UNC Senior Accepted to Attend the Nobel Laureate Meetings at Lindau

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For Immediate Release

Adele Ricciardi, a December 2010 graduate, has been invited to attend the 61st Meeting of Nobel Laureates at Lindau, Germany. Ricciardi is one of 550 young researchers from around the world who will attend a series of discussions, seminars, and lectures given by 20 Nobel Prize recipients. The event will be held from June 26 through July 1.

“I was astonished and incredibly excited to hear that I would be attending the 61st Nobel Laureate Meeting at Lindau. The opportunity to meet and interact with other like-minded young scientists and Nobel Laureates whose passions have driven them to achieve major accomplishments is invigorating,” said Ricciardi.

The Nobel Laureate Meetings at Lindau provide an opportunity for selected researchers to exchanged ideas and discuss projects among Nobel Prize recipients, otherwise known as Nobel Laureates.

“Attending this meeting will give me the unique chance to witness the scientific community functioning as a global entity, committed to research out of the pure joy of discovery and collaboration,” said Ricciardi.

Ricciardi will attend meetings with Nobel Laureates who have focused their research efforts on physiology or medicine. These meetings will give her the chance to create an international network among Nobel Laureates and fellow researchers.

Ricciardi is a Biochemistry and Biology double major. In 2009, she received the Beckman Scholarship, which is awarded to undergraduate students researching chemistry, biochemistry, or biological and medical sciences. Ricciardi was also the 2010 president of the Carolina Union Activities Board. She plans to pursue an M.D./ Ph.D. degree after graduation.

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