Smith, Michael

Smith, Michael,

1932–2000, British-born Canadian biochemist, Ph.D. Univ. of Manchester, 1956. Smith was a researcher at the Univ. of British Columbia from 1961 until his death in 2000. He shared the 1993 Nobel Prize in Chemistry with Kary MullisMullis, Kary Banks,
1944–2019, American biochemist, b. Lenoir, N.C., Ph.D. Univ. of California, Berkeley, 1972. Mullis was a researcher with Cetus Corp., Emeryville, Calif., from 1979 to 1986 and with Xytronyx, Inc., San Diego, Calif., from 1986 to 1987.
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 for their contributions to the development of methods in DNA-based chemistry. Smith was specifically cited for developing a technique known as site-directed mutagenesis, which enables the genetic code to be reprogrammed and specific amino acids to be replaced in proteins. His work paved the way for the construction of proteins having new properties, with such potential applications as antibodies tailored to attack cancer cells and crop strains modified for more rapid growth.
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The grand opening ceremony was attended by the CEOs of both the Haitian Group and Haitian Plastics Machinery, as well as the three co-owners of Absolute Haitian--Nathan Smith, Michael Ortolano and Glenn Frohring.
Durham squad v Derbyshire: Alex Lees (c), Gareth Harte, Will Smith, Michael Richardson, Jack Burnham, Stuart Poynter, Ned Eckersley, Ben Raine, James Weighell, Liam Trevaskis, Josh Coughlin, Matt Salisbury, Chris Rushworth.
"So, in the past week or so we have signed Jack Hunter, Tom Pardini, Jake Smith, Michael McAnespie, Jamie Hope, Kingsley Grandison, Kevin Connelly and Liam Studholme but we are not sure if keeper Jonny Jamieson will sign."
Will Smith, Michael J Fox and Mark Wahlberg's lookalikes were 2 good and Robert De Niro also found a good fella as a stand-in.
Mick McCarthy (7/4) remains the favourite with the same bookies, while Dean Smith, Michael Appleton, Derek McInnes and Craig Shakespeare make up the remaining group at the top of the list.
United's scorers at Old Trafford were Ronaldo, Smith, Michael Carrick (2), Wayne Rooney and Patrice Evra.
Keith Main netted twice and Karl Smith, Michael Calvert and Arron Fletcher all registered for Mill to cancel out strikes from Jon Swift and Dan Dobson.
Evan Pedone, Marie Smith, Michael Saracusa and Mary Beattie all completed the first of three required courses.
The market started to move and suddenly everyone wanted a piece of the action, encouraged no doubt by the fact that Laddies Poker Two was racing for 'the lads' - Derrick Smith, Michael Tabor and John Magnier - and was in the more than capable hands of Jeremy Noseda and John Magnier.
The spirit of international collaboration which drives the work of George Smith, Michael Tompsett, Nobukazu Teranishi and Eric Fossum encapsulates perfectly the ideals of the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering."
Field for this coming Saturday: Tony Barras, Gordon Bradford, Josh Brown, Andrea Buckley, Paul Burke, David Burns, Adam Douglas, Chris Firth, Alan Forrest, Gary Foulkes, Mally Fowler, Frank Griffin, Paul Ingleby, Stuart King, Martin Lally, Brian Lee, Nigel Marshall, Les Oddy, Duncan Reeves, Mark Regan, Tony Riley, Danny Sillitoe, Neil Slattery, Grez Smith, Kieran Smith, Michael Sweeney, Scott Tattersley, Danny Teale, Danny Towning, Garry Walker, Stephen Walker, Wally Whytell, Gary Wike.
Mr Salmond said Iain Duncan Smith, Michael Gove and Boris Johnson were already preparing "an alternative government" in the event of a Leave vote on June 23.