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    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

    15th January 2021

    Herd immunity by infection is not an option – Editorial in Science

    The implications of our paper ‘Three-quarters attack rate of SARS-CoV-2 in the Brazilian Amazon during a largely unmitigated epidemic‘ have been discussed in an editorial in Science. Read the article about the publication in Science here.

    18th December 2020

    Brazilians of the year 2020 – ISTOÉ

    CADDE Postdoctoral Researcher, Jaqueline Goes de Jesus, has been honoured by ISTOÉ as part of ‘Brazilians of the year 2020’. The honour was for standing out in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic by leading a team of scientists to accomplish the feat of sequencing the genome in 48hrs. Click here to find out more.

    26th November 2020

    A team of health professionals is trained to work in Genomic Surveillance in the State

    A Genomic Surveillance area of the State Health Surveillance Center (CEVS) was developed which involved training 15 professionals, coordinated by CADDE Principal Investigator, Dr Ester Sabino due to pioneering sequencing of COVID-19 earlier this year. The group developed projects using the MinION from Oxford Nanopore for genetic sequencing, and were trained by members of the …

    27th October 2020

    Personalities of the Year 2020 – British Chamber

    On the 27th October 2020, CADDE Principal Investigator, Dr Ester Cerdeira Sabino and CADDE Postdoctoral Fellow, Dr Jaqueline Goes De Jesus, were named personalities of the year by the British Chamber of Commerce. The Board and the Executive Committees of Britcham elected them both to be honoured and recognised as the “Personalities of the Year …