An illustration depicting evolution in the laboratory

How chemical evolution took the 2018 chemistry Nobel prize

12 October 2018By

Emma Stoye has the full story of how Frances Arnold, George Smith and Greg Winter put evolution to work in the lab

Collection of trophies

Readdressing success

18 October 2018By

Prizes not only recognise excellence, they can challenge us to be better too

An artificial imine reductase whose activity has been optimised by means of directed evolution

‘Chemists dismissed us as being too biologically focused’

4 October 2018By Martina Hestericová

How directed evolution winning the chemistry Nobel is going to change my field

3D render of an immunoglobulin attached to a bacterial surface

What is directed evolution and why did it win the chemistry Nobel prize?

3 October 2018By

If you’ve got questions about yesterday’s chemistry Nobel prize then we’ve got answers