Saturday, February 19, 2011: 5:00 PM-6:00 PM
East Salon (Washington Convention Center )Frances Arnold is a pioneer in the use of methods of laboratory evolution to generate novel and useful enzymes and organisms for applications in medicine and in alternative energy. Her multidisciplinary approach reveals insight into the way natural evolution might have occurred. She holds more than 20 patents and patent applications, has co-authored 220 scientific publications, and has edited several books on protein engineering and laboratory protein evolution. Dr. Arnold is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and the Institute of Medicine. Recent awards and honors include the Linnaeus Lectureship at Uppsala University in Sweden and the Genencor Award in Enzyme Engineering. She received a bachelor's degree in mechanical and aerospace engineering from Princeton University and a Ph.D. degree in chemical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley.
Frances Arnold, California institute of Technology
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