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Michael Levitt

纪念西北大学建校115周年--诺贝尔奖学术报告暨“杨钟健学术讲座”第九十一讲

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讲座地点

化材学院1005会议室

讲座人介绍

Michael Levitt 院士

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为倡导学术创新、传播学术思想、强化学术氛围,我校以西北大学原校长、中国古脊椎动物学的开拓者和奠基者杨钟健先生名字命名的“杨钟健学术讲座”第九十一讲暨纪念西北大学建校115周年学术讲座即将举行,现将具体情况通知如下:

讲座题目:Birth & Future of Multiscale Modeling of Macromolecules

主讲嘉宾:Michael Levitt 院士

讲座时间:20171025日(周三)10:00

讲座地点:长安校区化材学院1005会议室

主办单位:科技处、西北大学科协

承办单位:西北大学化学与材料科学学院

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科技处、西北大学科协、化学与材料科学学院

2017年10月21

Michael Levitt院士简介:

Professor Michael Levitt, a Nobel laureate in Chemistry, was born in South Africa in 1947. In 1963, he vacationed in London staying to do a BSc degree in physics at Kings College, London. After a pre-doctoral year with Shneior Lifson and his PhD student Arieh Warshel at the Weizmann Institute, Israel, he returned to England in 1968 to start his PhD at the Cambridge Laboratory of Molecular Biology (LMB). He returned to Israel in 1972 collaborating with Warshel on multiscale modeling: coarse-grained models allowed folding simulation and hybrid models combined classical and quantum mechanics. In 1974, he returned to LMB for three years, spent two years with Francis Crick at Salk Institute and seven years at Weizmann, before moving to Structural Biology at Stanford in 1987.

His diverse interests include RNA & DNA modeling, protein folding, protein classification and geometry, X-ray refinement, antibody modeling, side-chain geometry, normal modes, solution molecular dynamics, mass spectrometry and the crystallographic phase problem.

In recognition of his great contributions, Professor Levitt has received many honors and awards. He was elected to be a member of European Molecular Biology Organization (1981), a fellow of the Royal Society (2001), a member of the US National Academy of Science (2002), an editorial board member of Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA (2002), a member of American Academy of Arts & Sciences (2010), etc. In 2013, he received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry, together with Professor Martin Karplus and Professor Arieh Warshel, for “the development of multiscale models for complex chemical systems”.