Center for Advanced Studies in Amazonian Biodiversity (PROBEM/Amazonia)


The Academy hosted an international planning meeting to develop a proposal for a new world-class research center in Brazil that would help develop the country’s research capabilities in the life sciences. Amazonian biodiversity is not only a unique source of chemical, ecological, and genetic material for biotechnological development; it is also a valuable resource that must be protected for the future. Several Academy Fellows served on the international scientific steering committee that worked with Brazilian scientists and government officials to establish the center.

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATORS: Jerrold Meinwald (Cornell University), Thomas Eisner (Cornell University), Koji Nakanishi (Columbia University), and Tetsuo Yamane (Butantan Institute, São Paulo)

Go to the Amazon Biotechnology Center website.



Principal Investigators