Drew Weissmann Katalin Karikó science Hungary

Hungarian scientist awarded ‘science Oscar’ for co-developing mRNA vaccine

Hungarian biochemist Katalin Karikó, co-inventor of the mRNA-based vaccination currently used in several variants of the COVID-19 vaccine, was awarded the Breathrough Prize in life sciences jointly with her fellow scientist, Drew Weissmann. The Breakthrough Prize, established by tech billionaires (including Google co-founder Sergey Brin and Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg) in 2012, recognizes scientific achievements […]