Nobel laureate establishes workstation in Lishui city
Michael Levitt (left) visits a pharmaceutical company in Lishui. [Photo/WeChat account: wxlishui]
The Michael Levitt Nobel Prize Workstation was inaugurated on Nov 9 in the Lishui Economic and Technological Development Zone – located in Lishui city in East China – with Levitt, the 2013 Nobel laureate in Chemistry, participating in the event.
Levitt spoke highly of Lishui during his visit, lauding its beauty and culture. He said the city's major industrial clusters had close connections with his fields of research and he wanted to deepen endeavors there in the health and medicine industry in the future.
According to officials, the workstation – relying on Levitt and his research team – will help solve key technical problems in Lishui's biomedical transformation and upgrading and create a leading medicine innovation and research platform.
Michael Levitt is a South African-born biophysicist and a professor of structural biology at Stanford University in the US, a position he has held since 1987.
Levitt received the 2013 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, together with Martin Karplus and Arieh Warshel, for "the development of multiscale models for complex chemical systems".