Developers of vaccines against COVID-19, Princess of Asturias Award for Research

Seven of the researchers who developed some of the vaccines against covid-19 have today obtained the Princess of Asturias Award for Scientific and Technical Research 2021 to which forty-eight candidates from seventeen nationalities chose.

The distinguished scientists are Hungarian biologist Katalin Karikó ((Vice President of BioNTech RNA Pharmaceuticals); American immunologist Drew Weissman (University of Pennsylvania); German doctors Ugur Sahin and Özlem Türeci (founders of BioNTech); Canadian biologist Derrick Rossi (founder of BioNTech) de Moderna); British vaccinologist Sarah Gilbert (University of Oxford) and American biochemist Philip Felgner (University of California).

Last year the award went to the four mathematicians whose research supported the digital age: the French Yves Meyer and Emmanuel Candès, the Belgian Ingrid Daubechies and the Australian Terence Tao.


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