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NOVA hosts the ceremony of the BIAL Award in Biomedicine 2023 

On 20 February at 6 pm, NOVA University Lisbon will host the BIAL Award in Biomedicine 2023 ceremony, created by the BIAL Foundation to reward the most relevant scientific discoveries in the field of biomedicine at an international level. With a value of 300,000 euros, this prize aims to reward a work published in the last ten years, with results of high quality and scientific relevance. 

The winners will be announced on the day of the ceremony, which will be presided over by His Excellency the President of the Republic. It should be noted that two of the scientists awarded in the 2021 edition of the BIAL Award in Biomedicine, Dr. Katalin Karikó and Dr. Drew Weissman, were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 2023 for their discoveries that allowed the development of vaccines based on mRNA technology to prevent COVID-19.  

The ceremony will take place in the auditorium of the NOVA Rectory, on the Campolide campus, and those interested in attending in person must confirm their attendance by the end of the morning of 16 February via the following contacts: carina.rodrigues@bial.com or 910868041. 

The event will also be broadcast online via the Facebook page of the weekly Expresso (link available here).