Smithies at the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting in 2010
|Born||June 23, 1925
Halifax, West Riding of Yorkshire, England
|Institutions||University of Toronto
University of Wisconsin–Madison
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
|Alma mater||Balliol College, University of Oxford|
|Known for||Gel electrophoresis, gene targeting|
|Notable awards||Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (2007)|
Much later, he worked on the technique of homologous recombination of transgenic DNA with genomic DNA. This is the most reliable method of altering animal genomes at present, and the technique behind gene targeting and knockout mice.
- "The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2007". The Nobel Foundation. http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/medicine/laureates/2007/index.html. Retrieved 2007-10-08.
- Smithies, Oliver (1955-12). "Zone electrophoresis in starch gels: group variations in the serum proteins of normal human adults". The Biochemical Journal 61 (4): 629–641. ISSN 0264-6021. PMC 1215845. PMID 13276348. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/13276348. Retrieved 2009-08-04.