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16 Feb 2022

VinFuture Foundation Officially Launches The Call For 2022 VinFuture Prize Nominations

Hanoi, February 16th, 2022 – The VinFuture Prize has officially opened the nomination portal for the second season from February 16th until May 17th, 2022. The 2022 season of VinFuture Prize is looking for scientific inventions and innovations that can help revive the world and build up sustainable development after the pandemic. 

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Leveraging Nanoparticle Technologies For Novel Vaccines & Therapies EPanel

Keystone Symposia

14 Apr 2022

Leveraging Nanoparticle Technologies For Novel Vaccines & Therapies EPanel

The ePanel will feature pioneering work by Dr. Philip Felgner, Dr. Terry Allen and Dr. Pieter Cullis. Dr. Cullis is this year’s winner of the VinFuture Grand Prize, which honors exceptional minds whose breakthrough scientific research, and technological innovations have enormous potential to create meaningful change at scale.

Why sustainability progress rests on encouraging future talent

Sustainability Voices

07 Mar 2022

Why sustainability progress rests on encouraging future talent

VinFuture Prize – an awards ceremony dedicated to honouring the exceptional minds who are transforming lives around the world through research and innovation. The Prize represents two key steps we need to take to incentivise innovation and empower scientists.

Boosting female representation in STEM is crucial to global innovation

Times Higher Education

18 Feb 2022

Boosting female representation in STEM is crucial to global innovation

In 2021, not a single Nobel winner in the scientific categories was female despite us all benefiting from the work of many brilliant women scientists. Women make up less than a quarter of the STEM workforce and, in the UK, just 16 per cent of engineering graduates. While progress has been made, these facts serve as a stark reminder of the need to do more to boost gender diversity in science and engineering.

Katalin Karikó: Covid-19 vaccine pioneer urges more girls and young women to take up science

I News

15 Feb 2022

Katalin Karikó: Covid-19 vaccine pioneer urges more girls and young women to take up science

The pioneering researcher whose work on messenger RNA technology formed the basis for both the Moderna and Pfizer Covid-19 vaccines has urged more girls and young women to follow in her footsteps and forge a career in the sciences.
Between 1975 and 2019 Dr Karikó won two awards of note. Since then she has won 53, including Time Hero of the Year 2021 among dozens of top scientific prizes including, jointly with Weismann and Canadian Pieter Cullis for their work on mRNA technology, the VinFuture Grand Prize, with the trio sharing $3m last month. She is now favourite for the Nobel Prize in chemistry. ‘Never give up’ is a message she knows how to deliver.

SCIENTISTS’ VIEWS ON VINFUTURE

Professor Jennifer Tour Chayes, University of California, Berkeley

“The VinFuture Prize is the new vanguard: it’s the first of the major prizes to focus on the impact to humanity so explicitly, focusing on how science and technology can create a better world for all. This is a major prize at the level of the Nobel, Millennium, and Turing”.

Professor Sir Kostya S.Novoselov FRS, Winner of 2010 Nobel Prize in Physics

“It is often happens that scientists from developing countries do not get the recognition they deserve simply because their voice is not heard as well as it is deserved to be heard. The VinFuture prize was developed exactly to change this, to equilibrate the situation.”

Professor-Sir Richard Henry Friend – University of Cambridge

“We now recognize that science and technology must deliver benefit to all peoples and all nations. The VinFuture Prizes will recognize those whose brilliant science or engineering can have positive impact on the lives of millions of people across the planet.”

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