The 1996 Kyoto Prize Workshops
/ Molecular Geneticist
Life Sciences（Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Neurobiology）
11 /12 Tue
13:10 - 17:20
Address：Takaragaike, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-0001 Japan
Mario Renato Capecchi
A molecular geneticist who developed the “gene targeting” technique, which is widely used around the world today. With his success in breeding mice in which targeted genes were inactivated, referred to as “knock-out” mice, Dr. Capecchi established a new avenue for researching how genes work. His method of research has benefited immensely such branches of life sciences as biology, medicine and agriculture.