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Re-engineering protein synthesis

Award ceremony

Nominated for the European Inventor Award 2012 in the category Research

Prof. Jason Chin

Inventor: Jason Chin and Oliver Rackham

Country: UK/Australia

Invention: Re-engineering protein synthesis

Biochemists Jason Chin and Oliver Rackham found a way to incorporate unnatural amino acids into proteins, enabling scientists to understand and control the functions of proteins in cells with unprecedented precision. Their groundbreaking invention has the potential to revolutionise the way patients are treated using protein-like therapeutics, such as insulin treatment, as well as to detect prostate, ovarian, and colon cancer.