Emmanuelle Charpentier named in TIME MAGAZINE'S TIME 100 - TIME's annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world
 Emmanuelle Charpentier, professor at Umeå University, has been selected by Time magazine as one of its 100 most influential people in the world list for 2015. She was recognized for her discovery of the CRISPR-Cas9 mechanism in bacteria, which became a gene editing tool now used in research labs world wide. (time.com/time100)
Emmanuelle Charpentier and her research group at the Laboratory for Molecular Infection Medicine Sweden (MIMS), Umeå University, conduct research that is focused on understanding the mechanisms of regulation in infection and immunity in bacterial pathogens. The basic research aiming to decipher the mechanisms how RNA and protein molecules work and cooperate to control gene expression and biological processes in Streptococcus pyogenes became one of the most important discovery in molecular biology of our time, the CRISPR-Cas9 system. It led to an easy gene modifying tool, now already used worldwide in basic life science and biomedical research. Many organizations and foundations have recently honored Emmanuelle Charpentier for her scientific discovery. Now TIME Magazine has elected her for its 2015 list.
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