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!
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."
Press photo by Hallbauer&Fioretti.