Katalin Karikó, an alumnus and research professor at the University of Szeged (SZTE), was elected a member of the French Academy of Sciences (Académie des Sciences), SZTE informed the Hungarian state news agency MTI on Friday.
According to the press release, the inauguration ceremony, at which the biochemist and fifteen other researchers became members of the scientific body, was held in Paris on Tuesday. The ceremony included an inaugural lecture by the new academics.
Last fall, the Academy awarded its most prestigious honor, the Grande Médaille, to Katalin Karikó for her pioneering research on mRNA and its therapeutic use.
Paris hosted the annual summit of the European University Alliance for Global Health (EUGLOH), an alliance of five universities, from Tuesday. The leaders and staff, faculty and students from the University of Szeged, the University of Paris-Saclay, the University of Lundi, the University of Porto, the Ludwig Maximilian University and their colleagues discussed the role of the EUGLOH in responding to global health challenges.
The EUGLOH, established in 2019, took stock of what the association has meant to the citizens of the universities concerned; what it has contributed to the achievement of educational, scientific and innovation goals. The Paris meeting also outlined the vision for the EUGLOH as it expands to include new members.
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