Join us to watch the ceremony of the Princess of Asturias Award!
In the presence of the Spanish Royal Family, Katalin Karikó will be awarded the Princess of Asturias Award today on the 22nd of October, 2021. The world-famous biochemist and alumna of the University of Szeged, who has been awarded the Széchenyi and Lasker Prize among others.
Join the University of Szeged members on the University of Szeged's Facebook page to watch Katalin Karikó, the scientist who paved the way for the application of mRNA-based technology in medicine and honorary doctor of the University of Szeged, receive the "Spanish Nobel Prize". The ceremony starts today at 18:30 CET.
Katalin Karikó spent the whole week in the capital of the Principality of Asturias. In Oviedo, the researcher who has contributed to the rapid development of modern vaccines to control the Covid-19 epidemic also promoted science during the so-called Prize Week. These awareness-raising and motivational programmes were also reported on the University of Szeged's Facebook and Twitter pages.
For example, Katalin Karikó also gave an educational lecture to the people of Oviedo. Photos from last night's forum are available here.
The award ceremony of the Princess of Asturias Prize will be broadcasted on the University of Szeged Facebook page. A video of the gala of the award, also known as the "Spanish Nobel Prize", will be available today at 18:30 CET on the public Televisión Española (TVE) channel and also will be available at this link.
Learn about the previous prizes that Katalin Karikó has been awarded here.
Article written by: Ilona Újszászi