The Brazilian Synchrotron Light Laboratory (LNLS) is part of the National Center for Research in Energy and Materials (CNPEM) with three other national laboratories. The Brazilian National Biosciences Laboratory (LNBio) conducts research in the frontier of Biosciences, focusing on biotechnology and pharmaceuticals. The Brazilian National Laboratory of Bioethanol Science and Technology (CTBE) investigates new technologies for the production of cellulosic ethanol. Finally, the Brazilian National Nanotechnology Laboratory (LNNano) conducts research on advanced materials, with great economic potential for the country.
For more information about CNPEM, its Board of Directors, Statute, Regiments and Regulations, see the website (in Portuguese).