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Oliver Smithies: How potatoes revolutionised electrophoresis

Susanne Dambeck

Oliver Smithies: How potatoes revolutionised electrophoresis

When Oliver Smithies talks about his ninety years, he still sounds like a young boy absolutely fascinated by how stuff works – and by the fact that he's the one to find out.When Oliver Smithies talks about his ninety years, he still sounds like a young boy absolutely fascinated by how stuff works – and by the fact that he's the one to find out.

Oliver Smithies: Mit Kartoffelstärke zu genetischen Fingerabdrücken

Susanne Dambeck

Oliver Smithies: Mit Kartoffelstärke zu genetischen Fingerabdrücken

Er klingt immer noch wie ein Junge, den es unglaublich fasziniert, wie die Dinge funktionieren – und der begeistert ist, dass er derjenige ist, der dies herausfinden wird. Oliver Smithies (90) erzählt aus seinem Leben.Er klingt immer noch wie einer Junge, den es unglaublich fasziniert, wie die Dinge funktionieren – und der begeistert ist, dass er derjenige ist, der dies herausfinden wird. Oliver Smithies (90) erzählt aus seinem Leben.

Das Wichtigste? Der Spaß an der Wissenschaft

Joe Dramiga

Das Wichtigste? Der Spaß an der Wissenschaft

Joe Dramiga über eine anstrengende aber tolle Woche mit mehr als 700 WissenschaftlernJoe Dramiga über eine anstrengende aber tolle Woche mit mehr als 700 Wissenschaftlern

Christian Schumacher

Nature film from Lindau sheds light on cutting edge drug research

The third movie out of the Nature Video Lindau Collection 2014 has been published. It features Nobel Laureates Martin Evans and Oliver Smithies and examines how the side effects of drugs can be combatted.

Christian Schumacher

New Film “The Long Goodbye”

Getting to grips with the realities of an ageing global population: The second film of the 2014 Nature Video series “A Picture of Health” is out now.

Mohit Kumar Jolly

Oliver Smithies: The Origin of Ideas

Professor Oliver Smithies (Nobel Prize in Physiology, 2007) shared the different sources of his ideas in research – good teachers, childhood memories, and overcoming fear.

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Daily Recap: 3 July, 2014

For the last day of the scientific programme The Daily Recap takes a look back at Thursday, 3 July 2014 at the 64th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting.

Yasin Emanee

The Story of a Scientific Idea

One of the lectures I was especially looking forward to in the 64th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting is Oliver Smithies’s “Where do Ideas come from?”. The human civilization is built upon discoveries and inventions which invariably root to an idea being formed in some blessed mind(s) at some point of time.

Alexander Bastidas Fry

Chance Favors the Prepared Mind

Chance favors only the prepared mind, said Louis Pasteur. Indeed history is filled with stories of great discoveries through serendipity. As Douglas Osheroff said, "most advances require both insight and good fortune" in his talk about how scientific discoveries are made. Biology is a field that has a particularly interesting history involving good luck as […]

Beatrice Lugger

Nature video: Hungry for Knowledge with Oliver Smithies

Oliver Smithies is a toolmaker. He shared the Nobel prize for discoveries that led to the development of knockout mice. Diego Bohórquez uses mouse models to understand how our gut regulates appetite. He has wanted to meet Smithies ever since he moved from his native Ecuador to Duke University in the United States. When the […]

Tobias Maier

Noble Sätze – Verraten Original-Publikationen den Nobelpreis?

Wie alle Wissenschaftler publizieren auch zukünftige Nobelpreisträger ihre Forschungsergebnisse in peer-revieweten Wissenschaftsmagazinen. Ihre ursprünglich veröffentlichten Ergebnisse, Thesen und Ideen sind in den digitalen Archiven der Wissenschaftsliteratur auch Jahre und Jahrzehnte später konserviert, als wären sie erst gestern publiziert worden.  Lucas Brouwers, der Kollege im englischen Lindau Blog und dessen Blogpost ich hier frei übersetze, hatte […]

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Sentences that win Nobel prizes

Nobel laureates, like all scientists, have published their findings in peer-reviewed journals. Their initial results, theories and thoughts in these publications have been preserved in the digital archives of the scientific literature, as if they have been frozen in time. I thought it would be a nice idea to go back to these papers, and […]