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Emmanuelle Charpentier, former MIMS group leader, wins the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2020

7 September 2020, 11:45. The live sending started about the announcement of the winner(s) of the Nobel prize in Chemistry. At Umeå University, in Rotundan, about 20 people were holding their breath and watching at the screen as Prof. Pernilla Wittung Stafshede, the chairman of the committee - Prof. Claes Gustafsson, and Secretary General Göran K. Hansson at the Royal Swedish Acamdemy of Sciences opened the event.  When Secretary General Göran K. Hansson said "This year's prize is about re-writing the code of life", we knew it, everybody knew it, it is her! The official announcement  followed, saying her name clearly. Our warmest congratulations, Emmanuelle! 

Emmanuelle Charpentier


The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2020 was awarded jointly to Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer A. Doudna "for the  development of a method for genome editing." 


Continue reading about Emmanuelle and CRISPR/Cas9 at Umeå University's webpage here, at The Nobel Prize webpage here or at EMBL's homepage here

Press photo by Hallbauer&Fioretti. 

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.

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