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Szostak, Jack W.

Works: 8 works in 13 publications in 2 languages and 203 library holdings
Genres: Biography 
Roles: Editor, Author
Classifications: QH325, 577
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Most widely held works about Jack W Szostak
Most widely held works by Jack W Szostak
Origins of life : the central concepts by D. W Deamer( Book )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Written and edited by experts in the field, this collection from Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Biology provides a comprehensive account of the environment of the early Earth and the mechanisms by which the organic molecules present may have self-assembled to form replicating material such as RNA and other polymers. The contributors examine the energetic requirements for this process and focus in particular on the essential role of semi-permeable compartments in containment of primitive genetic systems
Nobel minds 2009( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Host introduces several topics for discussion including United States President, Barack Obama receiveing the Noble Peace Prize, global warming/integrity of science, and practical applications of their discoveries
Specific binding of a synthetic oligonucleotide to the yeast iso-1 cytochrome c̲ mRNA and gene by Jack W Szostak( )

2 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El origen de la vida by Alonso Ricardo( )

1 edition published in 2009 in Spanish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Combinatorial chemistry( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Learning about the origin of life from efforts to design an artificial cell by Jack W Szostak( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

(CIT): The complexity of modern biological life has long made it difficult to understand how life could emerge spontaneously from the chemistry of the early earth. The key to resolving this mystery lies in the simplicity of the earliest living cells. Through our efforts to synthesize extremely simple artificial cells, we hope to discover plausible pathways for the transition from chemical evolution to Darwinian evolution. We view the two key components of a primitive cell as a self-replicating nucleic acid genome, and a self-replicating boundary structure. I will discuss recent experimental progress towards the synthesis of self-replicating nucleic acid and membrane vesicle systems, and the implications of these experiments for our understanding of the origin of life. Dr. Szostak is an Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Professor of Genetics at Harvard Medical School, and the Alex Rich Distinguished Investigator in the Dept. of Molecular Biology and the Center for Computational and Integrative Biology at Massachusetts General Hospital. His current research interests are in the laboratory synthesis of self-replicating systems, the origin of life, and applied evolutionary chemistry. He and his colleagues have developed in vitro selection as a tool for the isolation of rare functional RNA, DNA and protein molecules from large pools of random sequences. His laboratory has used in vitro selection and directed evolution to isolate and characterize numerous nucleic acid sequences with specific ligand binding and catalytic properties. For this work, Dr. Szostak was awarded, along with Dr. Gerald Joyce, the 1994 National Academy of Sciences Award in Molecular Biology and the 1997 Sigrist Prize from the University of Bern. Dr. Szostak is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, and a Fellow of the New York Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In 2000, Dr. Szostak was awarded the Medal of the Genetics Society of America, and in 2006 Dr. Szostak shared the Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award with Elizabeth Blackburn and Carol Greider. For more information, visit The NIH Director's Wednesday Afternoon Lecture Series includes weekly scientific talks by some of the top researchers in the biomedical sciences worldwide
Artificial chromosomes by Andrew Wood Murray( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Audience level: 0.45 (from 0.22 for Nobel mind ... to 1.00 for Artificial ...)

Origins of life : the central concepts
Alternative Names
Jack Szostak US-amerikanischer Molekularbiologe

Jack W. Szostak

Jack W. Szostak biologo canadese

Jack William Szostak

Jack William Szostak kanadai-amerikai molekulris biolgus

Szostak, Jack W.

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