Nearly a decade ago, Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer Doudna embarked on a journey that would transform the field of science. Their groundbreaking research on the CRISPR system revolutionized gene editing and ultimately earned them the 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Watch their captivating short film, offering insights into the process of scientific discovery, collaboration, and groundbreaking experimentation.
Emmanuelle Charpentier received her PhD at Institut Pasteur, Paris. She served as Director at the Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology, Berlin from 2015-2018. Since 2018, she has served as the Founding, Scientific and Managing Director of the Max Planck Unit for the Science of Pathogens, Berlin. Charpentier was awarded The Nobel Prize in Chemistry… Continue Reading
Jennifer Doudna is a Professor of the Departments of Chemistry and of Molecular and Cell Biology at the University of California, Berkeley, and an Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Early in her career, she studied the structure and mechanism of ribozymes (enzymatic RNA molecules) and RNA-protein complexes. Now her research focuses on understanding… Continue Reading
Martin Jinek received his PhD in Elena Conti’s lab at EMBL. He performed postdoctoral work at UC Berkeley with Jennifer Doudna. He is now an Associate Professor of Biochemistry at the University of Zurich, where his lab studies protein-RNA interactions that regulate cellular function. Continue Reading