Navigation Links
Biochemist and Geneticist Ronald W. Davis Receives $500,000 Gruber Genetics Prize for Pioneering Work in the Development of Biotechnologies that Have Significantly Advanced the Fields of Molecular Genetics and Genomics
Date:6/8/2011

nomes. In 1979, Davis co-authored a seminal paper that described the very first case of what is now known as genome editing, the ability to replace any nucleotide in the yeast genome with any other nucleotide.

In 1980, in another landmark paper - one of the most highly cited in the field of human genetics - Davis and his team described how sequence variants in the genomes of humans and other species could provide genetic markers for making a genetic and physical map of the human genome. That paper helped launch the field of genomics. A few years later, Davis' lab showed how DNA libraries could be searched with protein-finding antibodies, a technique that has made it possible for scientists to identify genes for important proteins, including in humans.

During the 1990s, Davis contributed to the development of the very first microarrays, tools that enable scientists to analyze the gene expression of thousands of genes simultaneously. He then went on to help standardize this technology, paving the way for other scientists to use it for clinical applications. In recent years, his lab had produced sequences of several yeast chromosomes, part of the Escherichia coli genome, part of the Arabidopsis thalialiana genome (Arabidopsis is a plant widely used in the study of genetics), part of the human genome, and part of the genome of Plasmodium falciparu (a parasite that causes malaria in humans). Davis continues to develop new biotechnologies. DNA nanotechnology is a particular current focus.

"I really enjoy working on problems that others think are unsolvable," he says.

Additional Information The Peter and Patricia Gruber Foundation honors and encourages educational excellence, social justice and scientific achievements that better the human condition. For more information about Foundation guidelines and priorities, please visit www.gruberprizes.org.


'/>"/>

SOURCE The Peter and Patricia Gruber Foundation
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology technology :

1. From GED to PhD: Borough of Manhattan Community Colleges Brian Olson Faces Academic Deficits Only to Be Rewarded with Acceptance to CUNYs PhD Program in Biochemistry
2. American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Reacts to District Court Stem-Cell Ruling
3. Mathematics and Biochemistry Research Earn Top Prize at Nations Premier High School Science Competition
4. Update: Georgia and North Carolina Teens Honored for Research in Biochemistry and Genetics in Nations Premier High School Science Competition
5. Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry Uses MathWorks Tools in Its Quest to Cure Cancer : Institute Accelerates Reconstruction of Key Protein Complexes Using MATLAB and Parallel Computing Toolbox
6. Mindray Appoints Mr. Ronald Ede as Chief Financial Officer
7. AMT CEO Ronald Lorijn Steps Down
8. [video] Ronald Andrews, CEO of Clarient, Inc. Discusses Agreement With University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine on WallSt.nets 3-Minute Press Show
9. Governor Gray Davis Joins Genesis Biopharma as Chairman of Corporate Advisory Board
10. Jack Davis, Diagnostics Industry Executive, Joins the HistoRx Board of Directors
11. Davis Phinney Foundation Launches Exercise-Focused Tools to Help People Live Well With Parkinsons Disease
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/24/2014)... and NEW YORK , Dec. 23, ... open-label pilot study of mazindol in children with attention ... Therapy in December 2014 . The ... children with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder" ( Konofal et al, ... Dec 1;8:2321-2332. eCollection 2014 ) shows that mazindol ...
(Date:12/22/2014)... GenomeDx Biosciences today announced that a new ... genomic test for prostate cancer, was able to predict ... radical prostatectomy without adjuvant therapy. Although rapid metastasis in ... tumor genomics to identify these men who have a ... advance. The study has been published online by ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... December 19, 2014 Bioject Medical ... and manufacturer of needle-free injection technology, today announced ... Immunomic Therapeutics, Inc. (“ITI”) for ITI to use ... its LAMP™ vaccine platform. , In the ... Worldwide license to the Biojector®-2000 that triggers based ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... REDWOOD CITY, Calif. , Dec. 19, 2014 ... , USA) announced today that they have been ... Technologies 1,2 is a privately held company that ... processing of next generation sequencing (NGS) data for the ... into the Roche Sequencing Unit, and will continue to ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Redefining ADHD: A New Approach & A Shift of Paradigm in ADHD Therapeutics 2Redefining ADHD: A New Approach & A Shift of Paradigm in ADHD Therapeutics 3Study Published in European Urology Shows that the Decipher Prostate Cancer Classifier is Predictive of Rapid Metastasis in High-Risk Men who have had Prostate Surgery 2Study Published in European Urology Shows that the Decipher Prostate Cancer Classifier is Predictive of Rapid Metastasis in High-Risk Men who have had Prostate Surgery 3Bioject and Immunomic Therapeutics Enter into an Agreement for License of Needle-Free Technology for LAMP-vax Vaccines 2Bioject and Immunomic Therapeutics Enter into an Agreement for License of Needle-Free Technology for LAMP-vax Vaccines 3Bina Technologies is acquired by Roche. 2Bina Technologies is acquired by Roche. 3
... challenges , ,MADISON The white board in the ... their condition is a familiar scene in many hospitals. But ... best interest of the patient but still providing information to ... of a lecture given by Dennis Dassenko , UW ...
... of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Educational Psychology has teamed up ... Co-Lab to create new worlds in which people ... Department's Learning Sciences Program studies how human ... in UW-Madison's School of Education. "We have made digital ...
... EMD Biosciences Inc. , a supplier of premium ... it has formed a strategic partnership with The ... automation for life science applications. , ,This partnership ... and validate EMDs products on the Piccolo system, TAP's ...
Cached Biology Technology:The challenges of maintaining patient privacy and delivering secure clinical information 2The challenges of maintaining patient privacy and delivering secure clinical information 3University of Wisconsin team creates learning games 2University of Wisconsin team creates learning games 3EMD Biosciences partners with European biotech company 2
(Date:12/19/2014)... 2014 Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/86ncd6/micro_market ... Market Monitor: North America Perimeter Security Systems Market" ... http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 The North American perimeter security ... 3.6% from 2014 to 2019. Although the U.S. market ... Canada is expected to grow at a ...
(Date:12/17/2014)... BELVOIR, Va. , Dec. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ ... efforts to make it easier to detect and ... chain. Today the agency started performing ... The capability will validate the authenticity of purchased ... chain. The new quality control measures will be ...
(Date:12/17/2014)... -- Automation is fundamentally transforming the travel experience and ... borders. Over the past decade, ePassports, biometric readers, ... to self process through border control via eGates ... increasing number of airports, seaports, and land borders ... Maxine Most , Principal at Acuity Market ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Micro Market Monitor: North America Perimeter Security Systems Market (Intrusion Detection Sensor, Video Surveillance, Communication/Alarm and Notification, Access Control System) 2Micro Market Monitor: North America Perimeter Security Systems Market (Intrusion Detection Sensor, Video Surveillance, Communication/Alarm and Notification, Access Control System) 3Defense Logistics Agency Launches DNA Marking Capability to Strengthen Microcircuit Supply Chain 2Defense Logistics Agency Launches DNA Marking Capability to Strengthen Microcircuit Supply Chain 3Automated Border Control (ABC) Transforms the Global Travel Experience With More Than 2500 ABC eGates and APC Kiosks Deployed In Airports, Seaports, and Land Borders Worldwide 2
... May 4 Strengthening its position as a ... PKI-based ePassport technology to help the Malaysian government (Jabatan Imigresen Malaysia) migrate ... , , , ... always prided itself on being at the forefront of border security," said ...
... available in German . , The hairs on ... 10 per cent decrease in fuel consumption. The plant has the ... water. Researchers at the University of Bonn, Rostock and Karlsruhe now ... the fern does this. Their results can possibly be used for ...
... Granada (UGR) have studied the natural history and conservation status ... balansae in Europe, a thorny bush that can grow ... be exclusive to Morocco. The team of scientists is calling ... of threatened species. In 2006, a research team from ...
Cached Biology News:Entrust Technology, Expertise Called on for Malaysian ePassport Project 2Entrust Technology, Expertise Called on for Malaysian ePassport Project 3Entrust Technology, Expertise Called on for Malaysian ePassport Project 4Bionic coating could help ships to economize on fuel 2Polygala balansae, a new bush to Europe, at risk of extinction in Spain 2
... Sigmas 10 Capillary Electrophoresis Running Buffer ... and high throughput demands of todays sequencing ... supplier of TBE to the gel-based sequencing ... large scale capacity to meet your buffer ...
... knockdown of all human, mouse, and ... Genomewide, predesigned siRNAs for a ... , Ready-to-use, convenient matching solutions for ... Cost-effective RNAi and downstream analysis ...
... Excalibur™ mid-, near- and far-infrared range FT-IR ... performance in their class. Yet all this ... Features: Highest-energy throughput: Having a larger ... compared to other conventional FT-IRs provides 300%,larger ...
... Rapid-Screen cDNA Library Panels were designed for ... sets of PCRs to identify the desired ... performed in a 96-well "Master Plate," where ... clones. Having identified the positive well(s) by ...
Biology Products: