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COVID-19 vaccine creators win prestigious Spanish prize

AP, June 23, 2021

June 23, 2021

COVID-19 vaccine creators win prestigious Spanish prize

Seven researchers whose work contributed to designing COVID-19 vaccines have won Spain’s prestigious Princess of Asturias award for scientific research. The award panel announced Wednesday it had chosen Hungary’s Katalin Karikó, Americans Drew Weissman and Philip Felgner, [UCI physiology & biophysics professor in residence], Germany’s Uğur Şahin and Özlem Türeci, Canadian Derrick Rossi and Sarah Gilbert of the United Kingdom as this year’s prizewinners. The panel said the seven were “leading figures in one of the most outstanding feats in the history of science.”