Program Infrastructure


1. Macroscopic Anatomy Laboratory: With an area of 300 m2 and capacity for 150 people, the laboratory consists of 2 rooms (storage, preparation and classroom) and a cold room. A capture system, generation and transmission of images and data integrated into the global network, in air-conditioned environment and high-speed optical fiber system. Develops and teaches many techniques as Material Preparation and Preservation; bone augmentation techniques; Injection, Fixation and Clearing organs and systems; Dehydration, Plastination and siliconizing histologic preparations, and Neuro-techniques. Newly renovated, the Laboratory received new furniture, projection and sound systems. It received two interactive screens 46 " for classroom practice. It also received a Scan Macroscopic 3D Digital System: Total approved feature: R $ 135,000.00; Digital 3D printer and automatic Gantry. Technical Officers: André Luis Franciolli, Edinaldo Ribas Farias.


2. Laboratory of Electron Microscopy: Equipped with Scanning Electron Microscope (Leo - 435 VPZeiss) and Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM) Model Morgagni 268D from FEI Company (PHILIPS), equipped with image analysis system SIS DOCU TEM , digital camera 268, working kilovoltage between 40 and 100 KV, which ranges from 25 to 280.000X. The Laboratory also counts with a water cooling unit, especially developed for biological sciences, besides the two Leica Ultra-microtomes; a sputter Balzers device; one unit of Critical Point equipment and others necessary for the preparation and analysis of different tissues types and samples. The scanning electron microscope has the ability to work with dehydrated samples or not, metallized or not, thus ensuring speed, efficiency and low cost processing. Thus, the Laboratory is able to carry out the preparation and analysis of electron micrographs (EMs); development and expansion of EMs; preparation of ultrathin sections for transmission electron microscopy; preparation and analysis of materials for scanning electron microscopy and preparation of material for transmission electron microscopy. Technical Officer: Dr. Rose Eli Ricci.


3.  Laboratory of Microscopic Anatomy and Development: Provides technological conditions for research support in fields as biological light microscopy, preparation of tissues, patterns, models and different staining techniques. Develops microvascular techniques, preparing molds and vascular models, assembly and analysis. It has a magnifying glass from Leica, adapted laminar flow MINIFLOW type for handling of embryos from different species, with the guarantee of a biological material free of contamination; imaging system for microscopy at a 10 trinocular microscope, being one interlocked with dual observation systems for LEICA microscopes, Mod. DME, and TV system for images acquisition through a Leica coupling trinocular tube with a C-Mount adapter for 1/3 Color video cameras' CCD Samsung SDC-313. Technical Officer: Ronaldo Agostinho da Silva

 4. Laboratory of Immunological Techniques Applied to Morphophysiology (LTIAM): It is intended mainly for the production of antibodies (mono and polyclonal), and other techniques and immunoassays. It has a technical team trained for the accomplishment of different researches and develops partnerships with many research institutions in the public and private sector. It is equipped with a laminar flow; CO2 incubators; flow cytometer; ELISA reader; refrigerated centrifuge; inverted microscope, and purified water system that are distributed in 3 rooms: manipulation; cell culture, and washing and sterilizing. Offered services: Antibody Production - monoclonal and polyclonal antibodies; ELISA; Preparations for immunohistochemistry; Cell culture; Analysis by flow cytometry and magnetic cell separation; Electrophoresis of proteins and western blotting. Chief- Professor: José Roberto Kfoury Junior.

5. Neuroscience Laboratory: Develops techniques for neuroanatomy teaching counting with a collection of slides, boards, models and brain parts of more than 50 species of wild and domestic animals, including the human species. In addition to training, research and production of thesis and dissertations, it offers the following services: loan of teaching materials; Consultancy in the production of teaching materials for nervous system education; Analysis of mesoscopic specimens in Nervous System, and construction of forms and models in nervous system. The laboratory has a scanning equipment and availability of images via the Internet. Technical Manager: Ronaldo Agostinho da Silva.

6. Laboratory of Microanatomy, Immunohistochemistry, Analysis and Image Digital Quantification: Account with a cryostat; greenhouses; Automatic slide stainer, and fluorescence light microscope, as well as services related to the acquiring, identification, organ and tissue differentiation through micro, meso and macroimages that allow the planimetric measurement, and the 3D reconstruction by an automated computerized system. It offers opportunities for tissue microscopic studies, focusing on identifying proteins responsible for cellular communication. The services offered by the research and post-graduation laboratory include: The preparation of samples to enzyme histochemistry; In situ hybridization; Preparation for immunofluorescence; Morphometric analysis of organs and tissues; Capture and typing images; Production of digital and paper micrograph; Creation of devices; Digital imaging processing; 3D image reconstruction; Photography and videos of high-resolution digital images, and recording and scanning digital images.

7. Stem Cell, Cell Therapy and Gene Therapy Laboratory (LCT): The LCT aims to encompass the morphological classification and separation of totipotent and multipotent cells from several tissue sources such as umbilical cord blood, peripheral blood of newborns and adults, embryos, bone marrow, placenta, yolk sac and other fetal membranes. The laboratory is prepared to develop a new therapeutic class able to correct genetic and infectious diseases; optimize and evaluate the ability of chimeric enzymes in the cleavage of double-stranded DNA in somatic cells; evaluate the ability of ZnFn endonucleases to permanent correct the cause of the DM gene in affected cells of dogs; promote attenuation of non-homologous recombination pathway through the use of RNA interference in progenitor cells, and assessing gene correction efficiencies of these cells in conjunction with the chimeric endonucleases. The laboratory structure is divided into two rooms, a sterile cell culture and laboratory preparation room. They use a MINIFLOW and a laminar flow to separate cells, in order to reduce environmental contact and increase cellular sterility in culture media. In addition, it has a CO2 greenhouse for growing and maintaining cells. Technical Officer: Dr. Rose Eli Ricci.

8. Golden Retriever Muscular Dystrophy Kennel (GRMD) - Brazil: The Kennel GRMD-Brazil has dogs of the breed Golden Retriever affected by Muscular Dystrophy, carrier dogs and non-affected dogs. Affected dogs have the homologous muscular dystrophy gene, the Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD), which occurs in humans, and is defined as a genetic disease, chromosome X inherited, that affects 1 in 500 male births. The kennel currently has 17 solarium stalls; 1 maternity room; reserved area for dog recreation activities; Cell Therapy Surgical Center; Center for Immunosuppression; Physiotherapy Center; Ambulatory room; Mezzanine-stock; PET space, and Trail training for dogs. Technical Director: Prof.. Dra. Maria Angelica Miglino.

9. Laboratory of Physiology and Molecular Endocrinology: The lab aims to assist researchers in elucidating the cellular and molecular mechanisms that control the reproductive processes in females. Developed activities: Investigation of the steroids effects in the process of luteolysis and maintenance of pregnancy in domestic animals; study of the protein composition of the uterine environment in cattle and its relationship to fertility; development of in vitro models for studying the release of prostaglandin F2; development of in vivo models for the study of uterine microenvironment; preparation of biological assays to study embryonic mortality in cattle, and the development of pharmacological strategies to increase conception rates in cattle. Offered Services: Bovine Plasma collection; dosage of serum hormone concentrations and culture medium (prostaglandin F2α, 12, 13-dihydro-14 keto prostaglandin F2 progesterone); cell culture and endometrial tissues; Quantification of protein concentration in fluids and separation of proteins by affinity chromatography and gel filtration, and electrophoresis of proteins. Prof. Responsible: Paula de Carvalho Papa

10. Center for Preclinical Studies (CPS) - Research Center for Translational Veterinary Medicine: The CPS, designed and approved by the Program of Graduate Studies in Anatomy of Domestic and Wild Animals, is a complex of laboratories specially equipped for the research work in animal models, as well as for training and diffusion of innovations in techniques applied to veterinary medicine. The Center's implementation follows the recent progress in biology and veterinary medicine fields such as cell therapy and minimally invasive procedures that require the development and improvement of new techniques. It is designed for the center of Educational Scientific Programs, within classrooms and linked to the Distance Education Project of the Graduate Program. The Center aims to meet the growing national demand in pre-clinical scientific research and being also available for other academic institutions and companies that want to develop projects, test equipment and new technologies in order to expand all forms and skills development opportunities for their postgraduates. Prof. Responsible: Maria Angelica Miglino.

11. Laboratory of In vitro Fertilization, Cloning and Transgenic Animal:  It develops activities related to the fields of embryo transfer and cryopreservation in different species, in vitro fertilization of cattle cloning or animal transgenesis, projects of in vitro fertilization in swine, essential model for studies of transgenesis and xenotransplantation, Study of oocyte maturation in dogs. It also develops and improves reproduction biotechnologies such as cloning and animal transgenesis, focusing on the production of transgenic animals that can serve as a study models for basic and applied fields. Prof. Responsible: Flávio Meirelles.

12. Laboratory of Molecular Morphophysiology and Development: It performs teaching activities in cell biology and development courses, and in the course of domestic animals descriptive anatomy. In addition it develops a research project in the field of ​​cytoplasmic inheritance linked to bovine embryo development, and nuclear reprogramming in embryos produced by nuclear transfer. Available Techniques: Routine technique of cell culture and production of in vitro embryos; Nuclear transfer techniques (cloning); molecular biology (PCR, electrophoresis, RNA, DNA), and methods for measuring programmed cell death. It has equipment for the routine of cellular and embryo culture; inverted microscope for the micromanipulation system, and image analysis system in bright field or UV. Required equipment to work with molecular biology techniques such as thermal cycler; horizontal and vertical electrophoresis system, and image reader activated by laser or image radioisotope labelled. Basic system for cloning and amplification of competent cells and a flow cytometer. Prof. Responsible: Felipe Perecin.

13. Laboratory of Genetics (Butantan’s Institute): It has 400m2 divided into a stem cell’s culture room that contains two CO2 greenhouses; an inverted optical microscope; two laminar flows, and basic equipment for cell culture; cancer cells culture room that has a CO incubator; a laminar flow and an inverted microscope; a room for Bacteria culture; a sterilization room; molecular biology laboratory; Laboratory of immunofluorescence and histological processing. It has a technical team trained for conducting many researches and development of partnerships with several research institutions both public and private sectors. It features a laboratory animal facility (bioterium) where the animals are kept on experimentation. Prof. Responsible: Dr. Maria Augusto Durvanei.

14. Laboratory of Applied Functional Anatomy for Intern Medicine and Surgery (LAFACC) -ICB / USP: It has all the infrastructure for the development of research using routine techniques of bright field and electron microscopy, histochemical and immunohistochemistry related to the effects of malnutrition and protein nutrition; Aging; Chagas’ disease and body thermal injury in the enteric plexus of rats; the effects of malnutrition and protein nutrition in the central nervous system, skeletal, joints and muscles of rats; the effects of thermal injury in the skin and muscular system of rats, and the functional anatomy of different organs and systems. Prof. Responsible: Edson Liberti.

15. Laboratory EACH - Multi-user: The multiuser research laboratory has an area of 255 m2. Space for countertops with 0.60m and cabinets with 0.45m of depth, being the space reserved for at least 80 cabinets and 20 workstations with drawers.

16. Laboratory of Mineralized Tissues: It counts with preparing equipment for thick sectioning of osseous tissues and implants. Exakt Ban system 300CP-Exakt Apparatebau Gmh & Co. Kg. Norderstedt Germany. Polishing machine, refrigerator, cabinets and countertops. The laboratory is equipped with apparatus for processing samples of mineralized tissues, from histological processing of the samples to sectioning in a special microtome. It aims to study neo osteogenesis, especially in studies of grafts and odontology implants, not only dental implants but also other implants used in medicine as cochlear implants. Prof. Responsible: Patricia Castelucci.

17. Laboratory of Biochemistry and Biophysics – Butantan’s Institute: It consists of 07 research units, with all the readiness for studies in functional and structural biochemistry and protein chemistry, containing many equipment as greenhouses; refrigerators; automated peptides sequencer; microscope with image analyzer; primary cell culture room from normal and tumor tissues; -80 ° C freezer; flow cytometer; Phase contrast and Fluorescence microscopy; bacteriological incubator; sterilizer; CO² incubator; Trans sidelight Photo / UV 21; power source for electrophoresis; vertical freezer; Hood with LCD Display for Fotodoc Gel; recipient for Electrophoresis; Reverse Osmosis and Mili-Q; Thermocyclers, among others. Responsible researcher: Dr. Maria Durvanei.

18. Laboratory of Functional Anatomy Applied to the Internal Medicine and Surgery (LAFACC): It has an approximate area of 120 m2 including 2 rooms for teachers; 1 for students; 1 computer lab, and for microscopy. Equipment: Freezer (2); Refrigerator (3); Greenhouse (3); System of water purifier (1); Cryostat (2); Autoclave (1); Stereomicroscope (3); Bright field microscope (4); Fluorescence microscope (2); Morphometry system (2); Stereology system (1); Microcomputer (6); Analytical balance (1); common scale (1); Table shaker (2), and pH meter (2). Reagents for light microscopy techniques, histochemical and immunohistochemistry analysis. Complete glass for conducting all experiments. The laboratory also has 30 metabolic acrylic cages accommodated in the laboratory animal facility of the Department. Researcher Responsible: Edson Liberti.

19. Laboratory of Cell Biology and Functional Anatomy: A Microscope Nikon (conventional microscopy, phase and fluorescence microscopy) coupled to a digital camera to capture images and computer for the imaging processing; microtome; two greenhouses; 1 magnifying glass Zeiss; 1 magnifying glass Olympus; Leica light microscope; 2 Olympus microscopes; material for optical microscopy; autoclave, and surgical instruments and equipment. Responsible Researcher: Patricia Castelucci.

20. ThoMSon Spectrometry Laboratory (Pasta-UNICAMP): The laboratory has the following mass spectrometers: 01. Extrel Penta-quadrupole ANIMALS - Homemade, only operating in the world. 02. Thermo LTQ - FT -Ultra. 03. Waters SYNAPT T-Wave Ion Mobility HDMS. 04. Waters Micromass MALDI-TOF. 05. Waters Micromass Q-TOF. 06. Schimadzu MonoQ LC-MS 2010 EV. 07. Ion Trap Bruker HCT Ultra. 08. API-4000 QqQ- Applied Biosystems. 09. QQQ Q-Trap (trap) Applied Biosystems. The group has intense research networking with several companies such as Applied Biosys-tems, Bruker Daltonics, Medley, Cristália, In Vitro Brazil and Petrobras.

21. Blood Center Foundation: Fractionating and Storage Laboratory; Serology Laboratory; Laboratories of Immuno-hematology Donator-receptor; Laboratory of Cryobiology I; Laboratory of Cryobiology II; Laboratory of Quality Control; Laboratory H.L.A .; Cell Culture Laboratory; Laboratory of Molecular Biology; Laboratory of Cell Biology; Laboratory of Flow Cytometry; Laboratory of Molecular Genetics; Laboratory of Bioinformatics; Laboratory of Research and Studies. Director - Prof. Dr. Dimas T. Covas.

22. Animal Facility Laboratory for Animal Experimentation - Biochemistry Unit – Chemistry Institute/USP: The goal of the Experimental Animal Facility is to produce and maintain laboratory animals for research activities and production performed at the Chemistry Institute. They develop research in fields of science and technology in laboratory animals; to form human resources in science and technology of laboratory animals; producing mice (Swiss Webster NIH, Balb / c, A / J, NUDE); hamster (Golden); rats (Wistar) and guinea pigs (English). These animals are used in research, for biopharmaceuticals control and to feed the snakes. The facilities are classified and have a controlled environment regarding the temperature, humidity, and light. The conditioning system and air exhaust are managed by automated monitoring, indicating the pressure difference between the areas and alarming when any disagreement happens. The whole system is integrated with HEPA absolute filters. Each lineage is kept separated by barrier autoclaves and unique flow defined. All systems are connected to the generator that guarantee the continuity of the process even in a power outage. Responsible researcher: Mary Cleide Sogayard.

23. Laboratory of Molecular Genetics at UCSD: The laboratory has about 502 m2, 100 m2 of dry lab and an adjacent space suitable for equipment, including a darkroom, a cold room and several large equipment such as agitators and ultracentrifuge. Additionally, the laboratory has two laminar flows to manipulate virus-containing samples; two CO2 incubators; an inverted microscope; a surgical table; 2 PCR machines; 4 centrifuges; electrophoresis system with a gel documentation system; shakers, and several other molecular biology equipment. Shares some large equipment with 3 other researchers, including a Beckman ultracentrifuge, a confocal microscope, a light microscope, sliding microtome and an electrophysiology device. Principal Investigator: Dr. Alyson Muotri

24. Center of Human Embryonic Stem Cell (HESCC): Connected to the HESCC UCSD, it is a great facility of tissue culture that contains a diversity of equipment, incubators, freezers and reagents, being responsible for maintaining and distributing many human stem cell-lines. The laboratory makes part of the Stem Cell Program at UCSD and therefore also uses the facilities for growth of both hESCs and hiPSCs. It allow the acceleration of the solution from any eventual problem on handling and lineage differentiation of human pluripotent stem cells. Responsible researcher: Dr. Alyson Muotri.

25. UCSD Microscopic plants: Light Microscopy is an integrated facility that uses resources from the Medical School, from shared facilities of the UCSD Neuroscience Microscopic and facilities of the Digital Imaging Center of Cancer Moore and UCSD Cellular Microinjection. The facilities are equipped with the deconvolution microscope DeltaVision RT, a confocal Olympus FV300 2-Photon, a spectral confocal Olympus FV100, a confocal spinning disk SDU Olympus, a laser microdissector MMI CellCut, an Olympus MVX10 Macroview and all required software to image capture. Responsible researcher: Dr. Alyson Muotri.

26. Animal Facility: The University of California, San Diego, is accredited by the Association of Assessment and Accreditation of Animal Care from the International Laboratory of Animal Care (AAALAC), and has a license approved by the NIH and USDA. Responsible researcher: Dr. Alyson Muotri.

27. Laboratory of Confocal Microscopy: Equipped with an Olympus FluoView ™ 1000 confocal microscope for high-resolution observation of live cells and fixed cells. Responsible researcher: Dr. Maria Angélica Miglino.

28. Laser Microscopy Laboratory: Equipped with a 4.5 Palm Microdissector through inverted microscopy. It aims to collect cells and subcellular structures from histological sections. Selectively extract cellular structures: neurons, fetal cells, sperm cells and chromosomes embedded in paraffin or frozen sections, as well as directly in slides and plates to isolate and cultivate living cells from fresh tissue. There are no limitations for extraction and for the genetic analysis and proteomics, DNA or RNA. Analysis and microarray technology with pure samples. Attached to the fluorescence equipment to expand the LCM micro-laser system there is a fluorescence microscope. Responsible researcher: Dr. Maria Angélica Miglino.

29. Laboratory of Molecular Biology: This laboratory has the function to perform real time PCR analysis and western blot. It is equipped with PCR 7500 real-time system, a vertical laminar flow Pachane, BioPhotometer Eppendorf, Mastercycler personal Eppendorf, power source for electrophoresis Amersham Biosciences, electrophoresis chambers Bio-Rad and Eppendorf pipettes. Responsible researcher: Antonio Chaves de Assis Neto.

 30. Laboratory of Molecular Morphophysiology and Development (LMMD): Installed in an area of ​​approximately 400 m2, NB1 biosafety level, the laboratory contains: a) a complete structure for production of in vitro experiments in embryos from different species, including equipment for micromanipulation of gametes and embryos (composed by 2 epifluorescence inverted microscopes equipped with micromanipulators and microinjectors, Femtojet, electrofusion system, Piezo Drill, microforja, pipette stretchers and micro-esmeril) as well as in vitro culture of cells and embryos  under a controlled atmosphere; (B) structure for molecular and cellular analysis, comprising flow cytometers with cell sorter (BD FACS Aria and Accuri) that allows immunophenotyping analysis of apoptosis, cell cycle, post-translational modifications; fluorometer for determination of ATP content, calcium and enzyme activity; epifluorescence microscopes with photo documentation system (Zeiss and Nikon); Protein Detection System (ChemiDoc - BioRad); (C) molecular biology lab equipped with simple thermal cyclers and real-time thermal cyclers (ProFlex, QuantStudio and 7500 Fast), automatic pipetting system (Hamilton Gene Starlet) and nucleic acid analyzer (NanoDrop 2000). Responsible Researcher: Felipe Perecin.

31. Laboratory for snakes morphology studies: Laboratory with countertops for dissection and snake anatomy studies; Collection of snakes (composed of embryonic attached eggs and embryos); Basic histology laboratory (microscope and magnifiers); Laboratory of molecular studies, cytogenetic and snakes toxins; Vivarium of endangered snakes (reproduction ex situ); experimental animal facility; Serpent facilities (semi-extensive captivity); Closed circuit room for evaluation of snake’s behavior, and rooms for graduate students. Responsible researcher: Selma Santos.

32. Laboratory for Cultivation of Stem Cells and Gene Therapy: It has a restricted area, separated from other areas, for human and animals’ mesenchymal stem cells culture, and different tissues of animal origin. This room is composed of a primary laminar flow for tissue extraction and collection of stem cells from organs separately, such as fetal membranes, bones, nervous system and other tissues. There is a second laminar flow, level II for manipulating stem cells themselves. Two countertops with divisions for centrifuges, CO2 greenhouse etc. System of inverted microscopy and computer for image acquisition in culture and cryogenics drum for cell preservation. The second area outside the culture room contains a water production system by reverse osmosis, countertops for manipulating preparations from tissues and a histology and immunohistochemistry countertop, and a cryostat system. Responsible researcher: Carlos Eduardo Ambrósio.

33. Laboratory of Cell Culture and Tissue Engineering: The laboratory aims to isolate and characterize stem cells, embryonic, fetal and adult cells from animal origin for cell therapy studies. It also aims the decellularization and repopulation of organs and tissues for tissue bioengineering. Conduct studies in oncology, by isolating tumor cells and in vitro experimental treatments. We have a properly equipped laboratory with: laminar flows; CO2 greenhouses; refrigerators; heated bath; inverted microscope with digital documentation system; centrifuges for cell culture and phenotypic analysis; countertops equipped to perform histochemical and immunohistochemistry techniques, and equipment for decellularization of organs and tissues. Responsible researcher: Dra. Paula Fratini

34. Experimental Air Pollution Laboratory (IPL): It is housed in the Department of Pathology, FM / USP. It contributes significantly to the USP's position in the international ranking publications. The lab's research focuses in the effects of air pollution on human health, and various types of studies are conducted, especially experimental, epidemiological and clinical studies on the subject. The Laboratory has its own structure for these studies, it has several display systems (diesel, biodiesel, particulate matter, ethanol), a lab animal facility, a histology laboratory, molecular biology, immunohistochemistry, environmental chemistry, laser microdissection and others. It also develops projects for the study of abuse and pesticides drugs. Responsible researcher: Dr. Mariana Matera Veras.

35. Laboratory of Genetics and Biotechnology (LAGENBIO): It is located in the Department of Genetics and Evolution of Biological and Health Sciences Center of UF/São Carlos campus of São Carlos/SP. It is dedicated to the study of cytoplasmic inheritance through developmental work addressing the molecular mechanisms of mitochondrial inheritance and cytoplasmic factors that affect oocyte developmental competence. The LAGENBIO has its own infrastructure: A Lab animal facility; a cell culture laboratory and genetic manipulation (a flow chamber; a safety cabinet; culture incubator, fluorescence microscope adapted to micromanipulation and photodocumentation, among others), and a molecular biology lab (real time PCR thermocycler; thermocycler PCR; high-speed refrigerated centrifuge; unrefrigerated centrifuge; gel documentation system for chemiluminescence and fluorescence analysis, spectrophotometer, among others). Responsible researcher: Marcos Chiaratti.

36. Clinical Diagnostics and Research Laboratory of Ruminant Diseases. The referral laboratory aims: to elucidate, through research, the problems found in the farms of Zebu and their hybrid cattle; to develop methods and to establish criteria that provide an accurate and early diagnosis of diseases; to analyze the risk factors for onset of diseases and evaluate measures that can minimize their occurrence; to study the peculiarities of the Zebu’s physiology during the neonatal phase adaptation and their interrelations with the occurrence of calves diseases; to study the differences in the pathophysiology of diseases that affects Nelore, Gir and Girolando cattles. Researcher Responsible: Eduardo Birgel.

37. Multiuser Laboratory in Teaching, Research, and Extensions in Veterinary Clinical Pathology. The referred laboratory aims to carry out the veterinary clinical analysis for research by faculty and graduate students from the courses offered by FZEA and other units of USP; it aids in the diagnosis of diseases that affect ruminants brought to the hospital or assisted clinical care directly in the farms by the Movel Clinic FZEA / USP. Principal Investigator: Eduardo Birgel

38. Scanning and Printing Laboratory of Tridimensional Anatomy (3D). The Laboratory aims to contribute to the knowledge, appreciation and anatomical preservation of domestic animals using a three-dimensional interface, and thus pass on the knowledge of domestic species anatomy more dynamically. Moreover, it is intended to produce an interactive material about the domestic species, which should be available in graduation classes and dependencies of the Anatomy Sector in the Department of Surgery and Veterinary Museum of FMVZ. It was purchased with funds from Edicts Renovalab/2013 and Pro Education/2011 a 3D Scanner and 3D Printer. Currently we have nine subprojects of scholar graduate students that perform their activities with canine, feline (domestic cat) and equine species.

39. Laboratory of Hereditary Metabolic Diseases: Equipment for the cellular culture laboratory, biochemical analysis and other relevant equipment regarding the analysis of inherited metabolic diseases. Researcher Responsible: Eduardo Birgel. From 2015, part of the laboratories available to the Program were used for structuring the CADI "Advanced Center for Diagnostic Imaging – Central of Facilities of FMVZUSP". The CADI has preparation and processing laboratories of biological samples, in addition to facilitate the image obtaining, consulting services on experimental design, technology choice and planning, image acquisition and analysis, and training programs. It has internal regulations about its operation. It composes one of the "Core Facilites" of the University of São Paulo, with high-level technician.

Informatics Resources


PPG has a rich infrastructure of equipment, video projection and video conferencing systems, computers and Video-Control for the development of research and to teaching, using micro and macroscopic images. It has equipment with integrated systems among classrooms and laboratories by "smart wiring". This system enables the integration of electron microscopes, other microscopes from laboratories and other equipment available in the program. The post-graduate students have access to computer rooms of the University, the microcomputer rooms of the Domestic and Wild Animal Anatomy Program, and each faculty has its research laboratory within their specialty, that maintain computerized infrastructure connected to Internet and Intranet networks. The program has a total of 30 computers PC and 2 iMac, and these are integrated and have full connectivity, being available to teachers, students and technicians, and it also provides connection both through cable and wireless to the students with Laptops. In 2015 100% of doctorate degree students have Laptops. Since 2004, the anatomy program has its own website ( and, from there, all concluded dissertations and thesis are being made available through the website in PDF format ( Audiovisual Resources: The program includes 3 projectors (power-point), available to all students for the presentation of lectures, seminars, thesis defenses and all events held by the Program. The access to the wireless network, which covers all the buildings where they are installed, in the sectors of Domestic and Wild Animal Anatomy Program, allows access to the Internet from any point within the sector facilities. In addition, there was an expansion of the computers network, optimizing the communication among laboratories, office and partner institutions. The information section consists of 6 employees, as it follows: two (2) systems analysts, three (3) computer technicians and one (01) administrative assistant. The Videoconferencing Room of the FMVZ/USP has the equipment necessary for performing video conferences. From 2015, the program sought to organize resources to structure its exclusive conference room video



1 - Virginie Buff D'Ápice Library - FMVZ / USP in a physical space with more than 1000m2 the FMVZ-USP offers its users one of the most valuable and complete collections of Brazil in their specialty. Acting as a dynamic information center, generating, managing and disseminating the literature of the field, the library has about 140,000 documents, including monographs, multimedia (CDs, DVDs and tapes videos), thesis, events, brochures and periodicals. Post-Graduate students and teachers find in the periodicals, high level published papers, in addition to signatures of electronic collections, where the access to information is efficient, fast and effective. The Library also makes available the access to full texts of Thesis and Dissertations of our University that make up the electronic repository, Digital Library of Thesis and Dissertations of USP ( It also provides access to e-books in veterinary medicine field of studies. As an aid to information access and research databases, the Library offers its users training on Methodology of Scientific Work, Research on Databases (Dedalus, Solaris, Scopus, PubMed, Electronic Journals, USP thesis database) , EndNoteWeb and Mendeley, which are managers of bibliographic references, and other guidelines regarding the available services. To Researchers and post-graduate students, the library makes available on its website, the "Space of the Post-Graduate" that contains necessary information for the preparation of academic papers. In addition to the website (, users can find interesting information related to the field of Veterinary Medicine and Library Services in the Blog. The Library FMVZ / USP also makes available the Virtual Library in Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science (BVS-Vet) that concentrates the main resources that aid the researcher, graduate students, post-graduate students and teacher. It is a tool, a virtual space able to gather data and information of interest to the scientific community, veterinarians and Brazilian with degree in Animal Science and the society, besides making easy the access to major websites, databases and materials all related to the field of interest. The main products of the VHL-Vet are: a. VETINDEX - indexer Base of published articles in national journals; B. VETTESES – Base of thesis and dissertations of Brazilian educational institutions; c. DirEve – Calendar of Events, national and international courses in veterinary medicine and animal science; d. HIL - Health Information Locator – Catalogue of Information sources in veterinary medicine and animal science available on the Internet and selected according to quality criteria, describes the content of these sources and provides links to them; PRVZ Portal of Journals in Veterinary and Animal Science that provides free access to national electronic journals in the areas of veterinary medicine and animal science.

2 - Library "Prof. Dr. José Neto Pedutti". It has 400 rare books of Anatomy, Comparative Anatomy, Histology, Embryology, Physiology, Applied Anatomy, 3000 articles and/or translations of teaching materials, 698 thesis and dissertations, also stored electronically, 500 explanatory anatomical boards for the courseware collection that aims to support the literature searches that need historical references.

3- USP Medical School Library. The library has a collection of 56.861 books, 44.432 Thesis on the Portal of knowledge, 248.966 Periodicals (fascicles), 7.028 Multimedia and 9.080 materials of other types. Computer internet access - the library has 20 terminals for consulting the Internet, wireless Internet access and Remote Access (home) to online research sources. Students also have the Interactive Library that is an environment with resource availability, connectivity and interactivity. A pleasant environment that encourages reading, searching for new information and students collaborative learning, which is integrated with the Digital Library of Intellectual Production and Virtual Library of Education in Health Sciences, where the student has optimized access to all the resources of the Environment Interactive Learning (AI-A) of the FMUSP, represented by the SisLau systems, Moodle Expanded, Cyber-tutoring and Cyber-ambulatory. Collection Service and Treatment of Information (SATI): This area has the competence to select material needed to meet the demands of teaching, research and extension of the FMUSP (selection of titles for purchase, exchange or donation). Access to Information Service - AIS: This service offers attendance to users regarding the access to printed and electronic documents and information, support and training for literature searches, guidance for dissertations and thesis for papers submission and referral services as standardization of scientific works, literature surveys and requests for copies of documents, through bibliographic exchange.

4. EACH/USP Library: Installed in a ground floor building with 5000 m2, the library EACH has a collection of 16,000 books, covering the fields of human, biological and exact sciences, including important collections, such as the Prof. Alfredo Bosi. The library also has a tissue catalogues with 1616 items between catalogues, flags cones, fiber packages and dyeing tubes. It is part of the Integrated USP Libraries (SIBI / USP) and is responsible for bibliographic records for the bibliographic material in its collection modules in the Bibliographical Database USP / DEDALUS: monographs and other materials, and scientific production.


Other Information


Infrastructure of the Post-Graduate Unit Service: Office, Meeting Room of the Post-Graduate Committee and of the Unit, 2 auditoriums and 1 videoconference room. 2) Exclusive Infrastructure of the Anatomy of Domestic and Wild Animals PPG: Office, 2 auditoriums for classes, rooms for public defense of thesis and dissertations, 2 officers, reception rooms for the examination board, rooms for postgraduates activities all linked to the World Web Computers and Internet access. From 2015, the program included an exclusive room for video conferencing.