In the Mainz town hall, they are proud of their most famous citizens, as the visitor sees right behind the entrance: the administration had a poem by the Indian intellectual Surendra Munshi painted on the wall. An ode to the city and the Biontech founders Özlem Türeci and Uğur Şahin, who developed their corona vaccine in Mainz. The company’s taxes immediately improved the city’s budget. High time for a conversation with the man who is probably the most pleased about it.
Jan Diesteldorf and Elisabeth Dostert, Mainz