Özlem Türeci

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Özlem Türeci

BioNTech

Professor Özlem Türeci, M.D., Co-Founder and Chief Medical Officer of BioNTech SE, is a physician, immunologist, and cancer researcher with translational and clinical experience. Türeci contributed significantly to the discovery of cancer antigens, the development of mRNA-based individualized and off-the-shelf vaccine candidates and other types of immunotherapies which are currently in clinical development. Along with her team at BioNTech, Özlem Türeci developed the first mRNA-vaccine for effectively preventing COVID-19. In 2008, Türeci, her husband Uğur Şahin, and Christoph Huber founded the Mainz-based biotechnology company BioNTech to translate science into medicine – from discovery, to development, to delivery.
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Tuesday, July 12 | 
09:00
 — 09:30
How a novel approach against cancer helps combat the COVID-19 pandemic
BioNTech
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