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Uğur Şahin (Turkish: [uːɾ ʃaː.hin]; born September 29, 1965) is a Turkish-German oncologist and entrepreneur. His main fields of research are cancer research and immunology. He has been Professor of Experimental Oncology at the III Medical Clinic of the University of Mainz since 2006, and chairman of the board and CEO of BioNTech SE since 2008, a company that he co-founded with his wife, Özlem Türeci. Şahin is considered one of the leading COVID-19 vaccine developers.