"This year’s prize is about re-writing the code of life,” said Secretary General Göran K. Hansson for the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, as he awarded the prize to American biologist Jennifer Doudna and French microbiologist Emmanuelle Charpentier.
Only five women have previously won the chemistry prize, which has been awarded 111 times between 1901 and 2019 to 183 people.
“I am overwhelmed and deeply honoured to receive a prize of such high distinction and look forward to video-celebrating this exceptional award with my team members, colleagues, family and friends,” commented Emmanuelle Charpentier.
Source: Press Release Max-Planck-Gesellschaft
More information: Charpentier Lab
Prof. Emmanuelle Charpentier
Max-Planck-Forschungsstelle für die Wissenschaft der Pathogene (MPUSP)