Press and Public Relations (CRISPR-Cas9/Emmanuelle Charpentier)

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Regulation in Infection Biology

Press and Public Relations

Dr. Susann Beetz

Press Releases

Press Releases

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Breakthrough in genetic engineering: Emmanuelle Charpentier wins Kavli Prize

June 01, 2018
Emmanuelle Charpentier, director at the Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology in Berlin, is among the winners of the international renowned Kavli prize. She is honoured for her pioneering work in developing the CRISPR-Cas9 system, a breakthrough tool for genetic engineering. The award ceremony will take place in Oslo on September 4, 2018. [more]
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Activity of two genes able to predict active tuberculosis

April 06, 2018
In future, a blood test could identify which individuals with latent TB infection are at high risk of developing the disease [more]
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Candidate tuberculosis vaccine in phase II/III trial

March 23, 2018
VPM1002 is being trailed for efficacy and safety in patients with recurrent tuberculosis and in HIV-exposed newborns [more]
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Helicobacter creates immune system blind spot

March 12, 2018
By extracting cholesterol from host cell membranes, Helicobacter pylori generates “micro-islands” [more]
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Sugar molecule helps stomach cells to differentiate between good and bad bugs

September 05, 2017
Max Planck scientists discover novel innate surveillance mechanism to fight off pathogenic Helicobacter strains [more]
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Are stem cells the link between bacteria and cancer?

August 17, 2017
New mechanism of stomach gland regeneration reveals impact of Helicobacter pylori infection [more]
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Emmanuelle Charpentier: An artist in gene editing

February 07, 2017
For Emmanuelle Charpentier, deciphering the functioning of an enzyme previously known only to experts was a life-changing moment [more]
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An old new weapon against emerging Chikungunya virus

May 12, 2016
Researchers utilize existing drugs to interfere with host factors required for replication of Chikungunya virus [more]

Cpf1: CRISPR-enzyme scissors cutting both RNA and DNA

April 20, 2016
Scientists delineate molecular details of a new bacterial CRISPR-Cpf1 system and open possible avenue for alternative gene editing uses like targeting several genes in parallel [more]
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Blood test for tuberculosis

March 24, 2016
Biomarkers may be able to predict the risk of developing tuberculosis in future [more]
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