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I-CORE First Wave

Gene Regulation in Complex Human Disease

Gene Regulation in Complex Human Disease

Gene Regulation in Complex Human Disease

 


 

 

Participating Researchers and Institutions

 

A group under the scientific management of Prof. Howard Cedar of the Hebrew University, consisting of  researchers from the Hebrew University, Tel-Aviv University, Bar-Ilan University, Sheba Medical Center and Hadassah Medical Center.

The Center engages in the study of genetic regulation of complex human diseases. 

 

Scientific Director: Prof. Howard Cedar, Developmental Biology and Cancer Research, Hebrew University

 

Administrative Director: Yael Katz

 

Scientific Management Members:
 

  • Prof. Howard Cedar, Developmental Biology and Cancer Research, Hebrew University
  • Prof. Karen Avraham, Human Molecular Genetics and Biochemistry, Tel Aviv University
  • Prof. Eithan Galun, Gene Therapy Institution, Hadassah Medical Center, Ein Karem
  • Prof. Shulamit Michaeli, the Mina Everard Goodman Faculty of Life Sciences, Bar-Ilan University
  • Prof. Gideon Rechavi, Sheba Cancer Research Center, Chaim Sheba Medical Center
     

Additional I-CORE Members:
 

  • Prof. Yinon Ben-Neriah, Lautenberg Center for Immunology, Hebrew University
  • Dr. Haim Cohen, Life Sciences, Bar-Ilan University
  • Dr. Yuval Dor, Cellular Biochemistry and Human Genetics, Hebrew University
  • Dr. Asaf Hellman, Department of Developmental Biology and Cancer, Hebrew University
  • Prof. Shai Izraeli, Pediatric Hemato-Oncology, Chaim Sheba Medical Center
  • Prof. Batsheva Kerem, Genetics, Life Sciences Institute, Hebrew University
  • Dr. Erez Y. Levanon, Life Sciences, Bar-Ilan University
  • Prof. Ofer Mandelboim, Tumor Immunology, Hebrew University
  • Prof. Margalit Hanah, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Hebrew University
  • Dr. Dan Peer, Dept. of Cell Research and Immunology, Tel Aviv University
  • Prof. Eytan Ruppin, Computer Sciences Physiology, Tel Aviv University
  • Prof. Ron Shamir, School of Computer Science, Tel Aviv University
  • Prof. Yosef Shiloh, Human Molecular Genetics and Biochemistry, Tel Aviv University
  • Dr. Noam Shomron, Cell and Developmental Biology, Tel Aviv University
     

New Faculty:
2011-12:

  • Dr. Irit Gat-Viks, Tel Aviv University, returned from Broad Institute in Massachusetts
  • Dr. Carmit Levy, Tel Aviv University, returned from Harvard Medical School
  • Dr. Itai Pessach, Chaim Sheba Medical Center, returned from Harvard Medical School and the Children's Hospital in Boston
  • Dr. Amit Tzur, Bar Ilan University, returned from Harvard Medical School

2012-13:

  • Dr. Tamar Geiger, Tel Aviv University, returned from Max Planck
  • Dr. Tommy Kaplan, the Hebrew University, returned from Berkeley

2013-14:

  • Dr. Chen Luxenburg, Tel-Aviv University, returned from Rockefeller University
  • Dr. Ofir Hakim, Bar Ilan University, returned from NIH at Maryland
  • Dr. Yael Haberman, Chaim Sheba Medical Center, after a postdoctoral position at the Chaim Sheba Medical Center
  • Dr. Tzvi Granot, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, returned from the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
  • Dr. Yosef Buganim, The Hebrew Universit of Jerusalem, returned from The Whitehead Institute
  • Dr. Iddo Ben Dov, Hadassah  Medical Center, returned from Rockefeller University

2014-5:

  • Dr. Vladimir Weinstein, Hadassah  Medical Center, returned from Oregon Health and Science University, Portland OR

 

Research Focus

 

The Center engages in the study of genetic regulation of complex human diseases. The concept behind this I-CORE is to decipher these molecular mechanisms, and, in this way, discover the basic defects that bring about illness.  This knowledge is of utmost importance for diagnosing, treating and even preventing the major diseases that affect mankind, including cancer, metabolic disorders such as diabetes and obesity, as well as illnesses involving infection and immunity.
All of the research is done collaboratively by blending both basic and clinical sciences and supported by new frontline equipment nodes that include modern imaging, genomic, metabolic and computational facilities.

 

For the I-CORE website: http://www.icore-human-disease.org/

 

For more information contact: yaelkatz@hadassah.org.il