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Michael Smith

1932 - 2000

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Michael Smith (April 26, 1932 – October 4, 2000) was a British-born Canadian biochemist and businessman. He shared the 1993 Nobel Prize in Chemistry with Kary Mullis for his work in developing site-directed mutagenesis. Following a PhD in 1956 from the University of Manchester, he undertook postdoctoral research with Har Gobind Khorana (himself a Nobel Prize winner) at the British Columbia Research Council in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Michael Smith has received more than 112,725 page views. His biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 45 in 2019). Michael Smith is the 220th most popular chemist (down from 199th in 2019), the 954th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 947th in 2019) and the 29th most popular British Chemist.

Michael Smith is most famous for being the co-host of the TV show "Good Morning America."

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Among chemists, Michael Smith ranks 220 out of 509Before him are Aziz Sancar, Elias James Corey, Osamu Shimomura, Kaoru Ishikawa, Jacques Dubochet, and Leo Baekeland. After him are Arieh Warshel, John Pople, Alfred G. Gilman, Herbert C. Brown, Franz Karl Achard, and John Cornforth.

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Among people born in 1932, Michael Smith ranks 78Before him are Rainer Weiss, Naina Yeltsina, Fernando Arrabal, Emmanuelle Arsan, Khalifa bin Hamad Al Thani, and Shintaro Ishihara. After him are Oscar de la Renta, Joe Zawinul, Dieter Rams, Quino, Hiroaki Sato, and Antonio Tejero. Among people deceased in 2000, Michael Smith ranks 43Before him are Princess María de las Mercedes of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Saburō Sakai, Leonid Rogozov, John Harsanyi, Rudolf Kirchschläger, and Heinz Harmel. After him are Willard Van Orman Quine, Petar Mladenov, Friedrich Gulda, Moacir Barbosa Nascimento, Herta Bothe, and Takashi Kano.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Michael Smith ranks 954 out of 7,765Before him are Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (1982), John Berger (1926), John Hawkwood (1320), Michael Palin (1943), Ian McDiarmid (1944), and Ron Dennis (1947). After him are William Bligh (1754), Adam Ferguson (1723), E. E. Evans-Pritchard (1902), Keith Emerson (1944), Duncan Edwards (1936), and Reginald Pole (1500).

Among CHEMISTS In United Kingdom

Among chemists born in United Kingdom, Michael Smith ranks 29Before him are Archer Martin (1910), Peter D. Mitchell (1920), William Henry Perkin (1838), Alexander R. Todd (1907), Ronald George Wreyford Norrish (1897), and Derek Barton (1918). After him are John Pople (1925), Herbert C. Brown (1912), William Hyde Wollaston (1766), John E. Walker (1941), Ida Noddack (1896), and Thomas Graham (1805).