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Scientists behind Covid-19 vaccines win Spain’s Princess of Asturias Award

La Prensa Latina Media, June 23, 2021

June 23, 2021

Scientists behind Covid-19 vaccines win Spain’s Princess of Asturias Award

Seven scientists involved in the development of approved Covid-19 vaccines were on Wednesday granted the prestigious Princess of Asturias Award for Technical and Scientific Research. The award went to Spanish physicist Miguel Echenique, Hungarian biologist Katalin Karikó, American immunologist Drew Weissman, German doctors Ugur Sahin and Özlem Türeci, Canadian biologist Derrick Rossi, British vaccinologist Sarah Gilbert and American biochemist Philip Felgner, [UCI physiology & biophysics professor in residence].