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The revolutionary CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing tool

The CRISPR-Cas9 genetic scissors is called the sharpest tool in genetic engineering and has revolutionised molecular biological and cell biological research. Emmanuelle Charpentier made the discovery at Umeå University in 2012 and received the 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for it, together with Jennifer A. Doudna from the University of California, Berkeley, USA. On this page, we have gathered material related to genetic scissors.

This is CRISPR-Cas9

Popular scientific descriptions of the genetic scissors.
Discovery at Umeå University awarded 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Emmanuelle Charpentier has been awarded the 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

What are Genetic Scissors - and how do they work?

Popular science explanation of CRISPR-Cas9. Click "CC" for English subtitles.

The gene editing tool used throughout the world

How the groundbreaking discovery at Umeå University has transformed the future of science.

Emmanuelle Charpentier on CRISPR-Cas9

Honorary doctor describes the CRISPR-Cas9 discovery and what Umeå University has meant for her.

Revolutionary for science

CRISPR-Cas9 is a tool that comes from basic research and can be applied in many different research fields. Here are some examples.
Expert list CRISPR-Cas9

Find an expert in the field of CRISPR-Cas9 genetic scissors.

The gene editing tool that started a revolution

Stefan Jansson, professor of cell and molecular biology, explains the impact of CRISPR-Cas9.

Genetically modified fish assisting in the fight against cancer

Marléne Landström's research could lead to better treatment and more effective drugs to treat prostate cancer.

Researches the evergreen Christmas tree with CRISPR-Cas9

The evergreen Christmas tree is our economically most important plant and continuously researched.

A research environment that provides good conditions

On several occasions, Emmanuelle Charpentier has praised the research environment in Umeå as one of the preconditions for her discovery. Here are some narratives of the environment at Umeå University.
Open climate for groundbreaking research

Many testify that Umeå University has a special climate for research.

Successful research at MIMS

Bernt Eric Uhlin, professor of molecular biology, talks about the MIMS research laboratory. Subtitled in English.

The path to Umeå University

Film from the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation about how Charpentier chose Umeå and the significance of her research.

The significance of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for Umeå University

Hans Adolfsson: "I am certain that this year's Nobel Prize will be of great importance for the University."

About Emmanuelle Charpentier

Profiles and features that describe both the person and the path to discovery.
Genetic technology for the future

CRISPR-Cas9: Emmanuelle Charpentier's breakthroughs.

“This will shine a light on Umeå University”

The Nobel Prize will help Umeå to attract new young research fellows with exciting ideas.

Nobel Week 2020

2020 Nobel Lecture in Chemistry

Emmanuelle Charpentier delivers her Nobel lecture on CRISPR-Cas9.

Nobel Week Dialogue

Emmanuelle Charpentier talks about the challenge of learning and how education can help create a better future.

2020 Nobel Prize Award Ceremony

Watch the celebration of this year's Nobel Laureates live from Stockholm, Sweden.