Assessment of the scientific-technological production in molecular biology in Brazil (1996-2007): the contribution of genomics programs

Assessment of the scientific-technological production in molecular biology in Brazil (1996-2007): the contribution of genomics programs

Author Meneghini, Rogerio Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Gamba, Estevao Andre Cabestre Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Institution Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Abstract Several genome sequencing programs were launched in Brazil by the end of the nineties and the early 2000s. The most important initiatives were supported by the ONSA program (http://watson.fapesp.br/onsa/Genoma3.htm) and aimed at gaining domain in genomic technology and bringing molecular biology to the state of art. Two main sets of data were collected in the 1996-2007 period to evaluate the results of these genome programs: the scientific production (Scopus and Web of Science databases) and the register of patents (US Patent and Trademark Office), both related to the progress of molecular biology along this period. In regard to the former, Brazil took a great leap in comparison to 17 other developed and developing countries, being only surpassed by China. As to the register of patents in the area of molecular biology, Brazil's performance lags far behind most of the countries focused in the present study, confirming the Brazilian long-standing tendency of poor achievements in technological innovations when compared with scientific production. Possible solutions to surpass this inequality are discussed.
Keywords science assessment
genomics
scientometrics
molecular biology
Language English
Sponsor Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo (FAPESP)
Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior (CAPES)
Grant number FAPESP: 06/56462-9
Date 2011-06-01
Published in Anais Da Academia Brasileira De Ciencias. Rio Janeiro: Acad Brasileira De Ciencias, v. 83, n. 2, p. 745-760, 2011.
ISSN 0001-3765 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Acad Brasileira De Ciencias
Extent 745-760
Origin http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0001-37652011005000004
Access rights Open access Open Access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000291609500031
SciELO ID S0001-37652011005000004 (statistics in SciELO)
URI http://repositorio.unifesp.br/11600/42528

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