...

    The biosynthesis of bacterial cell wall has been studied for several decades to identify targets for the development of antibiotics. However, the emergence of multidrug-resistant bacterial leads to the need to investigate and characterize new molecular targets. The synthesis of peptidoglycan, a major component of the bacterial cell wall, involves the participation of macromolecular comp...

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