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Doctoral student from Universidad Andrés Bello recognized at international conference

Noel Lucca received an award for work presented at the 24th International Conference on Arabidopsis Research

11/07/2013


Doctoral student from Universidad Andrés Bello recognized at international conference

The scientific research being carried out by Noel Lucca, a PhD student at Universidad Andrés Bello (UNAB), received an important international recognition at the 24th International Conference on Arabidopsis Research (ICAR 2013), which recently took place in Sydney, Australia.

Lucca received the "Student & Early Career Research Award for an Outstanding Poster" for her work with Miguel Angel Ibeas, a Biotechnology student from UNAB. Their work and that of three other researchers were highlighted among a total of 351 papers presented.

The ICAR 2013 is a scientific conference dedicated to the Arabidopsis thaliana, a plant that is being worked with by more than 16,000 laboratories around the world. The research on this plant studies has led to numerous findings with scientific and commercial interest.

Noel Lucca is a Biochemist at UNAB and is currently a PhD student in the Biotechnology program at the university while working in the Laboratory of Plant Breeding and Development. According to the laboratory’s director, Dr. Gabriel Leon, this work represents an important recognition of Noel’s work: "She has generated a significant amount of very interesting results in a specific area of the field that globally only has a few dedicated specialists.”

Likewise, Dr. Leon noted that an award from a conference as important as this "is a recognition of the international scientific community of the work we do in our center, which certainly makes us very proud and encourages us to continue doing research first level."

This article has been translated into English to be shared on the Laureate International Universities website.