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Recent thematic and young investigator projects

Projects contracted in January and February 2015

Thematic projects
Investigation of the insulinotropic, insulinomimetic and endothelial actions of taurine in cells/tissues submitted to an in vitro amino acid restriction: an integrated and multifocal approach
Principal Investigator: Everardo Magalhaes Carneiro
Institution: Institute of Biology/Unicamp
Case: 2014/01717-9
Term: 02/01/2015 to 01/31/2019

Ecological consequences of defaunation in the Atlantic Rainforest
Principal Investigator: Mauro Galetti Rodrigues
Institution: Rio Claro Institute of Biosciences /Unesp
Case: 2014/01986-0
Term: 02/01/2015 to 01/31/2019

Nutritive value and hygienic quality of corn silage and corn kernels under ensiling strategies
Principal Investigator: Luiz Gustavo Nussio
Institution: Luiz de Queiroz College of Agriculture /USP
Case: 2014/06819-4
Term: 02/01/2015 to 01/31/2019

Feedback loop interactions between land use change and food security dynamics – DEVIL (FAPESP-Belmont Forum)
Principal Investigator: Jean Pierre Henry Balbaud Ometto
Institution: National Institute for Space Research/MCTI
Case: 2014/50627-2
Term: 01/01/2015 to 12/31/2018

Young investigator projects
Hippo-YAP as a converging pathway for biochemical and mechanical signals from the extracellular matrix during mammary gland morphogenesis and breast cancer progression
Principal Investigator: Alexandre Bruni Cardoso
Institution: Chemistry Institute/USP
Case: 2014/10492-0
Term: 11/01/2014 to 10/31/2018

Life without carnosine: development and characterization of a rat KO model for studying the physiological roles of carnosine and their implications for physical exercise and muscle metabolism
Principal Investigator: Guilherme Giannini Artioli
Institution: School of Physical Education and Sports/USP
Case: 2014/11948-8
Term: 02/01/2015 to 01/31/2019

Microbial processes and biodiversity in aquatic ecosystems
Principal Investigator: Hugo Miguel Preto de Morais Sarmento
Institution: Center for Biological and Health Sciences/UFSCar
Case: 2014/14139-3
Term: 02/01/2015 to 01/31/2019