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TTU-FAPESP SPRINT Program


TTU - FAPESP Collaboration

In August, 2014, Texas Tech University (TTU) signed a Collaborative Agreement for Research with the prestigious São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) in Brazil, aiming to implement scientific and technological cooperation between researchers from Texas Tech University, USA and from the State of Sao Paulo, Brazil, through the funding of joint research projects.  

To promote scientific and technological collaboration, TTU and FAPESP have successfully co-sponsored three rounds of proposals  under the framework of the FAPESP SPRINT program with teams wining support for exchange of faculty and postdoctoral researchers in each cycle. Projects have ranged from the human and medical sciences to more traditional Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) projects in biology, chemistry, engineering, and physics.  Building on the success of the first two rounds, TTU hosted a STEM Across Continents Workshop for Brazilian partners in 2016.  The workshop created opportunities to showcase previous work and network for potential future collaborations.  

Sprint -- 1st Edition 2014


FAPESP and Texas Tech University signed a Cooperation Agreement for Research on August 12, 2014, aiming to implement scientific and technological cooperation between researchers from Texas Tech University and from the State of São Paulo, Brazil, through the funding of joint research projects.
São Paulo Research Foundation – FAPESP – is an independent public foundation with the mission to foster research and the scientific and technological development of the State of São Paulo. Under the referred Agreement, as a first action to promote such collaboration, FAPESP and Texas Tech University make public this Call for Proposals for the exchange of faculty and postdoctoral researchers, under the terms and conditions of the SPRINT 3rd Edition 2014 (www.fapesp.br) and hereinafter set forth.

Eligibility from Texas Tech University

  • Eligibility to submit proposals within the scope of this Call:
    All tenured and tenure-track faculty and research professors from Texas Tech University are eligible to participate in this call for proposals.
  • Eligibility for the exchange activities within the scope of this Call:
    All tenured and tenure-track faculty, research professors, and post-doctoral researchers from TTU are eligible to participate in exchange activities of this call for proposals.
  • Fields of knowledge:
    This Call for Proposals invites research proposals in all fields of knowledge.

Duration of the project for the exchange of researchers

The maximum duration of each project is 24 months.

Funding principles

FAPESP will provide funding of up to the equivalent of US $10,000.00 per proposal per year and Texas Tech University will provide funding of up to US $10,000.00 per proposal per year, for the duration of the grant to cover research-related mobility expenses, under the provisions of Clause 5 of the Scientific Cooperation Agreement established by the Parties (www.fapesp.br). No more than 5 projects will be funded.

Proposal characteristics for Texas Tech University researchers

The proposal, in English, should consist of an identical research project to be submitted to both Parties and the required documentation for each Party (FAPESP and TTU), under the terms and conditions hereinafter set forth.
A research project with a maximum of five (5) pages of scientific content, with one copy sent to TTU and another copy sent to FAPESP, including the items described on clause 6.1 of SPRINT Call for Proposals.
In addition to the above referred research project, the proposal must include the following items:

  • For Texas Tech University:
  • Research Proposal Form
  • CV Summaries of the Principal Investigators
  • Budget forms
  • Principal Investigator Worksheet
  • Submission of proposals to Texas Tech University
  • Budget development and proposal submissions will be through the Office of Research Services (ORS). Faculty interested in developing a proposal should contact Ms. Reagan Ribordy, Senior Grants Administrator in the Office of International Affairs. Ms. Ribordy will facilitate coordination with ORS.

Result of the analysis

Final results will be announced on FAPESP and Texas Tech University web portals and by communicating with the corresponding PIs.

Contract for selected projects by Texas Tech University

Selected proposals will subject to the conditions set forth in TTU operating policies (OP), including but not limited to OP 74.02, OP 74.04, OP 74.09, and OP 74.10. For other questions related to research contracts, please contact Kathleen Harris, Senior Associate Vice President for Research, Texas Tech University, kathleen.harris@ttu.edu.

Information about this Call at Texas Tech University
All questions related to this Call for Proposals must be directed to: E-Mail: Ms. Reagan Ribordy, Senior Grants Administrator, Office of International Affairs, reagan.ribordy@ttu.edu.

2014/2015 Winners


Researchers Project Title

Michelle Franz Montan Braga Leite
UNIVERSIDADE ESTADUAL DE CAMPINAS (UNICAMP)
Harvinder Singh Gill
TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY

EVALUATION OF PAIN AND ANESTHETIC EFFICACY AFTER TOPICAL APPLICATION OF MICRONEEDLES: A RANDOMIZED CLINICAL TRIAL.
2015/50004-8

Sergio Ferraz Novaes 
SÃO PAULO STATE UNIVERSITY (UNESP)
Nural Akchurin 
TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY

SPRANCE-UNESP AND TTU COLLABORATION IN HIGH-ENERGY PHYSICS IN THE COMPACT MUON SOLENOID EXPERIMENT AT THE LARGE HADRON COLLIDER.
2015/50009-0

Ivan de Godoy Maia
SÃO PAULO STATE UNIVERSITY (UNESP)
CHRISTOPHER DALE ROCK
TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY

THE AUTO-REGULATORY LOOP INVOLVING MIR828,TAS4, AND TARGET MYB TRANSCRIPTION FACTORS:BASIC AND APPLIED STUDIES.
2015/50014-3

Francisco Bolivar Correto Machado
INSTITUTO TECNOLÓGICO DE AERONÁUTICA (ITA)
Hans Lischka
TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY

HIGH-LEVEL QUANTUM CHEMICAL INVESTIGATIONS OF DEFECT STRUCTURES IN MODEL GRAPHENE SYSTEMS.
2015/50018-9

Aparecido Carlos Goncalves 
SÃO PAULO STATE UNIVERSITY (UNESP)
Stephen Ekwaro-Osire 
TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY

PROBALISTIC DYNAMICS ANALYSIS AND LUBRICANT ANALYSIS TO IMPROVE RELIABILITY OF GEARBOXES.
2015/50026-1

Title


Researchers Progress Report

Michelle Franz Montan Braga Leite
UNIVERSIDADE ESTADUAL DE CAMPINAS (UNICAMP)
Harvinder Singh Gill
TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY

Downloadable report.

Sergio Ferraz Novaes
SÃO PAULO STATE UNIVERSITY (UNESP)
Nural Akchurin
TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY

Progress Report - FAPESP–Texas Tech University Call
Downloadable report

Ivan de Godoy Maia
SÃO PAULO STATE UNIVERSITY (UNESP)
CHRISTOPHER DALE ROCK
TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY

Publications:

In development is a manuscript to be authored by a current and former TTU graduate student (Md. Fakhrul Azad, Somrita Basu) on "Sugar regulation of ucp1-3 Arabidopsis mutants (collaborator Maia's material) affecting an autoregulatory network controlling anthocyanin biosynthesis."

Presentations (highlighted are materially supported by FAPESP project):

1) (poster, international conference) Vasconcellos A, Basu S, Azad Md.F., Harmon C, Sukumaran S, Domingues D, Maia I, Rock CD. "Effects of uncoupling protein mutants (ucp1-3) on regulation of microRNA828 and anthocyanin biosynthesis in Arabidopsis." 11th International Plant Molecular Biology Congress. Oct. 24-30, 2015. Iguacu Falls, Brazil
2) (seminar by C. Rock) Dept of Genetics, Botucatu Institute of Biosciences, Sao Paulo State University-Botucatu, Brazil. Nov. 4, 2015. "Plant Polyphenolics, small RNAs, and Darwin's 'Abominable Mystery.'"
3) (seminar by C. Rock) State of Sao Paulo Institute of Agronomy, Division of Citriculture, Cordeiropolis, Brazil. Nov. 6, 2015. "A Role for MICRORNA828 and downstream noncoding RNA effector TAS4 in polyphenolic nutraceutical biosynthesis in citrus, and implications for evolution of fruit traits in banana."
4) (poster #900-022, international conference) Dinghra A, Balasubramanian V, Basu S, Mendu V, Rock C. "The Wilty4 mutant in maize- effect on vascular bundle cell wall S/G lignin composition." Plant Biology 2016: Annual Meeting of the American Society of Plant Biologists. July 9-13, 2016. Austin, TX.
5) (poster #1000-063, international conference) Sukumaran S, Traore S, Azad Md.F, De La Fuente L, Rock C. "Conservation of an autoregulatory feedback loop regulating anthocyanin biosynthesis in dicots." (this presentation included material results on coffee). Plant Biology 2016: Annual Meeting of the American Society of Plant Biologists. July 9-13, 2016. Austin, TX.

Federal grants submitted:

1) ORS#15-1036, 06/1/15. "Genome editing of MICRORNA828 and target effectors in sour orange and Mexican lime as a critical test of greening disease etiology." C. Rock, PI. USDA-National Institute of Food and Agriculture Specialty Crop Research Initiative/Citrus Disease Research and Extension Emergency Response Program. $500,000, 02/1/15- 01/31/19. Declined.
2) ORS#16-0185, 10/23/15. "Advancing understanding of MICRORNA828 and associated small interfering RNAs in polyphenolic synthesis and regulation in citrus, blueberry, and Curcuma longa." C. Rock, PI. NIH Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine R15. $421,561, 07/01/16- 06/30/19. Declined.
3) ORS#16-0904, 05/19/16. "Evaluation of MICRORNA828 and downstream genes as a source of resistance to HLB within citrus genome." C. Rock, PI; V. Ancona [TAMU], O. Alabi [TX-AgriLife], A. Brown [TTU Biology], R. Kreuger [USDA Riverside CA], Co-Is. Letters of international collaboration from A. Alves de Souza, Scientific Researcher, Sylvio Moreira Center for Citriculture, Instituto Agronomico de Campinas (IAC), Cordeirópolis, Sao Paulo, Brazil and H. Della Coletta Filho, Lab Head, Centro de Citricultura Sylvio Moreira - IAC, Cordeirópolis, Sao Paulo, Brazil. USDA-National Institute of Food and Agriculture Specialty Crop Research Initiative/Citrus Disease Research and Extension Emergency Response Program. $700,000, 02/1/17- 01/31/20. Declined.

Federal grants in development:

1) "Cloning Wilty mutants of maize for translational improvements to drought tolerance and biomass production." C. Rock, PI; V. Mendu [TTU PSS], D. Domingues [São Paulo State University-Rio Claro, Brazil] to be submitted 08/11/16 to USDA-National Institute of Food and Agriculture Foundational Program. $500,000, 07/01/17- 06/30/20.
2) "Advancing understanding of MICRORNA828 and associated small interfering RNAs in polyphenolic synthesis and regulation in citrus, blueberry, and Curcuma longa." C. Rock, PI. NIH Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine R15. $430,000, 10/01/17- 09/30/20.

Downloadable report here.

Francisco Bolivar Correto Machado
INSTITUTO TECNOLÓGICO DE AERONÁUTICA (ITA)
Hans Lischka
TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY

There were two short visits (2015, 2016) by Francisco Machado to TTU paid by FAPESP. He also came for the workshop at TTU in September 2016 and stayed several days working with Hans Lischka.  Dr. Lischka visited Francisco Machado in the framework of another proposal in 2015 and again in Sao Jose dos Campos, Brazil, in August 2016.
Two papers have been submitted for publication in peer-reviewed journals:
Pi-Pi Stacking between Polyaromatic Hydrocarbon Sheets beyond Dispersion Interactions
Nadeesha J. Silva, Francisco B. C. Machado, Hans Lischka and Adelia J. A. Aquino
PhysChemChemPhys, in revision.

Single and Double Carbon Vacancies in Pyrene as First Models for Graphene Defects: A Survey of the Chemical Reactivity toward Hydrogen.
Reed Nieman, Anita Das, Adélia A. J. Aquino, Rodrigo G. Amorim, Francisco B. C. Machado and Hans Lischka
Chem. Phys. submitted
Two more publications are in preparation

There are several conferences where the results of the project work has been reported.

Downloadable report here.

Aparecido Carlos Goncalves
SÃO PAULO STATE UNIVERSITY (UNESP)
Stephen Ekwaro-Osire
TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY

Downloadble report.

Sprint -- 2nd Edition 2015


SPRINT – 3rd Edition 2015: Guideline Texas Tech University

(Item 2.1.1. - d.)

Specific requests for submission of proposals in partnership with researchers from PARTNER

FAPESP and Texas Tech University signed a Cooperation Agreement for Research on August 12, 2014, aiming to implement scientific and technological cooperation between researchers from the Texas Tech University, USA and from the State of Sao Paulo, Brazil, through the funding of joint research projects.

Under the referred Agreement, FAPESP and Texas Tech University make public this Call for Proposals for the exchange of faculty and postdoctoral researchers, under the terms and conditions of the SPRINT 3st Edition 2015 (www.fapesp.br/en/9592) and hereinafter set forth.

1. Eligibility from Texas Tech University side

1.1 Eligibility to submit proposals within the scope of this Call:

a. All tenured, tenure-track and research professor faculty from Texas Tech University are eligible to participate in this call for proposals.

1.2 Eligibility for the exchange activities within the scope of this Call

a. Faculty and post-doctoral researchers from TTU are eligible to participate in exchange activities of this call for proposals.

2. Fields of knowledge

This Call for Proposals invites research proposals in all fields of knowledge.

3. Duration of the project for the exchange of researchers

The maximum duration of each project is 24 months.

4. Funding principles

FAPESP will provide funding of up to the equivalent of US$10,000.00 per proposal per year and Texas Tech University will provide funding of up to US$10,000.00 per proposal per year, for the duration of the grant to cover research-related mobility expenses, under the provisions of Clause 5 of the Scientific Cooperation Agreement established by the Parties (http://www.fapesp.br/en/9592). No more than 5 projects will be funded.

5. Proposal characteristics f or Texas Tech University researchers

The proposal, in English, consists of an identical research project to be submitted to both Parties and the required documentation for each Party (FAPESP and TTU), under the terms and conditions hereinafter set forth.

5.1 A research project with a maximum of five (5) pages of scientific content, with one copy sent to TTU and another copy sent to FAPESP, including the items described on clause 6.1 of SPRINT Call for Proposals.

5.2 In addition to the above referred research project, the proposal must include the following items:

5.2.1 For Texas Tech University:

a. Research Proposal Form;

b. CV Summaries of the Principal Investigators on both sides and of all candidates for the exchange activities;

c. Budget forms;

d. Worksheet with the candidates for the exchange missions;

6. Submission of proposals to Texas Tech University

Submissions can only be accepted by email to

Ms. Reagan Ribordy, Senior Grants Administrator, Office of International Affairs, reagan.ribordy@ttu.edu.

7. Result of the analysis

Final results will be announced on FAPESP (www.fapesp.br) and Texas Tech University (www.depts.ttu.edu/international/intlrsch/index.php) web portals and by means of a communication to the corresponding PIs.

8. Contract for selected projects by Texas Tech University

Selected proposals will subject to the conditions set forth in TTU operating policies (OP), including but not limited to OP 74.02, OP 74.04, OP 74.09, and OP 74.10. For other questions related to research contracts, please contact Kathleen Harris, Senior Associate Vice President for Research, Texas Tech University, kathleen.harris@ttu.edu.

09. Information about this Call at Texas Tech University

All questions related to this Call for Proposals must be directed to:

Ms. Reagan Ribordy, Senior Grants Administrator, Office of International Affairs, reagan.ribordy@ttu.edu.

2015/2016 Winners


Researchers Project Title

Andrea Parolin Jackowski
UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL DE SÃO PAULO (UNIFESP)
Elizabeth Trejos-Castillo
Ann Mastergeorge
TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY

Incidence and effects of toxic stress on cognitive and socioemotional, neurodevelopmental outcomes in children and adolescents: a cross national comparative collaboration
FAPESP process: 2015/50469-0

Cassiana Montagner Carolina Raimund
UNIVERSIDADE ESTADUAL DE CAMPINAS (UNICAMP)
David Klein
TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY

Determination of emerging contaminants and the comparison of efficiency of removal by wastewater treatment in São Paulo State, Brazil and Lubbock, Texas, United States of America
FAPESP process: 2015/50458-9

AGENCIA PAULISTA DE TECNOLOGIA DOS AGRONEGOCIOS (APTA)
Reynaldo Patiño
TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY

Endocrine-disrupting chemicals, global warming and reproductive health in fishes
FAPESP process: 2015/50465-5

Sonia Jancar
UNIVERSITY SÃO PAULO (USP)
Naima Moustaid-Moussa
TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY

Mechanisms mediating anti inflammatory effects of omega 3 fatty acids in metabolic disorders: role of lipid mediators and micro RNAs
FAPESP process: 2015/50441-9

Sonia Marli Zingaretti
UNIVERSIDADE DE RIBEIRAO PRETO
Kameswara Rao Kottapalli
TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY

Molecular mechanisms including micro RNA regulation of abiotic and biotic stress tolerance in sugarcane
FAPESP process: 2015/5045

Title


Researchers Progress Report

Andrea Parolin Jackowski
UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL DE SÃO PAULO (UNIFESP)
Elizabeth Trejos-Castillo
Ann Mastergeorge
TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY

 Downloadable report here.

Cassiana Montagner Carolina Raimund
UNIVERSIDADE ESTADUAL DE CAMPINAS (UNICAMP)
David Klein
TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY

 Downloadable report here.

AGENCIA PAULISTA DE TECNOLOGIA DOS AGRONEGOCIOS (APTA)
Reynaldo Patiño
TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY

Sharma, P., Tang, S., Mayer, G.D., Patiño, R. 2016. Effects of thyroid endocrine manipulation on sex-related gene expression and population sex ratios in Zebrafish. General and Comparative Endocrinology 235: 38-47.

Downloadable report here.

Sonia Jancar
UNIVERSITY SÃO PAULO (USP)
Naima Moustaid-Moussa
TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY

 Downloadable report here.

Sonia Marli Zingaretti
UNIVERSIDADE DE RIBEIRAO PRETO
Kameswara Rao Kottapalli
TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY

 Downloadable report here.

Sprint -- 3rd Edition 2016


Deadline:  October 31st, 2016

Under the referred Agreement, FAPESP and Texas Tech University make public this Call for Proposals for the exchange of faculty and postdoctoral researchers, under the terms and conditions of the SPRINT 3rd Edition 2016 (www.fapesp.br) and hereinafter set forth.


  1. Eligibility from Texas Tech University side
    • Eligibility to submit proposals within the scope of this Call:
      • All tenured, tenure-track and research professor faculty from Texas Tech University are eligible to participate in this call for proposals.
    • Eligibility for the exchange activities within the scope of this Call
      • Faculty and post-doctoral researchers from TTU are eligible to participate in exchange activities of this call for proposals.
      • The proposals must aim to respect the principle of reciprocity with regard to academic qualifications of those who will take part in the exchange activities.
      • Eligibililty of research partners in the State of Sao Paulo should observe the items 3.1 and 7.1 of FAPESP call listed in FAPESP website.  
  2. Fields of knowledge: This Call for Proposals invites research proposals in all fields of knowledge
  3. Duration of the project for the exchange of researchers: The maximum duration of each project is 24 months.
  4. Funding principles: FAPESP will provide funding of up to the equivalent of US$10,000.00 per proposal per year and Texas Tech University will provide funding of up to US$10,000.00 per proposal per year, for the duration of the grant to cover research-related mobility expenses, under the provisions of Clause 5 of the Scientific Cooperation Agreement established by the Parties
    (www.fapesp.br).  Up to 5 projects will be funded.
  5. Proposal characteristics for Texas Tech University researchers: The proposal, in English, consists of an identical research project to be submitted to both Parties and the required documentation for each Party (FAPESP and TTU), under the terms and conditions hereinafter set forth.
  6. Submission of proposals to Texas Tech University: Submissions can only be accepted by email to Ms. Reagan Ribordy, Director for International Grants Administration and Partnerships, Office of International Affairs, reagan.ribordy@ttu.edu.
  7. Result of the analysis: Final results will be announced on FAPESP (www.fapesp.br) and Texas Tech University web portals and by means of a communication to the corresponding PIs.
  8. Contract for selected projects by Texas Tech University:
    Selected proposals will subject to the conditions set forth in TTU operating policies (OP), including but not limited to OP 74.02 , OP 74.04 , OP 74.09 , and OP 74.10. For other questions related to research contracts, please contact Kathleen Harris, Senior Associate Vice President for Research, Texas Tech University, kathleen.harris@ttu.edu.
  9. Please contact us in advance if you need assistance with identifying a Brazilian collaborator. All questions related to this Call for Proposals must be directed to:
    E-Mail: Ms. Reagan Ribordy, Director for International Grants Administration and Partnerships,
    Office of International Affairs, reagan.ribordy@ttu.edu

2016/2017 Winners


Researchers Project Title
Mahir Saleh Hussein
UNIVERSITY SÃO PAULO (USP)
Bill Poirier
TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY
Fermi Accelerators, Inverse Fermi Accelerators, Nonadiabatic Dynamics and Quantum Trajectories: Towards a Method for Electron Dynamics
FAPESP No. 2016/50485-9
Monica Tallarico Pupo
SCHOOL OF PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES OF RIBEIRAO PRETO-
UNIVERSITY OF SAO PAULO
Amanda M.V. Brown
TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY
Metabolic Processes in the Cooperative Microbial Symbionts of Brazilian Membracids
FAPESP No. 2016-50492-5

Title


Researchers Progress Report
Mahir Saleh Hussein
UNIVERSITY SÃO PAULO (USP)
Bill Poirier
TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY
This rounds progress reports will be available after collaboration has taken place.
Monica Tallarico Pupo
SCHOOL OF PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES OF RIBEIRAO PRETO-
UNIVERSITY OF SAO PAULO
Amanda M.V. Brown
TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY
This rounds progress reports will be available after collaboration has taken place.
   

"Stem Across Continents Workshop"

Seventeen colleagues from the Sao Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) in Brazil presented talks, heard colleagues from Texas Tech University, provided updates on ongoing work, and discussed possible collaborations on shared priority areas. Since they signed a Cooperation Agreement for Research in August 2014, researchers from Brazil and Texas working under the SPRINT program have collaborated on joint research projects in a diversity of areas.

The event was open to all academic disciplines but focused on the STEM Environmental Sustainability fields. Workshop attendees included President Lawrence Schovanec, Interim Provost Michael Galyean, Vice Provost for International Affairs Ambassador Tibor Nagy, Associate Vice Provost for International Programs Sukant Misra, multiple college deans, and TTU faculty.


 
 
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The SPRINT program provides seed funding for qualifying teams from both countries. Five teams were chosen for funding in 2015 and 2016, and two winners were chosen for 2017.

"FAPESP Week 2017"  TTU Office of International Affairs FAPESP Week Logo

This year, the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) has chosen Texas Tech University to host the renowned FAPESP Week. The conference will begin on September 21st and September 22nd, at the TTU International Cultural Center.

The goal of the conference will be to extend scientific cooperation between the two countries in research projects in all disciplines. Topic sessions will highlight Genomics, Environment and Sustainability, Human Health, Energy, Agriculture and Water, Bioinformatics, Biodiversity, and New Materials.  Workshop attendees will include President Lawrence Schovanec, Provost Michael Galyean, Vice Provost for International Affairs Ambassador Tibor Nagy, Associate Vice Provost for International Programs Sukant Misra, multiple college deans, and TTU faculty.

TTU will also display a series of images on the Amazon Climate, on behalf of FAPESP and the country of Brazil.

This symposium represents the ongoing collaboration between TTU and FAPESP which is currently in its third cycle of grant proposal awards.

The SPRINT program provides seed funding for qualifying teams from both countries. Five teams were chosen for funding in 2015 and 2016, and two winners were chosen for 2017.  The funded teams will present their work and research goals to date.  The goal of the presentations and discussions will be to extend scientific cooperation between the two countries in research projects on Genomics, Environment and Sustainability, Human Health, Engineering, Agriculture and Water, Bioinformatics, New Materials, and Law and Social Justice. The meetings are part of FAPESP Week 2017, organized by the Foundation in partnership with the TTU, with support from the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, DC.

Dinner will be by invitation only, lunch is open to all participants.

TTU faculty, post-docs, and graduate students are invited and welcome to attend.  Please RSVP to intl.rdd@ttu.edu.  



FAPESP Week 2017 Agenda (pdf)

International Affairs