Catalin Cariko has been elected as an external member of the French Academy of Sciences (Académie des sciences), which is also the recipient of Sweden’s Camurus Lipid Research Foundation Prize, the Szeged University (SZTE) MTI Public Relations Directorate reports.
According to the announcement, in addition to Catalin Caricou, 15 foreign researchers became new members of the French scientific community. The opening ceremony will take place on June 14 in Paris, under the dome of the Institut de France.
According to the statutes of the French Scientific Council, external members contribute to the international reputation of the Academy, the number of which may not exceed one hundred and fifty.
In the fall, the French Academy of Sciences was awarded Grande Medel the highest honor by the French Academy of Sciences for its pioneering research on mRNA and its therapeutic use.
According to the Camurus Lipid Research Foundation, “The pioneering work of Katalin Karikó has laid the foundations for current mRNA-based vaccines and the development of future RNA therapies.” The biochemist’s findings prove that “scientific excellence goes hand in hand with innovation and entrepreneurship”.
The award, which will be delivered in Lund, Sweden, on April 24, is accompanied by a grant of 500,000 Swedish kronor (17.3 million HUF) to continue Katalin Kariko’s research work. A scientific symposium related to the award ceremony will also be organized.
Lund University is a co-founder of the Camurus Lipid Research Foundation, a member of the EUGLOH Network, which implements a three-year international education development program on maintaining health and healing.
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