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Nobel Laureate Michael Levitt explains why “biology is information rich” at Big Data in Biomedicine

Keynote talks and presentations from the 2015 Big Data in Biomedicine conference at Stanford are now available on the Stanford YouTube channel. To continue the discussion of how big data can be harnessed to improve the practice of medicine and enhance human health, we're featuring a selection of the videos on Scope.

In 2013, Michael Levitt, PhD, professor of structural biology at the Stanford, was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for "for the development of multiscale models for complex chemical systems." His work focuses on theoretical, computer-aided analysis of the protein, DNA and RNA molecules responsible for life at its most fundamental level.

During his keynote at last month's Big Data in Biomedicine conference, Levitt spoke about big data in computational structural biomedicine and told the audience that "biology is information rich." Watch his full presentation above to learn more about big data in biology, computer simulations in biomolecules and medical applications of molecular simulation.

Previously: At Big Data in Biomedicine, Stanford’s Lloyd Minor focuses on precision health, At Big Data in Biomedicine, Nobel laureate Michael Levitt and others talk computing and crowdsourcing, Experts at Big Data in Biomedicine: Bigger, better datasets and technology will benefit patients, On the move: Big Data in Biomedicine goes mobile with discussion on mHealth and Big Data in Biomedicine panelists: Genomics’ future is bright

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