DUBAI, UAE, October 05, 2023 /24-7PressRelease/ — The Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences hosted the three scientists who won the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Award (MBRKA) 2022, namely, Dr. Zhang Yongzhen, Dr. Katalin Kariko, and Dr. Drew Weissman, to honor their invaluable contributions in the field of knowledge and science.

The primary objective of hosting these scientists is to share their success stories and draw from their experiences to boost research and academia in the UAE. The MBRKA 2022 recognized these winners for their remarkable global contributions towards the production and dissemination of knowledge.

The scientists shared their experiences as well as research methodologies and approaches with students, faculty, and staff of the MBRU via three presentations. This was held in the presence of several international researchers and faculty members, in addition to the academic, scientific, and medical communities. The winners also visited the Mohammed bin Rashid Medical Research Institute at the Al Jalila Foundation.

His Excellency Jamal bin Huwaireb, CEO of the MBRF, highlighted the significance of encouraging creators and innovators, who play an instrumental role in knowledge development worldwide. The UAE, particularly Dubai, has made significant strides towards achieving a knowledge-based society. This holistic approach aligns with the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.

Bin Huwaireb said, “By hosting the three leading scientists, we believe that we will be able to create channels for sharing information and expertise in the field of science and research, thereby promoting knowledge and innovation in the region. The MBRKA is currently one of the most significant venues for honoring outstanding achievements made anywhere on the globe. It aims to motivate a new generation of trailblazers to continue tackling today’s problems and influencing the future.”

Professor Stefan Du Plessis, Dean of Research and Graduate Studies at the MBRU, said: “Our university is dedicated to acknowledging leaders in knowledge-related fields, promoting innovation, and advancing the global dissemination of knowledge. This commitment is why we are hosting the recipients of the MBRKA prize. This event presents a unique opportunity for engaging in meaningful conversations and sharing knowledge.”

The MBRKA is a leading platform for recognizing achievements in knowledge, science, and research. It encourages research, development, and innovation while honoring world-class knowledge-related accomplishments. It encompasses various categories, such as science, learning, technology, innovation, knowledge, and the arts.

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