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Recent Thematic and Young Investigator projects

Projects contracted between November and December 2012

Thematic projects

Behavioural and neuroendocrine mechanisms regulating hydromineral metabolism – a lifelong perspective (FAPESP-RCUK)
Lead researcher:
José Antunes Rodrigues
Institution: Ribeirão Preto School of Medicine/USP
Case: 2011/52108-4
Term: 11/1/2012 to 10/31/2015

Beef and dairy cattle supplementation in tropical pasture
Lead researcher: Flavio Augusto Portela Santos
Institution: Luiz de Queiroz School of Agriculture/USP
Case: 2012/09535-1
Term: 12/1/2012 to 11/30/2015

Singlet molecular oxygen and peroxides in chemical biology
Lead researcher: Paolo Di Mascio
Institution: Chemistry Institute/USP
Case: 2012/12663-1
Term: 12/1/2012 to 11/30/2016

Environmental contamination by the protozoans Giardia spp. and Cryptosporidium spp. and by Ascaris suum: challenges in detection, removal and deactivation of infective forms
Lead researcher: Regina Maura Bueno Franco
Institution: Biology Institute/Unicamp
Case: 2012/50522-0
Term: 1/1/2013 to 12/31/2017

Pathogenesis and therapeutics of chronic kidney disease: role of innate immunity in glomerular, tubular, and interstitial lesions
Lead researcher: Roberto Zatz
Institution: Ribeirão Preto School of Medicine/USP
Case: 2012/10926-5
Term: 12/1/2012 to 11/30/2017

Stem cells: from roles as kinin and purine receptors to therapeutic applications
Lead researcher: Alexander Henning Ulrich
Institution: Chemistry Institute/USP
Case: 2012/50880-4
Term: 12/1/2012 to 11/30/2017

Synthesis, kinetic study and applications of substrates and inhibitors for proteolytic enzymes
Lead researcher: Maria Aparecida Juliano
Institution: São Paulo School of Medicine/Unifesp
Case: 2012/50191-4
Term: 12/1/2012 to 11/30/2017

São Paulo Excellence Chairs (SPEC)

Characterization of the protein phosphatase UIS2 of Plasmodium as a new tool for malaria drug development
Lead researcher: Victor Nussenzweig
Institution: São Paulo School of Medicine/Unifesp
Case: 2012/50399-4
Term: 10/1/2012 to 9/30/2015

Young Investigator

Rumen microbiome metagenomics and metatranscriptomics for biomass degrading genes discovery
Lead researcher: Rodrigo Mendes
Institution: Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (Embrapa), Environmental Division
Case: 2012/03848-8
Term: 11/1/2012 to 10/31/2016

New hybrid methods to resolve combinatorial optimization problems
Lead researcher: Antonio Augusto Chaves
Institution: Science and Technology Institute/Unifesp
Case: 2012/17523-3
Term: 1/1/2013 to 12/31/2015

Role of NLR receptors in the immunoregulation mechanisms of type 1 and type 2 diabetes: identification of new therapeutic targets
Lead researcher: Daniela Carlos
Institution: Ribeirão Preto School of Medicine/USP
Case: 2012/10395-0
Term: 12/1/2012 to 11/30/2016

Magnetocaloric effect and barocaloric effect: new experimental techniques, materials and theoretical models
Lead researcher: Alexandre Magnus Gomes Carvalho
Institution: Science and Technology Institute/Unifesp
Case: 2012/03480-0
Term: 12/1/2012 to 11/30/2016

Molecular characterization of S6Ks in obesity and its associated diseases
Lead researcher: Fernando Moreira Simabuco
Institution: School of Applied Sciences/Unicamp
Case: 2012/13558-7
Term: 3/1/2013 to 2/28/2017

Study of signal transduction pathways in Schistosoma mansoni and their relevance in the host-pathogen interaction (Schisto-SIG)
Lead researcher: Katia Cristina Pereira Oliveira Santos
Institution: Adolfo Lutz Institute/SSSP
Case: 2012/50115-6
Term: 1/1/2013 to 12/31/2016