No Ordinary Mike: Michael Smith, Nobel Laureate

No Ordinary Mike: Michael Smith, Nobel Laureate

by Eric Damer, Caroline Astell
     
 

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The extraordinary story of Michael Smith, a man who rose from humble beginnings in Blackpool, England, to become a revolutionary gene researcher, philanthropist and Nobel Prize winner. A professor at the University of British Columbia, Smith dedicated his talent and energy to science research, and later launched the university's internationally regarded Biotechnology… See more details below

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The extraordinary story of Michael Smith, a man who rose from humble beginnings in Blackpool, England, to become a revolutionary gene researcher, philanthropist and Nobel Prize winner. A professor at the University of British Columbia, Smith dedicated his talent and energy to science research, and later launched the university's internationally regarded Biotechnology Laboratory. The authors present not only the career and science of a great Canadian scientist, but also the politics and personalities of university research.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781553800910
Publisher:
Ronsdale Press
Publication date:
03/01/2004
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
264
File size:
5 MB

Meet the Author

Eric Damer is a lifelong British Columbian born in Victoria, raised in Kamloops, and currently residing in Burnaby. After studying philosophy at the University of Victoria, he became interested in the educational forces that had shaped his own life. He completed masters and doctoral degrees in educational studies at the University of British Columbia with a particular interest in the history of adult and higher education in the province. Discovery by Design and No Ordinary Mike complement his earlier work on the history of UBC and contributes to a better understanding of how the university has helped to shape – and has been shaped by – life in the pacific province.
Caroline Astell, now Professor Emerita of Biochemistry, knew Michael Smith for 35 years, first working with him for her PhD and then as a research colleague. In 2002, she joined the BC Cancer Agency's Genome Science Centre and was on the team that decoded the SARS genome.

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