With information from Cidacs / Fiocruz Bahia

To commemorate the 3-year anniversary, the Health Knowledge and Data Integration Center (Cidacs / Fiocruz Bahia) will hold a special seminar on Friday, November 6th with the participation of Sabina Leonelli, an award-winning professor at the University of Exeter, in the United Kingdom. Leonelli is the winner of the 2018 Lakatos Prize, an important recognition in the philosophy of science.

The event starts at 9 am in the auditorium of the Technological Park of Bahia. In addition to the lecture, there will also be debate with the presence of professor and researcher Marcos Barreto, researcher Gustavo da Matta and professor Giovanni Rolla.

About the Center

Cidacs is located in Salvador, Bahia, with about 80 researchers from over 20 different backgrounds, using Big Data technology to answer scientific questions that arise among the five research platforms, including Bioinformatics, the Cohort of 100 Million Brazilians, Genomic Epidemiology (Epigen-Brazil), Equity and Sustainability, and SUS Technology and Innovations, all of which turn to the thought that technology, supercomputing, can help solve historical social problems such as inequalities. and their effects on the health of populations.

Under the coordination of Mauricio Barreto, physician, epidemiologist and Professor Emeritus of the Federal University of Bahia (Ufba), Cidacs is linked to funding institutions such as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, The National Health System and Wellcome Trust. Scientific partnerships include national institutions such as the University of Brasilia (UnB), the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), the National Laboratory of Scientific Computing (LNCC), the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, and international institutions such as the University of Glasgow. , London School Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), among others.