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Katalin Karikó

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Katalin Karikó: "Ignorance Breeds Fear"

Jul 1, 2022

Internationally renowned research biologist Katalin Karikó, the Hungarian biochemist who played a significant role in developing the medical technology of mRNA-based vaccines with her discoveries, had been chosen as a recipient of an honorary doctorate by Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE) in Budapest. The awarding ceremony, followed by a scientific symposium honoring Katalin Karikó at the […]

Katalin Karikó, Member of the French Academy of Sciences

Jun 17, 2022

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 […]

Dr. Katalin Karikó with the Semmelweis Prize

Biochemist Katalin Karikó Awarded the Semmelweis Prize

May 25, 2021

Hungarian biochemist Katalin Karikó, whose decades of work with mRNA technology was instrumental in the development of COVID-19 vaccines, was awarded the Ignác Semmelweis Prize in Hungary. In her acceptance speech, the scientist vowed to continue her research, saying that it was crucial to find cures for diseases that had to be "pushed to the […]

Katalin Karikó Accepts Szeged Honorary Title

Jan 19, 2021

"Dr. Katalin Karikó has accepted the title of honorary citizen of Szeged. It is a great honor for all of us," the mayor of the southeastern Hungarian city of Szeged, László Botka announced Tuesday evening. "Our city, our country, and the whole world can be grateful to her for her exceptional scientific work in the […]

The Year of the Unexpected

Dec 25, 2020

When looking back at it, 2020 won’t be considered a good year for the world but could turn out to be a fruitful one for a Hungarian scientist. A year ago, in December 2019, no one suspected that the just discovered ‘Chinese pneumonia’ cases would spread worldwide and ignite the COVID-19 epidemic caused by the […]

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