2018 Kavli Prizes

2018 Kavli Prize Laureates

The 2018 Kavli Prize laureates were selected for their research on the science of star creation, the neuroscience of hearing and a tool for DNA editing.

2018 KAVLI PRIZE ASTROPHYSICS

Recognized “for her combined contributions to observational, theoretical, and laboratory astrochemistry, elucidating the life cycle of interstellar clouds and the formation of stars and planets.”

Ewine van Dishoeck

Ewine van Dishoeck

Leiden University, NETHERLANDS

 

2018 KAVLI PRIZE NANOSCIENCE

Recognized “for the invention of CRISPR-Cas9, a precise nanotool for editing DNA, causing a revolution in biology, agriculture, and medicine."

Emmanuelle

Emmanuelle Charpentier

Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology, Berlin, GERMANY

Jennifer A. Doudna

Jennifer A. Doudna

University of California, Berkeley, USA

Virginijus Šikšnys

Virginijus Šikšnys

Stanford University, Vilnius University, Vilnius, LITHUANIA

 

2018 KAVLI PRIZE NEUROSCIENCE

Recognized “for their pioneering work on the molecular and neural mechanisms of hearing."

A. James Hudspeth

A. James Hudspeth

Rockefeller University, New York, USA

Robert Fettiplace

Robert Fettiplace

University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA

Christine Petit

Christine Petit

Collège de France/Pasteur Institute, Paris, FRANCE