Sérgio Henrique Ferreira, Brazilian scientist, Died at 82


Sérgio Henrique Ferreira was born on April 10, 1934, and died on July 17, 2016.

He was a Brazilian physician and pharmacologist.

Sérgio was noted for the discovery of the bradykinin potentiating factor, which led to new and widely used anti-hypertension drugs — the ACE inhibitors.

He gained his M.D. from the Faculty of Medicine of Ribeirão Preto of the University of São Paulo (USP) and soon became staff member of the same school, where he is a member of the Department of Pharmacology.

Sérgio’s research training in pharmacology initiated in this Department with Prof. Maurício Rocha e Silva, the discoverer of bradykinin.

His beneficial contributions to science have been extensively recognized.

From 1995, he held the National Order of Scientific Merit in the Great Cross level, and received several awards and medals, such as from the Third World Academy of Sciences (1990 and 1992), the Mexican Prize of Science and Technology (199), the Rheimboldt-Hauptmann Prize of the University of São Paulo (2001) and the Péter Murányi Prize (2002).

Sérgio Henrique Ferreira passed away at 82 years old.