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SPSAS - Schools selected to receive FAPESP funding

2014-2015 

 

São Paulo School of Advanced Sciences on Recent Developments in Synchrotron Radiation 
Institution: Laboratório Nacional de Luz Sincrotron/ CNPEM / MCTI 
Academic director: Helio Cesar Nogueira Tolentino
Field of knowledge: Physical and Earth Sciences
Grant number: 2014/50650-4 

São Paulo School of Advanced Sciences on Malaria Eradication
Institution: Instituto de Ciências Biomédicas / USP
Academic director: Marcelo Urbano Ferreira
Field of knowledge: Health Sciences
Grant number: 2014/50548-5 

São Paulo School of Advanced Sciences on Glasses and Glasses-Ceramics (1ª E2AV2)
Institution: Centro de Ciências Exatas e de Tecnologia / UFSCAR
Academic director: Edgar Dutra Zanotto
Field of knowledge: Engineering
Grant number: 2014/50560-5  

São Paulo School of Advanced Sciences on Neglected Diseases Drug Discovery – focus on Kinetoplastids
Institution: Laboratório Nacional de Biociências / CNPEM / MCTI
Academic director: Lucio Holanda Gondim de Freitas Junior
Field of knowledge: Health Sciences
Grant number: 2013/50644-4
Date: June 14 to 24, 2015
Registration deadline: 05/02/2015
Web site: http://pages.cnpem.br/drugdiscovery-kinetoplastids
Abstract: The São Paulo School of Advanced Science on Neglected Diseases Drug Discovery – focus on Kinetoplastids (SPSAS-ND3) will be hosted in CNPEM - Campinas-SP, Brazil in June, 14th to 24th, 2015. The SPSAS is funded by FAPESP (Sao Paulo Research Foundation) and aims to support courses in advanced themes in science and technology, contributing to the formation of young researchers and attraction of both national and international scientific talents to Sao Paulo state. SPSAS-ND3 will focus on multidisciplinary aspects of drug discovery applied to Chagas disease, African tripanosomiasis and leishmaniasis, introducing students to the basics of drug discovery science and also to cutting-edge research on the field. The course is structured in both lectures and practical activities covering high throughput and high content screening, structural biology and virtual screening, screening data analysis, medicinal chemistry, lead optimization, in vitro and in vivo ADME, and in vivo models for pharmacokinetics and efficacy studies. 

São Paulo Advanced School in Oncogenesis and Translational Medicine
Grant number: 2013/50552-0
Institution: Faculdade de Medicina de Ribeirão Preto/USP
Academic director: Eduardo Magalhães Rego
Field of knowledge: Health Sciences
Date: February 17 to 22, 2015
Registration deadline: January 5th, 2015
Web site: http://bioinformatics.fmrp.usp.br/ESPCAoncogenesis
Abstract: The aim of ESPCA on Oncogenesis and Translational Medicine for Cancer Treatment is to provide training for graduate, post-doc fellows and faculty in the field of bioinformatics, cancer genetics and epidemiology, as well as translational science applied to cancer treatment. The course will include conferences, discussion panels and a theoretical-practical course on bioinformatics. The invited researchers (both national and international) are recognized for their significant contributions to the area of: carcinogens, epidemiology, molecular and cellular biology, tumor micro-environment and new therapeutic strategies.

SP Coding and Information School – SPCodingSchool 
Grant number: 2013/50543-0 
Institution: Instituto de Matemática, Estatística e Computação Científica/Unicamp
Academic director: Marcelo Firer
Field of knowledge: Engineering
Date: 19 a 30/01/2015
Registration deadline: September 20th, 2014
Web site: www.ime.unicamp.br/spcodingschool 
Abstract: The SPCodingSchool is a two week long school on coding and information theory which will be held in Brazil in January 2015. Leading researchers in the area will give both introductory courses (during the first week) and advanced courses (in the second one). The introductory courses are aimed to students that have consistent mathematical background but are not necessarily acquainted with coding and information theory. Besides the mini-courses and selected lectures, participants will be enrolled as teams in research problems that will be presented in advance.

São Paulo Advanced School on Biotechnology, Biosocialities and the Governance of Life Sciences
Grant number: 2013/50546-0 
Institution: Instituto de Geociências/Unicamp
Academic director: Maria Conceição da Costa
Field of knowledge: Human and Social Sciences 
Date: August 11 to 15, 2014
Registration deadline: May 20, 2014
Web site: www.ige.unicamp.br/espca2014
Abstract: This five day summer school will bring together leading experts from across a broad field of the social and historical sciences (including Anthropology, Sociology, Science and Technology Studies, Political Science, History of Science) from world class research and educational institutes inside and outside Brazil to examine these issues. Combining a programme of talks and workshops with an emphasis on interactive dialogue with professors and students the school responds to the urgent need to provide training and education that can address some of the pressing social and ethical issues raised by developments in the life and medical sciences.  

São Paulo School of Advanced Sciences on the Present and Future of Bioenergy
Grant number: 2013/50551-3 
Institution: Faculdade de Engenharia de Alimentos/Unicamp
Academic director: Andreas Karoly Gombert
Field of knowledge: Interdisciplinary
Date: October 10 to 17, 2014
Registration deadline: June 27, 2014
Web site: www.nipe.unicamp.br/2013/eventos-detalhe.php?id=95
Abstract: The school will bring together reknown lecturers which are specialists in the different areas that fall within the broad scope of Bioenergy. The event will host 120 students from all over the world and there will be opportunities for strong interaction among participants and also to visit research institutions and industries in the state of São Paulo that are actively involved in Bioenergy.  

São Paulo School of Advanced Sciences on Transplant Infectious Diseases (SPSAS-TID)
Grant number: 2013/50544-7 
Institution: Instituto de Medicina Tropical de São Paulo/USP
Academic director: Clarisse Martins Machado
Field of knowledge: Health Sciences
Processo: 2013/50544-7 
Date: October 19 to 24, 2014
Registration deadline: May 31, 2014
Web site: http://tid.imt.usp.br/spsas-tid
Resumo: SPSAS-TID is a forum for discussion of infectious complications in transplant recipients. The program covers both solid organ and hematopoietic stem cell transplantation and includes lectures, seminars, case discussions with specialists, lab activities and visits to transplant centers in the city of São Paulo. 
 

Inter Workshop on Game Theory and Economic Applications of the Game Theory Society - São Paulo School of Advanced Sciences
Grant number: 2013/50472-6
Institution: Faculdade de Economia, Administração e Contabilidade/USP
Academic director: Marilda Antonia de Oliveira Sotomayor
Field of knowledge: Business and Economy 
Date: July 25 to 31, 2014
Registration deadline: July 7, 2014
Web site: www.ige.unicamp.br/espca2014
Abstract: The workshop will offer the participants the opportunity to interact with some of the most productive researchers in Game Theory. The week-long event will consist of mini-courses, conferences and contributed papers sessions, which will be complemented with a round table for discussions on themes of interest of the participants. The courses will start at the introductory level and will reach the frontiers of current research.
 

2013

São Paulo School of Advanced Sciences on Electrochemistry, Energy Conversion and Storage (SPASECS) | São Paulo - SP
Grant number: 12/51492-8
Institution: Instituto de Química. Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo, SP, Brasil
Academic director: Roberto Manuel Torresi
Field of knowledge: Physical and Earth Sciences – Chemistry – Physics-Chemistry
Date: December 07 to 14, 2013
Registration deadline: July 28, 2013
Web site: www.usp.br/escoladeeletroquimica
Abstract: SPASECS is a special edition of the already traditional School of Electrochemistry that is annually organized at IQUSP. This year, with the financial support of São Paulo State Foundation (FAPESP), eight days of intensive theoretical and laboratorial electrochemistry course together with conferences on lithium-ion batteries, lithium-air batteries, fuel cell and electrochemical capacitors will take place with the participation of specialists from Brazilian and foreign Universities. The target audience is graduate students and young doctors from all over the world. The number of participants is limited to 80 to ensure access to equipment to develop the experiments in small groups. We have the sponsorship of the International Society of Electrochemistry and the Journal “Energy & Environmental Science” (EES), published by The Royal Society of Chemistry, to offer 4 awards for the student poster section. Winners will receive a special certificate and a modest funding.

Advances in Predictive Modeling and Quantitative Microbiological Risk Assessment of Foods | São Paulo – SP
Grant number: 12/50909-2
Institution: School of Pharmaceutical Sciences (FCF). University of São Paulo
Academic director: Bernadette Dora Gombossy de Melo Franco
Field of Knowledge: Agrarian Sciences – Food Science and Techonology
Date: October 28 to November 06, 2013
Registration deadline: May 31 (for FAPESP sponsorship), September 27 (non sponsored)
Web site: www.fcf.usp.br/espca2013
Abstract: The SPSAS Advances in Predictive Modeling and Quantitative Microbiological Risk Assessment of Foods aims at study the behavior of microorganisms in foods and their impact on safety and quality, through the use of predictive modeling tools and microbiological risk assessment. In the last decade, these tools caused a great impact on research in microbiology, processing, control and food legislation, but many challenges remain, especially in relation to the basic concepts, applications and benefits of predictive models. The school puts together 25 renowned experts on the subject, from the country and abroad. The talks and presentations will be published in a special issue of the Brazilian Journal of Microbiology

2nd Advanced school on Natural Products, Medicinal Chemistry and Organic Synthesis - Integrated Solutions for Tomorrow's World | Araraquara - SP
Grant number: 12/51494-0
Institution: Instituto de Química. Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Araraquara. Araraquara, SP, Brasil
Academic director: Vanderlan da Silva Bolzani
Field of knowledge: Physical and Earth Sciences – Chemistry – Organic Chemistry
Date: June 30 to July 05, 2013
Registration deadline: April 26, 2013
Web site: www.bioorgchemespca.iq.unesp.br
Abstract: The ESPCA-Chemistry 2013 is organized by São Paulo State University (UNESP), coordinated by Prof. Vanderlan Bolzani and supported by FAPESP. All ESPCA’s speakers are highly qualified scientists and leaders in their fields, including several invited foreign scientists. The theme of this school will be Bioorganic Chemistry, involving aspects of natural products, medicinal chemistry, synthesis and spectroscopic methods. We also have planned some social events to stir-up discussions between students and professors and thus, make this year’s School more fruitful and enjoyable. The ESPCA committee will select 50 foreign students and 50 Brazilian students to be awarded with financial support for meals, transport and accommodation for this event. Students with FAPESP scholarship cannot receive financial support, but can apply to participate without the ESPCA financial support. A list of the selected participants will be announced on May 10th. 

Livestock Functional Genomics Summer School | Araçatuba – SP
Grant number: 12/50743-7
Institution: Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária, Universidade Estadual Paulista (Unesp), campus de Araçatuba.
Academic director: José Fernando Garcia
Field of knowledge: Life Sciences – Genetics - Animal Genetics
Date: September 13 to 21, 2013
Registration deadline: closed
Web site: www.sciencesatellite.org.br/sschool/default.asp
Abstract: The 1st Livestock Functional Genomics Summer School (LFG 2013), funded by the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP), is designed for graduate students and early-stage researchers with interest in livestock genomics who are engaged in projects that require knowledge in the field of computational biology. Attendees will spend 13 days receiving theoretical and practical training in genomic data handling from internationally renowned experts. After the course, the participant should understand the basis and the context of livestock big molecular data, and be able to manipulate high density genotypes, whole genome sequences and transcriptome data. 

Advances in Molecular Structuring of Food Materials | Pirassununga – SP
Grant number: 12/50306-6
Institution: Faculty of Animal Science and Food Engineering (FZEA). University of São Paulo (USP)
Academic director: Paulo José do Amaral Sobral
Field of knowledge: Agrarian Sciences – Food Science and Technology – Food Engineering
Date: April 01 to 05, 2013
Registration deadline: closed
Web site: www.usp.br/spsas/molecularstructuringfood
Abstract: Advances in Molecular Structuring of Food Materials is a five days SPSAS which aims to contribute to the development of molecular structuring of food materials within the large scope of Brazilian food science and technology area. Food engineering, technology and science are increasingly interested in the food/consumer relationship – not only regarding the benefits that foods must or should provide, but also considering the “delight” and “satisfaction” associated with eating. These are consequence of a combination of chemical, biochemical, microbiological and structural factors inherent to food, either raw or processed. The advanced school brings together several high-level international researchers as lecturers, from different countries around the world and Brazil.

Y-Mind – São Paulo School of Advanced Science for Prevention of Mental Disorders | São Paulo – SP
Grant number: 12/50316-1
Institution: Paulista School of Medicine (EPM). Federal University of São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Academic director: Jair de Jesus Mari
Field of knowledge: Health – Medicine – Psychiatry
Date: March 25 to 29, 2013
Registration deadline: closed
Web site: www.ymind.com.br
Abstract: Y-Mind – São Paulo School of Advanced Science for Prevention of Mental Disorders is a one week meeting which puts together leading researchers and students working in the field of prevention of mental disorders. The burden of mental, emotional and behavioral disorders (MEB) and substance abuse is growing in Brazil, and now represent 19% of the total recorded diseases in the country. There is robust scientific evidence suggesting that early interventions can bring social and economic benefits when they interrupt the process of evolution of MEB or minimize its progression to a chronic course. The advanced school gathers 100 graduate or post-grad students, with outstanding academic performance, attending programs in neuroscience and mental health fields, with research projects in the area of prevention of mental, emotional and behavioral disorders. 

2nd São Paulo Advanced School on Primary Immunodeficiencies | São Paulo – SP
Grant number: 12/50308-9
Institution: School of Medicine (FM). University of São Paulo (USP).
Academic director: Magda Maria Sales Carneiro-Sampaio
Field of knowledge: Health – Medicine – Medical Clinic
Date: February 04 to 08, 2013
Registration deadline: closed
Web site: www.icr.usp.br/ESPCA-PID
Abstract: The 2nd São Paulo Advanced School on Primary Immunodeficiencies focuses on the subject of the autoimmunity and immunodeficiency interface. The goal is to understand the mechanisms for induction and maintenance of tolerance to the own antigens – a major theme in Immunology. A high-level group of international and Brazilian researchers gathers in the meeting. Beyond the lectures, the school contemplates many activities, such as student presentations, poster viewing session, discussion of practical aspects of patient management, and so on. This is the second ESPCA within the theme of primary immunodeficiencies (PIDs), the first held in November 2010 in the first call of this program. PIDs are a large and heterogeneous group of about 180 different monogenics defects, considered as true "knock-outs", whose study represents a unique opportunity, still little explored, to understand how the human immune system. While ESPCA-PID I focused on the study of the physiology of the immune system, in particular the mechanisms of resistance in the second we intend to address the interface between auto-immunities and immunodeficiency, seeking to understand the mechanisms of induction and maintenance of tolerance to antigens – a key issue within the Immunology. 

Advances in Molecular Oncology: Translating Molecular Biology into Cancer Treatment | São Paulo – SP
Grant number: 12/50309-5
Institution: School of Medicine (FM). University of São Paulo (USP).
Academic director: Maria Aparecida Nagai
Field of knowledge: Health – Medicine – Medical Clinic
Date: February 03 to 08, 2013
Registration deadline: closed
Web site: www.fm.usp.br/SPSAS_MolecularOncology
Abstract: The SPSAS Advances in Molecular Oncology: Translating Molecular Biology into Cancer Treatment aims to improve the quality of translational cancer research training, and provide opportunities for students and fellows to expand their understanding. Despite tremendous advances in the understanding of their causes, cancer related deaths now exceed those from coronary heart disease and stroke, worldwide. In light of these statistics, it is obvious the need to accelerate the application of the advances in cancer research that have happened in the last 10 years into clinical practice, patient care, and prevention strategies. The school combines plenary sessions on broad cancer themes with state-of-the-art conferences, concurrent sessions, and mini-symposia.

 

2012

Modernos desafios: uso da biofotônica no diagnóstico e no tratamento do câncer | São Carlos – SP
Grant number: 12/50917-5
Institution: Instituto de Física de São Carlos. Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Carlos, SP, Brasil
Academic director: Vanderlei Salvador Bagnato
Field of knowledge: Life sciences – Biophysics – Radiology and Photobiology
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Laporde – The Fourth Latin American Advanced Programme on Rethinking Macro and Development Economics | São Paulo – SP
Grant number: 11/51915-3
Institution: São Paulo School of Economics (EESP). Getúlio Vargas Foundation (FGV)
Academic director: Luiz Carlos Bresser-Pereira
Field of knowledge: Applied Social Sciences – Economy
Date: January 07 to 11, 2013
Registration deadline: closed
Web site: www.eesp.fgv.br/pesquisa/laporde
Abstract: The School wants to perform an advanced program for rethinking macroeconomics and the theory of economic development. The program is based on the successful experience of the advanced program of Cambridge-Rethinking Macroeconomics and the Theory of Development (Laporde) which was held in Cambridge, United Kingdom, for eight years. The program will select a group of about 100 university students in developing countries with focus on Latin America and other developing economies, and this program will consist of lectures, debates, workshops and research with leading scholars on the theme. After being taught in Cambridge for eight years, the course has been offered at Fundação Getúlio Vargas, free of charge to participants. The students will have the opportunity to participate in the frontier research carried out from critical perspectives on key issues in economic development and macroeconomics. The teaching will be carried out through lectures and discussions provided for by some of the high-profile world scholars on the subject. Given the level of teachers, this is a unique course on macroeconomic theories and unconventional economic development.
 

MBL FAPESP USP Joint Courses | São Sebastião – SP
Grant number: 12/50116-2
Institution: Institute for Biomedical Sciences (ICB). University of São Paulo (USP)
Academic director: Maristela Martins de Camargo
Field of knowledge: Biological Sciences – General Biology
Date: November 04 to 09 and 09 to 14, 2012
Registration deadline: closed
Web site: www.icb.usp.br/mblcourses
Abstract: MBL FAPESP USP Joint Courses are a five days long SPSAS for advanced graduate students, post-docs, and independent investigators, with focus on two subjects: Biology of Parasitism and Neural Systems and Behavior. The school is a joint initiative of MBL (Marine Biological Laboratory / United States) and USP (University of São Paulo / Brazil), with the support of FAPESP (São Paulo Research Foundation). The 1st course regards the molecular basis of paraWeb site function and the host/paraWeb site interaction, with special emphasis on the most recent developments in these areas. In the 2nd course, the topics range from evolution and development of the nervous system to learning, memory and social behavior.
 

São Paulo School of Advanced Science on e-Science for Bioenergy Research (SPSAS e-SciBioenergy) | Campinas – SP
Grant number: 11/51573-5
Institution: Brazilian Center for Research in Energy and Materials (CNPEM). Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MCTI)
Academic director: Roberto Marcondes Cesar Junior
Field of knowledge: Exact Sciences and Earth – Computer Science
Date: October 22 to 26, 2012
Registration deadline: closed
Web site: www2.bioetanol.org.br/escibioenergy
Abstract: The São Paulo School of Advanced Science on e-Science for Bioenergy Research (SPSAS e-SciBioenergy) aims to disseminate important e-science topics, such as: biomedical image analysis and visualization; computer-oriented approaches and applications; data-oriented approaches and applications; extreme scale approaches and applications; high-performance computing; new e-science application areas and opportunities; scientific databases and workflows; systems biology and bioinformatics. Modern science is interdisciplinary and data-intensive. Ten years ago, the problem was how to obtain data. Today, the bottleneck is the need for new computational strategies and tools so that scientists can manage these massive volumes of heterogeneous data. This launched the basis of the so-called e-Science: the combination of advanced research in computer science and mathematical modeling to allow and accelerate research in other knowledge domains.
 

São Paulo Advanced School of Comparative Oncology | Águas de São Pedro – SP
Grant number: 11/51571-2
Institution: Faculdade de Medicina. Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP)
Academic director: Silvia Regina Rogatto
Field of knowledge: Health Sciences - Medicine - Pathologic Anatomy and Clinical Pathology
Date: 30/09 a 07/10/2012
Registration deadline: closed
Web site: www.comparativeoncologyespca.org
Abstract: Comparative oncology represents a unique and ideal platform for cancer scientists to connect basic, clinical, and translational research that will continue to lead to effective cancer therapies and prevention strategies. These studies have improved the assessment of novel treatments for human beings by treating pet animals, specially dogs and cats, with naturally occurring cancer. This new area has undergone a special development over the past decades and has increasingly attracted the attention of researchers who are interested in etiopathogenesis, tumor biology, morphogenesis, epidemiology, and cutting-edge cancer therapeutics. This project aims to bring together leading researchers from different institutions and countries as well as students to discuss molecular and applied medicine. The environment in the school is of extreme information, learning and interaction, opening opportunities for advancement in knowledge and effective collaborations.
 

Advanced School on Materials for Photonic Applications - Glasses, Optical Fibers and Sol-Gel Materials | Araraquara – SP
Grant number: 11/51920-7
Institution: Chemistry Institute (IQ). São Paulo State University (UNESP)
Academic director: Sidney Jose Lima Ribeiro
Field of knowledge: Physicla and Earth Sciences – Chemistry – Inorganic Chemistry
Date: October 06 to 14, 2012
Registration deadline: closed
Web site: http://sampa.iq.unesp.br
Abstract: Sampa (Advanced School on Materials for Photonic Applications – Glasses, Optical Fibers and Sol-Gel Materials) is addressed to graduate students who are pursuing a Master or PhD degree in Chemistry, Physics or Engineering, in graduate programs, all over the world. The main purpose is to convey to the participants an updated overview about the recent scientific and technological advances on topics relating to processing, properties and applications in optical fibers, glasses and sol-gel materials. All lectures are given by invited speakers recognized worldwide by their scientific contributions to those fields.
 

São Paulo School of Advanced Studies on the Globalization of Culture in the Nineteenth Century | Campinas – SP
Grant number: 11/51914-7
Institution: Institute of Language Studies (IEL). State University of Campinas (UNICAMP)
Academic director: Marcia Azevedo de Abreu
Field of knowledge: Linguistics, Literature and Arts – Literature – Comparative Literature
Date: August 20 to 24, 2012
Registration deadline: closed
Web site: www.espea.iel.unicamp.br/index.php
Abstract: São Paulo School of Advanced Studies on the Globalization of Culture in the Nineteenth Century mantains maintains close liaison with the international cooperation project "Atlantic Circulation of Printed Matter: globalization of culture in the 19th century", coordinated by Marcia Abreu (Unicamp) and Jean-Yves Moilier (UVSQ), and with the thematic project, coordinated by Marcia Abreu. The international cooperation project brings together 40 researchers from 23 esearch institutions and four countries (England, France, Portugal and Brazil). The school has as subject the cultural globalization held between 1789 and 1914, focusing on the circulation of books, printing materials and performances in Brazil, France, Portugal and England. The so called “long 19th century” knew a significant expansion on reading and an extraordinary technological modification which largely altered the way prints were produced and their relation to culture. With such a objective, the school puts together researchers from the four regarded countries in a five days long meeting.
 

SPSAS-evo – São Paulo School of Advanced Science Evolution | São Sebastião – SP
Grant number: 11/51916-0
Institution: Institute of Biosciences (IB). University of São Paulo (USP)
Academic director: Antonio Carlos Marques
Field of knowledge: Biological Sciences – Zoology
Date: August 19 to 31, 2012
Registration deadline: closed
Web site: www.ib.usp.br/zoologia/evolution
Abstract: The overarching goal of SPSAS-evo (São Paulo School of Advanced Science Evolution) is to provide opportunities for close interaction among students and leading experts conducting cutting edge research in evolution, as well as to stimulate interdisciplinary discussion about hot topics in evolutionary biology. A historical discipline by definition, evolutionary biology nevertheless relies both on experimental evidence and historical inference to address phenomena that occur in time scales ranging from a few days to billions of years. Interdisciplinary par excellence, its conceptual breakthroughs will most likely occur when experts from different areas are brought together with the goal of exchanging and synthesizing knowledge. The school will have a total of 78 hours (at least, depending on the time spent in periods of free study by students), with nine days involving practical directed studies classes, round tables, exhibition of research lines in development in the State of São Paulo, group work to produce proposals for scientific articles and conceptual web pages, discussion of its projects with teachers and speakers, and two days with visits monitored the plant examples of research of the State of São Paulo. There are three main thematic axes, synergistic, "Microevolution", "Macroevolution" and "Integrated Approaches". There will be 15 teachers (9 foreign institutions and national institutions 6) and 9 speakers (all in the State of São Paulo). The school will offer 60 positions being at least 30 of these for foreign students from the undergraduate to post-doctoral fellows. Our expectation is to promote future collaborations between students of the school and its faculty, attract young talent from the area for studies in the State of São Paulo and lead to a better level of studies and publications of all involved at the School.
 

Advanced Topics in Computational Biology – Agrochemical and Drug Design | Campinas – SP
Grant number: 11/51916-0
Institution: Embrapa Agricultural Informatics – Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (Embrapa)
Academic director: Goran Neshich
Field of knowledge: Biological Sciences – Biophysics
Date: August April 01 to 04, 2012
Registration deadline: closed
Web site: www.cbi.cnptia.embrapa.br/spschool
Abstract: Advanced Topics in Computational Biology – Agrochemical and Drug Design aims to provide an update on recent research in computational biology, involving areas such as biotechnology, structural biology, high performance computing, drug design, plant protection, cancer research etc. In addition, the course encourages the development of collaborative research projects among Brazilian and foreign scientists. The scientific program covers the following areas: computationally based approaches to agrochemical and drug discovery; application and limitations of structural data in structure-guided ligand and drug design; docking algorithms and scoring functions; combating drug resistance; selecting appropriate targets for agrochemical design; virtual high throughput screening; protein structure function analysis; fragment based drug design; computational approaches to predicting aqueous solubility. In addition, the School will allow the development of knowledge of new techniques applied in biotechnology, encouraging the development of collaborative research projects between Brazilian and other countries.
 

1st São Carlos Advanced School on Materials Science & Engineering (SanCAS-MSE) | São Carlos – SP
Grant number: 11/51570-6
Institution: Graduate Program on Materials Science and Engineering (PPG-CEM) – Federal University of São Carlos (UFSCar)
Academic director: Elias Hage Junior
Field of knowledge: Engineering – Materials Engineering and Metallurgy
Date: March 25 to 31, 2012
Registration deadline: closed
Web site: www.sancas-mse.net
Abstract: The first SanCAS-MSE will be held to provide at least 100 graduate students in science and engineering of materials knowledge of major scientific and technological advances in vitreous materials, metallic, ceramic, polymeric and composite materials as well as the scientific outlook in the coming years. The School is addressed to graduate students who are pursuing a Master or PhD degree in Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) in graduate programs all over the world. Its main purpose is to convey to the participants an updated overview about the recent scientific and technological advances on MSE. The program has been planned to cover important topics relating the processing, properties and applications in ceramics, glasses, metals, polymers and compoWeb sites. All the lectures are given by invited speakers who are recognized worldwide by their scientific contributions in those fields of MSE.
 

São Paulo School for Advanced Science: Advances in Research and Treatment of Autistic Behavior | São Carlos – SP
Grant number: 11/50123-6
Institution: Human Learning, Multimedia, and Computer-Based Teaching Laboratory (Lahmiei) – Federal University of São Carlos (UFSCar)
Academic director: Celso Goyos
Field of knowledge: Human Sciences – Psychology – Experimental Psychology
Date: January 09 to 13, 2012
Registration deadline: closed
Web site: www.lahmiei.ufscar.br/espca/index.html
Abstract: The São Paulo School for Advanced Science: Advances in Research and Treatment of Autistic Behavior brings together researchers, educators and students, from Brazil and from around the world, to learn and share experiences and discuss evidence-based state-of-the-art research and treatment practices for individuals with autism. The idea is that this conference functions as a mechanism to increase the amount and quality of autism research and treatment by creating interest, expertise and opportunities for collaboration. Additionally, this event opens up opportunities to be carried out as post-doctoral research work in the State of São Paulo, especially for out-of-state and international students.
 

São Paulo Advanced School of Astrobiology (SPASA) – Making Connections | São Paulo – SP
Grant number: 11/50124-2
Institution: Institute of Astronomy, Geophysics and Atmospheric Sciences (IAG). University of São Paulo (USP)
Academic director: Jorge Ernesto Horvath
Field of knowledge: Exact Sciences and Earth – Astronomy – Solar System Astronomy
Date: December 11 to 20, 2011
Registration deadline: closed
Web site: www.astro.iag.usp.br/~spasa2011
Abstract: The Sao Paulo Advanced School of Astrobiology (SPASA) – Making Connections is meant to bring together renowned researchers, students and early career post-docs of different countries and backgrounds to exchange experience. The school is organized in three core subjects covering the areas of Astronomy, Biology/Chemistry and Planetary Science/Geology, going from the origin of the Universe and elements, formation of planets, to the origin and evolution of life. One or more specialist(s) give an overview of each area, covering its main topics, in the format of a short-course. Individual lectures cover more specific subjects, showing research opportunities and recent results. The potential social impact of Astrobiology is explored in sessions on outreach and education. The participants are encouraged to present their current or intClosed research on a poster session during the event.
 

 

2011

São Paulo Advanced School of Cryptography – SPAS-Crypto | Campinas – SP
Grant number: 11/50273-8
Institution: Institute of Computing (IC). State University of Campinas (UNICAMP)
Academic director: Ricardo Dahab
Field of knowledge: Exact Sciences and Earth – Computer Science
Date: October 20 to 26, 2011
Registration deadline: closed
Web site: www.ic.unicamp.br/sp.ascrypto
Abstract: The São Paulo Advanced School of Cryptography (SPAS-Crypto) offers basic and advanced courses in Cryptography, and gives to its participants a chance to discuss their ongoing research through poster sessions, as well as enjoy a range of social, cultural and academic activities, designed to expose a sample of the region's living experience. SPAS-Crypto is organized in cooperation with the Latincrypt Steering Committee, as the first of the schools alternating biennially with the Latincrypt Symposium. Both the proponents of the SPAS-Crypto and the Latincrypt Steering Committee have strong connections, which makes this event an excellent opportunity for strengthening these ties with the international community of cryptology researchers.
 

São Paulo School on Global Climate Modeling - SPSGCM | Ubatuba – SP
Grant number: 10/51533-0
Institution: National Institute for Space Research (INPE). Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation
Academic director: Carlos Afonso Nobre
Field of knowledge: Exact Sciences and Earth – Geosciences – Meteorology
Date: October 03 to 14, 2011
Registration deadline: closed
Web site: http://spsgcm.ccst.inpe.br/
Abstract: The São Paulo School on Global Climate Modeling - SPSGCM was conducted by eight researchers from Brazil, USA, Germany and India, with thirty doctoral students and post-docs in the areas of Earth Sciences. The focus is the climatic aspects of the connections between continent and ocean, involving continental hydrology, river discharge into the oceans and atmospheric teleconnections. The School uses suites of models and programs of the Brazilian Earth System Model (BESM), and is connected by Linux remote terminals to the supercomputer Tupã (CRAY XE6), of the FAPESP Research Program on Global Climate Change (RPGCC) and the Climate Network, installed at INPE in Cachoeira Paulista, were it was conducted integrations corresponding to more than 100 years of the coupled version ocean-atmosphere of the BESM model, with variables such as river discharges as sensitivity tests. The scientific report and executive summary, presentations of the lectures presented during ESPGCM are available at the http://spsgcm.ccst.inpe.br.
 

Advances in the knowledge of parasite resistance of ruminant hosts and parasites | São Carlos – SP
Grant number: 10/51534-7
Institution: Pecuária Sudeste. Empresa Brasileira de Pesquisa Agropecuária (Embrapa). Ministério da Agricultura, Pecuária e Abastecimento (Brasil)
Academic director: Luciana Correia de Almeida Regitano
Field of knowledge: Agronomical Sciences – Veterinary Medicine – Preventive Veterinary Medicine
Date: September 26 to October 07, 2011
Registration deadline: closed
Web site: closed
Abstract: The two-week course was attended by 50 Brazilian and foreign students, selected for their potential in the development of research in the area, and 26 speakers: 15 Brazilians (12 in the State of São Paulo) and 11 foreigners (Argentina, Australia, Canada, England, Scotland, and USA) with extensive scientific production in the knowledge area of the course. The event consisted of lectures, practical classes, presentations, discussion and technical visits to different teaching and research institutions. Due to its wide range and multidisciplinarity, the schedule was divided into four themes: "Genetics of host resistance to parasites", "future prospects of techniques for target validation, drug and vaccine development and reversion of endoparasites" resistance, "in vitro Methods for the diagnosis of and resistance to the prospect of new bioactive substances" and "new perspectives for the control of ectoparasites of ruminants", covering advanced areas in science and technology.
 

Redes em Ecologia: Teoria, Métodos e Aplicações | Campinas – SP
Grant number: 10/51395-7
Institution: Instituto de Biologia. Universidade Estadual de Campinas (Unicamp)
Academic director: Thomas Michael Lewinsohn
Field of knowledge: Life Sciences - Ecology - Theoretical Ecology
Date: September 16 to 25, 2011
Registration deadline: closed
Web site: www.abecol.org.br/redesecologia/doku.php?id=start
Abstract: The School explored conceptual bases, methods of analysis and complex network theory applications in ecology. Graphic interactions networks have always been one of the central problems in ecology, and its recent momentum gained with study the theory of complex networks. Currently, this is one of the most active areas of research in Ecology. Among the many fields of application of the theory of networks in Ecology are the structural and dynamic response prediction of ecological communities with different types of environmental changes, from the more locals to global changes; models of biodiversity conservation or genetic conservation in complex and fragmented landscapes; and epidemiological models. The main thematic areas of the School were: (1) research into interactive networks of different types (mutualísticas, plant-herbivore, parasite-host) between species in ecological communities; (2) spatial networks in landscapes and structurally complex areas. The School was conducted by three Brazilian researchers and five internationally recognised researchers. The course lasted 9 days, with 70 hours of activity covering lectures, seminars, student presentations and posters sessions "clinics" for discussion of student research, data analysis practices and workgroup projects. 40 vacancies were offered to graduate students or postdoctoral students. The expectation was to receive 20 Brazilian students, from different States, and 20 foreign students, of which about half of Latin America. The project was promoted by the Unicamp, USP and ABECO, being promoted through international networks of scientific societies, to which the ABECO is integrated, and in prestigious journals.
 

São Paulo Advanced School on Computational Materials Science for Energy and Environmental Applications | Santo André – SP
Grant number: 11/50156-1
Institution: Centro de Ciências Naturais e Humanas. Universidade Federal do ABC (UFABC)
Academic director Caetano Rodrigues Miranda
Field of knowledge: Physical and Earth Sciences – Physics – Condensed Matter Phisycs
Date: September 5 to 16, 2011
Registration deadline: closed
Web site: http://pesquisa.ufabc.edu.br/ascms
Abstract: The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics is organizing in collaboration with the Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo, Brazil (FAPESP), the Universidade Federal do ABC (UFABC), the CNR-IOM Democritos Simulation Center, Trieste, and the Academy of Sciences for the Developing World (TWAS) Advanced School on Computational Materials Science for Energy and Environmental Applications to be held in Santo André, Brazil from 5 to 16 September 2011. The Advanced School on Computational Materials Science for Energy and Environmental Applications grouped researchers from several countries who provided an overview on the advanced computational methods to address the problem of materials for energy and environmental applications. The School provided an overview on topics such as functional development and modeling dispersion forces; electrical and thermal transport; large scale DFT and TDDFT; inter-atomic potentials development; integrated and multi-scale modeling; theoretical spectroscopy; ab-initio thermodynamics; catalysis and materials for energy and environmental applications. The School included a series of advanced talks covering the latest developments as well as a series of hands-on tutorials based on public license computer codes, high-performance computing and classical molecular dynamics and Monte Carlo codes.
 

São Paulo Advanced School on Chemistry – Natural Products, Medicinal Chemistry and Organic Synthesis Integrated Solutions for Tomorrow's World | Campinas – SP
Grant number: 11/50074-5
Institution: Institute of Chemistry (IC). State University of Campinas (UNICAMP)
Academic director: Vanderlan da Silva Bolzani
Field of knowledge: Exact Sciences and Earth – Chemistry
Date: August 14 to 18, 2011
Registration deadline: closed
Web site: www.espcachemistry.iqm.unicamp.br/ESPCA
Abstract: "Chemistry-our life, our future-our life, our future Chemistry" The International Year of Chemistry (YIC 2011) aims to promote worldwide, scientific knowledge, technological and chemical education at all levels. In addition to the celebration of the numerous benefits of chemistry for mankind and the current stage of economic development, the YIC 2011 also has as a goal a world action around the preservation of life in a sustainable environment for future generations (slogan "Chemistry-our life, our future-our life, our future Chemistry"). The objective of this celebration is to awaken the interest and the enthusiasm of young people for education and research in all sub-areas of chemistry at all levels; and to promote a reflection on the importance of this area of research for the sustainability of the planet we inhabit. With a high level scientific programming, consisting of five Nobel prizes in Chemistry, five renowned international scientists and nine Brazilian scientists of great prominence in their fields of expertise, the advanced school promises to be a great stage of scientific discussions, as part of the celebration of the YIC 2011. On the other hand, taking gathering five Nobel prizes with young scientists from various parts of the world, the ESPCA in the YIC-2011 celebration marks a difference of this celebration in Brazil, due to the success of the initiative of FAPESP, São Paulo University and excellence of the research environment in the State of São Paulo in Brazil. This advanced school will have the privilege of being considered an "mini Lindau paulista" (Germany-Lindau meeting that brings together hundreds of young talented scientists from all over the world with various Nobel prizes of all areas of science).
 

São Paulo Advanced School on Redox Processes in Biomedicine | São Pedro – SP
Grant number: 10/51393-4
Institution: Institute of Chemistry (IC). University of São Paulo (USP)
Academic director: Ohara Augusto
Field of knowledge: Biological Sciences – Biochemistry – Metabolism and Bioenergetics
Date: August 13 to 21, 2011
Registration deadline: closed
Web site: www.eventus.com.br/freeradicals2011
Abstract: The I São Paulo Advanced School on Redox Processes in Biomedicine is a forum of discussions on the study of cellular redox processes, concerning chemistry, biochemistry, molecular and cellular biology and medicine. The design prioritizes an integrative and translational approach, with emphasis on mechanisms of redox processes associated with human disease. This international scientific meeting has the goal of raising the opportunity of high-level and in-depth discussions, involving selected trainees, to improve on their capacity to think big and search for advanced new horizons, and to more strongly focus into mechanisms of biochemical and cellular processes, rather than on phenomenological data gathering. The main tone is not only the advanced review of basic aspects, but also a strong emphasis on state-of-the-art conceptual and analytical approaches.
 

Escola Avançada Materiais Condutores Supercondutores Anisotrópicos | Lorena – SP
Grant number: 10/51566-6
Institution: Escola de Engenharia de Lorena. Universidade de São Paulo (USP)
Academic director: Carlos Alberto Moreira dos Santos
Field of knowledge: Physical and Earth Sciences – Phisycs – Condensed Matter Physics
Date: August 08 to 19, 2011
Registration deadline: closed
Web site: www.espca.eel.usp.br
Abstract: The event will be a unique opportunity for graduate students, post-docs and researchers working on anisotropic conductors and superconductors to be in contact with several of the most experienced speakers in the area. Some experimental and theoretical topics on anisotropic conductors and superconductors will be deeply discussed during the school. The main topics are: High resolution thermal expansion of low dimensional conductors; Anisotropic properties of iron arsenides and other superconductors; Heat transport and thermoelectric effect of anisotropic conductors; Anisotropic properties of graphite; Heavy fermions and intermetalic superconductors; Preparation of nanostructured superconductors. The event will be separated into three non-concurrent sessions: Invited courses, Invited oral presentations and Poster session. The school will also be holding an opportunity to celebrate the centenary of the discovery of superconductivity by Kamerling Onnes in 1911.
 

Second Global School of Translational Science | São Paulo – SP
Grant number: 11/50125-9
Institution: Hospital A C Camargo. Fundação Antonio Prudente (FAP). São Paulo, SP, Brasil
Academic director: Vilma Regina Martins
Field of knowledge: Health – Medicine
Date: June 19 to 24, 2011
Registration deadline: closed
Web site: closed
Abstract: The Second Global School of Translational Science is driven by the study of diseases whose incidence rose dramatically with the increase in the life expectancy of the population. Cancer and neurodegenerative conditions, such as Alzheimer's Disease, Parkinson's Disease, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and diseases caused by prions, still incurable, represent a major problem for society and should drain a lot of resources over the next 20 years. The goal of the school is to provide a setting for discussion of molecular medicine, from basics to translational aspects, both in cancer and in neurodegenerative diseases. The program has added some of the leading experts in the field of basic research and treatment, in an environment that favors learning and exchange of cutting-edge information in the area.
 

Desafios Modernos com Matéria Quântica: Átomos e Moléculas Frias | São Carlos – SP
Grant number: 10/51535-3
Institutition: Instituto de Física de São Carlos. Universidade de São Paulo (USP)
Academic director: Vanderlei Salvador Bagnato
Field of knowledge: Physical and Earth Sciences – Physics – Atomical and Molecular Phisycs
Date: April 4 to 14, 2011
Registration deadline: closed
Web site: closed
Abstract:
 

School Advanced Science - Advanced Topics in Human Molecular Genetics | Campinas - SP
Grant number: 10/51405-2
Institution: Centro de Biologia Molecular e Engenharia Genética. Coordenadoria de Centros e Núcleos Disciplinares (COCEN). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas, SP, Brazil
Academic director: Edi Lúcia Sartorato
Field of knowledge: Biological Sciences – Genetics – Human and Medical Genetics
Date: February 28, 2011 - April 03, 2011
Registration deadline: closed
Web site: closed
Abstract:
 

Advanced School Some Recent Developments in the Field of Synchroton Radiation | Campinas – SP
Grant number: 09/54666-4
Institution: Laboratório Nacional de Luz Síncrotron (LNLS). Associação Brasileira de Tecnologia de Luz Síncrotron (ABTLuS). Ministério da Ciência, Tecnologia e Inovação (Brasil).
Academic director: Yves Pierre Petroff
Field of knowledge: Physical and Earth Sciences – Physics – Condensed Mater Physics
Date: January 17 to 25, 2011
Registration deadline: closed
Web site: closed
Abstract: The Advanced School Some Recent Developments in the Field of Synchroton Radiation puts together high level researchers of 24 countries to share the latest developments in the use of synchrotron radiation e their applications in scientific investigation to classes of doctorate and post-doctorate students. Among the lecturers, it must be highlighted the presence of two Nobel Prize winners, Ada Yonath (Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel) and Albert Fert (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, France). Structural biology, 3D imaging, catalysis, magnetism and superconductivity, nanosciences and environment are some of the main themes.
 

 

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São Paulo Advanced School on Primary Immunodeficiencies: Unraveling Human Immunophysiology | São Paulo – SP
Grant number: 09/54525-1
Institution: School of Medicine (FM). University of São Paulo (USP)
Academic director: Faculdade de Medicina. Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo, SP, Brasil
Field of knowledge: Health – Medicine – Medical Clinics
Date: November 28 to December 04, 2010
Registration deadline: closed
Web site: closed
Abstract: The São Paulo Advanced School on Primary Immunodeficiencies: Unraveling Human Immunophysiology puts together clinicians (with significant experience in the management of patients with Primary Immunodeficiencies – PIDs) and experimental scientists (many with medical training). The main goals are: critical review of the mechanisms of resistance to bacterial and viral infections in humans; critical review of the mechanisms of maintenance of central and peripheral immune tolerance; presentation and discussion of the tools used in genomic research of PIDs; analysis of the convergence of clinical and experimental approaches in the study the human immune response.
 

1st São Paulo School of Advanced Science: Spintronics and Quantum Computation | São Carlos – SP
Grant number: 09/54592-0
Institution: Instituto de Física de São Carlos. Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Carlos, SP, Brasil
Academic director: José Carlos Egues de Menezes
Field of knowledge: Physical and Earth Sciences – Physics – Condensed Mater Physics
Date: November 01 to 05, 2010
Registration deadline: closed
Web site: closed
Abstract: The 1st São Paulo School of Advanced Science: Spintronics and Quantum Computation aims at bringing together graduate students, young post-doctoral researchers, local researchers and leading scientific figures, thus providing an ideal forum for fruitful and productive interactions and fostering future scientific exchange and international collaborations in advanced topics. Among the very high level invited speakers, it should be emphasized the participation of Peter Grünberg (Nobel Prize 2007). Spin-related phenomena and quantum computation are two fascinating interconnected fields of research, which have attracted a great deal of attention worldwide in the last years. Quite uniquely, these two fields encompass a vast number of frontier-type problems, all of which concern fundamental aspects of quantum physics.
 

1st São Paulo School of Advanced Sciences on Game Theory | São Paulo – SP
Grant number: 09/54326-9
Institution: Faculdade de Economia, Administração e Contabilidade. Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo, SP, Brazil
Academic director: Marilda Antonia de Oliveira Sotomayor
Date: July 29 to August 04, 2010
Registration deadline: closed
Web site: http://aplicativos.fipe.org.br/bwgt2010
Abstract: The 1st São Paulo School of Advanced Sciences on Game Theory honors John Nash, on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of Nash Equilibrium. The workshop offers the participants the opportunity to interact with some of the most productive researchers in Game Theory. The week-long event consists of conferences, contributed papers sessions and mini-courses, which starts at the introductory level and reaches the frontiers of current research. 
 

São Paulo Advanced School of Computing – Image Processing and Visualization | São Paulo – SP
Grant number: 09/54192-2
Institution: Instituto de Matemática e Estatística. Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo, SP, Brasil
Academic director: Carlos Eduardo Ferreira
Field of Knowledge: Exact Sciences and Earth – Computer Science – Computer Methodology and Techniques
Date: July 12 to 17, 2010
Registration deadline: closed
Web site: www.vision.ime.usp.br/~mh/SP-ASC
Abstract: The São Paulo Advanced School of Computing is an academic event organized by the Institute of Mathematics and Statistics of the University of São Paulo (IME-USP), the Institute of Mathematics and Computer Sciences of the University of São Paulo (ICMC-USP) and the Institute of Computing of the University of Campinas (IC-UNICAMP). Its goal is to exhibit research in Computer Sciences done in the State of São Paulo and attract young talents from Brazil and other countries to carry out their PhD and post-doctoral studies in its institutions. The 1st edition of the school focuses on the theme Image Processing and Visualization. It includes intensive short courses, presentations of graduate programs offered by the three São Paulo institutions and their current research projects, short presentations by invited lecturers.
 

São Paulo School of Advanced Studies in Speech Dynamics (SPSASSD) | São Paulo – SP
Grant number: 09/54529-7
Institution: Instituto de Estudos da Linguagem. Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas, SP, Brasil
Academic director: Eleonora Cavalcante Albano
Field of knowledge: Linguistics, Literature and Arts – Linguistics
Date: June 07 to 11, 2010
Registration deadline: closed
Web site: closed
Abstract: The São Paulo School of Advanced Studies in Speech Dynamics (SPSASSD) is designed to foster speech research in Brazil by promoting dialogue between international and national experts and offering opportunities to talented students from all over the world. SPSASSD is aimed at attracting interest of promising young researchers in contributing to the growth of speech science in Brazil. Over 200 languages, immigrant and indigenous, are spoken throughout the country. Approaching them with the tools of frontier speech science can open countless new horizons. Training in theory and method for the study of speech dynamics is offered through mini-courses, lectures and round-tables. The school consists of experts in the field working in the USA, Europe, and Brazil.
 

1st São Paulo School of Translational Science | São Paulo – SP
Grant number: 09/54527-4
Institution: Hospital A C Camargo. Fundação Antonio Prudente (FAP)
Academic director: Emmanuel Dias-Neto
Field of knowledge: Ciências Biológicas – Genética
Date: 19 a 30/4/2010
Registration deadline: closed
Web site: closed
Abstract: The 1st São Paulo School of Translational Science was held by the Hospital AC Camargo with support of FAPESP, bringing together 40 researchers from eight countries to discuss, from the perspective of translational medicine, issues such as drug development, genomics, immunology, neuroscience and cancer. Translational Medicine is a branch of medical research that seeks to connect directly the scientific research to the treatment of patients. As predicted, 100 selected students received scholarships and support for transportation, lodging and meals. The speakers invited to the course were from over 20 of the leading universities in the United States, Canada, France, Italy, Sweden, Portugal, Argentina and Brazil. The participation of renowned researchers secured the visibility for the event-as well as the theme itself, since Translational Science approximates the basic science to clinical application.