Nobel Prize Winner Visits Dulwich International High School Zhuhai

Dulwich International High School Zhuhai hosted one of the most acclaimed scientists in the world, Dr Arieh Warshel, this past term. The Israeli-American biochemist and biophysicist spoke with students and staff about his discoveries and scientific research.

Students were captivated as Dr Warshel discussed the difficulties and setbacks he faced when researching and breaking new ground in his field in the 1960s. Biology teacher Mr Kenny Li remarked, “The presentation gave our students an insight into the work of a Nobel Prize winner. Dr Warshel introduced three examples of biological processes that 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 Dr Warshel et al allowed these to be elucidated. The presentation was incredibly valuable to Year 12 and 13 Biology students, as they will encounter these examples in their syllabus.”

Zhuhai media outlets were quick to pick up this story, and several journalists joined Dulwich International High School Zhuhai students and staff to hear from Dr Warshel. We would like to extend our thanks to the Zhuhai Nobel Institute of Biomedicine for making this visit possible.

STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) learning plays an integral role at the Dulwich College International schools. We are providing our students the physical and intellectual space for phase one robotics, coding, graphic design, VR, science, entrepreneurship and more. Our schools are continuously looking for ways to both bolster and go beyond the curriculum to incorporate STEAM in order to excite, engage and challenge our students.