Professor Adriano Nunes Nesi, from the Department of Plant Biology at UFV, has just been elected to the Brazilian Academy of Sciences (ABC) in the category of regional affiliate members (Minas Gerais and Midwest). This category elects young (up to 40 years) scientists, who become part of the regional branch of the Brazilian Scientific Academy for 5 years. The result was announced on December 5th on Brazilian Science Academy website. Professor Nesi now join his UFV colleagues and fellow professors Elizabeth Fontes, Evaldo Vilela and Paulo Alvim. “I am very happy with the election, it is a great honor to be part of this Academy and I look forward for representing the UFV as best as I can,” said Professor Nesi.
That is the second time in this year Adriano Nesi stands out in the world of science. In July, he was among the four Brazilian scientists cited in a ranking published by Thomson Reuters concerning the world’s most influential scientists of the past eleven years (2002-2013) due to his contributions to the fields of Plant and Animal Sciences.
Adriano Nesi graduated in Agronomy from Santa Catarina State University in 1997 and obtained his PhD in the Max-Planck Institute in Germany. Since then he has been publishing a number of influential papers on magazines such as Plant Physiology, Plant Cell and Nature.