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Emmanuelle Charpentier

During 2009-2017 group leader at MIMS and visiting professor at UCMR. She has been awarded the 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, together with Jennifer Doudna, for her groundbreaking work on CRISPR-Cas9.



Works at

Affiliated as other position at Department of Molecular Biology
6K och 6L, Sjukhusområdet Umeå universitet, 901 87 Umeå

Emmanuelle Charpentier was awarded the Nobel prize in Chemistry in 2020. She is a world-leading expert in regulatory mechanisms underlying processes of infection and immunity in bacterial pathogens. Today, she is Scientific and Managing Director of the Max Planck Unit for the Science of Pathogens in Berlin, an institute that she founded together with the Max Planck Society.

At the 2017 Annual Celebration Ceremony, Emmanuelle was promoted as honorary doctor of medicine at Umeå University.


Nature Chemical Biology, Nature Publishing Group 2020, Vol. 16, (5) : 587-595
Bratovic, Majda; Fonfara, Ines; Chylinski, Krzysztof; et al.
Nature Communications, Nature Publishing Group 2020, Vol. 11, (1)
Broglia, Laura; Lécrivain, Anne-Laure; Renault, Thibaud T.; et al.
RNA Biology, Taylor & Francis Group 2020, Vol. 17, (5) : 718-730
Righetti, Francesco; Materne, Solange Lise; Boss, John; et al.
RNA Biology, Taylor & Francis 2018, Vol. 15, (10) : 1336-1347
Broglia, Laura; Materne, Solange; Lecrivain, Anne-Laure; et al.
FEMS Microbiology Letters, Oxford University Press 2018, Vol. 365, (4)
Charpentier, Emmanuelle
Cell, Elsevier 2018, Vol. 172, (6) : 1239-1259
Hille, Frank; Richter, Hagen; Wong, Shi Pey; et al.
Nucleic Acids Research, Vol. 46, (3) : 1375-1385
Labuhn, Maurice; Adams, Felix F.; Ng, Michelle; et al.
Lécrivain, Anne-Laure; Broglia, Laura; Renault, Thibaud; et al.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, National Academy of Sciences 2018, Vol. 115, (46) : 11814-11819
Lécrivain, Anne-Laure; Le Rhun, Anaïs; Renault, Thibaud T.; et al.
Trends in Microbiology, ELSEVIER SCI LTD 2018, Vol. 26, (5) : 401-410
Tsatsaronis, James A.; Franch-Arroyo, Sandra; Resch, Ulrike; et al.
Frontiers in Molecular Biosciences, Frontiers Media S.A. 2017, Vol. 4
Elsholz, Alexander K. W.; Birk, Marlene S.; Charpentier, Emmanuelle; et al.
Viral immunology, MARY ANN LIEBERT, INC 2017, Vol. 30, (9) : 628-632
Hurwitz, Julia L.; Jones, Bart G.; Charpentier, Emmanuelle; et al.
Nucleic Acids Research, Vol. 45, (5) : 2329-2340
Le Rhun, Anais; Lecrivain, Anne-Laure; Reimegard, Johan; et al.
Haematologica, Vol. 102, (9) : 1558-1566
Reimer, Jana; Knoess, Sabine; Labuhn, Maurice; et al.
Current Opinion in Biotechnology, CURRENT BIOLOGY LTD 2017, Vol. 48 : 119-126
Richter, Florian; Fonfara, Ines; Gelfert, Renate; et al.
Scientific Reports, Nature Publishing Group 2016, Vol. 6
Eggenschwiler, Reto; Moslem, Mohsen; Fráguas, Mariane Serra; et al.
Nature, Vol. 532, (7600) : 517-520
Fonfara, Ines; Richter, Hagen; Bratovic, Majda; et al.
Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Biological Sciences, Vol. 371, (1707)
Hille, Frank; Charpentier, Emmanuelle
RNA Biology, Vol. 13, (2) : 177-195
Le Rhun, Anaïs; Beer, Yan Yan; Reimegård, Johan; et al.
mBio, Vol. 7, (6)
Resch, Ulrike; Tsatsaronis, James Anthony; Le Rhun, Anais; et al.
Nucleic Acids Research, Vol. 44, (20) : 10003-10014
Richter, Florian; Fonfara, Ines; Bouazza, Boris; et al.
Molecular Cell, Vol. 61, (6) : 797-808
Sternberg, Samuel H; Richter, Hagen; Charpentier, Emmanuelle; et al.
Nature Biotechnology, Vol. 33, (5) : 478-486
Bosley, Katrine S; Botchan, Michael; Bredenoord, Annelien L; et al.
FEMS Microbiology Reviews, Vol. 39, (3) : 277-279
Charpentier, Emmanuelle; Hess, Wolfgang R
FEMS Microbiology Reviews, Vol. 39, (3) : 428-441
Charpentier, Emmanuelle; Richter, Hagen; van der Oost, John; et al.
Molecular Cell, Cell Press 2015, Vol. 58, (4) : 560-562
Heckl, Dirk; Charpentier, Emmanuelle
Nature Reviews Microbiology, Vol. 13, (11) : 722-736
Makarova, Kira S; Wolf, Yuri I; Alkhnbashi, Omer S; et al.
FEMS Microbiology Reviews, Vol. 39, (3) : 442-463
Plagens, Andre; Richter, Hagen; Charpentier, Emmanuelle; et al.
Transgenic research, Vol. 23, (1) : 188-189
Charpentier, Emmanuelle
Current Opinion in Microbiology, Vol. 19 : 114-119
Charpentier, Emmanuelle; Marraffini, Luciano A.
Current Opinion in Microbiology, Vol. 19 : VIII-X
Charpentier, Emmanuelle; Marraffini, Luciano A.
Nucleic Acids Research, Oxford University Press 2014, Vol. 42, (10) : 6091-6105
Chylinski, Krzysztof; Makarova, Kira S.; Charpentier, Emmanuelle; et al.
Science, Vol. 346, (6213) : 1077-+
Doudna, Jennifer A.; Charpentier, Emmanuelle
Nucleic Acids Research, Vol. 42, (4) : 2577-2590
Fonfara, Ines; Le Rhun, Anaïs; Chylinski, Krzysztof; et al.
Science, Vol. 343, (6176) : 1215-
Jinek, Martin; Jiang, Fuguo; Taylor, David W.; et al.
Clinical and Experimental Immunology, Vol. 178, (2) : 320-333
Latvala, S.; Makela, S. M.; Miettinen, M.; et al.
Nature, Nature Publishing Group 2013, Vol. 495, (7439) : 50-51
Charpentier, Emmanuelle; Doudna, Jennifer A.
RNA Biology, Landes Bioscience 2013, Vol. 10, (5) : 726-737
Chylinski, Krzysztof; Le Rhun, Anaïs; Charpentier, Emmanuelle
Cell Reports, Vol. 3, (6) : 1832-1839
Fuhrmann, Jakob; Mierzwa, Beata; Trentini, Debora B.; et al.
Virology, Vol. 434, (2) : 202-209
Fineran, Peter C.; Charpentier, Emmanuelle
Science, Vol. 337, (6096) : 816-821
Jinek, Martin; Chylinski, Krzysztof; Fonfara, Ines; et al.
RNA Biology, Vol. 9, (4) : 414-426
Le Rhun, Anaïs; Charpentier, Emmanuelle
Nature, Vol. 471, (7340) : 602-607
Deltcheva, Elitza; Chylinski, Krzysztof; Sharma, Cynthia M; et al.
Nature Reviews Microbiology, Nature Publishing Group 2011, Vol. 9, (6) : 467-477
Makarova, Kira S; Haft, Daniel H; Barrangou, Rodolphe; et al.
Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences (CMLS), Basel: Birkhäuser Vlg 2010, Vol. 67, (2) : 217-237
Romby, Pascale; Charpentier, Emmanuelle
Science, American Association for the Advancement of Science 2009, Vol. 324, (5932) : 1323-1327
Fuhrmann, Jakob; Schmidt, Andreas; Spiess, Silvia; et al.
Journal of Biological Chemistry, Vol. 283, (29) : 19879-19887
Gratz, Nina; Siller, Maria; Schaljo, Barbara; et al.
PLOS ONE, Vol. 3, (5) : e2279-
Schikora, Adam; Carreri, Alessandro; Charpentier, Emmanuelle; et al.
Discovery at Umeå University awarded 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

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

The revolutionary CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing tool

CRISPR-Cas9 was discovered here by Emmanuelle Charpentier, recipient of the 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

Genetic technology for the future

CRISPR-Cas9: Emmanuelle Charpentier's breakthroughs.

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