The BIAL Award in Biomedicine 2021 ceremony took place on February 18th 2022 at the Rectory of the University of Lisbon, and it was chaired by His Excellency the President of the Republic, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa.
A research work on mRNA technology, which is used in the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines to prevent COVID-19, won the second edition of the BIAL Award in Biomedicine. The winning team was led by American scientist Drew Weissman.
Authors | Corresponding authors*: Norbert Pardi, Michael J. Hogan, Rebecca S. Pelc, Hiromi Muramatsu, Hanne Andersen, Christina R. DeMaso, Kimberly A. Dowd, Laura L. Sutherland, Richard M. Scearce, Robert Parks, Wendeline Wagner, Alex Granados, Jack Greenhouse, Michelle Walker, Elinor Willis, Jae-Sung Yu, Charles E. McGee, Gregory D. Sempowski, Barbara L. Mui, Ying K. Tam, Yan-Jang Huang, Dana Vanlandingham, Veronica M. Holmes, Harikrishnan Balachandran, Sujata Sahu, Michelle Lifton, Stephen Higgs, Scott E. Hensley, Thomas D. Madden, Michael J. Hope, Katalin Karikó, Sampa Santra, Barney S. Graham, Mark G. Lewis, Theodore C. Pierson, Barton F. Haynes & Drew Weissman*
Published: Nature, Volume 543, P248–251, February, 2017.
European Research Council
Council of Rectors of Portuguese Universities
Maria do Carmo Fonseca
European Medical Association
Scientific Board of the BIAL Foundation
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