According to their announcement to MTI, Katalin Karikó will receive the award of 10,000 euros for the award to the Biomechanics Laboratory of the Department of Orthopedics of the Faculty of General Medicine and the National Academy of Talent Management.
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The Debrecen Prize for Molecular Medicine is used to help the Count István Tisza Foundation for the University of Debrecen, and within it the biomechanical laboratory, because the head of the laboratory, Professor Zoltán Csernátony, managed to treat his mother . I chose the National Academy of Sciences because it is important to support and encourage talented young people to study and research.– the statement quotes Katalin Karikó, who took over in Cívisváros in December.
László Mátyus, Dean of the Faculty of General Medicine, reminded that the work of scientists who have achieved outstanding results in the field of molecular medicine at the international level has been recognized for 18 years. Katalin Karikó is the first of them to donate the amount of the award.
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The Széchenyi Prize-winning researcher considers it important to use the cash prizes with various recognitions to support education and science. For example, half of the money from the Széchenyi Prize was donated to its former school, the Zsigmond Móricz Reformed Grammar School in Kisújszállás, and the other half to the Csányi Foundation, which helps disadvantaged children. The Bolyai Prize also supported the Regőczi Foundation, which helped children orphaned or half-orphaned by the coronavirus epidemic, and the foundation of the University of Szeged, the company said.