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Emmanuelle Charpentier awarded "Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur"

By a presidential decree on December 31, 2015, the French President of the Republic, François Hollande, awarded Emmanuelle Charpentier with the title of "Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur".
The Légion d’Honneur is the highest French decoration and one of the most famous in the world; it is awarded to people who, by their accomplishments, contribute to the progress of France.

For two centuries it has been presented on behalf of the Head of State to reward the most deserving citizens in all fields of activity. Any French citizen, who has demonstrated outstanding merits in the service of the nation is eligible to qualify for the Légion d’Honneur. Emmanuelle Charpentier was awarded together with 615 other French citizens.

More information about the Légion d'Honneur

Emmanuelle Charpentier took the Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Emmanuelle has been awarded jointly with Jennifer Doudna the 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for discovering the groundbreaking CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing technology. She is a former group leader at MIMS, honorary doctor at Umeå University and former visiting professor at UCMR.

Movie by Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation (

Battling antibiotic resistance

movie by Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation, with participation of scientists from MIMS and UCMR:
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Research about infectious diseases:

Oliver Billker in movie of Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation:
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