Posts Tagged ‘Nobel Prize’

Advice from a Nobel Prize Laureate

 :: Posted by American Biotechnologist on 04-23-2014

Want to become a Nobel Prize winner? Here’s a great piece of advice from Sir Harold Kroto, winner of the 1996 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

  • Don’t listen to anybody
  • Don’t think about “Big” ideas
  • Your supervisor is decrepit and old…forget about his advice!

Who in the world is Harold Varmus?

 :: Posted by American Biotechnologist on 08-27-2013

Harold Varmus is the 1989 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for discovery of the cellular origin of retroviral oncogenes. Check out a tribute to Dr. Varmus below.

How catching a cold led to a Nobel Prize discovery

 :: Posted by American Biotechnologist on 08-20-2012

Yesterday marked the 13th anniversary of the passing of one of the 20th century’s most influential chemists, Linus Pauling. Pauling is the recipient of two Nobel Prizes and attributes one of his most important discoveries to radical thinking done while trying to overcome a nasty cold. Checkout his personal account in the video below.

Discovering PCR on the road to Mendocino

 :: Posted by American Biotechnologist on 02-20-2011

What’s the connection between PCR and Mendocino, California? Everyone knows that Kerry Mullis was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1993 for his improvement of PCR, but did you know that his methodology was hatched on the road to his cottage in Mendocino?

Check out the video below to hear the story from Mullis himself.