Emmanuelle Charpentier is a world-renowned biochemist whose pioneering work in pioneering the CRISPR gene editing has seen her and her scientific partner Jennifer Doudna win the 2020 Nobel prize for chemistry.
Her contribution to genome editing has been a revolutionary step in biochemistry. The French scientist has been contributing to the research and advancement of science in microbiology and genetics. Her compelling research and scientific papers leading up to her Nobel prize win papers had already established her as an established member of the scientific community.
|Birthday||11 December 1968|
|Profession||French Professor and Nobel Prize Winning Scientist|
|Education||Pierre and Marie Curie University; Pasteur Institute|
10 Facts About Emmanuelle Charpentier
- Emmanuelle Charpentier has not revealed information about her husband or partner. She is one of the biggest scientists in the world in 2020 and is mostly focused on her field.
- She was born on 11 December 1968 and her age is 52 years old as of October 2020.
- Her Wiki page is still being updated so you can read her facts in this article.
- While her exact net worth is not known sources estimate she has a fortune in the range of $100,000 to $1 million.
- Her company, CRISPR Therapeutics, has a valuation of $2.5 billion.
- CRISPR, is a technology that has revolutionized biochemistry and gene editing as the process will allow scientists to edit the DNA of animals including humans.
- The new gene-editing process is the most efficient way to edit DNA sequences. It is being used to cure and prevent a number of diseases.
- Due to the revolutionary nature of CRISPR and the contribution of the technique to humankind, Emmanuelle Charpentier and her colleague Jennifer Doudna have been awarded the 2020 Nobel Prize in chemistry.
- Before this, she has won several awards for other scientific breakthroughs.
- As a matter of fact, in 2020 alone she shared the Wolf Prize in Medicine with Jennifer.