Prof. Jennifer Doudna

Friday 30 October, 2020

"The more we know, the more we realise there is to know"

 

This week's quote is by the 2020 Nobel Laureate, Professor Jennifer Doudna - an American biochemist.

Her discovery with the French microbiologist Emmanuelle Charpentier for developing a method of genome editing likened to "molecular scissors" promises to cure genetic diseases one day.

We resonate with what Prof. Jennifer said as, similar to in Chemistry, the more we know in a digital technology field, the more we realise there is to know.

Her work with CRISPR-Cas 9 allows scientists to re-write DNA in any organism, including human cells with unprecented efficiency. Its power has opened up a wide variety of possibilities across biology, medicine and agriculture as well.

It is remarkable how this project was just started as a curiousity-driven, fundamental discovery and has now become the breakthrough strategy that gives new hope and possibility to our society. 

Prof. Jennifer's constant urge to discover and explore led her to create something that has 'ushered a revolutionary new era in genomics'. Just like her, at DDSN we  live by this quote every single day.

We learn and explore something new everyday, in digital technology. We continuously harness our learnings to create more efficient systems for our partners and ultimately, contribute positively to the digital world.

In a world that is changing so fast, it's of utmost important to keep up with it, or you will be left behind.


Today's Quote

Quote - "The more we know, the more we realise there is to know" - Prof. Jennifer Doudna


Who is Jennifer Doudna?

Professor Jennifer Anne Doudna is an American biochemist known for her pioneering work in CRISPR gene editing. She was awarded the Nobel Prize 2020 in Chemistry for that work , along wiith  Emmanuelle Charpentier.

She is the Chancellor's Chair Professor in the Department of Chemistry and the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology at the University of California, Berkeley. 

In addition to the 2020 Nobel Prize, Jennifer has recieved many prestigious awards and fellowships like the 2000 Alan T. Waterman Award for her research on the structure as determined by X-ray crystallography of a ribozyme, and the 2015 Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences for CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing technology, with Charpentier. 

She has also been a co-recipient of the Gruber Prize in Genetics in 2015, the Tang Prize  in 2016), the Canada Gairdner International Award in 2016, and the Japan Prize in  2017.


At DDSN we foster a culture of exploration and curiousity among our team, to be able to come up with creative digital solutions for our clients everyday.