Futures in Biotech

Jan 31st 2009

Futures in Biotech 38

It Is Easy Being Green

How Dr. Martin Chalfie transformed a green fluorescent jellyfish protein into the most important biological marker used today.
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Guests: Martin Chalfie
Category: News

How Dr. Martin Chalfie transformed a green fluorescent jellyfish protein into the most important biological marker used today.

Our guest is Dr. Martin Chalfie; Professor and Chair of the Department of Biological Sciences, Colombia University, New York, NY.

This is Part II of our conversation with Dr. Martin Chalfie. In this episode Dr. Chalfie shares the historical account of his contribution to the 2008 Nobel Prize in Chemistry: How he transformed a green fluorescent jellyfish protein into the most important biological marker used today, one that allows us to track the life of recombinant protein in a living cell.

Audible pick: The Ten Most Beautiful Experiments, by George Johnson, Narrated by dion Graham. To sign up for a free audiobook, visit Audible.com/biotech.

Transcripts to the shows are now available on the FiB Extras blog thanks tom.price@podsinprint.com, PodsinPrint

Also thanks to Phil Pelletier and Will Hall for the great themes.

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