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Nobel Prize Winner Visits Dulwich International High School Zhuhai 诺贝尔奖得主访问德威国际高中

Nobel Prize Winner Visits Dulwich International High School Zhuhai


We Welcome Biochemist and Biophysicist, Professor Arieh Warshel 

我们欢迎生物化学家Arieh Warshel博士到访我校

It was our pleasure to host one of the most acclaimed scientists in the world at Dulwich Zhuhai. Dr Arieh Warshel  (Born 1940), is an Israeli-American biochemist and biophysicist. He is a pioneer in computational studies on functional properties of biological molecules, and gave a lecture to our students and staff about his science and discoveries. 

我们很荣幸迎来了广受敬重的诺贝尔得奖科学家Arieh Warshel博士的到访。Warshel教授是一位犹太裔美国生物化学家。他和他的团队开创了模拟生物分子功能的关键方法,本次来到学校进行讲座,与师生交流并讲述他的研究和发现。


Professor Warshel is known for his work on computational biochemistry and biophysics, in particular for pioneering computer simulations of the functions of biological systems, and for developing what is known today as Computational Enzymology. He explained some of the difficulties he faced when researching, to the students, as when he was breaking new ground in his field (1960’s) the available computers were massive with less computing power than many of the student’s phones in their pockets.



DHZH Biology teacher Kenny Li said, “The presentation gave our students an insight of the work of Nobel Prize Winner Ariel Warshel. Prof Warshel introduced three examples of Biological processes: Enzyme reactions, muscle contraction and how ATP is formed in our cells. These are critical for maintaining and allowing our bodies to function normally. However, the science behind how and why these occur remained unclear until the work of Prof Warshel et al allowed these to be elucidated. This involved developing computer based models based on the energy required to break bonds between amino acids, the building blocks of proteins which are responsible for all the functions in our bodies. The presentation will serve to be very valuable to Year 12 and 13 Biology students whom will encounter these examples in their syllabus.” Our students enjoyed his lecture very much.

News of the Professor’s visit was noticed by the local media that joined our students and staff eager to hear from the Nobel Prize Winner. After the lecture, Professor Warshel was gracious enough to spend time with students, answer questions and sign autographs. Director of DHZH, Andrew Macdonald-Brown, also took the professor on a tour of the schools campus and facilities.

生物老师Kenny Li 演讲给到学生面对面了解诺贝尔奖得主科研成果的机会。Warshel教授介绍了三种生物反应的过程:酶反应,肌肉收缩以及ATP的形成。这三种是维持人身机能正常运行的基本反应。然而,在这个科学领域中并没有很清楚的解释是如何相互合作、运行的,直到Warshel教授以及他的团队对这三种反应进行了详细的解说。他们通过监测氨基酸、蛋白质的分解和重组所需要的能量建立了一个数学模型,从而很好解释了这三种反应对人体机能的作用。这次演讲对于即将学习这些知识的1213年级学生来说非常有价值。”

Professor Warshel is in China visiting the Zhuhai Nobel Institute of Biomedicine and his visit to our school was facilitated by Dr Ziwei Huang. DHZH would like to thank both the Zhuhai Nobel Institute of Biomedicine and Dr Ziwei Huang for making this visit possible. 


The Nobel Prize is awarded to individuals, small groups or organisations for outstanding contributions for humanity in chemistry, literature, peace, physics, or physiology or medicine.


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