The 2021 virtual symposium celebrates the work of the 2021 Dr. Paul Janssen Award winners — Katalin Karikó, PhD, and Drew Weissman, MD, PhD. In this symposium, attendees will hear directly from the award winners and learn more about their pioneering work. Presentations will also be delivered by other leaders in the field.
Longtime collaborators, Katalin Karikó, PhD, Senior Vice President at BioNTech SE and Adjunct Professor at Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania and Drew Weissman, MD, PhD. the Roberts Family Professor of Vaccine Research at the Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, have spent over ten years working through the trial-and-error process that scientific research and innovation require. The product of their work on messenger RNA (mRNA) has enabled the use of mRNA in the development of COVID-19 vaccines and holds tremendous promise for the development of future vaccines and therapeutics. In recognizing the impact of these findings, Drs. Karikó and Weissman have been awarded the 2021 Dr. Paul Janssen Award for Biomedical Research.
This symposium is a must-attend event for researchers in vaccines, infectious disease, and immunology.