FAPESP Week highlights scientific cooperation between North Carolina and São Paulo

Some of the most recent advances in science and the development of new technology obtained by researchers in São Paulo and in North Carolina will be the topics of debates during FAPESP Week North Carolina, to be held in November 11th in Charlotte and November 12th in Raleigh.

Organized by the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP), the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, UNC Charlotte, North Carolina State University and the Brazil Institute at the Wilson Center, the symposium will help to broad the already significant existing bilateral partnerships in science among North Carolina and the State of São Paulo.

FAPESP Week North Carolina will open in Charlotte on November 11th, when researchers will discuss possibilities of partnership in several areas. Larry Mays, Jessica Schlueter, Regina Guyer, Ronald Clouse, David Young and Daniel Janies (UNC-Charlotte), Mauro Galetti (São Paulo State University), Carlos Eduardo Ambrosio, Lidia Aparecida Rossi and Inge Elly Kiemle Trindade, and Maritta Koch-Weser (University of São Paulo) will be among the scientists.

On November 12th, FAPESP Week will move to North Carolina State University where topics as health sciences, bioenergy, biodiversity and Agenda-Setting in the Brazilian-U.S. Strategic Partnership will be discussed.

Richard D. Mahoney, Bailian Li, Mark Nance, Paul Lunn, Anita Brown-Graham, Greg Parsons, Jeffery P. Braden and Chris Frey (NC State), Kia Caldwell, Luiz Diaz, Luiz Pimenta, Marcia Van Riper, Pranab Sen, Ron Strauss and Thomas Meyer (UNC-Chapel Hill), Amancio Jorge Nunes de Oliveira, Neyde Murakami Iha and Valeria Aoki (University of São Paulo) are among the researchers confirmed at the thematic panels.

FAPESP Week North Carolina is happening at a moment in which Brazilian research has reached its highest international projection, with indices that denote its greater participation in the global science and technology system.

“The work at FAPESP to prioritize the intensification of international relations for researchers and higher education and research institutions in the State of São Paulo generates and broadens knowledge in all areas in which it occurs. In the contemporary world, science is an activity that depends more and more on the international cooperation efforts, particularly because many of the most important phenomena facing science do not occur only nationally”, says Celso Lafer, President of FAPESP.