Francesca Anna Carrieri, a PhD student in Kim Dales laboratory, has been awarded the best Italian early-stage researcher working in Scotland in Life Sciences. Part of the 2017 “Italy Made Me” Award scheme, the Italian Embassy invited young Italian researchers from across the United Kingdom to submit applications to honour the accomplishments of young Italian researchers in several academic domains including Life Sciences.
Francesca said, “I am very honoured to receive this award and to be recognised as an Italian excellence working in Scotland. All my achievements till now are clearly the results of the high-quality education I received in Italy at University of Urbino, and the high-profile research carried out here at University of Dundee in Kim Dale’s lab.”
Kim Dale said, “I am thrilled for Francesca to have received this prize in recognition of her hard work, determination drive and motivation. She always strives to do her very best and makes the most of every opportunity to improve and excel. For this reason, she is a very worthy winner of this prize and her recognition in this competition has made me very proud as her supervisor.
The award ceremony was held at the Italian Embassy in Edinburgh on 20th January. Francesca was presented with her award by the Italian Consul in Edinburgh, Carlo Perrotta, and Professor Paola Severino, ex Italian Minister of Justice and now rector of LUISS university (Rome).