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Young genetics researcher receives international award

Rasmus O. Bak from the Department of Biomedicine and the Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies at Aarhus University is receiving the Young Investigator Award 2017, which is awarded by the European Society of Gene and Cell Therapy.

The Young Investigator Award is one of the biggest awards for young researchers within the field of genetic and cell therapy. This year the award, which is awarded by The European Society of Gene and Cell Therapy, goes to Rasmus O. Bak from Aarhus University.

Rasmus O. Bak conducts research into ways of modifying genes to be able to cure genetic diseases. He focuses on using CRISPR/Cas9, a new tool for gene editing which the researcher uses in stem cells from the blood, and which will potentially be able to cure genetic blood diseases. 

He has just returned home following a three-year postdoc stay at Stanford University in California, USA, and is now establishing his own research group at AU. 

The Young Investigator Award will be awarded on 20 October 2017 at the society’s annual conference in Berlin as a personal prize of honour of EUR 1,000.


Assistant Professor, PhD Rasmus O. Bak
Aarhus University, Department of Biomedicine 
Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies (AIAS)
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