Katalin Kariko and co-researcher Drew Weissman will be among scientists recognised with next year's Benjamin Franklin Medals for their achievement in life sciences, the Philadelphia-based Franklin Institute announced on its website on Thursday.
The two scientists will receive the award “for fundamental research enabling the use of mRNA as a safe, effective, and life-saving vaccine
platform for the prevention of infectious disease, including COVID
-19”, the website said.
The award-giving ceremony is planned for May 5 next year.