Longtime MU Professor George Smith Wins 2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Clearly his entrepreneurial vision, ability to surround himself by extremely competent people and openness to new techniques such as phage display makes him a worthy victor of this year's Nobel Prize in Chemistry. "In their laboratories, our laureates this year have been able to direct evolution, to steer it, which has led to new chemical tools that can be used in everything from environmentally friendly detergents to the creation of new biofuels and pharmaceuticals".

Smith, 77, developed a method to evolve new proteins and Winter used the method to evolve antibodies, which are disease-fighting proteins in the blood.

Meanwhile, both Winter and Smith won for work related to phage display.

Frances Arnold and George Smith of the USA and Gregory Winter of the United Kingdom won the 2018 prize for work that showed scientists and drug developers how to force proteins to evolve.

Winter later used this method to direct the evolution of antibodies to create pharmaceutical drugs.

The other half will be jointly split between George Smith from the University of Missouri, US and Gregory Winter from the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology in the United Kingdom who developed a technique called phage display. In this process, viruses that can infect bacteria, known as bacteriophages, are used to produce new proteins that are not believed to exist in nature.

"This year's Chemistry laureates have taken control of evolution and used it for purposes that bring the greatest benefit to humankind".

He concludes, "Very few research breakthroughs are novel". Medications for rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, and inflammatory bowel diseases have come from their work.

CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA Trailer #2 (2018) Netflix Horror
Kiernan Shipka and Ross Lynch are adorable and cute at the start of the official trailer for Chilling Adventures of Sabrina . There's also a clip of Salem, and Aunt Hilda and Zelda (Lucy Davis and Miranda Otto ).

Putin calls ex-Russian spy Sergei Skripal a ‘scumbag,’ traitor
Mr Putin's comments are the first time he has directly lashed out at Mr Skripal, who spent weeks hospitalised with his daughter. It is to be said that the S-400 missile system is one of the most advanced warfare technology in the world today.

Theresa May dancing to ABBA's 'Dancing Queen' will make you wince
She said of her recent dancing: 'The children were so enthusiastic about the dancing and I thought it was important to join in. But what has undoubtedly gathered the most attention of late is her dance moves.

Arnold, just the fifth woman to clinch chemistry's most prestigious honour since Marie Curie was honoured in 1911, won one half of the nine million Swedish kronor (about $1.01 million or 870,000 euros) award, while Smith and Winter shared the other half. "Virtually all of them build on what went on before", he said.

George P. Smith was born in 1941 in Norwalk, Connecticut, and he's now at the University of Missouri, in Columbia, in the United States. Arnold got involved in biotechnology, through a Berkeley group called the Center for Biotechnology Research, and ended up doing her Ph.D. work on affinity chromatography, a relatively new technique for precisely separating proteins based on their affinity for another molecule, such as an antibody.

This was the 110th Nobel Prize awarded for chemistry since 1901. She then selected the cases where a particular mutation proved useful - for example, allowing the enzyme to work in a solvent it would otherwise not work in.

According to Jennifer Curtis, associate professor of physics at the Georgia Institute of Technology, "awards beget awards... one important way to promote female physicists is to make sure to nominate them". Allison on winning the Nobel Prize after receiving the KFP this year.

George P Smith photographed at his home in Columbia, after learning he had won the 2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

He said he had "no idea" what he would do with the prize money.

The medicine prize was awarded Monday to American and Japanese researchers.


  • Barcelona held by Athletic for 3rd straight setback in Liga

    Barcelona held by Athletic for 3rd straight setback in Liga

    Visitors Athletic led through Oscar de Marcos' first-time finish at the back post from Markel Susaeta's cross. And one of the changes was the introduction of Messi for the faltering Arturo Vidal .
    Aston Villa fan launches a cabbage at Steve Bruce during Preston clash

    Aston Villa fan launches a cabbage at Steve Bruce during Preston clash

    But the improvement in form has not been forthcoming and Bruce has now been axed by new owners Nassef Sawiris and Wes Edens.

    Duke and Duchess of Sussex visit Chichester, Bognor, Brighton and Peacehaven

    Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan , Duchess of Sussex visit the Royal Pavilion in Brighton, Britain October 3, 2018. Harry patted the head of a baby and Meghan greeted a blonde child eating an apple who was held up to the barriers.
  • Aston Villa preparing to sack Steve Bruce

    Aston Villa preparing to sack Steve Bruce

    Former Republic of Ireland manager McCarthy has twice won promotion to the Premier League as champions with Sunderland and Wolves. Both Martin and Michael O'Neill have been linked with Aston Villa job following the sacking of Steve Bruce on Wednesday.
    Thai bay made famous in 'The Beach' shut indefinitely

    Thai bay made famous in 'The Beach' shut indefinitely

    The announcement comes after the beach was set to reopen on September 30 . Maya Bay will be closed indefinitely according to the DNP.
    Nobel Prize in Physics jointly awarded to trio of laser physics inventors

    Nobel Prize in Physics jointly awarded to trio of laser physics inventors

    These optical tweezers could then be used to control and direct individual cells , viruses , proteins , and even atoms . The technique they developed opened up new areas of research and led to broad industrial and medical applications .
  • NY Dairy Farmers Could Benefit From New Trade Deal With Canada

    NY Dairy Farmers Could Benefit From New Trade Deal With Canada

    Trump has always been critical of Canada's dairy regulations, tweeting in June that their tariffs are "not fair to our farmers". The White House said USMCA will govern $1.2 trillion in trade, making it the largest trade deal in US history.
    Russian Federation  S-300 delivery to Syria ‘very serious,’ Pompeo says

    Russian Federation S-300 delivery to Syria ‘very serious,’ Pompeo says

    Israeli forces have targeted Syrian government and Iranian assets both with missile attacks as well as in air raids. Israel, in turn, said that the arms sale would embolden and escalate the Syrian war.
    Manchester students ban clapping and insist on 'jazz hands'

    Manchester students ban clapping and insist on 'jazz hands'

    It was argued that the sound from traditional clapping can be triggering to students with anxiety, autism, and sensory issues . Jazz hands or BSL clapping replaces clapping in an effort to make SU events more accessible for these students.
  • GOP senators await FBI report in anxiety-filled Capitol

    GOP senators await FBI report in anxiety-filled Capitol

    Sanders also blasted Democrats, accusing them of launching a "full-scale assault on" Kavanaugh's integrity. He has denied the allegations . "I respect her position very much", Trump said to reporters on Monday.
    Harry and Meghan delight children on royal couple's first visit to Sussex

    Harry and Meghan delight children on royal couple's first visit to Sussex

    Harry patted the head of a baby and Meghan greeted a blonde child eating an apple who was held up to the barriers. Harry, handsome as always, stepped out wearing a grey suit , brown shoes and open-necked white shirt.

    Disney is making a live-action Lilo & Stitch movie

    The Hollywood Reporter states that Dan Lin and Jonathan Eirich are the producing duo behind the live-action (ish) Lilo & Stitch . He also wrote Not in Kansas , which is a horror movie take on The Wizard of Oz now in development at New Line.


Latest news

MLB gives Russell 40-game ban under domestic violence policy
Russell violated the policy and should be subject to discipline in the form of an unpaid suspension that will cover 40 games ". Russell was placed on administrative leave September 21 and was not included on the wild-card roster for the Cubs .

Barcelona hold off Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley Stadium
Barcelona have returned to winning ways thanks to a 3-2 victory over Tottenham Hotspur in the Champions League this evening. I feel proud for the effort of the players". "Still thinking the same though that all is possible".

Gender-reveal party gone wrong sparks accidental wildfire in Arizona
When he shot at, and hit, the target, he caused an explosion which ultimately set off a massive forest fire. There was also a couple that sent people scrambling after lighting fireworks that shot into a crowd.

Dianne Feinstein Unloads on Trump For Rally Screed: Christine Ford ‘Deserves Better’
Opposition among Americans to Kavanaugh has increased since last week's hearing, Reuters/Ipsos polling data showed on Wednesday. Mr Flake called the president's comments "appalling", and Ms Collins said they were "just plain wrong".

Microsoft is working on a game and app streaming service codenamed ‘Arcadia’
Also, you will be able to mirror your Android phone to your PC desktop without any wire or installing any third-party app. Not long after introducing Timeline to Windows 10, Microsoft is porting the feature to your Android phone as well.

Brett Kavanaugh was 'belligerent and aggressive' drinker, Yale classmate says
Judge is one of multiple people the FBI has already interviewed as part of its reopened background investigation into Kavanaugh. Mitchell, who has worked extensively on sex crime cases, was brought in by committee Republicans to question Ford.

Damon Wayans Announces He’s Leaving ‘Lethal Weapon’!
Sounding somewhat forlorn, he continued: 'So I really don't know what they're planning, but that's what I'm planning. Fox's Lethal Weapon is just two episodes into its third season, but the series is already losing another lead.

Instagram names Adam Mosseri as new head
The app has more than 1 billion active monthly users and has grown by adding features like messaging and short videos. While Facebook has struggled to hold onto younger users, Instagram remains popular with teens.

Saudi king 'might not be there for two weeks' without USA support
A barrel of oil now costs about $75, continuing a steady increase over the past year. We want them to stop raising prices, we want them to start lowering prices".

Tiger falls to Rahm, finishes 0-4 at Ryder Cup
Henrik Stenson , who has battled injuries but also got a pick from European Captain Thomas Bjorn , also went 3-0-0. Three of those points came at the expense of Tiger Woods , who left France without contributing a point.

Dairy industry to benefit from new trade agreement
These rules dictate how much of a vehicle needs to be made in Canada, the US , or Mexico to qualify for tariff-free treatment. Certainly, this deal isn't a game changer, and it won't rollback all the damage the original NAFTA did.

Key GOP Senators Condemn Trump’s Mockery Of Christine Blasey Ford
Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said the confirmation vote will occur once senators of both parties have a chance to review the FBI's conclusions.

Susan Collins, Jeff Flake blast Trump for mocking Christine Blasey Ford
She said the actions of her Republican committee members are "expressly prohibited" by the Violence Against Women Act. Christine Blasey Ford during a campaign rally in MS , just days after calling her a " very credible witness ".

Ensure Iran Sanctions Don't Hit Humanitarian Aid, World Court Orders US
The 2015 accord saw the Islamic Republic limit its controversial nuclear activities in return for relief from worldwide sanctions. U.S. lawyers argued that the ICJ should not have jurisdiction and that Iran's assertions fall outside the bounds of the treaty.

Internet Inventor Tim Berners-Lee to Launch Inrupt Decentralized Web Solution
Inrupt is now looking for app developers and other online services to adopt Solid and start doing more serious tests of the idea. Berners-Lee gave us the web almost 30 years ago, but it didn't quite work out the way he expected.

Other news