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Leila Maria Lopes Bezerra

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Birthplace: Brazil

Dr. Leila Lopes Bezerra is the CEO of the startup Bio Insumos e Diagnósticos LTDA (BIDiagnostics), a company incubated at USP (CIETEC/USP) and holds a Bachelor's Degree in Biological Sciences (biomedical area) (UERJ, 1978), Master's in Chemistry (area Biochemistry) (UFRJ, 1983) and Doctorate in Biochemistry (UFRJ, 1991). Post-doctorate at the University of California (2001-2002), at the Division of Infectious Diseases. Held two sabbatical internships with an ES scholarship (senior internship) from CNPq. In 2006, at the Proteomics Unit of the Universidad Complutense de Madrid and, in 2014, at the Aberdeen Fungal Group at the University of Aberdeen, UK. She was an Associate Professor at the State University of Rio de Janeiro for 39 years, retired in 2019. In that same year (2019) she began his entrepreneurial career and founded BIDiagnostics. Recently, as an entrepreneur, she got Entrepreneurial Researcher grant from FAPESP (2019-2020) and is currently a CNPq Visiting Researcher at the Institute of Biomedical Sciences at USP, working in the transposition of knowledge from academia to society, as a collaborator in applied research projects. Other relevant academic titles: Coordinator of the Working Group on Sporothrix and Sporotrichosis of the International Society for Human and Animal Mycology (2011-present); Visiting Researcher (FAPESP scholarship holder) at the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences of the University of São Paulo (2017-2018); CNPq 1C Productivity Scholarship until retirement; Coordinator of the INCT ?Emerging Fungal Infections? certified in 2017. Area of expertise: Glycomics, Proteomics, Applied Microbiology and Immunodiagnostics. (Source: Lattes Curriculum)

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Supply-side research constraints 
Los cuellos de botella en la base de la investigación científica 
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Rapid test detects emerging disease transmitted by cats to humans 
Brazilian startup creates a test to diagnose disease that affects cats and humans 
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