Richard J. Roberts

1993 Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine

Dr. Richard J. Roberts is an English biochemist and molecular biologist. He was awarded the 1993 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Phillip Sharp for the discovery of introns in eukaryotic DNA and the mechanism of gene-splitting. He was elected Fellow of the Royal Society in 1995, and was knighted in the 2008 Birthday Honors for his distinguished achievements. He is the pioneer analyzing molecular sequence by computer, and has published more than 230 papers on academic journals such as Science, Nature, and Cell. He is also the first scientist to discover the nucleic acids biotransformation process, and more than 100 types of relevant enzymes. His nuclease database is one the most completed bio-databases in the world.

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