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Emmanuelle Charpentier by HallhuberFiorettiEmmanuelle Charpentier

Past: Group leader - Alumna at
Molecular Infection Medicine Sweden (MIMS)
Umeå Centre for Microbial Research (UCMR)
Department of Molecular Biology, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden

Present: Scientific and Managing Director and Founding Director
Max Planck Unit for the Science of Pathogens

Berlin, Germany

Honorary Professor
Institute for Biology, Humboldt University
Berlin, Germany

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The Emmanuelle Charpentier Lab at the Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology focuses on fundamental mechanisms of regulation in pathogens (CRISPR-Cas9)

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Picture: 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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