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Our mission is to report and discuss, in an accurate, balanced, and accessible manner, science and technology results obtained in Brazil that have a significant intellectual, social, or economic impact, from all fields of knowledge.

Published by the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP), the Pesquisa FAPESP magazine was launched in October 1999 for the primary purpose of disseminating and promoting the results of Brazilian scientific and technological output, of which FAPESP is one of the most important research sponsoring agencies.

It is the only Brazilian magazine specialized in science and technology that focuses primarily on domestic scientific output while also covering international news on a timely basis. It serves as a point of contact and continuous recognition for Brazilian researchers as well as an indispensable reference for science and technology editors of Brazil’s major media outlets.

Pesquisa FAPESP has a current circulation of 30.000 and it is the offshoot of the FAPESP Notícias Newsletter. What began as a free newsletter distributed to researchers in the state of São Paulo, science and technology policymakers and journalists in August 1995, four years later became a magazine.

Since March 2002, in addition to distribution to a select group of subsidized subscribers in the researcher community, Pesquisa FAPESP also has paid subscribers, accepts advertising and is sold at newsstands throughout the state of São Paulo and in other principal Brazilian cities.

On-line Issue – The Pesquisa FAPESP website offers all articles published in the magazine, from issue no. 1 to the most recent, in their entirety. English and Spanish translations of the magazine articles are also available on the website. The foreign language versions of the materials are made available as their translations are completed.

The Pesquisa FAPESP website also publishes news about science and technology produced specifically for the digital medium, in addition to videos and photo galleries that often complement the content of the printed issue.

All website content is open access and free of charge.

We welcome your suggestions and comments about both the online version and the printed magazine. Simply send an email to the editorial staff ( You may also follow the magazine on Twitter ( and Facebook (



Editorial Board:
Caio Túlio Costa, Eugênio Bucci, Fernando Reinach, José Eduardo Krieger, Luiz Davidovich, Marcelo Knobel, Maria Hermínia Tavares de Almeida, Marisa Lajolo, Maurício Tuffani, Mônica Teixeira

Scientific Committee:
Luiz Henrique Lopes dos Santos (President), Américo Martins Craveiro, Anamaria Aranha Camargo, Ana Maria Fonseca Almeida, Carlos Eduardo Negrão, Carlos Américo Pacheco, Douglas Eduardo Zampieri, Euclides de Mesquita Neto, Fabio Kon, Francisco Antônio Bezerra Coutinho, Francisco Rafael Martins Laurindo, Hernan Chaimovich, José Roberto de França Arruda, José Roberto Postali Parra, Luiz Nunes de Oliveira, Lucio Angnes, Maria Julia Manso Alves, Marie-Anne Van Sluys, Marco Antonio Zago, Paula Montero, Roberto Marcondes Cesar Júnior, Sérgio Robles Reis Queiroz, Wagner Caradori do Amaral, Walter Colli

Scientific Coordinator: Luiz Henrique Lopes dos Santos

Editor in chief: Alexandra Ozorio de Almeida

Managing Editor: Neldson Marcolin

Executive Editors: Fabrício Marques (Science and Technology Policy), Marcos Pivetta (Science), Glenda Mezarobba (Humanities), Maria Guimarães (On-line) and Yuri Vasconcelos (Assistant editor)

Special Editors: Carlos Fioravanti and Ricardo Zorzetto

Reporters: Christina Queiroz, Rodrigo de Oliveira Andrade

Copywriters: Jayne Oliveira (Online) and Renata Oliveira do Prado (Social Media)

Art Editor: Mayumi Okuyama

Arts: Alexandre Affonso (Infographics editor), Felipe Braz (Webdesigner), Maria Cecilia Felli

Photographers: Eduardo Cesar and Léo Ramos Chaves

Reviewers: Alexandre Oliveira and Margô Negro

Commercial Marketing Manager: Paula Iliadis

Institutional Marketing Manager: Clair Marchetti

Operations Manager: Andressa Matias

Image Bank: Valter Rodrigues

Editorial Assistant: Ingrid Teodoro

Electronic Media: Fabrício Marques (coordinator)


Executive Editor: Maria Guimarães

Radio: Programa Pesquisa Brasil
Producer: Sarah Caravieri

Translation of the Spanish version: Damian Kraus
Translation of the English version: Tracy Smith Miyake, Tom Jamieson, Danielle Deremo Cosimo, Peter David Hunrichs, Tiago Van Rheenen, Kim Jacob.
Coordination/Review:Ricardo Cunha Lay
(issues 254, 258 and 260 onwards).

TransConsult, Fairfax, VA – Alberto Abreu, Alison Carroll, Betty E. Welker, Diane Grosklaus Whitty, Donna H. Sandin, Doris M. Schraft, Kathy Ann Mutz, Laura Hafner, Naomi Sutcliffe de Moraes, Steven Sachs. Coordination/Review: Kim F. Olson (issues 195 to 259 – except issues 254 and 258).


President: Marco Antonio Zago
Vice-president: Ronaldo Aloise Pilli

Carmino Antonio de Souza, Eduardo Moacyr Krieger, Fernando Ferreira Costa, Ignácio Maria Poveda Velasco, João Fernando Gomes de Oliveira, José Goldemberg, José de Souza Martins, Helena Bonciani Nader, Marco Antonio Zago, Pedro Luiz Barreiros Passos, Pedro Wongtschowski, Ronaldo Aloise Pilli, Vanderlan da Silva Bolzani


Chief Executive Officer: Carlos Américo Pacheco
Scientific Director: Luiz Eugênio Mello
Administrative director: Fernando Menezes de Almeida


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Tel: (11) 3087-4212

For modules:

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Telephone: (11) 3087 4210.

Opinion pieces do not necessarily reflect the views of FAPESP.

This article may be republished online under the CC-BY-NC-ND Creative Commons license. The Pesquisa FAPESP Digital Content Republishing Policy, specified herein, must be followed. In summary, the text must not be edited and the author(s) and source (Pesquisa FAPESP) must be credited. Using the “republish complete article (images and infographics)” button will ensure that these standards.