Michael W. Deem

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Michael Deem is the John W. Cox Professor of Biochemical and Genetic Engineering and Professor of Physics & Astronomy at Rice University in Houston, Texas. He is known for his work in parallel tempering[1] and proposals to improve vaccine development[2] by estimating the antigenic "distance" for any two samples of virus. He is listed on Technology Review 35 (TR100), a list by Technology Review for remarkable innovators under the age of 35.

Deem received his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the California Institute of Technology in 1991 and his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley in 1994.

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  1. ^ Parallel tempering: Theory, applications, and new perspectives, David J. Earl and Michael W. Deem, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2005, 7, 3910
  2. ^ Researchers Seek Better Vaccine Procedure To Combat Flu, Science Daily, Sep. 9, 2009