Current JST mentor Joe Miller has announced he is writing a book on the development of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine against COVID-19.
Joe’s book, which will be published by St Martin’s Press and German publisher Rowohlt Verlag, tells the story of the husband and wife team behind the development of the successful vaccine and their race against time as the pandemic raged across the world.
Joe said: ‘Having watched the record-breaking development of the world’s first clinically approved COVID-19 vaccine at close quarters, I am delighted to be able to tell the story of what will surely rank as one of the greatest scientific achievements of our age.
‘In their quest to exploit the powers of the immune system to target cancer tumours, Ugur Sahin and Ozlem Türeci faced skepticism and even ridicule from much of the medical establishment.
‘Their triumph, at one of humankind’s darkest moments, was no happy accident. As this account will explain, it was built on decades spent in dogged pursuit of a single vision, one that now promises to unlock a new generation of vaccines and therapies.’