Nobel Prize Inspiration Initiative

Emmanuelle Charpentier

May 2022

On 25 April 2022, Emmanuelle Charpentier spoke with students and scientists at the University of Sharjah, UAE. In an open session, she gave a lecture about her journey towards the 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry and her discovery of CRISPR-Cas genome engineering technology. She then took questions from the live audience at the University of Sharjah and from viewers of the livestream. Next she participated in a closed discussion with selected early-career scientists, where she answered their questions on topics ranging from maintaining passion to what makes an excellent scientist.

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