Nobel Prize 2018 In Chemistry Awarded to Frances H. Arnold, George P. Smith, Sir Gregory P. Winter

Nobel Prize 2018 In Chemistry Awarded to Frances H. Arnold, George P. Smith, Sir Gregory P. Winter
Nobel Prize 2018 In Chemistry Awarded to Frances H. Arnold, George P. Smith, Sir Gregory P. Winter

Nobel Prize 2018 In Chemistry Awarded to Frances H. Arnold, George P. Smith, Sir Gregory P. Winter

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2018 award to one half to Frances H. Arnold and the other half jointly to George P. Smith and Sir Gregory P. Winter.


They were awarded the Nobel Chemistry Prize for applying the principles of evolution to develop enzymes used to make various items from bio fuels to pharmaceuticals.


This year’s Nobel Laureates in Chemistry have been inspired by the power of evolution and used the same principles – genetic change and selection – to develop proteins that solve mankind’s chemical problems.

Frances Arnold is the 5th woman to win the Nobel Chemistry Prize.

Chemistry Nobel Prize 2018 Winner - Frances H. Arnold

Frances H. Arnold

Born: 25 July 1956, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Affiliation at the time of the award: California Institute of Technology (Caltech), Pasadena, CA, USA
Prize motivation: "for the directed evolution of enzymes."
Prize share: 1/2

Chemistry Nobel Prize 2018 Winner - Frances H. Arnold
Chemistry Nobel Prize 2018 Winner - George P. Smith

George P. Smith

Born: 10 March 1941, Norwalk, CT, USA
Affiliation at the time of the award: University of Missouri, Columbia, USA
Prize motivation: "for the phage display of peptides and antibodies."
Prize share:1/4

Chemistry Nobel Prize 2018 Winner - Sir Gregory P. Winter

Sir Gregory P. Winter

Born: 14 April 1951, Leicester, United Kingdom
Affiliation at the time of the award: MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Prize motivation: "for the phage display of peptides and antibodies."
Prize share: 1/4

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