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

m the University of California, San Diego; Jane Buikstra, from Arizona State University; and Nikolaos Vasilakis, from University of Texas.

Among the topics that will be debated many are on the frontiers of sciences, such as bioenergy, genomics, biodiversity, global climate change, optics and photonics, cancer, stem cells, genetic disturbances, tropical diseases and infectious diseases that affect people the world over, vaccines and medicine, in addition to political science and studies on metropolises.

For FAPESP President, Celso Lafer, "the inclusion of a symposium on the scale of FAPESP Week among the commemorative events for the Foundation's 50th anniversary is a constructive manner to recognize the importance of strengthening interaction among scientists in a globalized world."

Carlos Henrique de Brito Cruz, FAPESP's scientific director, affirms that the international collaboration proposed by the meeting is an important part of Foundation's strategy. "FAPESP has important agreements with agencies like NSF in the United States, Research Councils in the United Kingdom, DFG in Germany and CNRS in France, under which major collaborative projects are supported," he adds.

FAPESP Week 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. Greater Brazilian scientific production, coupled with the higher visibility attained by these studies, has inspired FAPESP to launch a Code of Good Scientific Practices, following a trend seen in several countries over the last 10 years of publishing regulations, codes of conduct and institutional policies for good procedures in this activity. In this manner, the Foundation seeks not only to give international visibility to local production but also to guarantee excellence to scientific research and technology in So Paulo State.

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Contact: Fernando Cunha
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