Arieh Warshel

Nobel Laureate Chemistry 2013

Member of the National Academy of Sciences

Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry

Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Full member of the USC Norris Cancer Center

Department of Chemistry
University of Southern California
3620 McClintock Avenue
418, SGM Building
Los Angeles, CA 90089
(01)-213-740-4114 (Tel)
(01)-213-740-2710 (Fax)
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Profile

A pioneer for the development of key methods and concepts to study functional properties of biological macromolecules through microscopic computer simulation techniques. Nobel laureate for the "development of multiscale simulation methodolgy".

Education

BSc. in Chemistry; graduated "Summa Cum Laude"

The Technion (Israel Instiitute of Technology), Haifa, Israel

1962-1966

MSc. in Chemical Physics

The Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel

1966-1967

PhD. in Chemical Physics; (Advisor: S. Lifson)

The Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel

1967-1969

Professional Positions

Research Fellow,

Department of Chemistry, Harvard University

Cambridge, MA, USA

1970-1972

Research Associate,

Weizmann Institute of Science,

Rehovot, Israel

1972-1973

Senior Scientist,

Weizmann Institute of Science

Rehovot, Israel

1973-1977

EMBO Visiting Scientist,

MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology

Cambridge, UK

1974-1976

Assistant Professor of Chemistry,

University of Southern California

Los Angeles, CA, USA

1976-1978

Associate Professor,

Weizmann Institute of Science

Rehovot, Israel

1977-1978

Associate Professor of Chemistry,

University of Southern California

Los Angeles, CA, USA

1979-1984

Professor of Chemistry,

University of Southern California

Los Angeles, CA, USA

1984

Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry,

University of Southern California

Los Angeles, CA, USA

1991

Full Member at the USC Norris Cancer Center,

University of Southern California

Los Angeles, CA, USA

2004

Visiting Professor,

Royal Institute of Technology

Stockholm, Sweden

Spring 2006

Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry,

University of Southern California

Los Angeles, CA, USA

2011-

Dana and David Dornsife Chair in Chemistry,

University of Southern California

Los Angeles, CA, USA

2014-

Honors, Awards and Fellowships

Technion Award for "best 3rd year student in Chemistry"

1965

BSc. with Summa Cum Laude

1966

Mifal-Hapays Prize

1969

EMBO Fellowship to MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology

1975-1976

Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship

1978-1980

USC Associates Award for Creativity in Research

1981

EMBO Senior Fellowship to the Weizmann Institute of Science

1981-1982

USC Faculty Recognition Award

1992

Annual Award of the International Society of Quantum Biology and Pharmacology

1993

Elected Fellow of the Biophysical Society

2000

Tolman Medal

2003

President's Award for Computational Biology from the ISQBP

2006

Elected fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC)

2008

Molecular Frontiers Symposium, Royal Academy of Science, Stockholm

2008

Elected Member of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA

2009

Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry,

University of Southern California

2011

RSC Soft Matter and Biophysical Chemistry Award

2012

Elected Fellow of the AAAS

2012

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry

2013

The Founders Award of the Biophysical Society

2014

Elected Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (HonFRSC)

2014

The 2013 Israel Chemical Society Gold Medal

2014

Doctor of Philosophy, Honoris Causa,

Bar Ilan University

May 2014

Honorary Doctor of Al-Farabi Kazakh National University

2014

Honorable Professor of the Kazakh National Agrarian University

2014

The Jubilee Medal “80 years of Al-Farabi Kazakh University”

Almaty

2014

Keynote lectures

The Inaugural Becton Dickinson Memorial Lecture

Duke University

"How do enzymes really work"

1991

The Brown and Williamson Scholar Lectures

University of Louisville

"How do enzymes really work" and

"Computer simulations of the dynamics of biological processes"

2002

The Habermann Lecture

Marquette University

"Computer simulations of biological processes: Towards quantitative structure-function correlation in biology"

2003

3rd Chinese Theoretical and Computational Chemistry Conference,

Keynote speaker

"Computer simulation of the function of biological molecules"

2005

The 2006 Presidents Award Lecture: ISQBP President's meeting

"Computer simulations of the function of biological molecules: What has been accomplished and where are we going ?"

2006

Molecular Frontiers Symposium

Royal Swedish Academy of Science, Stockholm

2008

The CUSO Lecture Series

Switzerland

"Frontiers in Biophysical Simulations"

2009

The Lifson Memorial Lecture

Weizmann Institute of Science

"Computer simulations of the functions of biological systems: What has been accomplished and where are we going ?"

2010

The Chevy Goldstein Distinguished Lecture in Chemistry

Cal Poly Pomona

"Electrostatic basis of biological functions"

2010

Distinguished Lecture in Computational Biology

UC Irvine

"Advances in modeling of biological functions"

2012

RSC Award in Soft Matter and Biophysical Chemistry Lecture Tour

Newcastle, Sheffield, Bath

"Advances in modeling of biological functions"

2012

Opening Lecture in Modeling Interaction in Biomolecules VI

Marianské Lazně, Czech Republic

"Multiscale Modeling of the Function of Biological Systems"

2013

Nobel Lecture

Stockholm, Sweden

"Computer Simulations of Biological Functions; From Enzymes to Molecular Machines"

2013

Opening Lecture, Federation of Israeli Experimental Biology (ILANIT)

Eilat, Israel

"Multiscale Modeling of Complex Biological Systems and Processes"

2014

The 4th Annual Vladimir Zelman M.D., Ph.D. Endowed Lecture

USC

"Computer Simulations of Biological Function"

2014

The Annual George A. Olah Lecture in Chemistry

USC

"Multiscale Modeling of Complex Biological Systems and Processes"

2014

BIT’s 5th World Gene Convention

Haikou, China; Keynote Speaker

"Multiscale Modeling of the Functions of Biological Molecules"

2014

CHAINS 2014

Eindhoven, The Netherlands; Keynote Speaker

"Multiscale Modeling of the Functions of Biological Molecules"

2014

IUPAC 10th International Symposium on Bio-organic Chemistry

Inaugural keynote Lecturer

Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Pune, India

"Computer Simulations of the Action of Biological Molecules"

2015

7th International Science Youth Forum

Singapore

"Computer Simulations of the Action of Biological Molecules"

2015

Review Commitees (2001 - current)

Special review of theoretical chemists from Sweden for a senior position

2001

Study section of theoretical chemistry in Sweden

2002

Search for a chair in Computational Biophysics in Denmark

2003

NIH Special emphasis panel for a program on ikb/NF kB recognition

2004

NIH study section for National Centers for Biocomputing

2004

NIH study section for National Centers for Biocomputing

2005

NIH study section ZRG1 BCMB-Q (90)

2006

European Review Panel

2008-2013

NAS Review commitee of molecular dynamics proposals

2010-2012

Patents

Arieh Warshel, Spyridon Vicatos, “Production of Stable Proteins,”
 U.S. Patent 8855936-B2, October 7, 2014.

Publication Summary

Total number of publications: 404 ( as of 11-12-2014)


Citations without self-citations: 31799 (as of 12-09-2014)


Arieh Warshel's Hirsch Index: 104 (as of 12-09-2014)

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