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This year's Nobel Laureate in chemistry is lecturing


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The University of Gothenburg and Chalmers welcomes staff, students and the public to a lecture with Nobel Laureate Frances Arnold, December 14th at Chalmers.
Lecture titel "Innovation by Evolution: Bringing New Chemistry to Life".
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In 2018 she is awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for her work in directed evolution. Frances Arnold is credited with pioneering the use of directed evolution to create enzymes (biochemical molecules - often proteins - that catalyze, or speed up, chemical reactions) with improved and/or novel functions.

The directed evolution strategy involves iterative rounds of randomly mutating proteins' genes and screening for proteins with improved functions and it has been used to create useful biological systems, including enzymes, metabolic pathways, genetic regulatory circuits, and organisms.

Frances Arnold speeds up the process by introducing mutations in the underlying sequences of proteins; she then tests these mutations' effects. If a mutation improves the proteins' function she can keep iterating the process to optimize it further.

This strategy has broad implications because it can be used to design proteins for a wide variety of applications. For example, she has used directed evolution to design enzymes that can be used to produce renewable fuels and pharmaceutical compounds with less harm to the environment.

Lecturer: Nobel Laureate 2018, Professor Frances Arnold

Date: 12/14/2018

Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Categories: Science

Organizer: Nobel Week Dialogue

Location: Runan, Chalmersplatsen 1, Chalmers, Göteborg

Event URL: Read more about This year's Nobel Laureate in chemistry is lecturing

Contact person: Anna Bergius

Phone: 031-772 46 64

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