Three new 4-year Research Groups to be established in Brazil


On Wednesday, December 8th, 2021, the Institut Pasteur, the University of São Paulo (USP) and the Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo (FAPESP) signed a cooperation agreement for the creation of three 4-year Research Groups (G4) hosted by the Scientific Platform Pasteur - University of São Paulo (SPPU) of the Pasteur Network. The three calls for applications will be launched successively in 2022, 2023 and 2024.

On Wednesday, December 8th, 2021, the Institut Pasteur, the USP and the FAPESP signed a new cooperation agreement providing for the establishment of three G4s over the coming years. Housed within the Scientific Platform Pasteur - USP, an associate member of the Pasteur Network since 2019, these three new teams will bring to 13 the number of G4s established since the creation of the system in 2013.

Personnes présentes à la signature accord G4 avec le Brésil
From left to right: Valmor Tricoli, François Romaneix, Vahan Agopyan, Jennifer Heurley, Stewart Cole, Marco Antonio Zago

Prof. Stewart Cole, President of the Institut Pasteur, Prof. Vahan Agopyan, Rector of the USP and Dr. Marco Antonio Zago, President of the FAPESP signed the agreement at the Institut Pasteur in Paris, in the presence of Jennifer Heurley, Deputy International Director of the Institut Pasteur, François Romaneix, Deputy Director General of the Institut Pasteur and Prof. Valmor Tricoli, International Rector of the USP. This document describes the selection procedure that will be carry out by the three co-signatory structures.

The calls for applications will be launched jointly in 2022, 2023 and 2024. They will be added to the G4 projects already underway within the Pasteur Network, including one led by Dr. Jean Pierre Schatzmann Peron from the Scientific Platform Pasteur - USP on the neuroimmunology of arboviruses. All three will be funded at a rate of 50,000 euros per year per institution, thus reinforcing long-term links with Brazil.

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