FAPESP is a public taxpayer-funded foundation that has the mission of supporting research in all fields of knowledge within the State of São Paulo, Brazil. FAPESP is aware that the very best research may be delivered by working with the best researchers internationally. Therefore, it has established partnerships with funding agencies, companies, higher education and research organizations in other countries and has been encouraging scientists funded by its grants to further develop their international collaboration.
As part of these efforts and also in the context of the celebrations of its Golden Jubilee this year, the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) holds seminars and exhibitions in Toronto, ON, Canada and Cambridge, MA, USA and events in Washington, DC and Morgantown, WV, in the USA this October.
The first symposium will take place at the University of Toronto on October 17, bringing together researchers from Canada and Brazil to debate topics such as “Physiology - Exercise for asthmatic and COPD patients: how much do they perform and which are the real benefits?”, and “Neurosciences - Antidepressant like effects of deep brain stimulation in rats and the hypothalamic, pituitary, adrenal axis”.
On October 22, at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a seminar will discuss the collaboration between FAPESP and MIT and some results of such cooperation in the fields of Materials Science (advances in nanostructured semiconducting oxides for gas sensors) and Physics (investigation with atomic superfluids).
On October 23, at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, in Washington, an event will mark the first anniversary of the inaugural FAPESP WEEK, held at the same venue in October 2011, and will see the announcement of further projects of cooperation between FAPESP and the Wilson Center.
On October 24, in Morgantown, in another event, officials of FAPESP and West Virginia University will start negotiations for the establishment of an agreement between the two institutions.
In Toronto, Cambridge and Morgantown an exhibit called Brazilian Nature about the Brazilian biodiversity will be inaugurated on the occasion of these events.