The Antibody Society congratulates Prof. George P. Smith, who will receive a 2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry this December for his invention of phage display, and pioneering work on phage-library technology.
Read the 3 papers that started the field:
-Invention of phage display (Smith GP. Filamentous fusion phage: novel expression vectors that display cloned antigens on the virion surface. Science 1985)
– Improving phage display and affinity selection (Parmley SF, Smith GP. Antibody-selectable filamentous fd phage vectors: affinity purification of target genes. Gene 1988)
– Proof of concept for phage-displayed peptide libraries (Scott JK, Smith GP. Searching for peptide ligands with an epitope library. Science 1990)
As a postdoc with Prof. Smith, The Antibody Society Board Member Dr. Jamie K. Scott helped produce the proof of concept for phage-displayed peptide libraries.