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I-CORE Gene Regulation in Complex Human Disease Spring Meeting

I-CORE Gene Regulation in Complex Human Disease Spring Meeting

The I-CORE Gene Regulation in Complex Human Disease organized a spring meeting on June 1, 2014 at Tel Aviv University, featuring genomics researcher Prof. Evan Eichler from the Department of Genome Sciences at the University of Washington, Seattle, US. Prof. Eichler described the latest data about the genetics of autism spectrum disorder and the functional studies in zebrafish addressing the mechanisms leading to this devastating disease (recently published in the journal Cell, July 2014). Italian post-doctoral fellow Dr. Elena Vendramini, sponsored by I-CORE and the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, is currently training at the Sheba Medical Center with Prof. Shai Izraeli. She described her work on the molecular characterization of a novel subtype of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia. New faculty members Dr. Zvi Granot and Dr. Yossi Buganim presented their work on neutrophil function in cancer and reprogramming on iPSC quality, respectively. Post-doctoral fellow Dr. Shani Dror from Dr. Carmit Levy’s group highlighted their work on the involvement of microRNAs and melanosomes in cellular communication. Finally, the meeting ended with I-CORE scientific board member Prof. Eithan Galun’s description of microRNAs in inflammation and cancer. The lectures generated lively discussions during the coffee breaks among the 100 participants.

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  1. Plenary speaker Evan Eichler.

    Plenary speaker Evan Eichler.
  2. New faculty members of I-CORE, from left to right: Ofir Hakim, Tamar Geiger, Zvi Granot, Yossi Buganim, Chen Luxenburg

    New faculty members of I-CORE, from left to right: Ofir Hakim, Tamar Geiger, Zvi Granot, Yossi Buganim, Chen Luxenburg