UmeƄ houses great knowledge of the gene editing tool and its revolutionary importance to research. UmeƄ University also has a renowned research environment and culture, which is undoubtedly an important part in making scientific breakthroughs.

Due to the pandemic, UmeƄ University will not be organising a face-to-face event in conjunction with the Nobel Prize Ceremony on 10 December.

ā€œWe are truly proud of Emmanuelle Charpentier and the discoveries she made at UmeĆ„ University. We look forward to one day being able to celebrate the Nobel Prize in Chemistry at UmeĆ„ University and get the opportunity to invite Emmanuelle Charpentier ā€“ which is something we know she is looking forward to as well. But at the moment, the pandemic requires us to take responsibility for our staff, students and fellow citizens,ā€ says Hans Adolfsson, Vice-Chancellor of UmeĆ„ University.

Until celebrations can be held, heaps of information related to CRISPR-Cas9 is available on UmeĆ„ Universityā€™s website covering, for instance, the importance of the technology for research and researchers, the environment and atmosphere that UmeĆ„ University offers to promote ground-breaking research, and a list of experts that can go in-depth into the gene editing tool.

Find all the material:

List of experts on CRISPR-Cas9 at UmeƄ University:

Emmanuelle Charpentier has continually praised the research environment at UmeƄ University as setting the framework for her research. And she is not the only one who has this experience.

Here are some others who share Emmanuelle Charpentierā€™s view of working at UmeĆ„ University.

And additionally, below are some events in which Emmanuelle Charpentier will take part in during the upcoming Nobel Week.

Monday 7 December: 19:00
The diploma and medal was handed over to Nobel Laureate Emmanuelle Charpentier at the Swedish Embassy in Berlin.

Tuesday 8 December 11:00
Nobel Laureates Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer A. Doudna hold their official Nobel lectures, which will describe the history and background of their discoveries.

Wednesday 9 December 13:00ā€“15:00
Emmanuelle Charpentier and Igor Levit will discuss ā€œLearning in Art and Scienceā€ in the popular science event Nobel Week Dialogue.

Igor Levit is a world-renowned pianist and artist in the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and portrait artist of the Philharmonie Essen in the 2020/21 season.

Thursday 10 December 16:30
Nobel Prize Ceremony

On 10 December, Emmanuelle Charpentier will participate in the podcast called the Nobel Prize Conversation where Adam Smith interviews Nobel laureates about their lives, work, failures and achievements in the purpose of getting to know the people behind the Nobel Prize.

Further information can be found on

For more information, please contact:

Johanna Fredriksson
Communications Officer
+46 70-2731337

For comments from UmeƄ University, please contact:

Hans Adolfsson
Vice-Chancellor of UmeƄ University
+46 90-786 53 50

UmeƄ University
UmeĆ„ University is one of Swedenā€™s largest institutions of higher education with over 34,000 students and 4,000 faculty and staff. We are characterised by world-leading research in several scientific fields and a multitude of educations ranked highly in international comparison. UmeĆ„ University is also the site of the pioneering discovery of the CRISPR-Cas9 genetic scissors ā€“ a revolution in genetic engineering that has been awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

At UmeĆ„ University, everything is nearby. Our cohesive campus environment makes it easy to meet, collaborate and exchange knowledge, which promotes a dynamic and open culture where we rejoice in each other’s successes.

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