Michael Levitt

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Michael Levitt

Michael Levitt
Levitt during the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences press conference in Stockholm in December 2013
Born (1947-05-09) 9 May 1947 (age 76)[1]
Pretoria, South Africa
EducationPretoria Boys High School
Alma materKing's College London (BScs)
University of Cambridge (PhD)
SpouseShoshan Brosh
Scientific career
ThesisConformation analysis of proteins (1972)
Doctoral advisorRobert Diamond[6]
Notable students

Michael Levitt, FRS (Hebrew: מיכאל לויט; born 9 May 1947) is a South African biophysicist. He is a professor of structural biology at Stanford University, a position he has held since 1987.[11][12] Levitt received the 2013 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.[13]

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  1. LEVITT, Prof. Michael. Who's Who. Vol. 2003 (online Oxford University Press ed.). A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. {{cite book}}: |website= ignored (help) closed access (subscription required)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Siegel-Itzkovich, Judy (9 October 2013). "Two American Israelis and US jew share Nobel Prize in Chemistry". The Jerusalem Post. Retrieved 12 November 2017.
  3. Anon (1983). "Michael Levitt EMBO profile". people.embo.org. Heidelberg: European Molecular Biology Organization.
  4. Anon (2017). "ISCB Fellows". iscb.org. International Society for Computational Biology. Archived from the original on 20 March 2017.
  5. Levitt, M. (2001). "The birth of computational structural biology". Nature Structural Biology. 8 (5): 392–393. doi:10.1038/87545. PMID 11323711. S2CID 6519868.
  6. Diamond, R.; Levitt, M. (1971). "A refinement of the structure of lysozyme". Biochemical Journal. 125 (4): 92P. doi:10.1042/bj1250092Pa. PMC 1178298. PMID 5144255.
  7. Daggett, V.; Levitt, M. (1993). "Protein Unfolding Pathways Explored Through Molecular Dynamics Simulations". Journal of Molecular Biology. 232 (2): 600–619. doi:10.1006/jmbi.1993.1414. PMID 7688428. S2CID 2341877.
  8. Gerstein, M.; Levitt, M. (1997). "A structural census of the current population of protein sequences". PNAS. 94 (22): 11911–11916. Bibcode:1997PNAS...9411911G. doi:10.1073/pnas.94.22.11911. PMC 23653. PMID 9342336.
  9. Pethica, R. B.; Levitt, M.; Gough, J. (2012). "Evolutionarily consistent families in SCOP: Sequence, structure and function". BMC Structural Biology. 12: 27. doi:10.1186/1472-6807-12-27. PMC 3495643. PMID 23078280.
  10. Xia, Y.; Huang, E. S.; Levitt, M.; Samudrala, R. (2000). "Ab initio construction of protein tertiary structures using a hierarchical approach". Journal of Molecular Biology. 300 (1): 171–185. doi:10.1006/jmbi.2000.3835. PMID 10864507.
  11. "Levitt Lab Server | Computational Structural Biology". Csb.stanford.edu. Archived from the original on 25 March 2016. Retrieved 22 March 2017.
  12. "Michael Levitt". Csb.stanford.edu\accessdate=2017-03-22. Archived from the original on 15 July 2010.
  13. Van Noorden, Richard (2013). "Modellers react to chemistry award: Nobel Prize proves that theorists can measure up to experimenters". Nature. 502 (7471): 280. Bibcode:2013Natur.502..280V. doi:10.1038/502280a. PMID 24132265.