FAPESP/Vanderbilt University Funding 2014/2015

Last spring, Vanderbilt University entered into a partnership with FAPESP—the state research foundation of São Paulo and largest research foundation in Brazil—to foster collaborations between faculty at Vanderbilt and researchers affiliated with universities in the State of São Paulo. In the first year of this partnership, two proposals have been selected for funding. Carl Johnson, Stevenson Professor of Biological Sciences, will be working with researchers from the Universidade Federal de São Carlos and Ralf Bennartz, Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences, will be collaborating with faculty from the Universidade Estadual Paulista/Rio Claro. Information on the selected proposals is below and can also be found on the FAPESP website at http://www.fapesp.br/en/

Researchers Project
Carl Johnson, Vanderbilt University

Vadim Viviani, Universidade Federal de São Carlos

Identification of the Luciferases and Accessory Proteins of the Bioluminescent System of Orfelia fultonii: Transcriptional and Proteomic Analysis
Ralf Bennartz, Vanderbilt University

Milton Cezar Ribeiro, Universidade Estadual Paulista/Rio Claro

Remote Sensing and Vegetation Indices Applied to the Monitoring of Long-term and Large-scale Biodiversity Quality


For additional information, contact Dawn Turton – vpf@vanderbilt.edu