Research Infrastructure

UNIFESP at São José dos Campos has strong links to research facilities at its near-by main campus in São Paulo, Brazil’s leading city in scientific research. This includes the recent establishment of a pharmacological bio-compatibility testing center, the NUBEC, which is linked to UNIFESP, as well as SPDM. The latter is the largest non-profit public hospital administration organization in Brazil and operates both UNIFESPs university clinic (Hospital São Paulo) and the main public hospital in São José dos Campos, among many others.

Although relatively recent in its existence, the Campus in São José has nucleated obviously all basic infrastructure for autonomous research in biochemistry, molecular biology and biochemical engineering. This includes a multiuser facility for bio-process engineering, a state-of-the art flow cytometer, a screening facility with an automated liquid handler and HPLC and FPLC purification devices, among others. An x-ray diffractometer for chemical and biological crystallography is in process of acquisition, so as to facilitate interaction of the researchers in these area with Brazil’s newly established 4th generation synchrotron, arguably Brazils largest and most complex research facility, which is located in the nearby city of Campinas. To facilitate computational modeling activites, the Campus additionally counts with a Linux cluster for scientific computation.