Malik Peiris, Yuen Kwok-yung wins 2021 Future Science Prize | Daily News

Malik Peiris, Yuen Kwok-yung wins 2021 Future Science Prize

Professor Malik Peiris and Professor Yuen Kwok-yung have won the ‘Life Science Prize’ under the 2021 Future Science Prize.

The two University of Hong Kong medical experts, Peiris, the Chair Professor of Virology at the School of Public Health, and Yuen, the Chair Professor of the Department of Microbiology, had won the award, along with its monetary reward of USD 1 million.

They were applauded for their discoveries of SARS-CoV-1 as the causative agent for the global SARS outbreak in 2003 and its zoonotic origin, which helped combat Covid-19 and emerging infectious diseases.


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