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Nobel Laureate Lecture

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The Nobel Prize Inspiration Initiative

Dr. Mello

Craig C. Mello, Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor
University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA, USA
Recipient of 2006 Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine

As part of the Nobel Prize Inspiration Initiative, Nobel Prize Laureate Dr. Craig Mello, will be coming to UMB to present a lecture followed by audience Q & A. Dr. Mello is a American biologist and professor of molecular medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and was awarded the 2006 Nobel Prize for the discovery of RNA interference.

The Nobel Prize Inspiration Initiative is a global program designed to help Nobel Laureates share their inspirational stories and insights. By taking Nobel Laureates on visits to universities and research centers around the world, and by capturing their thoughts on video, the Initiative seeks to bring the Laureates into closer contact with the worldwide scientific community, and especially with an audience of young scientists.

The Nobel Prize Inspiration Initiative aims to inspire and communicate with a global audience of scientists, at all stages of their career. The video content captured during each event now forms the basis of an invaluable collection of short, inspirational clips of Nobel Laureates in conversation with young scientists. Here, the Laureates share their insights on everything from communicating research and career options to maintaining a good work-life balance.

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