—Martin Karplus, Michael Levitt, And Arieh Warshel Honored For Their Computational Methods To Study Complex Chemical Systems In Action “2013 Nobel Prize In Chemistry” Theoretical chemists are sometimes misunderstood and often underappreciated. But this year, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences had a clear understanding of the achievements of three prominent theoreticians on whom it bestowed the Nobel Prize in Chemistry—Martin Karplus of the University of Strasbourg, in France, and Harvard University; Michael Levitt of Stanford University School of Medicine; and Arieh Warshel of the University of Southern California (C&EN, Oct. 14, page 5).
by Stu Borman |
December 23, 2013
—Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2013 Goes to Karplus, Levitt, and Warshel “” Staffan Normark, Permanent Secretary of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, has just announced Martin Karplus (Strasbourg/Harvard), Michael Levitt (Stanford), and Arieh Warshel (Univ. of Southern California) as this year's recipients of the chemistry prize, "for the development of multiscale models for complex chemical systems."
by David Kroll |
October 09, 2013
—2013 Nobel Prize In Chemistry “Awards: Karplus, Levitt, and Warshel honored for modeling complex chemical systems” Theoretical chemistry doesn’t always get the respect it deserves. This is not one of those times, as the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has awarded the 2013 Nobel Prize in Chemistry to three theoretical chemists—Martin Karplus of the University of Strasbourg, in France, and Harvard University; Michael Levitt of Stanford University School of Medicine; and Arieh Warshel of the University of Southern California.
by Stu Borman |
October 10, 2013
"It's going to take not just two years' time, but maybe 20 years' time to solve that problem," says Michael Levitt, professor and chairman of computational structural biology at Stanford University School of Medicine. "By 'solved,' I mean correctly predicting to 1-Å resolution the structure of a large protein.
by STU BORMAN |
August 04, 2003
Levitt, director of FDA's Center for Food Safety & Applied Nutrition, described the agency's current policies for regulating genetically engineered food. The policies were finalized in 1992 as FDA's interpretation of the Food, Drug & Cosmetic Act [Fed. Regist.,57 , 22984 (1992)]. At that time, FDA decided to regulate genetically engineered food in the same way as any other food and to require no label unless the food was substantially different in terms of its nutrient or allergen content. Levitt FDA decided not to regulate the new proteins introduced to food through genetic engineering as food additives which are tested extensivelybut as materials generally recognized as safe, Levitt said. FDA chose to utilize an approach that is "identical in principle to that applied to foods developed by traditional plant breeding," he said.
by Bette Hileman |
December 13, 1999
The selection of Martin Karplus, Michael Levitt, and Arieh Warshel as the 2013 winners of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry “for the development of multiscale models for complex chemical systems” was especially thrilling. The computational paradigms they and others developed are now widely used to design drugs, catalysts, and new materials.
by Stephen A. Munk |
January 27, 2014
In addition, CEG companies are "taking the unprecedented action," according to CEG Executive Director Michael J. Bradley, "of going beyond the TRI reporting requirements." At a press conference to announce the study, EPA Administrator Carol M. Browner said the joint report demonstrates that "when environmentalists, industry, and government can work together, the public benefits."
June 07, 1999
This year’s chemistry Nobel Laureates—professors Martin Karplus, Michael Levitt, and Arieh Warshel—were born in three different countries, representing seven national citizenships with career journeys and scientific interactions that span the globe. This fits perfectly with my presidential theme of Partners for Progress & Prosperity and how we can work together to advance science through partnering.
by Marinda Li Wu, 2013 ACS President |
December 09, 2013
Michael Levitt, professor and chair, computational structural biology, department of structural biology, Stanford University School of Medicine, is honored for his work in structural molecular biology. This work focuses on protein folding and the computational analysis of structures. Levitt discovered the four classes of protein folds, introduced automated secondary structure identification, and explained how the structural segments pack.
June 25, 2001
Levitt Rissler [Photo by Bette Hileman] However, many government officials continue to insist that the regulatory framework for bioengineered organisms is adequate to protect health and the environment. "We believe that our policies and processes in this area are well grounded in science and that we have an excellent track record in applying our policy," says Joseph A. Levitt, director of the Food & Drug Administration's Center for Food Safety & Applied Nutrition . "We believe that our oversight has been substantive, credible, and appropriate." Three agencies currently regulate genetically engineered products under several statutes designed to regulate pesticides, animal drugs, industrial chemicals, conventional crops, and meat.
by Bette Hileman |
May 22, 2000