She’s the stellar global scientist whose perseverance gave the world mRNA technology, saving countless lives in the COVID-19 pandemic.
More than 15 years ago at Penn Medicine, Karikó and her collaborator Drew Weissman found a way to modify mRNA. They later developed a delivery technique to package the mRNA in lipid nanoparticles.
This made it possible for mRNA to reach the right part of the body and trigger an immune response to fight disease.
That technology now underpins COVID-19 vaccines used around the world, and opened the door to a new generation of vaccine development of unlimited potential and possibilities.
Her inspiring story is one of breathtaking resilience and dogged determination, of fighting for years to bring the world a breakthrough that has transformed modern medicine.
Science Meets Parliament 2023 will be held over two dates.
In part one, from 7-9 March, SMP delegates will enjoy outstanding professional development delivered online.
Part two, on Wednesday 22 March, will see SMP On The Hill at Parliament House.
Delegates will get the chance to meet with MPs and Senators, access advanced training and agenda-setting speech content, be at the SMP National Press Club Address, and network at our trademark annual SMP National Gala Dinner in the Great Hall of Parliament.
Science Meets Parliament is a career-defining opportunity. It will turbo-charge your policy engagement effectiveness, get your science seen by the nation’s decision-makers, and give you skills that will last a lifetime.
Register today and snap up brilliant early-bird rates. But be quick – those bargain prices won’t last long.