Category:Oliver Smithies

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Deutsch: Oliver Smithies (* 23. Juli 1925 in Halifax, West Yorkshire, England) ist ein im Vereinigten Königreich von Großbritannien und Irland geborener Genetiker und Träger des Nobelpreises für Medizin im Jahre 2007.
English: Oliver Smithies (born June 23, 1925) is a British-born American geneticist and Nobel laureate, credited with the invention of gel electrophoresis in 1955, and the simultaneous discovery, with Mario Capecchi, of the technique of homologous recombination of transgenic DNA with genomic DNA, a much more reliable method of altering animal genomes than previously used, and the technique behind gene targeting and knockout mice.
Oliver Smithies 
Oliver Smithies HD2009 AIC Gold Medal portrait (cropped).JPG
Biochemistry, genetics, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2007
Date of birth 23 June 1925
Date of death 10 January 2017
Chapel Hill
Country of citizenship
Educated at
  • Balliol College
  • biologist
  • biochemist
  • physician
  • university teacher
Member of
Field of work
  • biochemistry
  • genetics
  • Nobuyo Maeda
Award received
  • Albert Lasker Award for Basic Medical Research (2001)
  • Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (Mario Capecchi, Martin Evans, 3,333,333 Swedish krona, 2007)
  • Wolf Prize in Medicine (2002)
  • Thomas Hunt Morgan Medal (2007)
  • Gairdner Foundation International Award (1993)
  • Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Prize (2004)
  • Alfred P. Sloan, Jr. Prize (1994)
  • March of Dimes Prize in Developmental Biology (2005)
  • Massry Prize (2002)
  • Bristol-Meyers Squibb Award for Distinguished Achievement in Cardiovascular Research (1997)
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