(Rainer Schuster, Prof. Dr. E. Charpentier, Prof. Dr. med. B. Isermann)

The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Klinische Chemie und Laboratoriumsmedizin e.V. has awarded this year’s Prize for Biochemical Analysis to Prof. Dr. E. Charpentier, Director of the Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology in Berlin. The winner’s certificate was presented to Prof. Dr. E. Charpentier at the DGKL’s annual convention, held in the historic state parliament building in Oldenburg on Wednesday, 11 October. The presentation was made by DGKL President Berend Isermann, with Sarstedt board member Rainer Schuster also in attendance.

In Prof. Dr. E. Charpentier, this year’s Prize for Biochemical Analysis goes to an internationally renowned researcher who has been recognised on multiple occasions for her achievements in the field of molecular genetics.

Prof. Dr. E. Charpentier conducts research into the immune system of bacteria and has achieved groundbreaking results in the area of genetic engineering. She examines how bacterial infections progress and how bacteria protect against the ingress of foreign DNA.

Based on this research work, she has developed a ‘gene clipper’ that can be used to precisely control and modify genes in a specific targeted manner for therapeutic purposes.