Public Talk – "Open Sesame: Directed Evolution for a Sustainable Economy"


RWTH explains the research awarded with the 2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry


This year’s Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded to the US-American biochemist Frances Arnold, a professor of chemical engineering, biochemistry and bioengineering at the California Institute of Technology, for her work in the directed evolution of enzymes, which encourages the evolution of enzymes to catalyze commercially useful reactions.

On Wednesday, Professor Ulrich Schwaneberg from the RWTH Chair of Biotechnology will give a lecture titled “Open Sesame: Directed Evolution for a Sustainable Economy,” in which he explains the research and technology for which Frances Arnold received the 2018 Nobel Prize. Schwaneberg was mentored by Arnold when he worked as a postdoc at Caltech.

The talk is scheduled to take place Wednesday, December 5, 2018, 7pm, at lecture hall HKW 1, Wüllnerstrsße 1.

Admission is free of charge. Anyone interested is invited to attend, registration is not required. Please note that the lecture will be givem im German.