Katalin Karikó and her colleague, Drew Weissman, received the Breakthrough Prize due to their contribution in developing the Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna vaccines.
Each year, the Breakthrough Prize is awarded to scientists in three categories: Mathematics, Fundamental Physics, and Life Sciences. Karikó and Weissman received the latter. It shows the significance of the prize that many are calling it the ‘Oscars of science,’ and among the former winners we can find Stephen Hawking’s name.
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mRNA Pioneer Karikó Receives ‘Oscars of Science’
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