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Malik Peiris & Yuen Kwok-yung win USD 1 Million Life Science Prize

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Two University of Hong Kong medical experts Yuen Kwok-yung and Malik Peiris have won a top scientific award which comes with a prize of US$1 million.It was announced in Beijing that the two won the Life Science Prize under Future Science Prize.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..The Future Science Prize is a privately funded science prize established by a group of renowned scientists and entrepreneurs in 2016 to promote scientific breakthroughs and innovations in the Greater China region including mainland, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau.The Prize is given in three categories.

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