Brazil’s Ethanol: ‘Food Vs Fuel’ or ‘Food and Fuel’?

Brazil’s scientific community is “scoping out” the long-term macro implications of the nation’s alternative fuels programme. For an update on this story  click here for a review of the Biofuels and Sustainability Report launched in  June 2015. This  779 page report  draws on the input of 100 scientists in 24 countries, presenting recommendations  on   …Continue Reading

Biotech: Big Green Hope

GSK funds “Green Chemistry” research unit in São Paulo

The Brazilian state of  São Paulo is to create  a Centre of Excellence for research in sustainable chemistry. The Centre,  financed jointly  by UK pharmaceutical group GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and  the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP), is expected to usher in a new age of “green chemistry” as the precursor of new generations of medicines. …Continue Reading

Financial Times Survey highlights Brazilian innovation

The Financial Times  published  (23/10/2013) a special survey on Brazilian innovation that highlights science and technology — both applied and research — across various industry sectors including: Aerospace Energy Agriculture Internet Training Immunology Brazil has been winning plaudits for its business culture but, asks  editorial guest writer Marcos Troyjo: “why does the country fare so   …Continue Reading

FAPESP Week Papers and Presentations

  You can review most of the presentations  delivered during FAPESP Week  by clicking on  the  pages  beneath: Wednesday September 25th Opening session Thursday  September  26th International Scientific Collaboration Biodiversity Climate Change Health Science Friday September 27th Challenges and Opportunities in University-Industry Collaborative Research Biofuels Nanotechnology Science   …Continue Reading

GSK Malaria Vaccine has Brazilian Heritage

Development of the world’s first effective vaccine against malaria has reached a breakthrough stage after  successful field trials. The BBC reported October 8th that British drug maker GlaxoSmithKline is seeking regulatory approval for the world’s first malaria vaccine after trial data showed that it had cut the number of cases in African children. The  vaccine’s   …Continue Reading


Journalists can find  press releases from FAPESP  Week  at the links below 1) International Research Collaboration at FAPESP: An Information Sheet You can find out more  by clicking here 2) FAPESP  and British Council  announce support for international workshops: Press Release You can find out more  by clicking here 3) Manchester University   …Continue Reading

UK’s Universities and Science Minister Willetts hails growing ties with Brazil

British policymakers and senior scientists successfully forged strong relationships with their counterarts from São Paulo, Brazil, during a three day symposium at London’s prestigous Royal Society held 25th-27th September 2013. Led by the UK’s Universities and Science Minister Rt Hon. David Willetts and Sir Mark Walport, the Chief Scientific Adviser to the British government,  officials restated   …Continue Reading

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UK Science and Universities Minister David Willetts MP is opening FAPESP Week, a symposium on Brazil-UK scientific cooperation held in London.

Brazil Flirts with Internet Isolationism

US news agency Associated Press reports that Brazil is planning to cut itself off from free-flowing global information traffic and adopt “internet isolation” by divorcing itself from the U.S.-centric Internet. Brazilian President Dilma Roussef has cancelled a trip to Washington  to visit the White  House, as a protest against US surveillance and abuses of   …Continue Reading

São Paulo on World Science Map

Science and technology in the State of São Paulo is on the rise, a senior Brazilian  policymaker told a conference  in London attended by UK and European scientists. Carlos Henrique de Brito Cruz, the Scientific Director of  Brazil’s leading regional resarch funding agency, FAPESP, told the audience at London’s prestigious Royal Siciety  during  the forthcoming   …Continue Reading

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Researching in Brazil

Brazil’s best-known scientist, the veteran nuclear physicist  José Goldemberg,  in September 2015 took office as the president of  the São…

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