Pr Emmanuelle

Charpentier

Nobel Prize 2020

Pr Emmanuelle

Charpentier

Nobel Prize 2020

Pr Emmanuelle

Charpentier

Nobel Prize 2020

Method For Genome Editing

The 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry is awarded to Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer A. Doudna “for the development of a method for genome editing”.

Method For Genome Editing

The 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry is awarded to Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer A. Doudna “for the development of a method for genome editing”.

Work

Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer A. Doudna have discovered one of gene technology’s sharpest tools: the CRISPR/Cas9 genetic scissors. Using these, researchers can change the DNA of animals, plants and microorganisms with extremely high precision. This technology has had a revolutionary impact on the life sciences, is contributing to new cancer therapies and may make the dream of curing inherited diseases come true.

Life

Emmanuelle Charpentier was born in 1968 in Juvisy-sur-Orge, France. Ph.D. in 1995 from Institut Pasteur, Paris, Professor and researcher in microbiology, genetics and biochemistry. Since 2015, she has been a Director at the Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology in Berlin. In 2018, she founded an independent research institute, the Max Planck Unit for the Science of Pathogens. 

Link with Vilber

Emmanuelle Charpentier’s laboratory is equipped with a FUSION FX7 at the Max Planck Institute, Berlin, Germany.