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K-State Today Student Edition

October 16, 2013



Reminder: Nobel Laureate to give on-campus lecture; live streaming will be provided

By Communications and Marketing

Kary B. Mullis, a Nobel Prize-winning chemist, will offer the Kansas State University campus a first-person view of the origins of a monumental 20th century scientific discovery: the polymerase chain reaction, or PCR. The lecture will be streamed live and archived.

Mullis — the scientist behind it all and the 1993 Nobel Laureate in chemistry — will offer insights into his invention of the polymerase chain reaction. The lecture, "The Unusual Origins of PCR," is at 3 p.m. today in the K-State Student Union's Forum Hall. Refreshments will be served at 2:30 p.m.

The lecture is part of the Provost's Lecture on Excellence in Scholarship and the Hageman Lecture in Agricultural Biochemistry. It is sponsored by the department of biochemistry and molecular biophysics, the department of diagnostic medicine and pathobiology, the university distinguished professors and the provost's office.