Nobel Prize Chemistry-2018 confers to Frances H. Arnold, George P. Smith and Sir Gregory P. Winter

Highlights:

  • Frances H. Arnold, George P. Smith and Sir Gregory P. Winter were chosen for the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for 2018, as was announced on 3 October 2018.
  • The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2018 with one half to Frances H. Arnold “for the directed evolution of enzymes” and the other half jointly to George P. Smith and Sir Gregory P. Winter ”for the phage display of peptides and antibodies.
  • This announcement was made on 3 October 2018.
  • Dr. Arnold and Dr. Smith are Americans, while Dr. Winter is British. 
  • The trio has worked extensively in the evolution enzymes and used it for purposes that bring the greatest benefit to humankind. 
  • Enzymes produced through directed evolution are used to manufacture everything from bio-fuels to pharmaceuticals.