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Recent Thematic and Young Investigator projects

Projects contracted in June and July 2015

Thematic projects
E-Sensing: big earth observation data analytics for land use and land cover change information
Principal Investigator: Gilberto Câmara Neto
Home Research Institution: National Institute for Space Research/
Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation
Grant Number: 2014/08398-6
Duration: 01/01/2015 to 12/31/2018

Thinking Goa – a singular archive in Portuguese
Principal Investigator: Helder Garmes
Home Research Institution: USP School of Philosophy, Literature and Human Sciences
Grant Number: 2014/15657-8
Duration: 05/01/2015 to 04/30/2019

SABE (Health, Well-being and Aging) study: longitudinal study of multiple cohorts carried out in the city of São Paulo on the living and health conditions of the elderly, 2015 cohort
Principal Investigator: Maria Lúcia Lebrão
Home Research Institution: USP School of Public Health
Grant Number: 2014/50649-6
Duration: 05/01/2015 to 04/30/2019

Biochemical, molecular and functional studies of the leishmania-macrophage relationship
Principal Investigator: Lucile Maria Floeter Winter
Home Research Institution: USP Biosciences Institute
Grant Number: 2014/50717-1
Duration: 06/01/2015 to 05/31/2018

SOS rare: multidisciplinary research towards a secure and environmentally sustainable supply of critical rare Earth elements (NS and HREE). (FAPESP-RCUK Nerc Mineral S)
Principal Investigator: Daniel Atencio
Home Research Institution: USP Geosciences Institute
Grant Number: 2014/50819-9
Duration: 06/01/2015 to 05/31/2019

Marine ferromanganese deposits a major resource of e-tech elements (FAPESP-RCUK Nerc Mineral S)
Principal Investigator: Frederico Pereira Brandini
Home Research Institution: Oceanographic Institute of USP
Grant Number: 2014/50820-7
Duration: 06/01/2015 to 05/31/2019

Glycosaminoglycans and proteoglycans: interplay between structure and function
Principal Investigator: Helena Bonciani Nader
Home Research Institution: Paulista School of Medicine/Unifesp
Grant Number: 2015/03964-6
Duration: 07/01/2015 to 06/30/2020

Identification and characterization of mechanisms involved in skeletal muscle mass control and regeneration
Principal Investigator: Anselmo Sigari Moriscot
Home Research Institution: Institute of Biomedical Sciences at USP
Grant Number: 2015/04090-0
Duration: 07/01/2015 to 06/30/2020

Development of a recombinant multicomponent chimeric vaccine based on protein epitopes from Rhipicephalus microplus ticks
Principal Investigator: Beatriz Rossetti Ferreira
Home Research Institution: Ribeirão Preto School of Nursing/USP
Grant Number: 2015/09683-9
Duration: 07/01/2015 to 06/30/2020

Sao Paulo Excellence Chair Projects
Global Sustainable Bioenergy initiative: geospatial & environmental analysis of pastureland intensification for bioenergy
Principal Investigator: John Sheehan
Home Research Institution: School of Food Engineering/Unicamp
Grant Number: 2014/26767-9
Duration: 05/01/2015 to 04/30/2018

Young Investigator Projects 
A demographic and adaptive approach for the development of sustainable management pest control strategies for the Brazilian agroecosystem
Principal Investigator: Alberto Soares Correa
Home Research Institution: Luiz de Queiroz College of Agriculture /USP
Grant Number: 2014/11495-3
Duration: 07/01/2015 to 06/30/2019

Deciphering the molecular interaction between Puccinia psidii x Eucaliptus grandis through “omics” approaches
Principal Investigator: Maria Carolina Quecine Verdi
Home Research Institution: Luiz de Queiroz College of Agriculture /USP
Grant Number: 2014/16804-4
Duration: 06/01/2015 to 05/31/2019

The role of fatty acid-binding proteins in the macrophage infection by Leishmania: a potential target for new drugs against leishmaniasis
Principal Investigator: Danilo Ciccone Miguel
Home Research Institution: Institute of Biology/Unicamp
Grant Number: 2014/21129-4
Duration: 07/01/2015 to 06/30/2019