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George P Smith Biography, Wiki, Education, Awards and honors, Nobel laureate

On 3rd October 2018, The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences awards the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2018 with British scientist Sir Gregory P Winter and Americans Frances H Arnold and George P Smith.

George P. Smith Biography

George P. Smith Bio

George P. Smith was born 10 March 1941. He is an American chemist and Nobel laureate. He is the Curators’ Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Biological Sciences at the University of Missouri-Columbia.

George P. Smith

Age

10th March 1941 (age 77) in Norwalk, Connecticut, United States

George P. Smith Education

Haverford College
Harvard University

George P. Smith

Known for

Phage displays

George P. Smith

Awards

Nobel Prize in Chemistry (2018)

Scientific career
Fields Biochemistry

George Pieczenik Smith Career

He earned his AB from Haverford College in biology, was a high school teacher and lab technician for a year, and earned his PhD in bacteriology and immunology from Harvard University. He was a postdoc at the University of Wisconsin (with future Nobel laureate Oliver Smithies) before joining the Missouri-Columbia faculty in 1975. He spent the 1983-1984 academic year at Duke University with Robert Webster.

He is best known for phage displays, a technique where a specific protein’s genetic code is artificially inserted into a bacteriophage’s coat protein gene, causing the protein to displayed on the outside of the bacteriophage. Smith first described the technique in 1985 when he displayed peptides on filamentous phage by fusing the peptide of interest onto gene III of filamentous phage. He won the 2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for this work, sharing his prize with Greg Winter and Frances Arnold.

Awards and honors

  • 2007 Promega Biotechnology Research Award
  • 2001 Elected Fellow – AAAS
  • 2000 University of Missouri Curator’s Professor

George Pieczenik Smith Nobel laureate (Chemist)

On 3rd October 2018, The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2018 with British scientist Sir Gregory P Winter and Americans Frances H Arnold and George P Smith will share the 9m Swedish kronor (£770,000) prize, awarded by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.

 

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