Michael Levitt Brief CV (May 2004)

Date and place of birth 9th May 1947, Pretoria, South Africa

Education

June 1967

BSc Special Honours Physics (First Class Honours) King's College London.

Oct 1967 - Aug 1968

Royal Society Exchange Fellowship. Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel. Worked on conformational analysis of small molecules and proteins with Professor S. Lifson.

Oct 1968 - Dec 1971

MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, England. PhD thesis: Conformational analysis of proteins.

Mar 1970 - Mar 1974

Research Fellowship, Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge.

Positions Held

Oct 1971 - Oct 1979

Staff scientist, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge (Tenure from 1977) with periods of leave to work in Rehovot and La Jolla.

Nov 1972 - Sept 1974

Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel. EMBO Fellowship, working with Professor Lifson.

Oct 1977 - Aug 1979

The Salk Institute of Biological Sciences, La Jolla, California. Working with Professor F H C Crick.

Aug 1979 - Sept 1987

Department of Chemical Physics, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel. (Aug 1979: Associate Professor; Sept 1982: Professor; Aug 1980 - June 1983: Department Chairman).

Sept 1986 - July 1987

MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, UK.

Sept 1987 -

Department of Structural Biology, Stanford University School of Medicine, California (Department Chairman from July 1993).

Short Working Visits

  1. Department of Biological Sciences, Columbia University, New York. June - Aug 1975
  2. Laboratory of Chemical Physics, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Md. July - Aug 1981
  3. Laboratory of Chemical Physics, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Md. July - Aug 1982
  4. Department of Structural Biology, Stanford Medical School, Stanford. July - Aug 1983
  5. School of Pharmacology, University of California San Francisco. Aug - Sept 1983
  6. Department of Inorganic Chemistry, University of Sydney, Australia. October 1984
  7. Whitehead Institute, Cambridge, Mass. June - July 1985
  8. DCRT, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Md. July - Aug 1986

International Recognition

1986

Federation of European Biochemical Societies Anniversary Prize (work on protein folding).

2001-

Fellow of the Royal Society.

2002-

Member of the of the US National Academy of Science.

2003-2004

Blaise Pascal Professor of Research, Foundation de l'Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris, France.

Named Lectures (a selection of 12 from a total of 144)

  1. Ciba Foundation Symposium on Polymerization in Biological Systems, London; March 1972.
  2. Chemical Society Theoretical Group, London; February 1976.
  3. Gordon Research Conference on Biopolymers, Plymouth, New Hampshire; June 1978.
  4. Pontifical Academy of Sciences Study Group, Vatican City, Italy; November 1983.
  5. Nobel Symposium on Structure and Dynamics in Biological Systems, Snogeholms Slott, Lund, Sweden; December 1988.
  6. Protein and Drug Design and Delivery, San Francisco, California; February 1990.
  7. Understanding Protein Folding, Stockholm, Sweden; August 1992.
  8. Bioinformatics and Structure, Jerusalem, Israel, November 1996.
  9. First International Structural Genomics Meeting, Cambridge, UK, April 2000.
  10. Anfinsen Memorial Lecture, Johns Hopkins Folding Meeting, Coolfont, March 2001.
  11. Perutz Memorial Symposium, Cambridge, September 2002.
  12. Lauréats Chaires Blaise Pascal, Paris, France, May 2003.

 

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