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    22nd September 2021

    COVID-19 pandemic warns of need to monitor new infectious agents, say scientists – Online Seminar

    CADDE PI Ester Sabino participated in an online seminar with Agência FAPESP, highlighting the urgent need for expanding surveillance and monitoring of infectious diseases. Strategies are need to be developed to detect the risk of epidemics before they occur. Read more here Photo and article: Agência FAPESP    

    7th September 2021

    CADDE project discovers Covid-19 P.1/Gamma variant – Case Study

    The CADDE Project involves researchers from the UK and Brazil, who ensured a fast and effective response to COVID-19. The response to which, required researchers to develop an extensive network of collaborators to nationally embed skills and expertise in cutting edge technologies The Newton Fund have outlined the CADDE Project and it’s response to COVID-19 …

    5th August 2021

    Dr Jaqueline Goes de Jesus who led coronavirus sequencing team honoured with doll

    On 28 Feb 2020 our team led by Dr Jaqueline Góes de Jesus sequenced the first SARS-CoV-2 genomes from Latin America. Scientists in the Global South are working tirelessly to increase sequencing capacity and response to SARS-CoV-2. Mattel the toy manufacturer chose Brazilian biomedical scientist Jaqueline Góes de Jesus to be honored with the Barbie …

    24th June 2021

    Brazil needs a coordinated and cooperative approach to tackle COVID-19 – correspondence piece

    A correspondence letter from Professors Lorena Barbeira, Silvia Costa and Ester Sabino details the need for a coordinated and cooperative approach to tackle COVID-19 in Brazil. After more than 14 months under siege, Brazilians continue to suffer as they see thousands of people dying every day, killed by the fast-moving respiratory pathogen SARS-CoV-2. Families are …

    24th May 2021

    Applied Bioinformatics & Public Health Microbiology prize winner

    Darlan Da Silva Candido was the recent recipient of the Applied Bioinformatics & Public Health Microbiology prize, awarded by Wellcome Connecting Science. The prize was awarded to the CADDE PhD student for his short talk at the Applied Bioinformatics & Public Health Microbiology virtual conference, presenting findings  on ‘Genomic surveillance of a novel SARS-CoV-2 variant …

    28th April 2021

    Tracking the evolution of a ‘variant of concern’ – NIH Director’s Blog

    The Director of the National Institute of Health, Dr Francis S. Collins, recently tweeted about the latest addition to his blog, a COVID-19 update on variants,  sharing research by the CADDE Project on SARS-CoV-2 and P.1 variant of concern. The blog highlights key findings from CADDE publications and the importance of genomic surveillance and international …

    12th March 2021

    Professor Ester Sabino awarded the Armando de Salles Oliveira medal from USP for activities to confront Covid-19

    The University of Sao Paulo (USP) awarded six Professors the Armando de Salles Oliveira medal for their prominence in actions against COVID-19. The Director of FMUSP, Professor Tarcisio Eloy Pessoa de Barros Filho, said Professor Ester Sabino received the medal  for her ‘work on the diagnosis, genetic sequencing of the first COVID-19 case in Brazil’, …

    8th March 2021

    Women in Science Award – Highlights 2020

    On International Women’s Day, the Dean of Research and the Office of Careers (ECar) promoted an event dedicated to discussing women’s careers in science and to honor  researchers from the University of São Paulo. The virtual event ‘Women in Science’ presented the delivery of the Women in Science Award – Highlights 2020, to the ten …

    23rd February 2021

    The story of CADDE’s research mapping SARS-CoV-2

    The story of CADDE’s research mapping SARS-CoV-2 has been published in the project, ‘De Pelotas A Boa Vista: parcerias científicas para enfrentar a pandemia’, along with four other highlighted research cases about COVID-19 in Brazil. CADDE is the first case; launched by Bori Agência on the 23 February. Read more: A publication on scientific partnerships …

    22nd January 2021

    New mutations raise specter of ‘immune escape’ – Editorial in Science

    Read about how CADDE researchers are studying the rise in SARS-CoV-2 cases in Manaus and the new mutations in this editorial in Science, featuring the two recent posts in Virological that characterise the emergent lineage. Read the article in Science here