August 2021|

Meet the scientist couple driving an mRNA vaccine revolution

Uğur Şahin and Özlem Türeci
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Uğur Şahin
Uğur Şahin
Physician, immunologist
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Uğur Şahin is the cofounder and CEO of BioNTech and one of the world's foremost experts on messenger ribonucleic acid (mRNA) medicines. He initiated the historic development of the first mRNA vaccine for COVID-19.
Özlem Türeci
Özlem Türeci
Physician, immunologist, cancer researcher
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Özlem Türeci is the cofounder and chief medical officer of BioNTech. She leads the clinical development of "Project Lightspeed," the company's successful effort to develop and distribute an mRNA-based vaccine against COVID-19, a historic achievement completed in less than one year.
Uğur Şahin and Özlem Türeci's Resource List
Jim Collins | HarperBusiness, 2001 | Book

Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap and Others Don't

Jim Collins' book is an old classic, but in my opinion still one of the best books when it comes to identifying the one thing worth doing in life and understanding what it takes to build on it and create something that is great and lasts for many years.
Brian Christian and Tom Griffiths | Picador, 2017 | Book

Algorithms to Live By: The Computer Science of Human Decisions

Algorithms to Live By is fun to read. It explains how algorithms from computer science can be useful for practical problem solving and decision making in everyday life.

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