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RESEARCH LINES

BUSINESS
BUSINESS

Strategy, Innovation and Entrepreneurship

This research line focuses on the management of organizations, with an emphasis on strategy, entrepreneurship and innovation. Under strategy, the objects of study are the formation, implementation and results of organizational strategies, with emphasis on the factors that motivate, influence or condition them. Emphasis is given to the study of strategists, organizational processes with strategic impact and interactions between the organization and the environment. The themes addressed include: strategies in complex organizations, organizational results and strategic performance, resources and organizational skills and organizational learning, among others. 

 

Organization and Change

This research line in organization and change addresses the insertion of organizations in the world, regional and local orders, stimulating the combined analysis of change, the effort of organizations to internationalize and the impact of this effort on the operational and strategic characteristics and inter-organizational relationships. It mainly deals with questions related to structural and processual changes in organizations, as well as the structure of organizational fields and analysis of social practices. 

ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT
ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT

Socio-environmental Evaluation and Modelling (description of processes)

Evaluation of anthropic influence on environmental quality and vice-versa. Quantitative and qualitative characterization of socio-environmental systems and processes. Analysis and representation of socio-environmental processes through cognitive and mathematical models.

 

Planning, Conservation and Socio-environmental Development

Planning and development of environmental management systems aimed at sustainable development. Planning and implementation of conservation strategies for natural resources and socio-environmental diversity.

INDUSTRIAL BIOTECHNOLOGY
INDUSTRIAL BIOTECHNOLOGY

Agribusiness-Agroindustrial Biotechnology

To develop  industrial processes for the valorization of products, raw materials and residues from Brazilian agriculture, using tools, for example, from molecular biology, fermentation processes and microbial and enzymatic bio-transformations, among others. 

 

Environmental Biotechnology

To develop technological processes for environmental monitoring, applying dielectric, physical and chemical, biochemical, immunological, molecular and biological methods, as well as processes and products to bio-remediate environmental pollution.

 

Biofuels

To study biochemical processes from the synthesis of liquid and gaseous biofuels; raw materials; ethanol and biogas producing microrganisms; systems involved in the production of ethanol, biodiesel and biogas, yields from the processes; balances of mass and energy; economic balances; legislations and certifications.

 

Biotechnology in Human Health

To develop technical procedures in surgical education, as well as analyze diverse aspects of metabolomics, clinical, surgical and molecular oncology and dermatocosmetics.

ANIMAL SCIENCE
ANIMAL SCIENCE

Animals, Humans, Environment, Technologies and Their Interfaces

Development of scientifically-informed technological solutions such as: knowledge databases and monitoring systems for farm, companion and laboratory  animals and wildlife.

 

Sustainable processes for the Animal Industries

Development of processes for the animal industries that prioritize sustainability and the One Health concept, aimed at national and international certifications, as well as innovation for Brazilian animal agriculture.

DENTISTRY
DENTISTRY

Clinical and Laboratory Evaluation of Dentistry Materials and Biomaterials

Study of the physical-chemical and mechanical properties of materials used in integrated dentistry and evaluation of both the application, composition and techniques utilizing biomaterials in tissue and bone repair.

 

Diagnostics and Clinical Therapy

Study of different diagnostic resources and therapeutic procedures in integrated dentistry research.

 

Epidemiological and Preventative Practices in Oral Health

Study of the distribution of the main conditions that affect the stomatognathic system, indices and indicators of health or oral disease, emphasizing preventative and promotional practices used in the prevention and control of pathologies and maintenance of health.

Projects under development

Business

Leadership for Open Innovation: Contrasts between Brazil and Portugal

Private Innovation Ecosystems (PIE)

Small and Medium Companies and Open Innovation: Contrasts between Brazil and the USA

Support system for medicine management for elderly.

Management of the technological transition for renewable energies in Brazil

Industrial Biotechnology

Development of an alternative water quality index for reservoirs for monitoring purposes using multiparameter probes.

Potential neuroprotector effects of raw extract of Eugenia uniflora L. on memory impairment of Wistar rats induced by the intracerebroventricular administration of streptozotocin.

Obtention of coal originating from agro-industrial waste, through pyrolysis and organic mass reactor for filtrating and energy generating matrices.

 Synthesis and characterization of poly (lactic acid).

Animal Science

Understanding and integrating the perspectives of consumers and producers about the sustainability of the dairy production chain in the Southern Region of Brazil.

Interactive 3D Technologies for teaching and learning in veterinary medicine.

The One Health concept applied to population control of dogs and cats: Awareness of Curitiba citizens using a multidisciplinary approach.

Environmental Management

Reuse of industrial effluent treated at a sewage treatment facility in the metropolitan region of Curitiba: a technical and economical approach.

Observatory of Innovation for Sustainability: A framework for Research.

Soil quality indicators for no-till systems.

Antibiotics contamination in an urban water supply reservoir: Occurrence and effects on E. Coli.

Investigation of the delta and buffer effects in the reservoir of the Passaúna River Curitiba-PR.

Dentistry

Evaluation of the peri-implantar bone surface – Clinical study comparing implants of immediate and late placement.

Color stability of ceramic laminates of thin length as a function of the adhesive system, the mode of activation and  color of resin cements.

Biomedicine

Evaluation of the toxicity and embryotoxicity of the use of repellents containing IR3535 during pregnancy in Wistar rats.

Psychology

Abuse of children and adolescents: Perception, conduct and training of elementary school teachers in the public municipality system of Curitiba, PR.

Evidence-based educational practices and psycho-educational interventions on learning disabilities in reading and writing.

Project Guiar (Project Guidance): Study groups and intervention with adolescents in conflict with the law.

Engineering

Experimental validation of a computational model applied to Jominy SAE 1070 steel test.

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