26 January 2022 | Wednesday | News
In the field of Materials and Production
Prof. Katalin Kariko https://kyodonewsprwire.jp/img/202201075829-O3-9jI7uI4q
Prof. Drew Weissman https://kyodonewsprwire.jp/img/202201075829-O2-U7e24Ing
- In the field of Biological Production, Ecology/Environment
Prof. Christopher Field https://kyodonewsprwire.jp/img/202201075829-O1-23624s9r
With this year's prize, Kariko and Weissman are being recognized for their pioneering research contributing to the development of mRNA vaccines, and Field is being recognized for his outstanding contributions to the estimation of global biospheric productivity and climate change science using advanced formulas based on observation.
This year, the Foundation asked approximately 15,500 prominent scientists and engineers from around the world to nominate researchers working in this year's fields, and it received 208 nominations in the field of Materials and Production, and 138 nominations for the field of Biological Production, Ecology/Environment. This year's winners were selected from that total of 346 candidates.