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Dr. Katalin Karikó Awarded the 2022 Japan Prize

D&T
Jan 27, 2022

Hungarian biochemist Prof. Katalin Karikó has been announced by the Japan Prize Foundation as the winner of the 2022 Japan Prize in the fields of Materials and Production, along with fellow researcher Prof. Drew Weissman (USA). With this year’s prize, Karikó and Weissman are being recognized for their pioneering research in the United States contributing […]

Yet Another Major Recognition for Katalin Karikó

D&T
Jan 24, 2022

Hungarian biochemist Katalin Karikó and fellow researcher Drew Weissman, both of the University of Pennsylvania, will receive the 2022 Jessie Stevenson Kovalenko Medal awarded by the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) in the United States. Dr. Katalin Karikó is the first Hungarian to receive this recognition. According to the NAS website, Katalin Karikó and Drew […]

Katalin Karikó Awarded by the Cancer Research Institute

D&T
Nov 6, 2021

Cancer Research Institute (CRI), a nonprofit organization dedicated to harnessing the immune system’s power to control and potentially cure all types of cancer, will confer its prestigious William B. Coley Award for Distinguished Research in Basic Immunology on four key scientists, including Hungarian researcher Dr. Katalin Karikó, credited with the discovery and development of messenger […]

Katalin Karikó Awarded the Bolyai Prize

D&T
Oct 1, 2021

The Board of Trustees and the Founders of the Bolyai Prize Foundation have announced that in 2021, the most prestigious award in Hungarian academia will be received by Katalin Karikó. Established in 1998 and awarded every two years, the Bolyai Prize (named after world-renowned 19th century Hungarian mathematician János Bolyai), the first major private scientific […]

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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