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Discoverer of the CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing technology
Emmanuelle Charpentier is professor and group leader at the Department of Molecular Biology (within the Laboratory for Molecular Infection Medicine Sweden and Umeå Centre for Microbial Research).
She received the 2015 Louis-Jeantet Prize for medicine for her discovery of the CRISPR-Cas9 mechanism in bacteria, which became a gene editing tool now used in research labs world wide.
Film courtesy of the Louis-Jeantet Foundation