The life and scientific work of Portuguese American Nobel Prize Winner’06, Craig Mello, is the topic of an itinerant exhibit now taking place, from May 3 to June 3, at the Museum of Flores in the town of Santa Cruz, Flores island.
The exhibit “Craig C. Mello, Nobel Prize for Medicine,” aims at encouraging young students to pursue scientific studies and at providing a retrospective of Craig Mello’s visit to the Azores in 2009.
Since November 20, 2009,that the exhibit is being displayed on every island in the Azores so that the Azorean people may become acquainted with the Portuguese American 2006 Nobel Prize Winner.
Visitors may watch a video of a conference (with subtitles) made by Professor Craig Mello during his stay on the island of São Miguel in 2009, and may access through the Internet various web pages related to the life and scientific works of Professor Craig Mello.
The American born 2006 Nobel Prize Winner has roots in Ribeira Grande, São Miguel island, the homeland of his great-grandfather. He is a biologist and a professor of Molecular Medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, in Worcester (MA).
Craig Mello was a recipient of many awards and honors when awarded de 2006 Nobel Prize with Andrew Z. Fire for the discovery of RNA interference.