19 November 2018

Utrecht University’s Bijvoet Medal goes to Emmanuelle Charpentier

The Bijvoet Medal of the Bijvoet Center for Biomolecular Research is awarded to scientists with an outstanding contribution to furthering the fields of biomolecular chemistry and/or structural biology. This year, the medal went to Emmanuelle Charpentier for her groundbreaking research on the CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing technology.

Please find more information here.


7 November 2018

Berliner Wissenschaftspreis for Emmanuelle Charpentier

On Wednesday evening, the Governing Mayor of Berlin and Senator for Science and Research, Michael Müller, presented the Berliner Wissenschaftspreis (Berlin Science Prize) to Emmanuelle Charpentier from the Max Planck Unit for th for Infection Biology for her innovative research in gene regulation. According to Müller, “the internationally highly acknowledged and groundbreaking work of Prof. Emmanuelle Charpentier are the basis for numerous other innovations. With her research on so-called genetic scissors, she has made a name for herself worldwide and opened a new chapter in medical research.”

More information is available in the press release of the Governing Mayor (in German only)


18 October 2018

Emmanuelle Charpentier honored with highest American Cancer Society Award

Alongside former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., Jennifer Doudna, Charis Eng and Micheal J. Thun, Emmanuelle Charpentier received the award during a celebration ceremony at the Ronald Reagan International Trade Center on Oct. 18 in Washington DC. The Medal of Honor is awarded to distinguished individuals who have made valuable contributions in the fight against cancer through basic research, clinical research, and cancer control.

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11 October 2018

Honorary Doctor of Manchester University for Emmanuelle Charpentier

On Manchester University’s Foundation Day, which is held each year to mark the bringing together of the Victoria University of Manchester and the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST) in 2004, Emmanuelle Charpentier was bestowed the Doctor Honoris Causa of the University alongside the businessman Gerald Chan, scientist CNR Rao, architect Rachel Haugh and actor Sarah Lancashire.

For more information, please click here.


7 October 2018

Emmanuelle Charpentier receives Premio Scienza Madre from the Institute for Infectious Diseases Lazzaro Spallanzani in Rome

In its first year, the Premio Scienza Madre of the Institute for Infectious Diseases Lazzaro Spallanzani goes to Emmanuelle Charpentier, Lucia Banci and Laurence Zitvogel. The recognition pays tribute to women who have dedicated their lives to research in the medical field and made important scientific achievements.

More information can be found here (in Italian only).


3 October 2018

Austrian Decoration for Arts and Sciences for Emmanuelle Charpentier

At the traditional reception for the Curiae for Sciences and Art, Federal President Alexander van Bellen has bestowed the Austrian Decoration for Arts and Sciences to Emmanuelle Charpentier. The decoration is the highest honor of the country and awarded to scientists and artists who have have earned outstanding recognition and reputation in their fields.

Please see also the press release issued by APA (in German only)


24 September 2018

Emmanuelle Charpentier receives V de Vida Award from the Spanish Association Against Cancer

The CRISPR-Cas9 technology is a technology that allows the genome to be modified with great precision and whose origin comes from the pure basic science. For their contribution to the fight against cancer, the Spanish Association Against Cancer (AECC) has awarded its “V de Vida” award to the scientists responsible for its discovery: Francisco Martínez Mojica, Jennifer Doudna and Emmanuelle Charpentier.

Please click here for the press release issued by the Spanish Association Against Cancer (in Spanish only)


7 September 2018

Aachen Engineering Award goes to Emmanuelle Charpentier

Emmanuelle Charpentier’s invention of the CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing technology has fundamentally changed the world of biotechnology and has significant implications in the field of biotech engineering. For this reason, she received this years’s Aachen Engineering award – as the first microbiologist in the history of the award.

More information about the Aachen Engineering Award can be found here.


4 September 2018

Emmanuelle Charpentier receives the Kavli Prize in Nanoscience

The 2018 Kavli prize in Nanoscience is awarded to Emmanuelle Charpentier, Jennifer Doudna and Virginijus Šikšnys for the invention of CRISPR-Cas9, a precise nanotool for editing DNA, causing a revolution in biology, agriculture, and medicine.

To repair a defect in the genome of an organism, one would have to remove, alter, or insert a genetic code at atomically precise locations in the DNA sequence. This vision is now a reality with CRISPR-Cas9, a nanotool that opens a door towards curing hereditary diseases and boosting agriculture.

Please view the citation by the Kavli Prize Foundation for more information.


20 June 2018

University of Cambridge confers Honorary Doctorate to Emmanuelle Charpentier

The degree of Doctor of Science was conferred on Professor Charpentier for her contributions to medical science, including her advances in genome editing that allow researchers “to cut and paste the very language of life written in the nucleus of the cells as easily as they edit their papers,” according to the oration about her, during the ceremony.

Please also view the University of Cambridge news section.


3 June 2018

Emmanuelle Charpentier Elected Member of the German Orden Pour Le Mérite

In a solemn ceremony attended by the Federal President Frank Walter Steinmeier, the Orden Pour Le Mérite for Sciences and Arts welcomed its newly elected members, microbiologist Emmanuelle Charpentier, the historians Jürgen Osterhammel and Karl Schlögel,  and the artist Rebecca Horn.

More information about the Orden Pour Le Mérite and Emmanuelle Charpentier’s profile can be found here.


29 May 2018

Emmanuelle Charpentier Elected Member of the French Académie des sciences

Emmanuelle Charpentier and 17 other new members from various research disciplines were inducted at the Académie des sciences during a solemn ceremony in the dome of the Institut de France this Tuesday. 

Please click here for the press release issued by the Académie des sciences (in French only).


18 April 2018

Catholic University Louvain-la-Neuve confers Honorary Doctorate to Emmanuelle Charpentier

The Institute of Life Sciences at the Catholic University Louvain-La-Neuve is celebrating its 20th anniversary. On this occasion, and as part of the awarding of the honorary doctorate degrees in the Science and Technology Sector of UCL 2018, two renowned biologists were honored: Emmanuelle Charpentier and Malcom Bennett. Emmanuelle Charpentier has  elucidated how to reprogram the CRISPR-Cas9 mechanism to target any DNA sequence, allowing to edit the genome of any organism!

Please find more information here.


21 January 2018

PMWC 2018 Silicon Valley Luminary Award goes to Emmanuelle Charpentier

The PMWC Luminary Award recognizes recent contributions of preeminent figures who have accelerated personalized medicine into the clinical marketplace. This year, PMWC has honored Dr. Emmanuelle Charpentier with the Luminary Award for spearheading the development of the groundbreaking CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing technology.

Please find more information about the award here.