Caroline Rigotto, professor of the Master's Degree in Virology of Feevale University, was chosen as an affiliate member in the Southern Region of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences (ABC) for the period from January 1, 2017 to December 31, 2021. The list of researchers from all over the country who were chosen for the academy were announced this week, via a letter and also on the website www.abc.org.br
In October, Caroline had already been selected by ABC to attend a workshop in Germany. "I am honored to be an affiliate member of one of the oldest associations of scientists in the country and, admittedly, the most prestigious of these entities," said the professor. According to the researcher, her expectation is being able to contribute scientifically in the regional meetings in several areas of science in Brazil. "Among various activities, members assist in the elaboration of documents with proposals for the strengthening of strategic sectors for the country's development", explains the professor.
About Professor Caroline Rigotto
With activities in the areas of Water Resources, Water Quality, Virus Monitoring in the Environment, Food Virology and Human Health, Ms.Rigotto has a degree in Biological Sciences and a Masters and a PhD in Biotechnology from UFSC - Federal University of Santa Catarina. She completed her PhD as a visitor student (sandwich program) and postdoctoral internship at the University of California Riverside (USA). She has experience as a researcher in the area of Microbiology, with emphasis on Environmental and Human Virology and as a professor at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
Brazilian Academy of Sciences
The focus of ABC is the scientific development of the country, the interaction among Brazilian scientists and with researchers from other countries as well. In 2007, the Academy created a new membership category for young scientists. Since then, every ABC regional vice president has elected, every year, up to five top researchers under the age of 40 to become affiliate members for five years. These young scientists from different regions give new life to the Academy. All of them work in frontier areas and have demonstrated, through their work, a great scientific potential.