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Emmanuelle Charpentier

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Charpentier in 2015

Emmanuelle Marie Charpentier (born 11 December 1968) is a French professor and researcher of microbiology, genetics and biochemistry. She is known for her work in CRISPR gene editing. Since 2015, she has been a director at the Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology in the German capital of Berlin. In 2018, she founded an independent research institute, the Max Planck Unit for the Science of Pathogens. In 2020, Charpentier and Jennifer Doudna were awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry "for the development of a method for genome editing".[1] In 2015, she has been named one of Time magazine's 100 most influential people in 2015, also with Doudna.

Charpentier was born in Juvisy-sur-Orge, Île-de-France.

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  1. "Press release: The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2020". Nobel Foundation. 7 October 2020. Retrieved 7 October 2020.

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