Programa de Pós-Graduação Interunidades em Biotecnologia Universidade de São Paulo (ICB, IB, FMVZ, EP) - Instituto Butantan - Instituto de Pesquisas Tecnológicas

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USP video classes for graduate students

USP made available to its graduate students a set of video classes, entitled:
Introduction to Graduate Studies at the University of São Paulo (so far, just in Portuguese).
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Agencies for the Foster Research and the Scientific and Technological Development of Brazil

1- The National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq), an agency of the Ministry of Science, Technology, Innovations and Communications (MCTIC), has as main attributions to promote scientific and technological research and encourage the training of Brazilian researchers.

2 – The Coordination of Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (Capes), foundation of the Ministry of Education (MEC), plays a fundamental role in the expansion and consolidation of stricto sensu (master’s and doctorate) postgraduate courses in all states of the Federation.

3- 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. FAPESP is funded by the taxpayer in the State of São Paulo, with the mission to support research projects in higher education and research institutions, in all fields of knowledge.
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Access to International Scientific Informations

1- The Portal of Periodicals, of the Coordination of Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (Capes), is a virtual library that collects and makes available to Brazilian educational and research institutions the best of international scientific production. It has a collection of more than 37 thousand titles with full text, 128 reference bases, 11 bases dedicated exclusively to patents, as well as books, encyclopedias and reference works, technical standards, statistics and audiovisual content.
2- SciELO – Scientific Electronic Library Online is an electronic library that covers a selected collection of Brazilian scientific journals. The purpose of this site is to implement an electronic library that can provide broad access to collections of periodicals as a whole, to the fascicles of each journal title, as well as to the full texts of the articles.
3- PubMed Central® (PMC) is a free archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature at the U.S. National Institutes of Health’s National Library of Medicine (NIH/NLM). In keeping with NLM’s legislative mandate to collect and preserve the biomedical literature, PMC serves as a digital counterpart to NLM’s extensive print journal collection. Launched in February 2000, PMC was developed and is managed by NLM’s National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI).

Institutions that comprise the Postgraduate Program Interunits in Biotechnology

University of São Paulo (USP) is a public university, maintained by the State of São Paulo and associated to the State Secretariat for Economic Development, Science and Technology. The talent and dedication of faculty, students and staff have been recognized by different world rankings, created to measure the quality of universities based on several criteria, especially those related to scientific productivity.

Butantan Institute (IBu) is a Brazilian biologic research center affiliated to the São Paulo State Secretary of Health. Considered one of the major scientific centers in the world, is the largest immunobiologicals and biopharmaceuticals producer in Latin America (and one of the largest in the world). The Institute develops basic and applied biomedical research in many areas, including molecular biology, biochemistry, immunology, and biotechnology.

Institute of Technological Research (IPT) is an institute affiliated to the Secretary of Economic Development, Science, Technology and Innovation of the State of São Paulo and for more than one hundred years collaborates in the development process of the Country. IPT has highly qualified laboratories, researchers and technicians, working in the main areas: innovation, research and development, technological services, development and metrological support, Information and technological education.