Professor Virginijus Šikšnys, biochemist of the Vilnius University's Institute of Biotechnology, has been awarded the elite Warren Alpert Foundation Prize for his remarkable contribution to the understanding of the CRISPR bacterial defence system and the revolutionary discovery that it can be adapted for genome editing.
Vilnius University Prof. Dr. Virginijus Šikšnys
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