Katalin Kariko

Kariko to receive Franklin Medal

Katalin Kariko and co-researcher Drew Weissman will be among scientists recognised with next year's Benjamin Franklin Medals for their achievement in life sciences, the Philadelphia-based Franklin Institute announced on its website on Thursday.

The two scientists will receive the award “for fundamental research enabling the use of mRNA as a safe, effective, and life-saving vaccine platform for the prevention of infectious disease, including COVID-19”, the website said.

The award-giving ceremony is planned for May 5 next year.

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