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FAPESP and AUF announce results of call for proposals

FAPESP and AUF announce results of call for proposals

Research will be developed by researchers in the state of São Paulo and at institutions linked to the Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie

FAPESP and the Canadian Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF, Association of Francophone Universities) announce the result of the call for proposals issued on 28 June 2010 under a cooperative agreement between the institutions.

The call was for proposals, in all areas of knowledge, involving short-term researcher and student exchange.

Only projects developed jointly by teams at institutions of higher education and research in the state of São Paulo and researchers at facilities (research institutions or universities) affiliated with the AUF in the Americas were eligible for evaluation.

Selected proposals:

Proposal and researchers Project title

Rita de Cássia Aleixo Tostes Passaglia
University of São Paulo at Ribeirão Preto School of Medicine

Rhian Merry Touyz
University of Ottawa
Contribution of oxidative stress and NAPDH oxidases (Noxes) to diabetes-related vascular and renal injury

Franco Maria Lajolo
University of São Paulo School of Pharmaceutical Sciences

André Marette
Laval University
Discovery of bioactive molecules, with therapeutic properties to combat obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease, in extracts of plants and fruits found in Canada and Brazil


Rui Curi
University of São Paulo Institute of Biomedical Sciences 

Yves Deshaies
Laval University

Role of mTOR and PPAR-gamma nutrient-sensing pathways in the onset, maintenance, and resolution of inflammation associated with obesity and insulin resistance

These result have been posted on the AUF site: