May 29, 2016

​Brummelkamp’s discoveries relevant in combatting the Ebola epidemic

In 2011 the journal Nature published Thijn Brummelkamp and Jan Carette’s research into the infection mechanisms of the Ebola virus. This commanded attention once again in 2014. The two Dutchmen played a key role in the scientific community’s understanding of how the Ebola virus invades human cells. Read here what the NOS wrote about their groundbreaking discoveries.

Thijn Brummelkamp

Thijn Brummelkamp

Laureate 2015

Thijn Brummelkamp is an energetic, critical and entrepreneurial scientist researching the function of each of the approximately 25,000 genes in the human body. He began by developing a way to turn off each of these genes one by one. Then he invented an even smarter method to do the same with a number of genes at the same time.