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The I-CORE on Gene Regulation in Complex Human Disease organized a workshop for Graduate and Post-Doctoral Fellows

The I-CORE on Gene Regulation in Complex Human Disease organized a workshop for Graduate and Post-Doctoral Fellows

Prof. Shulamit Michaeli and Prof. Karen Avraham, I-CORE members, co-organized the I-CORE Graduate and Post-Doctoral Fellows Workshop.

 

The I-CORE on Gene Regulation in Complex Human Disease organized a workshop. The day began with congratulations to Prof. Shulamit Michaeli, who was named the 20th most important woman in Israel by LadyGlobes. The workshop featured plenary speaker Prof. Frank Slack, from the Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology at Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA. He described new therapy approaches to treating and curing cancer using nanoparticles containing microRNAs, and his group’s success in doing so in mice. Other speakers were graduate students, post-doctoral fellows and principal investigators from I-CORE. Graduate student Livnat Jerby described collaborative research between Prof. Eytan Ruppin and new I-CORE faculty member Dr. Tamar Geiger’s groups on their latest study of breast cancer metabolism, revealing a subtype-independent "go or grow" dichotomy, where proliferation rates decrease as the tumors evolve metastatic capability. Dr. Nurit Gal-Mark from Dr. Erez Levanon’s group described their technology breakthrough to identify editing alterations and disease-causing mutations using the “padlock capturing method" and "Fluidigm microfluidic approach," which allow for simultaneous sequencing of many samples in an efficient manner.

 

The Workshop took place at Bar Ilan University on Oct. 11, 2012 with participants from the Sheba Medical Center, Tel Aviv University, Hadassah Hospital, Bar Ilan University and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

 

 

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  1. The I-CORE on Gene Regulation group

    The I-CORE on Gene Regulation group
  2. The plenary speaker from Yale, Prof Frank Slack.

    The plenary speaker from Yale, Prof Frank Slack.