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Dr. Katalin Karikó

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Breakthrough Prize to Katalin Karikó

D&T
Sep 9, 2021

Hungarian biochemist Katalin Karikó and fellow researcher Drew Weissman were this year's winners of the Breakthrough Prize, one of the most prestigious scientific awards with the largest prize money, USD three million. The recognition was, of course, earned for the mRNA research that enabled the rapid development of mRNA-based Covid vaccines. The Breakthrough Prize was […]

Katalin Karikó Mural Completed in Budapest

D&T
Aug 31, 2021

On Monday afternoon, August 30, the last brushstrokes and the slogan "The future is written by Hungarians" were painted on the giant fire mural with which the organizers of the Brain Bar Future Festival pay tribute to the Hungarian scientist who played a key role in the development of Pfizer-BioNTech's coronavirus vaccine, Katalin Karikó, the […]

Public Media Award for Dr. Katalin Karikó

D&T
May 19, 2021

Although it was awarded to her last December, it was only this week that Hungarian biochemist Katalin Karikó was able to receive the Public Media Person of the Year Award in person. The Board of Trustees of the Public Media (MTVA) awarded the recognition to the Szolnok-born research biologist and biochemist as the most modern […]

Pioneering the Covid Vaccines

D&T
Apr 14, 2021

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, who has been slated as a recipient of the Nobel Prize, talked to Diplomacy&Trade about her love for science, the outcome of the pandemic and the curing […]

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