Introducing the FEBS Medal Lecturers

Congratulations to David Baulcombe, Roman Jerala and Emmanuelle Charpentier

FEBS awards three medals for outstanding achievements in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology or related sciences to distinguished senior scientists: the Sir Hans Krebs medal, the Datta medal, and the Theodor Bücher medal. The 2021 awardees – Sir David Baulcombe (UK), Roman Jerala (SI) and Emmanuelle Charpentier (DE), respectively – will be presented with their medals and deliver plenary lectures at the 45th FEBS Congress.  

In the meantime, enjoy insight into the research, motivations and views of David Baulcombe and Roman Jerala in short Q&A posts on the FEBS Network via the links below, and the work of 2020 Nobel Prize winner Emmanuelle Charpentier is highlighted briefly in a recent FEBS Congress website post: 

FEBS Medal Lectures at the 45th FEBS Congress:

FEBS Sir Hans Krebs Lecture: Epigenetics and genetic regulation in plants, David Baulcombe, Sunday 4 July

FEBS Datta Lecture: Designable modules in synthetic biology: From the design of cell logic circuits to protein origami nanostructures, Roman Jerala, Wednesday 7 July

FEBS Theodor Bücher Lecture (Closing Plenary Lecture): The biology of CRISPR–Cas, Emmanuelle Charpentier, Thursday 8 July

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