Award ceremony: 540,000 euros for top researchers

Jung Foundation for Science and Research honours Özlem Türeci, Stefan Rose-John and Achmed Mrestani with highly endowed medicine prizes 


Hamburg, May 5, 2023. Yesterday evening, the Jung Foundation for Science and Research awarded its medical prizes, which are among the most highly endowed in Europe. The laureates: Professor Dr med. Dr h.c. mult. Özlem Türeci, Professor Dr rer. nat. Stefan Rose-John and Dr med. Achmed Mrestani were honoured with a total of 540,000 euros for their pioneering research. With personal speeches of thanks, they accepted the awards in front of an invited audience. 

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