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São Paulo Excellence Chair (SPEC)

FAPESP support in numbers (Total / Available in English)
8 / 6Ongoing research grants
*Updated in August 30, 2014

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)

  • Calcium signaling in trypanosomatids, AP.SPEC

    Calcium signaling in trypanosomatids

    Regulation of Ca2+ homeostasis in trypanosomes differs significantly from that in mammalian cells. Trypanosomes possess an abundant acidic calcium store, the acidocalcisome, which is also rich in polyphosphate. Recent results from our group have indicated that acidocalcisomes possess an inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate receptor (IP3R). These channels are usually located in the endoplasmic r...

  • Social and environmental processes that accompany the construction of Belo Monte hydroelectric dam, Altamira, PA, AP.SPEC

    Social and environmental processes that accompa...

    The broad objective of this study is to examine the impact of the Belo Monte hydroelectric dam on the regional environment, economy, and health of the human population. It will also constitute a contribution to the area of science known as Human Ecology or environmental social science. The study does not represent an isolated case study because 147 other dams are planned in the Amazon B...

  • Net ecosystem exchange of lower Amazon River: from land to the ocean and atmosphere, AP.PFPMCG.SPEC

    Net ecosystem exchange of lower Amazon River: f...

    The premise of this project is that C02 outgassing and respiration rates are supported by the cycling of a large variety of OM fuels - derived from allochthonous, autochthonous, and macrophytic biomass - each with an inherent lability and unique rate of degradation, varying systematically over the hydrograph. Using new methods, these processes can be tracked, quantified and understood w...

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