2018 : Nobel Prize in Chemistry


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Frances H. Arnold, George P. Smith and Sir Gregory P. Winter have been named the winners of the Nobel Prize for Chemistry.

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2018 was divided, one half awarded to Frances H. Arnold “for the directed evolution of enzymes”, the other half jointly to George P. Smith and Sir Gregory P. Winter “for the phage display of peptides and antibodies.”

Frances H. Arnold

Affiliation at the time of the award: California Institute of Technology (Caltech), Pasadena, CA, USA

Prize motivation: “for the directed evolution of enzymes.”

George P. Smith

Affiliation at the time of the award: University of Missouri, Columbia, USA

Prize motivation: “for the phage display of peptides and antibodies.”

Sir Gregory P. Winter

Affiliation at the time of the award: MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, United Kingdom

Prize motivation: “for the phage display of peptides and antibodies.”

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