Our heartfelt congratulations: TRON founders Ugur Sahin and Özlem Türeci receive the Order of Merit (Bundesverdienstkreuz) of the German Republic for the short-term development and approval of a vaccine against Covid-19 with their company BioNTech, as announced by the Office of the Federal President. Türeci and Sahin had made a “decisive contribution to the containment of the Corona pandemic” through their “tireless efforts.”
The award of the highest German Order of Merit to the entrepreneurial couple by German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier will take place on March 19 in Bellevue Palace in the presence of German Chancellor Angela Merkel. This will be the first time that the Federal President has presented the Order in person this year.
A video of the event will be available on the website of the German President.[Image: © A. Zinzow]