November, 27 and 28th
Maksoud Plaza Hotel – São Paulo – Brazil

Frontiers of Science
Symposium FAPESP
Max Planck

Official language: English (simultaneous translation will not be provided)Event free of charge – Limited seats

About

The symposium aims to encourage the collaboration in scientific research and technological development between researchers from the state of São Paulo and from Max Planck Institutes, fostering bilateral cooperation in many areas.

It also aims to disseminate the Max Planck–FAPESP Young Investigator Award. This award is an opportunity for the establishment in the State of São Paulo of new research groups led by highly qualified young scientists working in close cooperation with principal investigators in Max Planck Institutes.

Main Themes

  • Climate research
  • Geosciences
  • Solar system research
  • Radio astronomy
  • Quantum materials
  • Photonics
  • Chemical physics
  • Linguistic and cultural evolution
  • Paleogenetics
  • Economics of ageing
  • Biology of ageing
  • Molecular biology of cancer
  • Structural biology
  • Plant microbiology
  • Plant physiology

Cooperation Agreement

FAPESP and the Max-Planck-Gesellschaft Zur Förderung Der Wissenschaften (Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Science – MPG) signed an agreement to promote and deepen scientific and technological cooperation between researchers from the State of São Paulo and from Max Planck Institutes. Information about the Cooperation Agreement and the Calls for Proposals are available at: www.fapesp.br/en/10700.

Travel

How to get the hotel from the international airport Guarulhos (GRU).

Executive bus

The Airport Bus Service Company has an executive bus line to connect you from airport until Maksoud Plaza hotel.

Please, take the line with destination to “Avenida Paulista” and get off the bus in the final stop, in front of the Maksoud. The travel price is about R$ 50,00.

Follow the lines and schedules: http://www.airportbusservice.com.br/en/linhas

Taxi

Taxis from GRU to the center of São Paulo averages about 160 - 200 R$.

It is possible to book a taxi in advance online from sites such as: http://www.guarucoop.com.br

Note that many taxi drivers may only speak Portuguese

Uber

The Uber service is available if you have the app. Please, follow the signs at the airport to take your Uber in the correct place.

Program

November 27th

  • 08:00 a.m.
    registration
    Registration
  • 08:30 a.m.
    hello
    Openning Session
  • 08:40 a.m.
    Luiz Nunes de Oliveira

    Luiz Nunes de Oliveira

    FAPESP Coordinator for Special Programs and Scientific Cooperation
    Keynote Speech: tbd
  • 08:50 a.m.
    star
    Session 01: Climate Change
  • Daniel Piechowski

    Daniel Piechowski

    Max Planck Institute for Ornithology
    The Internet of animals
  • José Antonio Marengo

    José Antonio Marengo

    National Centre for Monitoring and Early Warning of Natural Disasters (CEMADEM)
    The climate change in metropolitan areas: experiences in the metropolitan area of São Paulo and in the city of Santos
  • Q&A

    Q&A

    Questions and answers
  • 09:40 a.m.
    star
    Session 02: Geosciences
  • Jürgen Kesselmeier

    Jürgen Kesselmeier

    The Max Planck Institute for Chemistry
    The Amazon Tall Tower Observatory (ATTO): A unique instrument for Biosphere-Atmosphere research
  • Paulo Artaxo

    Paulo Artaxo

    Institute of Physics of the University of Sao PauloUniversity of São Paulo (USP)
    The complex functioning of the Amazonian ecosystem and recent changes due to anthropogenic
  • Q&A

    Q&A

    Questions and answers
  • 10:30 a.m.
    break
    Coffee break
  • 10:50 a.m.
    star
    Session 03: Solar System
  • Sami Solanki

    Sami Solanki

    Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research
    The Sun, our star: solar research at the MPI for Solar System Research
  • Adriana Valio

    Adriana Valio

    Center for Radio Astronomy and Astrophysics at Mackenzie (CRAAM)
    Solar radio astronomy at CRAAM
  • Q&A

    Q&A

    Questions and answers
  • 11:40 a.m.
    star
    Session 04: Radio Astronomy
  • Karl Menten

    Karl Menten

    Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy
    Submillimeter Astronomy – Dust, Gas and Star
  • Jacques Lepine

    Jacques Lepine

    Institute of Astronomy, Geophysics, and Atmospheric Sciences of the University of São Paulo (IAG/USP)
    The LLAMA 12m sub-mm radiotelescope in the Andes
  • Q&A

    Q&A

    Questions and answers
  • 12:30 a.m.
    star
    Session 05: Chemical Physics
  • Hajo Freund

    Hajo Freund

    Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society
    Model Catalyst Design: A Materials Science Perspective at the Atomic Level
  • Pedro Henrique Cury Camargo

    Pedro Henrique Cury Camargo

    Institute of Chemistry of the University of São Paulo (IQ/USP)
    Nanocatalysis: merging catalytic and optical properties in designer nanoparticles
  • Q&A

    Q&A

    Questions and answers
  • 01:20 p.m.
    lunch
    Lunch (Not included)
  • 02:30 p.m.
    star
    Session 06: Photonics
  • Philip Russell

    Philip Russell

    Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light
    Photonic Crystal Fibres: The Story & the Science
  • Gustavo Wiederhecker

    Gustavo Wiederhecker

    "Gleb Wataghin" Institute of Physics at the University of Campinas (IFGW/UNICAMP)
    Nonlinear nanophotonics
  • Q&A

    Q&A

    Questions and answers
  • 03:20 p.m.
    break
    Coffee break
  • 03:40 p.m.
    star
    Session 07: Quantum Materials
  • Michael Nicklas

    Michael Nicklas

    Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids
    Tuning of strongly correlated and topological material by external pressure
  • Pascoal José Giglio Pagliuso

    Pascoal José Giglio Pagliuso

    "Gleb Wataghin" Institute of Physics at the University of Campinas (IFGW/UNICAMP)
    Low dimensionality and strong hybridization: key ingredients for finding new intermetallic superconductors
  • Q&A

    Q&A

    Questions and answers
  • 04:30 p.m.
    star
    Session 08: Max Planck Tandem Group
  • Luana Sucupira Pedroza

    Luana Sucupira Pedroza

    Center for Natural and Human Sciences (CCNH) of the Federal University of Center of Natural and Human Sciences (CCNH) of the Universidade Federal do ABC (UFABC)
    Atomistic simulations of metal/water interfaces
  • Gustavo Rohenkohl

    Gustavo Rohenkohl

    Biosciences Institute at the University of São Paulo (IB/USP)
    Long-range brain conectivity during active visual behavior
  • Nubia Barbosa Eloy

    Nubia Barbosa Eloy

    Luiz de Queiroz College of Agriculture of the University of São Paulo (ESALQ/USP)
    APC as an entry point to study small molecule regulation of the cell cycle
  • Q&A

    Q&A

    Questions and answers
  • 05:40 p.m.
    closure
    Closing of day

November 28th

  • 08:30 a.m.
    registration
    Registration
  • 09:00 a.m.
    star
    Session 09: Key note speech
    How to cooperate with Max Planck Institutes
  • Andreas Trepte

    Andreas Trepte

    Head of the Max Planck Society Liaison Office for Latin America
    How to cooperate with Max Planck Institutes
  • Q&A

    Q&A

    Questions and answers
  • 09:20 a.m.
    star
    Session 10: Linguistic and Cultural Evolution
  • Paul Heggarty

    Paul Heggarty

    Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History
    Linguistic and cultural evolution: what it is and what it can tell us about the prehistory of Latin America
  • Maria Filomena Spatti Sandalo

    Maria Filomena Spatti Sandalo

    Institute of Language Studies of the Univesity of Campinas (IEL-Unicamp)
    New metodologies for linguistic fieldwork on endangered languages in Brazil
  • Q&A

    Q&A

    Questions and answers
  • 10:10 4.m.
    break
    Coffee break
  • 10:30 a.m.
    star
    Session 11: Paleogenetics
  • Cosimo Posth

    Cosimo Posth

    Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History
    The early differentiation of Central and South Americans
  • Diogo Meyer

    Diogo Meyer

    Biosciences Institute at the University of São Paulo (IB/USP)
    Making inferences about natural selection using genomic data
  • Q&A

    Q&A

    Questions and answers
  • 11:20 a.m.
    star
    Session 12: Economics of Ageing
  • Axel Boersch-Supan

    Axel Boersch-Supan

    Max Planck Institute for Social Law and Social Policy
    The economics of individual and population aging: Lessons from international comparisons
  • Antonio Carlos Campino

    Antonio Carlos Campino

    Institute of Advanced Studies of the University of São Paulo (IEA/USP)
    Economics of ageing
  • Q&A

    Q&A

    Questions and answers
  • 12:10 a.m.
    lunch
    Lunch (Not included)
  • 01:20 p.m.
    star
    Session 13: Biology of ageing
  • Marcelo Alves da Silva Mori

    Marcelo Alves da Silva Mori

    Institute of Biology of the University of Campinas (Unicamp)
    DecAI: decoding ageing initiative
  • Heloisa Sobreiro Selistre de Araújo

    Heloisa Sobreiro Selistre de Araújo

    Biological and Health Sciences Center of the University of São Carlos (CCBS/UFSCar)
    The extracellular matrix in ageing, exercise and in the tumor microenvironment
  • Q&A

    Q&A

    Questions and answers
  • 02:30 p.m.
    star
    Session 14: Molecular Biology of Cancer
  • Eduardo Arzt

    Eduardo Arzt

    Biomedicine Research Institute of Buenos Aires - CONICET - Partner Institute of the Max Planck Society (IBioBA-MPSP)
    Mechanisms involved in the expansion and control of neuroendocrine tumors
  • Jörg Kobarg

    Jörg Kobarg

    Department of Biochemistry and Tissue Biology, University of Campinas (UNICAMP)
    The family of human cell cycle regulating Nek Kinases: studying their signaling to find new anti-cancer inhibitors
  • Miriam Galvonas Jasiulionis

    Miriam Galvonas Jasiulionis

    Paulista Medical School of the Federal University of São Paulo (EPM/UNIFESP)
    Murine models to explore melanoma progression and tumor microenvironment
  • Q&A

    Q&A

    Questions and answers
  • 03:40 p.m.
    star
    Session 15: Structural Biology
  • Christian Griesinger

    Christian Griesinger

    Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry
    NMR spectroscopy: natural compound configuration, droplets in immunology and neuroprotection
  • Roberto Kopke Salinas

    Roberto Kopke Salinas

    Institute of Chemistry of the University of São Paulo (IQ/USP)
    Structural biology of the Xanthomonas citri typw IV secretion system using solution NMR spectroscopy
  • Raghuvir Krishnaswamy Arni

    Raghuvir Krishnaswamy Arni

    Biosciences, Languages, and Exact Sciences Institute of the São Paulo State University (IBILCE/UNESP)
    Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis: oligomerization of the arginine repressor promiscuity in co-repressor binding
  • Q&A

    Q&A

    Questions and answers
  • 04:30 p.m.
    break
    Coffee break
  • 04:50 p.m.
    star
    Session 16: Plant Microbiology
  • Paul Schulze-Lefert

    Paul Schulze-Lefert

    Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research
    Plant microbiota assembly and functions in plant growth
  • Fábio Márcio Squina

    Fábio Márcio Squina

    University of Sorocaba (UNISO)
    From renewables to value-added products using discovery-based omics of natural lignocellulolytic systems
  • Q&A

    Q&A

    Questions and answers
  • 05:40 p.m.
    star
    Session 17: Plant Physiology
  • Lothar Willmitzer

    Lothar Willmitzer

    Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology
    System-wide monitoring of protein-metabolite interactions
  • Dirceu de Mattos Junior

    Dirceu de Mattos Junior

    Agronomic Institute of Campinas (IAC)
    Environmental physiology in a challenging grove
  • Q&A

    Q&A

    Questions and answers
  • 06:30 p.m.
    closure
    Closing Remarks

Hotel Details

Maksoud Plaza Hotel – São Paulo – Brazil
424 São Carlos do Pinhal St. Bela Vista, São Paulo, SP, Brazil

Accomodations

For the meeting attendees convenience we negotiated meeting rates with Maksoud Plaza Hotel for the meeting week. Meeting attendees will be responsible for making their own accommodation reservations.

Please use code: Max Planck Event for special rates.
Single apartment: R$ 405,30 / Double apartment: R$ 445,50
Quoted rates include tax, breakfast, and wifi
Check-in: 3:00pm / Check-out: Noon

All prices are in Reais (R$). NOTE: All reservations must be made by mail: maksoud@maksoud.com.br.
The hotel might ask your credit card number to guarantee your reservation.

Location

Maksoud Plaza Hotel – São Paulo – Brazil
424 São Carlos do Pinhal St. Bela Vista, São Paulo, SP, Brazil