Keri Mallis - inventor of PCR (to 70th anniversary)

  • Н. Е. Волкова Plant Breeding and Genetics Institute - National Center of Seed and Cultivar Investigation Ukraine, 65036, Odessa, Ovidiopol's'ka doroga Str., 3


The basic milestones in career of Nobel Prize winner Carrie B. Mallis and history of the discovery of polymerase chain reaction, a revolutionary method of molecular biology and genetics, one of the monumental scientific techniques of the twentieth century have been highlighted. Most important scientific achievements and accomplishments of K. Mallis are presented. An extraordinary personality of Carrie Mallis is shown.

Key words: K. B. Mullis, history of science, polymerase chain reaction.