Born in Hungary
Katalin Karikó receives the Vilcek Prize for Excellence in Biotechnology for her pioneering research leadership into the development of mRNA therapeutics, which led to the development of mRNA vaccines for COVID-19.
2022 Vilcek Prize for Excellence in Biotechnology
Born in Bulgaria
Silvi Rouskin receives the Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise in Biomedical Science for developing methods to unravel the shapes of RNA molecules inside cells and aiding the potential development of RNA-based therapeutics.
2021 Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise in Biomedical Science