Weekly newsletter

Biochemist Katalin Karikó has been nominated to receive this year’s honorary citizenship from Szeged, the local government’s press chief told MTI on Tuesday.

Karikó, who currently lives in the US, graduated from Szeged University and started her research career in the city, according to a laudation published on szeged.hu.

Karikó is a senior vice president of BioNTech. She has been instrumental in developing the company’s Covid-19 vaccine.

Hungarian Vaccine Researcher Katalin Karikó Potential Candidate for Nobel Prize
Hungarian Vaccine Researcher Katalin Karikó Potential Candidate for Nobel Prize

As we enter what is hopefully the last stage in humanity’s battle with the Covid-19 virus, various vaccines are entering the distribution phase around the world. Hundreds of thousands of people have already been vaccinated, predominantly healthcare workers, the elderly, as well as other essential personnel. As with almost all things, there is something “Hungarian” […]Continue reading

featured photo by University of Szeged