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mRNA Technology: The 2021 Dr. Paul Janssen Award Symposium

WEBINAR

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FREE Event

mRNA Technology: The 2021 Dr. Paul Janssen Award Symposium

Friday, November 19, 2021, 9:00 AM - 12:20 PM EST

Webinar

Presented By

 

The 2021 virtual symposium celebrates the work of the 2021 Dr. Paul Janssen Award winners — Katalin Karikó, PhD, and Drew Weissman, MD, PhD.  In this symposium, attendees will hear directly from the award winners, and learn more about their pioneering work.  Presentations will also be delivered by other leaders in the field.

Longtime collaborators, Katalin Karikó, PhD, Senior Vice President at BioNTech SE and Adjunct Professor at Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania and Drew Weissman, MD, PhD. the Roberts Family Professor of Vaccine Research at the Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, have spent over ten years working through the trial-and-error process that scientific research and innovation require. The product of their work on messenger RNA (mRNA) has enabled the use of mRNA in the development of COVID-19 vaccines, and holds tremendous promise for the development of future vaccines and therapeutics.  In recognizing the impact of these findings, Drs. Karikó and Weissman have been awarded the 2021 Dr. Paul Janssen Award for Biomedical Research.   

This symposium is must-attend event for researchers in vaccines, infectious disease, and immunology.

Registration

Honorees and Speakers

Katalin Karikó, PhD
Katalin Karikó, PhD

BioNTech SE / University of Pennsylvania

Drew Weissman, MD, PhD
Drew Weissman, MD, PhD

University of Pennsylvania

This symposium is made possible with support from:


Friday

November 19, 2021

9:00 AM

Welcome Remarks and 2021 Dr. Paul Janssen Award for Biomedical Research Announcement

Speakers

Melanie Brickman Borchard, PhD, MSc
New York Academy of Sciences
Seema Kumar
Johnson & Johnson
9:15 AM

Development of mRNA for Therapy — Not at Light Speed

Speaker

Katalin Karikó, PhD
BioNTech / University of Pennsylvania
9:45 AM

Title to Be Announced

Speaker

Drew Weissman, MD, PhD
University of Pennsylvania
10:15 AM

mRNA-Based Approach for Treating Ischemic Heart Disease

Speaker

Lior Zangi, PhD
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
10:40 AM

Break

10:55 AM

Speaker to Be Announced

11:20 AM

Speaker to Be Announced

11:45 AM

Panel Discussion

Speakers

Moderator to Be Announced
Katalin Karikó, PhD
BioNTech / University of Pennsylvania
Drew Weissman, MD, PhD
University of Pennsylvania
Lior Zangi, PhD
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
12:15 PM

Closing Remarks

Speaker

Melanie Brickman Borchard, PhD, MSc
New York Academy of Sciences
12:20 PM

Meeting Adjourns