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National Institute of Science and Technology for the Biorational Control of Pest-Insect and Phytopathogens

Grant number: 19/16135-9
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate
Effective date (Start): October 01, 2019
Effective date (End): September 30, 2021
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Chemistry
Cooperation agreement: CNPq - INCTs
Principal Investigator:Antonio Gilberto Ferreira
Grantee:Maria Carolina Bezerra di Medeiros Leal
Home Institution: Centro de Ciências Exatas e de Tecnologia (CCET). Universidade Federal de São Carlos (UFSCAR). São Carlos , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:14/50918-7 - INCT 2014: for the Biorational Control of Pest-Insect and Phytopathogens, AP.TEM


The National Institutes of Science and Technology Program (INCT), which was launched in July 2008 by the Ministry of Science and Technology - CNPq, with the collaboration of FAPESP, recruited scientists to work in networks in research areas that are strategic to the sustainable development of the country. Thus, the UFSCar aggregated in networks the best research groups in chemical ecological areas from five states and seven institutions to transform Brazil into the model country for the control of insects with a low environmental impact and created the National Institute of Science and Technology for the Biorational Control of Pest-Insect (NIST-BCPI). The headquarters of the NIST-BCPI are located in the CD-UFSCar. The NIST-BCPI was founded in December 2008 and is involved in Teaching, Research and Extension oriented for the formation of skilled researchers and the generation of knowledge and agrochemical products through the following areas: i) Natural products as sources for new pesticides; ii) Semisynthetic modifications; iii) The mode of action of natural and synthetic pesticides via the inhibition of enzymes: immobilised enzymes reactors; iv) Nanotechnology to improve activity, solubility and stability; and v) Citrus diseases and resistance mechanisms. In 2014 this was expanded including phytopathogens, thus being named Biorrational Control of Insects Pest and Phytopathogen (CBIPP).