Brasil Center of Excellence


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Scientific Platform Pasteur-USP 

Av. Prof. Lucio Martins Rodrigues, 370, Bloco A, 3° e 4° andares – Butantã, São Paulo – Brasil – CEP: 05508-020 

The Scientific Platform Pasteur USP The Scientific Platform Pasteur-USP (SPPU) carries out studies focused on emerging and neglected infectious diseases that are transmitted by pathogens that cause complex immune responses, produce nervous system disorders, and impact human and animal public health. The SPPU works as an Emergency Cell and its main objective is to curb epidemics of those diseases by developing preventive, diagnostic/prognostic, and therapeutic methods. Located at the University of São Paulo, in São Paulo State (Brazil), in a 1,700 m² area, the Platform consists of 17 laboratories, four of which are biosecurity level 3 (NB3) – comparable to the European standard. The researchers involved with the SPPU share their areas of expertise, infrastructure, and cutting-edge equipment. This approach purposes to strengthen the development of joint initiatives with a view to discovering new products and processes, as well as to transferring and applying those innovations. The SPPU is the result of a three-partite agreement celebrated among Institute Pasteur (Paris), the University of São Paulo (USP), and the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz). It is currently a part of the Pasteur Network. 

Center Co-Directors: Luís Carlos S. Ferreira & Paola Minoprio 

Member Researchers: Edison L. Durigon, Luis Carlos S. Ferreira, Helder Nakaya, Jean Pierre S. Peron, Patricia BeltrãoBraga