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Nobel Prize Lecturer
April 10, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Nobel Laureate in Chemistry George P. Smith will visit Auburn University and the College of Veterinary Medicine April 10-11.
On April 11, he will be available to meet with faculty and students at the College of Veterinary Medicine. Professor Smith will present a public lecture, “Chemical Evolution with Phage Display”, at 2 p.m. in The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center auditorium, which will be followed by a reception.
On April 11, he will be available to meet with faculty and students at the College of Veterinary Medicine.
Smith, the MU Curators Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Biological Science at the University of Missouri, won the 2018 Nobel Prize in chemistry for development of bacteriophage display technology, which is the method that can be used to evolve new proteins and develop new pharmaceuticals. The award was shared with Frances Arnold of the California Institute of Technology and Sir Gregory Winter of the University of Cambridge for their revolutionary methods of solving modern medical issues.
Auburn Professor Valery Petrenko, of the College of Veterinary Medicine, worked closely with Smith for several years at the University of Missouri and continued collaborating after Petrenko came to Auburn in 2000.