USP International Symposium of Undergraduate Research
The University of São Paulo's International Symposium of Undergraduate Research (SIICUSP) is an annual event in which undergraduate students communicate the results of their research projects, developed at USP or other universities. It also aims at helping students improve their academic research skills and at fostering the interaction of researchers from different areas and levels in order to promote collaboration and multidisciplinary research. Since 2014, SIICUSP is held in two stages. In the first stage, each School, or group of Schools, hosts
their own events, with participants of their subject areas. The students make presentations to an examining committee. The best evaluated students of each School are invited to a second event, in which they have the opportunity to present their projects again, this time in a multidisciplinary context. This second event (“International Stage”) takes place in our São Paulo campus, with a program open to all interested students, teaching staff, researchers and general public. Students from universities abroad also present their projects, selected by committees from their institutions.
In 2017, we celebrate SIICUSP 25th edition!
José Eduardo KriegerDean of Research of University of São Paulo
José Eduardo Krieger graduated from the Ribeirão Preto School of Medicine in 1984 and earned his PhD in physiology from the Medical College of Wisconsin in 1988. He conducted post-doctoral research in molecular biology at the Harvard Medical School from 1989 to 1990 and at the Stanford University School of Medicine from 1990 to 1992. He has taught at the University of São Paulo since 1990. Currently, he is a member of the Cardiopulmonology department, where he holds a position as full professor of Molecular Medicine. He also directs the Laboratory of Genetics and Molecular Cardiology of the HCFMUSP’s Heart Institute. He is a regular member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences and the president of the São Paulo Academy of Sciences and the Dean of Research of University of São Paulo.
Roseli de Deus LopesProgram Coordinator of PIBIC-EM, PIBIC e PIBITI
Electrical engineer, she is an Associate Professor at the Polytechnic University of São Paulo (USP) and develops a work of popular science to young participants in science fairs throughout Brazil. Master and PhD in Electrical Engineering from USP. In 2009, she received the Education Personality Award by the Union of Engineers of the State of São Paulo. Coordinates research projects in Interactive Electronic Media aimed at education and health. Since 2014, coordinates the undergraduate research programs at the Provost’s Office for Research.
Débora Rejane Fior ChadiAssociate Professor at the Institute of Biosciences - USP
Débora Rejane Fior Chadi graduated in Biological Sciences from the Federal University of São Paulo (1990), earned a Master’s degree (1992) and PhD (1994) in Molecular Biology by UNIFESP. Conducted doctoral internship in Karolinska Institute (1992-1994) and post-doctorate research in Clark Institute of Psychiatry in Toronto and in the Neurologial Institute of McGill University, Canada, in 1999. Currently is Associate Professor and coordinates the Laboratory of Neurotransmission and Neural Control of Blood Pressure in the Department of Physiology of the Institute of Biosciences of University of São Paulo.
Hamilton Brandão Varela de AlbuquerqueAssociate Professor at the Institute of Chemistry of São Carlos - USP
Hamilton Brandão Varela de Albuquerque graduated in Chemical Engineering from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (1998), earned a Master’s degree in Physical Chemistry from University of São Paulo (2000) and PhD from Fritz Haber Institut der Max Planck Gesellschaft, having defended his thesis in Freie Universität Berlin - Alemanha (2003). Conducted post-doctorate research in the department of Experimental Physics (E19) of Technische Universität München, Germany. Received a “Young Researcher” grant from FAPESP between 2005 and 2007 and is currently Associate Professor at the Chemistry Institute of São Carlos (USP). He is a regular member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences, President of the São Paulo Academy of Sciences and Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC).