Michael Smith studied chemistry and attained a doctorate 1956 at the university of Manchester. A research stay in Vancouver followed with Har Gobind Khorana, medicine Nobelpreisträger of the yearly 1968. Smith went 1960 with Khoranas working group to Wisconsin, however 1961 returned again to Vancouver, where it became 1966 professor for biochemistry at the university of British Columbia.
It received together with Kary B. Mullis 1993 the Nobelpreis for chemistry for the development of a method for change (Mutagenese) the Desoxyribonukleinsäure (DNA), the carrier of the heiress formations.
Smith developed a method with the polymerase nuclear chain reaction (PCR) for the purposeful duplication of DNA in vitro. This method is a basis for the genetic finger mark and other gene tests.
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- information of the Nobelstiftung for award of the prize 1993 for Michael Smith (English)
- Nobel e-museum, Michael Smith - autobiography
- Michael Smith Laboratories to the University OF British Columbia
- Canadian Nobelpreisträger
|SHORT DESCRIPTION||of Canadian chemists|
|DATE OF BIRTH||26. April 1932|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Blackpool, England|
|DYING DATE||4. October 2000|
|DYING PLACE||Vancouver, Canada|