August 2014

LNBio.Educa coordinator wrote an article about this initiative on the Info Magazine.

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26th May 2014

LNBio.Educa is highlighted at the Você SA Magazine.


26th May 2014

Check out the presentation by Ana Zeri at the event Solve for X:



17th March 2014

The LNBio.Educa Project was highlighted in the Folha de São Paulo Newspaper, on the Bandeirantes TV Channel and on the Cidade de Bauru Newspaper. This media coverage was driven by Ana Zeri´s (Project Coordinator and LNBio Researcher) participation in the event Solve for X, promoted by Google. The event brought together people working on innovative projects in technology to discuss solutions to global problems. Check out the media coverage about the LNBio.Educa Project:

Starting at 2:27 minutes

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11th December 2013

On December 6th, the LNBio.Educa Project visited the elementary school Leão Vallerié in Campinas-SP. The project coordinator, Ana Carolina Zeri, spoke about the scientific carrier to approximately 70 students of the 5th grade.  Microscopes, magnifiers and kaleidoscopes were made available for the 10 year-old students, who could manipulate the equipments to explore materials from the school environment.

The school’s educational coordinator, Dalva Amaral, said that the main objective of this visit is to present the scientific career as a professional possibility for the students: “When the children have plans for the future, the school starts to have another meaning in their lives.”. Representatives of other professions had also visited the school during the last months, presenting other occupations and professional possibilities.

In the next year, the LNBio.Educa will carry out a pilot project aiming at the dissemination of the scientific careers in other public schools of Campinas.


20th September 2013

On 21st August, 2013, an activity aimed at explaining the concept of DNA extraction was carried on with the kids at the Quero-quero site of the AAQQ NGO, partner of the LNBio.educa project. We collected kids’ cheek cells and proceeded with a simplified extraction protocol, described here. Many questions concerning DNA tests were raised during discussions with the students, and some of these are also shown in the photo gallery.


23rd August 2013

The LNBio´s Educational Program has a science laboratory implemented at the Anhumas Quero-Quero (AAQQ) NGO, where activities such as observation of local plants, insects, bird feathers and microorganisms are developed, providing means for social inclusion of kids from underprivileged backgrounds. The AAQQ has produced a new institutional video, check it out by clicking here.


2nd August 2013

LNBio was present at the 65th Annual Meeting of the Brazilian Society for the Advancement of Science (SBPC), along with the three other National Laboratories that integrate the Center for Research in Energy and Materials (CNPEM): the Brazilian Synchrotron Light Laboratory (LNLS),the Brazilian Bioethanol Science and Technology (CTBE) and the Brazilian Nanotechnology National Laboratory (LNNano).

The LNBio researcher, Ana Carolina Zeri, LNBio.Educa project coordinator and head of the Nuclear Magnetic Resonance facility, offered to the CNPEM stand visitors the opportunity to use a MiScope microscope from Zarbeco, through which visitors could observe many common objects at a magnification of 40 to 140 times, as well a Celestron microscope, which allows up to 1600x total magnification. The observed materials, such as ants, fabric, hair, saliva, beach sand and puddle water, were collected by the participants themselves at the Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE) Campus, the event headquarters. Check out the microscope images here.

In addition to these optical microscope observations, the visitors to the CNPEM stand at the 65th Annual Meeting of the Brazilian Society for the Advancement of Science (SBPC), were able to observe images obtained with the electron microscopes at the Brazilian Nanotechnology National Laboratory. Check out the gallery of these pictures here.


05th April 2013

Children at the AAQQ NGO science laboratory explore the environment around them. Close-ups of some butterfly eggs and a cricket taken with a MiScope microscope from Zarbeco.


18th December 2012

AAQQ – 2012 End of Year Party

The NGO Association Anhumas Quero-Quero (AAQQ) held its End of Year Party for 2012 last Friday, December 7th . Around 100 children and adolescents, between the ages of 6 and 18 years old, carried out a presentation for their friends and family of the activities of the NGO in 2012, such as capoeira, tap dancing, scenic choral, ballet, guitar and street dancing.

The visitors were also shown part of the science laboratory activities, a project by LNBio in collaboration with the Science House Foundation, at the NGO headquarters at the Campinas Ecological Park. Ana Carolina Zeri, a LNBio Researcher and the Coordinator of LNBio’s educational project, demonstrated to the visitors the use of  small microscopes, and posters were prepared by the kids with pictures and descriptions of the science activities carried out during the year of 2012.

The staff of the Eldorado Research Institute gave the children kits of school supplies and toys, as they have been doing for the past 10 years.

The AAQQ is an organization which cares for around 300 children and adolescents that come from vulnerable communities in the city of Campinas. The association’s activities are carried out in two locations: Anhumas and Quero-Quero. These two operated independently until 2011 when they merged into one association, the AAQQ. For more information about this entity visit the site: Check out the photo gallery.


27th August 2012

Science Diffusion at LNBio – students from the AAQQ NGO are being trained as monitors and participate in activities held at the knowledge diffusion laboratory at LNBio, assembled in collaboration with the international organization Science House Foundation. On August 27th , 2012, some of the students participated in an event and were shown some of LNBio’s facilities. The diffusion laboratory, and a budding herbs garden, will be used in activities with LNBio visitors, to develop basic biology and drug discovery concepts. Check out the photo gallery.