site.btaDeputy PM Gabriel Congratulates Nobel Prize Laureate in Medicine Katalin Kariko
Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Mariya Gabriel congratulated on Tuesday on Facebook Hungarian Katalin Kariko, laureate of the Nobel Prize in the field of medicine.
The award is for her work on the biochemical modification of synthetically produced messenger RNA (mRNA). She and her team were the first to develop treatments and vaccines based on the RNA molecule. "It was an honour to present her with the 2022 Solvay Award for this tremendous achievement," Gabriel wrote.
Katalin Kariko's work is an example of how, with persistence and persistence, an idea can become a new technology that will change the lives of millions of people around the world. She is an example for the future generations of scientists and for girl researchers - to pursue their dreams and be innovators, Gabriel also wrote in her post.
Hungarian Katalin Kariko and American Drew Weisseman, this year's winners of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, won the prestigious award for discoveries that allowed the development of mRNA vaccines against COVID-19 and can be used in the future to create other vaccines, as well as in the fight against certain types of cancer.