UF & FAPESP announce recipients of collaborative research grants

April 25, 2013

FAPESP, the University of Florida, and the Florida-Brazil Linkage Institute are pleased to announce the result of the 2012 call for proposals launched under our recently signed cooperative agreement.

FAPESP and University of Florida will each provide funding of up to US$ 20,000.00 per project to cover mobility expenses (travel costs, living allowances, and insurance costs) to advance research collaborations and develop new projects and proposals.

“The diversity of research projects supported demonstrates the depth and breadth of collaboration between researchers at UF and those in Brazil”, said Emilio Bruna, Director of the Florida-Brazil Linkage Institute. “These collaborations are at the forefront of fields ranging from natural resource management to public health, and will have direct impacts on education, key industries, and human well-being in Florida and São Paulo”

The recipients of this year’s awards are:

  • Carlos Roque Duarte Correia (Instituto de Química/Unicamp) and Aaron Aponick (Department of Chemistry/UF): “The development of novel gold and palladium-catalyzed transformations involving both redox active and neutral catalyst systems (FAPESP#: 2013/50120-2)”
  • Eduardo Colombari (Fac. Odontologia Araraquara/Unesp) and Colin Sumners (Dept. of Physiology and Functional Genomics/UF): “Unesp-UF: hypertension research exchange program (FAPESP#: 2013/50121-9)”
  • Karina Martins (Centro Ciencias Tecnologias Sustentabilidade/UFSCar) and Salvador Alejandro Gezan (Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, School of Forest Resources and Conservation, UF): “Ecological and genetic processes that affect Copaifera langsdorffii remnant populations in the Atlantic Forest (FAPESP#: 2013/50119-4)”
  • Lilian Amorim (Esc. Superior Agricultura Luiz de Queiroz/USP) and Natalia A. Peres Lautentti (Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, Dept. of Plant Pathology, UF): “Improved PFD control in São Paulo and Florida: using weather forecasts to anticipate disease risk in citrus groves (FAPESP#: 2013/50116-5)”

The call was open to researchers affiliated with the University of Florida and those affiliated with higher education and research institutions in the State of São Paulo who are Principal Investigators of ongoing research projects funded by FAPESP within the following classes: Regular Research Awards, Thematic Projects, Young Investigators, or Research, Innovation and Dissemination Centres (CEPIDs/RIDCs).

For additional information, please contact Dr. Emilio Bruna, Director of the Florida-Brazil Institute, embruna@ufl.edu, 352.846.0634.

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