Updated: Nov 19
Professor Malik Peiris, Tam Wah-Ching Professor in Medical Science and Chair Professor of Virology, is awarded the 2021 Future Science Prize in life sciences for his discoveries of SARS-CoV-1 as the causative agent for the global SARS outbreak in 2003 and its zoonotic origin, and his tireless effort in combating Covid-19 and other emerging infectious diseases.
Future Science Prize is a privately funded science prize established by a group of renowned scientists and successful entrepreneurs in 2016, aiming at recognising scientific breakthroughs and innovations in the Greater China region (including Mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau). More information about the prize can be found at: http://www.futureprize.org/en/index.html
To learn more about Professor Peiris, please visit his profile here.
The School extends our heartfelt congratulations to Professor Peiris.