UK-FAPESP Workshop - Celebrating Scientific Collaboration

The objective of this workshop is not only to celebrate the successful scientific collaboration between the UK and the State of São Paulo, but also to disseminate existing funding opportunities and encourage more and stronger research proposals to a large audience of Sao Paulo researchers.

Since 2009, with the first joint peer review agreement with UK Research & Innovation, FAPESP has gradually increased and strengthened the partnerships with British institutions, including academies, companies and an expressive number of universities.

The collaboration with the Newton Fund established in 2014 was also significant to the increase of research partnerships. Researchers from the State of Sao Paulo and from the UK now have a broad range of funding schemes available to collaborate.Today, the UK figures as the second partner in international co-authorship for São Paulo researchers’ publications. There is a clear complementarity between Brazilian and British Science, with expertise in biodiversity, climate change, neglected diseases, and biofuels – to name a few. 

In this workshop, key co-funding research partners from FAPESP, including UK Research and Innovation, UK Universities, British Council, the Royal Academy of Engineering and the Newton Fund will share future opportunities for bilateral research collaboration. FAPESP and the UK partners continue to welcome joint proposals from researchers from São Paulo and the UK, and look forward to seeing this collaboration flourish even more in the coming years. 








Opening Remarks

Marco Antonio Zago, President of FAPESP
Vijay Rangarajan, British Ambassador to Brazil


The impact of institutional collaboration with UK partners in the Science in the State of São Paulo
Carlos Henrique de Brito Cruz, Scientific Director of FAPESP


A history of collaboration with the State of São Paulo
Michael Booth, Head of International Development Partnerships, UKRI


Keynote Speaker – From Big bang to Black hole (working title)
Carole Mundell, Chief Scientific Adviser to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Professor of Extragalactic Astronomy




BBSRC and FAPESP collaboration in biotechnology and biological sciences
Tim Willis, Associate Director – International, BBSRC
BBSRC (Biotechnology and Biological Research Council) Case Study: The role of sugar-responsive bZIP transcription factors in the regulation of the circadian oscillator of Arabidopsis
Michel Vincentz, University of Campinas (UNICAMP)


British Council/FAPESP: Deepening Collaboration and Extending Diversity in Science and Research
Martin Dowle, Director, British Council Brazil
British Council Case Study: Tide of Science: building the science-public policies-citizens interface in a multicultural world
Ronaldo Christofoletti, Federal University of São Paulo (UNIFESP)




Leaders of Innovation – Royal Academy of Engineering
Mahmoda Ali, Senior Manager, Entrepreneurship for Development, Royal Academy of Engineering

Jorge Gripp, Autaza, LIF Fellow


NERC (Natural Environment Research Council) Case Study: Marine ferromanganese deposits: a major resource of E-tech elements
Luigi Jovane, University of Sao Paulo


MRC (Medical Research Council) Case Study: UK/Brazil Joint Centre Partnership in Leishmaniasis (JCPiL)
Angela Kaysel Cruz, University of Sao Paulo


UK Universities – FAPESP collaboration

UK SPRINT Call Announcement

Moderator: Euclides de Mesquita Neto
Tania Lima, Director of Global Engagement, King’s College London
Stephen Flint, Associate Vice President for Internationalisation, The University of Manchester
Iseult Lynch, Theme Lead for Environmental Sciences, the University of Birmingham


UK companies and R&D with the State of Sao Paulo

Isro Gogler, Trust in Science Director, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) (video)

Luciana Tarbes Saturnino, Value Evidence and Outcomes Scientific Lead at GSK

Alexandre Breda, Technical and Scientific Coordinator, Shell/BG


Closing – future of UK-São Paulo scientific cooperation

Lisa Weedon, Minister Counsellor & Deputy Consul General, British Consulate-General São Paulo

Euclides de Mesquita Neto, Coordination Panel - Special Programs and Collaboration in Research, FAPESP




Event free of charge | Places are limited   

Event in english without simultaneous translation

Information:  |  (11) 3838-4394

Venue: FAPESP I  Rua Pio XI, 1500 – Alto da Lapa, São Paulo, SP

Parking Suggestions: Rua Pio XI, 1650 | Rua Jorge Americano, 89 | Av. São Gualter, 151



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