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Mayana Zatz

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Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Instituto de Biociências (IB)  (Institutional affiliation from the last research proposal)
Birthplace: Brazil

Mayana Zatz is Professor of Human and Medical Genetics. Director of the Human Genome Research Center (Hug-cell) and Nacional Program (INCT): aging and genetics: genomics and metagenomics, at the University of São Paulo ( USP). Graduaded in Biology, USP (1968), Ph.D. in Human and Medical Genetics at USP (1974), and post-doc in medical genetics (1975-1977) at University of California, USA. She is Member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences and Academy of Sciences for the developing world (TWAS). Was founder and president of the Brazilian Muscular Dystrophy Association (ABDIM) from 1981-2013. Her research in human and medical genetics, are focused mainly in stem-cells (as a tool to understand gene functioning and cell therapy) , aging and neuromuscular disorders focusing the following aspects: gene identification, genotype-phenotype correlations , and mechanisms underlying clinical variability. More recently she is investigating the use of zika virus aigainst brain cancer. She has published 403 peer-reviewed papers , August 2023 ), which were cited ~ 1 14636 times (average 40 per paper international ; H index = 58 ;Publon); H=75 (Google Scholar, 24057 citations ), Scopus: H=62, 18357 citations . She has been the mentor of undergraduate and graduate students who presented 51 thesis. Was awarded several international prizes such as: L 'Oreal 's / UNESCO for Women in Science-as the best Latin American researcher in 2001 - TWAS for Research in Medical Sciences in 2004, Mexican Prize of Science and Technology in 2008 and Gaetano Conte in 2011. She was columnist of the weekly magazine VEJA having written more than 250 articles for lay people. She is currently columnist of @radiouspsp , where she discusses new scientific advances twice a month. She is the author of two books Gen ÉTICA and O LEGADO DOS GENES From 2010 to 2012 she was part of the board of revisors (BORE) of scientific journal Science. She has been actively Involved in ethical aspects related to genome research, genetic testing and scientific political decisions regarding the approval of the embryonic stem -cells bill in 2005 and 2008. Currently she is also investigating the genetic variability associated to COVID-19 clinical variability.(project MS-CNPq/coalizão) (Source: Lattes Curriculum)

Articles published in Pesquisa FAPESP Magazine about the researcher:
La era de la secuenciación completa de genomas 
The era of whole genome sequencing 
La baja en el costo de la secuenciación del ADN y la mejora en la capacidad de interpretar los datos acercan los test genéticos a la práctica clínica 
The falling cost of DNA sequencing and our increasing ability to interpret data are bringing genetic testing closer to clinical practice 
La tijera de los genes 
El zika contra el cáncer 
Una inmersión en las enfermedades genéticas 
Zika against cancer 
One mutation, several defects 
Una mutación, varios defectos 
The dystrophy center 
El centro de las distrofias 
The dystrophy center 
Doubled treatment 
Doble tratamiento 
El misterio de Ringo y Suflair 
The mystery about Ringo and Suflair 
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How to be a healthy centenarian?

Published by Agência FAPESP - February 11, 2019. The human population is aging rapidly throughout the world. The challenge is to increase healthspan not only lifespan. I will discuss briefly how new technologies will contribute to improve our health while we are aging. What are we learning from centenarians? Is there a limit for longevity? What we are currently investigating in the human genome and stem-cell center at the University of São Paulo?Mayana Zatz | FAPESP Week London.
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PROCESSO DE OBTENÇÃO DE CÉLULAS-TRONCO A PARTIR DE CÉLULAS DO MÚSCULO ORBICULAR DO LÁBIO, COMPOSIÇÕES E USOS PI0705561-7 - Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo (FAPESP); Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Maria Rita dos Santos e Passos Bueno ; Maria Rita dos Santos e Passos Bueno ; Daniela Franco Bueno ; Irina Kerkis ; Mayana Zatz - November 2007, 23

MÉTODO DE PROGNÓSTICO DA AGRESSIVIDADE DE TUMORES E KIT BR1020140155775 - Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Carolina de Oliveira Rodini ; Gabriela Furukawa ; Oswaldo Keith Okamoto ; Patrícia Benites Gonçalves da Silva - June 2014, 17

COMPOSIÇÕES FARMACÊUTICAS PARA ELIMINAÇÃO DE CÉLULAS-TRONCO TUMORAIS E USO DAS MESMAS BR1020150030169 - Universidade de São Paulo (USP). OSWALDO KEITH OKAMOTO / MÁRCIA CRISTINA TEIXEIRA DOS SANTOS / PATRÍCIA BENITES GONÇALVES DE SILVA - February 2015, 11

KIT FARMACÊUTICO E SEUS USOS BR1020180081942 - Universidade de São Paulo (USP). MAYANA ZATZ / OSWALDO KEITH OKAMOTO / CAROLINI KAID DÁVILA / ERNESTO DA SILVEIRA GOULART GUIMARÃES / LUIZ CARLOS DE CAIRES JÚNIOR - April 2018, 24

FORMULAÇÃO BIOTECNOLÓGICA, KIT PARA MATURAÇÃO DE CÉLULAS HEPÁTICAS DERIVADAS DE CÉLULAS PLURIPOTENTES E SEUS USOS BR1020200187244 - Universidade de São Paulo (USP). MAYANA ZATZ / ERNESTO DA SILVEIRA GOULART GUIMARÃES / LUIZ CARLOS DE CAIRES JÚNIOR / SILVANO MÁRIO ATTÍLIO RAIA / KAYQUE ALVES TELLES SILVA - September 2020, 14

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