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Recent Thematic and Young Investigator projects

Projects contracted in July and August 2014

Thematic Projects
Characterization of the mechanisms of action of long non-coding RNAs involved with gene activation programs in human cells
Principal Investigator: Sérgio Verjovski de Almeida
Institution: Chemistry Institute/USP
Case: 2014/03620-2
Term: 7/1/2014 to 6/30/2018

Regulatory networks of bacterial stress response
Principal Investigator: Marilis do Valle Marques
Institution: Institute of Biomedical Sciences/USP
Case: 2014/04046-8
Term: 9/1/2014 to 8/31/2018

Tool use by wild bearded capuchin monkeys (Sapajus libidinosus): ecology, socially biased learning and behavioral traditions
Principal Investigator: Eduardo Benedicto Ottoni
Institution: Institute of Psychology/USP
Case: 2014/04818-0
Term: 8/1/2014 to 7/31/2017

Processing and characterization of amorphous, metastable and nano-structured metallic alloys
Principal Investigator: Claudio Shyinti Kiminami
Institution: Center for Science and Technology/UFSCar
Case: 2013/05987-8
Term: 7/1/2014 to 6/30/2018

Price discovery in high-dimensional arbitrage portfolios
Principal Investigator: Pedro Luiz Valls Pereira
Institution: São Paulo School of Economics/FGVSP
Case: 2013/22930-0
Term: 4/1/2014 to 3/31/2016

Young Investigator Projects
Optical modulation of semiconductor nanostructures using surface acoustic waves
Principal Investigator: Odilon Divino Damasceno Couto Junior
Institution: Gleb Wataghin Physics Institute/Unicamp
Case: 2012/11382-9
Term: 7/1/2014 to 6/30/2018

Investigating the metabolic alterations caused by the transgenic expression of the mitochondrial alternative oxidase of Ciona intestinalis in Drosophila melanogaster
Principal Investigator: Marcos Tulio de Oliveira
Institution: School of Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences/Unesp Jaboticabal
Case: 2014/02253-6
Term: 7/1/2014 to 6/30/2018

Differential homology and cohomology, gerbes and applications
Principal Investigator: Fabio Ferrari Ruffino
Institution: Center for Science and Technology/UFSCar
Case: 2014/03721-3
Term: 7/1/2014 to 6/30/2018

Genetic epistasis analysis of matriptase-dependent proteolytic pathway in head and neck cancer
Principal Investigator: Katiuchia Uzzun Sales
Institution: Ribeirão Preto School of Medicine/USP
Case: 2014/06316-2
Term: 8/1/2014 to 7/31/2018

Photoacoustic and ultrasound imaging applied to tissue characterization
Principal Investigator: Theo Zeferino Pavan
Institution: Ribeirão Preto Faculty of Philosophy, Science and Languages and Literature/USP
Case: 2013/18854-6
Term: 7/1/2014 to 6/30/2018

The role of neuronal ensembles in context-induced reinstatement of ethanol seeking: pharmacogenetic, optogenetic and molecular investigation
Principal Investigator: Fabio Cardoso Cruz
Institution: São Carlos Institute of Physics/USP
Case: 2013/24986-2
Term: 9/1/2014 to 8/31/2017

Influence of ecological and evolutionary processes on the structuring of amphibian communities at different scales of space and time (Biota/FAPESP)
Principal Investigator: Fernando Rodrigues da Silva
Institution: Center for Sustainable Science and Technology/UFSCar
Case: 2013/50714-0
Term: 5/1/2014 to 4/30/2018

Atomic clouds under stress
Principal Investigator: Romain Pierre Marcel Bachelard
Institution: São Carlos Institute of Physics/USP
Case: 2014/01491-0
Term: 8/1/2014 to 7/31/2018