Legendary minds

Michael Levitt

Michael Levitt is a Nobel Prize-winning biophysicist, known for conducting pioneering work on the molecular structure of essential biological compounds. He has made many significant contributions to the study of protein folding and helped to popularise the use of computer modelling in biology, an important leap in the relationship between technology and classical science.
Levitt has received many honours and awards for his research, including the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2013, and his numerous achievements have informed practical advancements in biomedical science. Amongst the most noteworthy, is his development of the first computerised model of an enzyme reaction.
Levitt’s dynamic approach to science and forward-thinking approach to contemporary research has helped the scientific community recognise the importance of harnessing the power of computers in scientific research.