Nobel Prize Chemistry-2018 confers to Frances H. Arnold, George P. Smith and Sir Gregory P. Winter
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.
announcement was made on 3 October 2018.
Dr. Arnold and Dr. Smith are Americans, while Dr. Winter is
The trio has worked extensively in the evolution enzymes and used it
for purposes that bring the greatest benefit to humankind.
through directed evolution are used to manufacture everything from bio-fuels to