Nobel Prize-winning American biochemist Kary Banks Mullis to deliver lecture at Life Sciences Baltics 2014
Nobel Prize-winning American biochemist Kary Banks Mullis is going to deliver a lecture at the first plenary session of the second international Life Sciences Baltics 2014 forum to be held on September 10-12 in Vilnius. Kary B. Mullis, who will be one of the most honourable lecturers at the forum, was awarded the Nobel Prize for developing a way to copy and replicate a strand of DNA, a method which is now widely used in almost every laboratory in the world.
The Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) technique developed by Kary B. Mullis enables to make numerous copies of specific DNA segments for further studies such as the detection and diagnosis of diseases (especially AIDS), paternity testing, gene cloning, etc. “Mullis is a great genius. He is very distinctive, unique. There are not many people like him in the world,” says Prof. Dr. Vladas Algirdas Bumelis, a member of the Steering Committee of Life Sciences Baltics 2014 forum.
The journal Science declared the PCR technique invented by Kary B. Mullis as one of the most important scientific discoveries in human history.
Life Sciences Baltics 2014 is the biggest international forum of biotechnologies, pharmaceutical sciences and medical devices in the Baltic States. The forum attracts the experts of life sciences from more than 30 countries. For the second time, the forum is organised by Enterprise Lithuania.
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