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Acquisition of equipment for the deployment of Multi-User Laboratory for multimodal molecular analysis of tissues in the FCM-UNICAMP

Grant number: 09/54114-1
Support type:Multi-user Equipment Program
Duration: October 01, 2010 - September 30, 2012
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Medicine
Principal Investigator:Iscia Teresinha Lopes Cendes
Grantee:Iscia Teresinha Lopes Cendes
Home Institution: Faculdade de Ciências Médicas (FCM). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas, SP, Brazil
EMU web page: Página do Equipamento Multiusuário não informada
Use scheduling: E-mail de agendamento não informado


This proposal focuses on the establishment of a laboratory to support projects in several areas of biomedical sciences. The equipment requested will allow the analysis of tissues obtained from various sources (biopsies, surgical procedures, animal models etc.), as well as samples obtained from cell cultures or microdissected tissue. Numerous biomedical research projects will benefit from the equipment requested here, because molecular analysis of tissue at various levels is of great importance for the understanding of the complex biological phenomena that underlie normal and pathological mechanisms affecting humans. This proposal is supported by three Thematic Projects led by three researchers from different departments of the UNICAMP School of Medical Sciences (Medical Genetics, Neurology and Clinical Medicine) which underscores the institutional (as opposed to personal) character with which we wish to imbue the Multi-User Laboratory for Multimodal Molecular Analysis of Tissues. These experienced researchers will also be responsible for joint management of the laboratory that will be directly affiliated to the UNICAMP School of Medical Sciences Chamber of Research, rather than with any particular department. In addition, the great interest in the research methodologies that will be provided with the equipment requested is evidenced by the significant number of complementary projects that accompany this proposal. It is noteworthy that we are including projects of 17 faculty members from 11 UNICAMP School of Medical Sciences departments, together with projects being undertaken by the UNICAMP Institute of Biology, Center for Molecular Biology and Genetic Engineering, Faculty of Dentistry of Piracicaba, as well as by other institutions (e.g., the Federal University of São Paulo Paulista School of Medicine). (AU)