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Katalin Karikó Donates Copy of Nobel Prize

D&T
Apr 16, 2024

The winner of last year’s Nobel Prize in Physiology, Hungarian mRNA researcher Katalin Karikó has donated a copy of her Nobel Prize and the prize money to her former alma mater, the University of Szeged (SZTE). In a lecture this Tuesday, during which she reported on the events of last December's Nobel Week in Stockholm, […]

Bill Gates Praises Katalin Karikó's Life's work

D&T
Dec 29, 2023

American businessman, investor and philanthropist Bill Gates – in his capacity as Co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation – has listed the most important events of 2023 in a Facebook post, and mentioned Hungarian biochemist Katalin Karikó's Nobel Prize in the first place. “There’s no question these are challenging times, but I remain […]

2023 Hungarian Nobel Laureates Receive Prize in Stockholm

D&T
Dec 10, 2023

The two Hungarian scientists awarded the Nobel Prize this year, Katalin Karikó and Ferenc Krausz, received their prizes at a ceremony at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in the Swedish capital, Stockholm this Sunday as December 10 is the anniversary of the death of Alfred Nobel, the founder of the prize. Hungarian-American biochemist Katalin […]

Roche to Cooperate with the University of Pécs

D&T
Oct 5, 2023

One of the world's largest biotechnology companies and Hungary's first university have concluded a cooperation agreement in Pécs, S Hungary. The contract was signed by Roche Hungary Ltd. CEO Raffaella Claudia Bondi, the Commercial Director of Roche's Diagnostics Division, Adrienn Kiss and the Rector of the University, Professor Attila Miseta. Roche Magyarország Ltd. is a […]

Hungarian-Born Scientist Receives Physics Nobel-Prize

D&T
Oct 3, 2023

Hungarian-born experimental physicist Ferenc Krausz, who has been the Director of the Max Planck Institute of Optics in Germany, shares the 2023 Nobel Prize in Physics with French scientists Pierre Agostini and Anne L’Huillier for “experimental methods that generate attosecond pulses of light for the study of electron dynamics in matter”, according to the award-giving […]

Pioneering the Covid Vaccines

D&T
Oct 2, 2023

Hungarian-born biochemist Katalin Karikó overcame numerous professional setbacks before shooting to stardom as one of the inventors of the mRNA technology used in two COVID-19 vaccines. The scientist talked to Diplomacy&Trade back in 2021 about her love for science, the outcome of the pandemic and the curing power of her invention. The name Katalin Karikó […]

Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for Katalin Karikó

D&T
Oct 2, 2023

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 2023 will be awarded to Hungarian-American biochemist Katalin Karikó and American physician-scientist Drew Weissman for their discoveries concerning nucleoside base modifications that enabled the development of effective mRNA vaccines against COVID-19, accoring to the announcement of the Nobel Assembly at the Swedish Karolinska Institute. The discoveries by […]

Hungarian Startup Ideas Eyed by Investors

D&T
Jul 19, 2023

The Hungarian Startup University Program (HSUP) at the ELTE University in Budapest has come to an end: nearly 180 students participated in the program, the institutional HSUP team helped develop the ideas with several university programs, and potential investors are already negotiating with the best ones, the university informed MTI on Wednesday.  The Hungarian Startup […]

Hungarian Success at a World Science Competition

D&T
May 21, 2023

László Barna Benedek, a senior student of the Szent István High School in Budapest, representing Hungary, has been awarded a Certificate of Honorable Mention at the International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF), the world science competition in Dallas, Texas in the United States. The world’s most outstanding young scientists, engineers and researchers had qualified for […]

International Olympiad in Informatics in Szeged

D&T
Feb 21, 2023

The 35th International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI) will be held in the southeastern Hungarian city of Szeged from August 28 with the participation of about a hundred countries. This is the second time after 1996 that Hungary hosts the prestigious scientific competition. According to an announcement Deputy State Secretary for Technology in the Ministry of […]

Komondor: Hungary's Most Powerful Supercomputer

D&T
Jan 14, 2023

The most powerful supercomputer in the country has been inaugurated in Debrecen, E Hungary: the ‘Komondor’ was put into operation at the supercomputer center of the Governmental Information Technology Development Agency (KIFÜ) on the Kassai út campus of the University of Debrecen (DE). KIFÜ President Endre Spaller said at the handover ceremony that the supercomputer […]

Katalin Karikó Donation to the University of Debrecen

D&T
Dec 21, 2022

The high-tech holographic device purchased by the Biomechanics Laboratory of the University of Debrecen (DE) from the donation of Katalin Karikó enables more precise surgical interventions, the institution informed the state news agency MTI. According to the press release, the research biologist, the patentee of the synthetic mRNA-based vaccine technology, donated part of the money […]

Hungarian Success at the EIT Health InnoStars Awards

D&T
Nov 26, 2022

Hungary’s DP Innovations Ltd. finished in second place at the leading health innovations competition in Central, Eastern and Southern Europe, the EIT Health, the organizer of the competition told the state news agency MTI. According to the press release, the Hungarian company won second place out of 100 startups in the EIT Health InnoStars Awards […]

EU Funding for Veterinary University Laboratory

D&T
Nov 22, 2022

The establishment of the National Laboratory of Infectious Diseases will be implemented with HUF 3.3 billion non-refundable funding from European Union sources, with the University of Veterinary Medicine in Budapest leading the consortium, Széchenyi István University of Győr said in a statement on Tuesday. In addition to these two higher education institutions, the Eötvös Loránd […]

Training Course on Land Remote Sensing at iASK

D&T
Nov 21, 2022

The European Space Agency (ESA) is organising a five-day Advanced Training Course on Land Remote Sensing with the focus on Agriculture and Water between November 21 to 25 in collaboration with the Institute of Advanced Studies Kőszeg (iASK), in Kőszeg, NW Hungary, the venue of the event. The course is dedicated to training the next […]

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