Awards and honors

2024               Nierenberg Prize 2023 – Scripps Institution of Oceanography - UC San Diego

2024              Appointment of ordinary member of the Pontifical Academy for Life – Pontifical Academy for Live (Vatican City - Rome)

2024                Paul Karrer Award Medal – University of Zurich (UZH) - Department of Chemistry

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2023                The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2023 – The Nobel Assembly at the Karolinska Institutet (Stockholm)

2023                The Fries Prize for Improving Health – The CDC Foundation - (Atlanta - Georgia)

2023                The Bayh-Dole Coalition American Innovator Award – The Bayh-Dole Coalition (Washington)

2023                Harvey Prize – Technion – Israel Institute of Technology (Haifa)

2023                Hungarian Order of Saint Stephen – Hungarian Government

2023                Honorary Doctor of Science Degree – The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK)

2023              EMBO Member - European Molecular Biology Organization (Heidelberg, Germany)

2023                "John von Neumann” Professor title – John von Neumann Computer Society (NJSZT) - Budapest University of Technology and Economincs (BME)

2023                Honorary Doctor of Science Degree – Princeton University (Princeton, NJ)

2023                Honorary Doctor of Science Degree – Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)

2023                Honorary Doctor of Science Degree – Brandeis University (Waltham, MA)

2023                Genius Award – Liberty Science Center (LSC) (Jersey City, NJ)

2023                Jiménez Díaz Commemorative Lecture Prize – The Fundación Conchita Rábago (Madrid)

2023                Honorary Doctor of Science Degree – Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

2023                The Jonathan E. Rhoads Medal for Distinguished Achievement in Medicine – American Philosophical Society (APS) - Philadelphia College of Physicians and our Department of Surgery

2023                Honorary Degree – The University College Cork (Ireland)

2023                Dawson Prize in Genetics – Trinity College - The University of Dublin (Ireland)

2023               German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina (Halle) - Katalin Karikó - Member of the Leopoldina - Member profile

2023                The Meyenburg Prize - 2020/2021 – German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) (Heidelberg)

2023                National Inventors Hall of Fame - 2023 – National Inventors Hall of Fame (Washington)

2023                Cameron Prize for Therapeutics – University of Edinburgh

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2022                Semmelweis Budapest Award – Semmelweis University

2022                The Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Award (MBRKA) – His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum (United Arab Emirates - UAE, Dubai)

2022                Peter Speiser Award – Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences of ETH (Zürich)

2022                German Immunology Prize – German Society of Immunology - DGfI (Berlin)

2022               Honorary Citizen of Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok County – Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok County Assembly (Hungary)

2022                Doctor Honoris Causa – Eötvös Lóránd University

2022                European Inventor Award – European Patent Office (EPO) (München)

2022                Tang Prize – The Tang Prize Foundation (Taipei City)

2022                Honorary Degree – The Rockefeller University (New York)

2022                Pearl Meister Greengard Prize – The Rockefeller University 

2022                Ross Prize in Molecular Medicine – The Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research (New York)

2022                Honorary Degree – Yale University (New Haven, Connecticut)

2022                Warren Alpert Foundation Prize – Warren Alpert Foundation (Providence - Rhode Island)

2022                Honorary Degree – Tel Aviv University (TAU)

2022                Empowering Research and Discovery Award – National Disease Research Interchange (NDRI) - Philadelphia

2022                Docteure Honoris Causa – Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB)

2022                Canada Gairdner Internatioanl Award – The Gairdner Foundation (Toronto)

2022                BIAL Award in Biomedicine 2021 – BIAL Foundation 

2022                Grand Prize of the Pro Szeged Foundation – Pro Szeged Foundation (Hungary) 

2022                Werner von Siemens Ring – Werner Siemens Foundation 

2022                Golden Arrow Awards – Vienna Congress com.sult

2022                2021 AAAS Honorary Fellows - Section on Biological Sciences – The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) 

2022                Frontiers of Knowledge Awards – The BBVA Foundation 

2022                Park MahnHoon Award – International Vaccine Institute (IVI) - National University (Seoul, South Korea)

2022                Japan International Prize – The Japan Prize Foundation 

2022                Jessie Stevenson Kovalenko Medal – National Academy of Sciences (NAS) 

2022                VinFuture Grand Prize – VinFuture Foundation 

2022                Science for the Future Solvay Prize – Solvay 

2022                Foreign Associate Member – French Academy of Sciences 

2022                Camurus Lipid Science Prize – Swedish Camurus Lipid Research Foundation 

2022                Helmholtz Medal – Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities 

2022                Benjamin Franklin Medal in Life Science – The Franklin Institute 

2022                L'Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Awards – The L'Oréal Foundation

2022                Pioneer Award – The Institute for Precision Medicine (IPM) – Precision Medicine World Conference 2022 (PMWC)

2022                Jeantet-Collen Prize for Translational Medicine – Louis-Jeantet Foundation

2022                Novo Nordisk Prize – The Novo Nordisk Foundation

2022                Paul Ehrlich and Ludwig Darmstaedter Prize – Paul Ehrlich Foundation

2022                Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences – Breakthrough Prize Foundation

2022                Vilcek Prize for Excellence in Biotechnology – The Vilcek Foundation

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2021                Golden Plate Award 2021 – The American Academy of Achievement

2021                Heroes of the Year 2021 – Time Magazin

2021                Time100. The Most Influential People 2021 - Innovators – Time Magazin

2021                Honorary Degree in Medicine from Humanitas University – Humanitas University (Milano)

2021                Debrecen Award for Molecular Medicine – Faculty of Medicine of the University of Debrecen (Hungary)

2021                John Scott Award – Board of Directors of City Trusts of Philadelphia

2021                The German Future Prize – Prize of the Federal President for Technology and Innovation

2021                The Prince Mahidol Award – Prince Mahidol Award Foundation

2021                New York Academy of Medicine Annual Awards – New York Academy of Medicine (NYAM)

2021                Woman of the Year – Glamour Awards

2021                William B. Coley Award – Cancer Research Institut (CRI)

2021                Bolyai Prize – Bolyai Foundation (Hungary)

2021                Theodor Boveri Prize – University of Würzburg

2021                Princess Marina Sturdza Award – Emerging Europe (London)

2021                The Albany Medical Center Prize in Medicine and Biomedical Research – Albany Medical Center (AMC)

2021                Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize – Columbia University

2021                Great Immigrants Award – The Carnegie Foundation

2021                Princess of Asturias Award for Technical and Scientific Research – The Princess of Asturias Foundation

2021                The Grande Médaille – French Academy of Sciences

2021                Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award – Lasker Foundation

2021                Duke awards honorary degrees : Doctor of Science degrees – Duke University (Durham, North Carolina)

2021                Dr. Paul Janssen Award for Biomedical Research – Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson

2021                The Keio Medical Science Prize – Keio University Medical Science Fund

2021                Reichstein Medal – Swiss Academy of Pharmaceutical Sciences (SAPhS)

2021                Jedlik Ányos Award – Hungarian Intellectual Property Office (Hungary)

2021                Doctor Honoris Causa – University of Szeged (Hungary)

2021                Bill Foege Global Health Award – MAP International

2021                Golden Goose Award – The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

2021                Wilhelm Exner Medal – Austrian Trade Association

2021                The Outstanding Achievement in Public Health Awards - The Building the Foundation Award – Research!America

2021                Honorary Citizen of Szeged – City of Szeged (Hungary)

2021                Straub Plakett – Biological Research Centre (Szeged, Hungary)

2021                Semmelweis Ignác Medal and Award - Hungarian Government

2021                Honorary Citizen of Csongrád-Csanád County – Csongrád-Csanád County Assembly (Hungary)

2021                Széchenyi Prize – Hungarian Government

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2020                Lewis S. Rosenstiel Award for Distinguished Work in Medical Science – Brandeis University

2020                Honorary Citizen of Kisújszállás – Municipality of Kisújszállás (Hungary)

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2009               Honorary Citizen title of Kisújszállás – Municipality of Kisújszállás (Hungary)

1978-80         Study Award of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences

1974-78         Study Award of the Hungarian People's Republic

1973              Gusztav Jermy Award  – Móricz Zsigmond High School, Kisújszállás (Hungary)