Katalin Karikó and Drew Weissman are the 97th and 98th Canada Canada Gairdner laureates to win the Nobel Prize
Katalin Karikó and Drew Weissman have won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, “for their discoveries concerning nucleoside base modifications that enabled the development of effective mRNA vaccines against COVID-19.”
Drs. Karikó and Weissman were awarded the 2022 Canada Gairdner International Award, alongside Dr. Pieter Cullis for their pioneering work developing nucleoside-modified mRNA and lipid nanoparticle (LNP) drug delivery: the foundational technologies for the highly effective COVID-19 mRNA vaccines.
Drs. Karikó and Weissman are the 97th and 98th Canada Gairdner Award laureates to win the Nobel Prize.
A HEARTY CONGRATULATIONS TO DRS. KARIKÓ AND WEISSMAN!