I-CORE - Israeli Centers Of Research Excellence I-CORE - Israeli Centers Of Research Excellence I-CORE - Israeli Centers Of Research Excellence Israeli Centers Of Research Excellence

Events

I-CORE Gene Regulation in Complex Human Disease sponsored the

I-CORE Gene Regulation in Complex Human Disease sponsored the "2nd Graduate Students Conference in Genetics, Genomics and Evolution

I-CORE Gene Regulation in Complex Human Disease sponsored the

I-CORE Gene Regulation in Complex Human Disease sponsored the "2nd Graduate Students Conference in Genetics, Genomics and Evolution," which took place on Sept. 2, 2013 at the Weizmann Institute of Science. The goal of this conference was to create a forum in which PhD students present their current research to an audience that specializes in the different fields of genetics. In addition, both MSc and PhD students were encouraged to present their work in posters, with the aim of sparking an exchange of ideas and feedback in a more informal setting. The conference featured 19 lectures and 35 posters. More than 110 faculty and students attended the conference. David Gokhman, from Liron Carmel’s group at the Hebrew University, was awarded the Best Lecture Prize on “Paleoepigenetics: Reconstructing the DNA methylation maps of archaic hominins” and will use the award to present his research at the symposium, “Evolution of Modern Humans: From Bones to Genomes,” in March 2014 in Sitges, Spain. Binyamin Knisbacher, from Erez Levanon’s I-CORE group at Bar-Ilan University, was awarded the Best Poster Prize on “Identification of DNA editing in retrotransposons of diverse genomes “ and will use his award to present his research at the “American Society of Human Genetics Annual Conference” in Boston in October 2013. The Conference was co-sponsored by The Edmond J. Safra Center for Bioinformatics and the Genetic Society of Israel.

 

In the photo: David Gokhman was presented with an I-CORE Best Lecture Prize by conference co-organizer Dan Bar Yaacov.