Posts Tagged ‘levitt’

The Disappearing Young Scientists

April 3, 2015

Disappearing Young Scientists http://on.wsj.com/1v4GvUk Michael Levitt on implications of #budget cuts for starting researchers HT @oselsayed

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What’s behind the shortage? Mr. Daniels suggests several reasons, including longer postdoctoral training; a system of applications, demonstrable data and peer review, and a shift in research costs to universities—which typically narrows awards to seasoned, tenured researchers. But perhaps the simplest explanation came from Nobel laureate Michael Levitt of Stanford, who said last year that senior scientists were once able to renew their existing grants and let young scientists compete for unawarded grant money. Now after budget cuts, older scientists are competing “against the kids,” and usually winning.
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Warshel_JMB76_Enzymic_reactions.pdf

July 19, 2014

Theoretical Studies of Enzymic Reactions :
Dielectric, Electrostatic and Steric Stabilization of
Reaction of Lysozyme
the Carbonium Ion in the
A. WARSHEL AND M. LEVITT

http://csb.stanford.edu/levitt/Warshel_JMB76_Enzymic_reactions.pdf

Conformational Optimization with Natural Degrees of Freedom: A Novel Stochastic Chain Closure Algorithm

July 19, 2014

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3119633/

Comprehensive Evaluation of Protein Structure Alignment Methods: Scoring by Geometric Measures

July 19, 2014

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2692023/

Maps of protein structure space reveal a fundamental relationship between protein structure and function

July 19, 2014

Maps of protein structure space reveal a fundamental relationship between protein structure and function
http://www.pnas.org/content/108/30/12301.abstract

Some random tidbits about Michael Levitt’s Nobel Prize

May 13, 2014

The science behind Michael Levitt’s Nobel Prize
http://news.stanford.edu/news/2013/october/michael-levitt-science-100913.html Interesting spin on the Nobel: no mention of the word “chemist”, just “biologist”. No mention of QMM, but lots of discussion of protein structure prediction and folding.

Stanford Nobel winner Levitt stunned by good news – San Jose Mercury News
http://www.mercurynews.com/news/ci_24276968/stanford-nobel-winner-levitt-stunned-by-good-news QT:{{”
His hero is French-American sculptor Louise Bourgeois, who at 70 indignantly told someone at her Museum of Modern Art exhibit, “You think this is a retrospective? I’m just beginning.” Then she rented a Brooklyn warehouse and went on to create her most famous work. “}}

http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/american-british-israeli-biophysicist-michael-levitt-news-photo/454782861
http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/professor-michael-levitt-laureate-of-the-nobel-prize-in-news-photo/454797555 pics from ceremony

The 2013 Nobel prizes: Higgs’s bosuns | The Economist

March 9, 2014

http://www.economist.com/news/science-and-technology/21587771-awards-fundamental-physics-how-cells-transport-chemicals-and-ways

Scientists who took chemistry into cyberspace win Nobel Prize | Reuters

November 4, 2013

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/10/09/us-nobel-chemistry-idUSBRE9980AO20131009

The science behind Michael Levitt’s Nobel Prize

November 4, 2013

http://news.stanford.edu/news/2013/october/michael-levitt-science-100913.html

Without Test Tubes, 3 Win Nobel in Chemistry – NYTimes.com

November 4, 2013

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/10/science/three-researchers-win-nobel-prize-in-chemistry.html?smid=tw-share