Rio Hosts World Science Forum

    The World Science Forum held a weeklong conference in Rio de Janeiro, hosted by the Brazilian Academy of Sciences. You can read a full report of the event and its conclusions by clicking here. The sixth edition of the WSF took place from Monday November 24 to November 27 in Rio   …Continue Reading

Cooperation Demystifies Tree of Life

Brazil is participating in multi-disciplinary science projects involving several nations. And, says a key researcher, this is a good time for US academic partners to expand cooperation with Brazil, especially in the fast- growing fields of Bioinformatics and Genomics. In an era of consolidation, scientific progress is increasingly channelled into big-budget projects with multiple partners   …Continue Reading

Dengue Fever Vaccine Trialled

Dengue fever is not a killer and compared to malaria, and as this mosquito-borne virus is hardly an international threat to health, it is unlikely to attract commercial attention from global pharmaceutical companies. But when hot, humid conditions prevail over parts of Brazil, especially in Rio de Janeiro, much of the population can be debilitated   …Continue Reading

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

FAPESP WEEK PRESS RELEASES

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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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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