The result of a edict from Foundation for Researching’ Suport from the State of São Paulo (FAPESP) for projects in partnership with Microsoft Research is now disponible. One of the approved projects is from a Biomedical Informatics’ Professor at University of São Paulo (USP) in Ribeirão Preto: Ricardo Z. Nicoliello Vencio (Laboratory website). A great achievement to assist in dissemination of our course.
Graduation students from the course of Biomedical Informatics (located at University of São Paulo – Ribeirão Preto city campus) are finalists for the Mobile Campus Awards 2013! A unique event for us came with even better news: one of them won 1st place in the category Social Technology with 'EarUP' project and will be rewarded with a trip to Boston, USA, for a visit to MIT (Massassuchets Institute of Technology).
A cream made with the aid of nanotechnology, when energized by a beam of red light, kills at an efficiency of 95% tumor cells in human skin.
The drug, developed by a team of scientists from USP (University of São Paulo), in RibeirãoPreto, has been being tested for one year at three hospitals in Brazil.
Stem cell therapy reverses type1 diabetes
Hello friends of the portal, I'm 23 and I'm in the second year of Biomedical Informatics (or IBm, in portughese, to the more intimate) graduation course at Universidade de São Paulo (USP), RibeirãoPreto. IBm is not an easy course, so if you are reading this article then you are probably awareof it.
Disciplines as Physics, Object Oriented Programming and Cellular Biology may, together, not make much sense in the head of a graduation student. The impression one gets during the course is that we are being formed as a chimera (a mythological beast that consists of a hybrid appearance of various animals, and in our case, these animals have names: Mathematics, Computing and Biology).
The undergraduate degree in Medical Informatics, implemented from the first half of 2003, under the joint responsibility of FFCLRP and FMRP, represents a concrete product of the collaboration between the areas of exact sciences and biological sciences.
This is an innovative course, in the sense that it is the first proposal in the country. Before its establishment, the demand for research institutions and the labor market in relation to the development of technologies in informatics applied to biosciences was fulfilled by professionals with basic training in computer or medical sciences, adjusted with additional skills.
What is the profession?
Biomedical Informatics is the area that deals with the development and research in computer systems related to applications in biosciences. From a hybrid form in Computer Science and Biomedicine, the professional in medical informatics develops software that optimizes the work in hospitals, medical clinics, health centers, laboratories and research centers.
The professional can manage computerization projects from medical centers, develop and implement digital systems for transmitting and storing of radiological images and work in the bioinformatics area, developing specific software to assist in biotechnology studies.
The Biomedical Informatics aims to train professionals that meet the market demand related to computerization of biosciences area, corresponding to a broad spectrum of activities, ranging from the active participation in medical and biological research as well as in activities in different companies such as pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical equipment, hospitals, diagnostic laboratories and in various sectors of management and implementation of public health policies.