When looking for motifs for future euro banknotes, the European Central Bank (ECB) received a suggestion from the EU Parliament: The FDP politician Moritz Körner called for the Biontech founders Ugur Sahin and Özlem Türeci to be shown on one of the banknotes. Important European personalities such as the Biontech founding couple should be printed on the new banknotes, said the member of the European Parliament. Your work saved the lives of millions of Europeans.
“Her life path is an impressive story about integration, advancement, entrepreneurship, scientific excellence and the potential of an open immigration society”, Körner is quoted on “NTV” about the researcher and entrepreneur couple. In the wake of the corona pandemic, the Mainz vaccine manufacturer Biontech managed to develop a vaccine against Covid-19 based on the so-called mRNA technology and to bring it to approval with completed studies.