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FAPESP Week symposium discusses scientific cooperation between Brazil and the US
Date:10/17/2011

The most recent advances in science and the development of new technology obtained by researchers in Brazil and the United States over the last few years will be the topics of debates for scientists from the two countries during FAPESP Week, which will be held from October 24-26 in Washington, D.C. Sponsored and coordinated by the So Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP), the National Science Foundation, Ohio State University and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, the symposium will expose Americans to Brazil's most advanced scientific production and open debate on some of most impressive scientific results obtained by both countries with a view to broadening the already significant existing bilateral partnerships in science.

During FAPESP Week, which also commemorates the Foundation's 50 years of operation, 53 researchers from diverse higher education and research institutions will highlight the results of their work; among them are: Paulo Nussenzweig, Vanderlei Bragnato, Paulo Artaxo, Marie Anne Van Sluys, Glaucia Souza, Fernando Limongi, Hugo Armelin, Mayana Zatz and Walter Colli from Universidade de So Paulo (USP); Hugo Fragnito, Carlos Lenz Cesar, Carlos Joly, Paulo Arruda, Licio Veloso and Fernando F. Costa from Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP); Tullo Vigevani from Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP); Gilberto Cmara, from the National Space Research Institute (INPE); and Jorge Kalil, from the Butantan Institute.

The Brazilian scientists will debate with renowned researchers from U.S. institutions, including: Erich Grotewold, Wondwossen Gebreyes and Daniel James, from Ohio State University; Michal Lipson, from Cornell University; Thomas Lovejoy, from George Mason University; Ana Carnaval, from the City College of New York; John Wenzel, from the Carnegie Museum of Natural History; Tulia G. Falleti, from the University of Pennsylvania; Elizabeth Stein, from the University of New Orleans; Scott Desposato, fro
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Contact: Fernando Cunha
cunha@fapesp.br
55-118-932-7070
Fundao de Amparo Pesquisa do Estado de So Paulo
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