This year Katalin Karikó received the Bolyai Prize

The Bolyai Prize is named after mathematician János Bolyai, and is awarded every two years to a Hungarian citizen or Hungarian national who has achieved outstanding results in science internationally. The Prize is awarded by an independent committee chaired by the President of the Hungarian Republic. The award was first presented in 2000 and comes with a € 100,000 tax-free monetary award since 2019.

On December 17, 2021, Katalin Karikó received this prestigious award from János Áder at the gala evening held in the Ceremonial Hall of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. Thanks to her perseverance, the research on mRNA she started at the Biological Research Centre, Szeged (formerly named HAS BRC) enabled the rapid development of a vaccine against COVID-19.


Congratulations to Katalin Karikó for this prestigious prize!


The award ceremony is available on the M1 News channel: