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December 2019

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Biological Chemistry

2019

Time & Location Info
Thursday, December 12, 2019 - 12:00

Seminar room, 6th floor, Silberman Bldg.

Speaker: Prof. Valentin A. Pavlov, Center for Biomedical Science and Bioelectronic Medicine, The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, Manhasset, NY

Title: Neural cholinergic control of inflammation and metabolism

 
Thursday, December 5, 2019 - 12:00

Seminar room, 6th floor, Silberman Bldg.

Speaker: Shai-Lee Yatziv, Marshall Devor's lab (Phd talk)

Title: Differential Neuronal Activity Patterns Observed Simultaneously in the Wake and Anesthetized States

 
Sunday, December 1, 2019 - 16:00

Becker Auditorium, Goodman Brain Sciences Bldg.

Speaker: Mr. Nadav Yayon (Phd talk)

Title: Local cholinergic networks in the mammalian cortex: Computational, neuroanatomical and transcriptomic insights

 
Thursday, November 28, 2019 - 12:00

Seminar room, 6th floor, Silberman Bldg.

Speaker: Dr. Moran Shalev-Benami, Department of Structural Biology, Weizmann Institute of Science.

Title: Deadly Spiders & Scary Zombies NOT a Halloween Story - A Near Atomic Resolution Glance into the CNS

 
Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 12:00

Seminar room, 6th floor, Silberman Bldg.

Speaker: Dr. Maayan Salton,Hadassah Medical School, HUJI

Title: Epigenetic regulation of alternative splicing

 
Monday, November 18, 2019 - 12:00

Seminar room, 6th floor, Silberman Bldg.

Speaker: Prof. Don Lamb,Department of Chemistry,Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich

Title: Single-Pair FRET and Beyond

 
Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 12:00

Seminar room, 6th floor, Silberman Bldg.

Speaker: Gabriela Moreno, Eden Lab

                Rachana Ramachandran, Aroeti Lab

                Mark Baron, Devor Lab

Title: Enhancer deregulation as the driving force in malignant rhabdoid tumors

         Enteropathogenic E.coli modulates MAPK signaling to promote infection in human intestines

          Anesthesia-like state in the absence of anesthetics

    

Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 12:00

Seminar room, 6th floor, Silberman Bldg.

Speaker: Dr. Rotem Rubinstein, Tel Aviv University

Title: Molecular basis of neuronal self avoidance

 
Thursday, October 31, 2019 - 12:00

6th Floor, Silberman Bldg.

Speaker: Dr. Yotam Drier, Lautenberg center for immunology and cancer research, Hadassa medical school, Hebrew University 

Title: How genetic, epigenetic and topological alterations rewire enhancer regulation to drive cancer

 
Thursday, October 31, 2019 - 10:00

6th Floor, Silberman Bldg.

Speaker: Diptendu Mukherjee,Department of Biological Chemistry, HUJI

Title: Dissecting molecular and neural circuit mechanisms underlying cocaine induced maladaptive plasticity

 
Wednesday, July 17, 2019 - 12:00

Faculty Club, Silberman Bldg.

Speaker: Yael Arbely, Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine

Title: Guarding the genome: Maintaining epigenetically defined human centromeres through error correction

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 12:00

Faculty Club, Silberman Bldg.

Speaker: Prof. Eyal Arbely, Ben Gurion University

Title: Genetic encoding of post-translational modifications

 
Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 11:00

Faculty Club, Silberman Bldg.

Speaker: Dr. Khanh Duo Duc,Assistant professor from University of British Columbia

Title: Twards a multi-scale analysis of translation dynamics: Integration theory, sequencing and stractural data.

 
Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 12:00

Faculty Club, Silberman Bldg.

Speaker: Prof. Susan Greenfield

Title: A novel approach to neurodegeneration

Thursday, June 13, 2019 - 12:00

Faculty Club, Silberman Bldg.

Speaker: Prof. Etana Padan,Department of Biological Chemistry, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Title: The NhaA Na+/H+ antiporter, new insight into structural and functional dynamics.

 
Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 12:00

Faculty Club, Silberman Bldg.

Speaker: Navit Mooshayef  under supervision of Prof. David Engelberg, HUJI

Title: An odd tale of p38 MAPK: from in vitro autophosphorylation to muscle differentiation

 
Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 12:00

Faculty Club, Silberman Bldg.

Speaker: Prof. Nathalie Q. Balaban, Physics Department, HUJI

Title: Evolution under intermittent antibiotic treatment

 
Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 12:00

Faculty Club, Silberman Bldg.

Speaker: Prof. Doron Gerber, Bar Ilan University

Title: Integrated  microfluidic interfaced for biochemistry

 
Thursday, May 16, 2019 - 12:00

Faculty Club, Silberman Bldg.

Speaker: Prof. Eitan Bibi, Weizmann Institute of Science

Title: Membrane protein biogenesis: a linkage between translation of the SRP receptor and membrane associated ribosomes

 
Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 12:00

Faculty Club, Silberman Bldg.

Speaker: Prof. Michal Sharon, Weizmann Institute of Science

Title: Specific regulation of a protein degradation pathway

 
Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 12:00

Faculty Club, Silberman Bldg.

Speaker: Prof. Elisha Haas, Bar Ilan University

Title: Nature’s shortcut to protein folding

 
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - 13:00

Room 508, Silberman Bldg.

Speaker: Juana Bana, HUJI

Title: Young Biochemistry and Cell

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - 12:00

Faculty Club, Silberman Bldg.

Speaker: Prof. Nikolay Dokholyan, Penn State University

Title: Molecular Design for Research and Therapeutics

 
Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 12:00

Faculty Club, Silberman Bldg.

Speaker: Prof. Michael Berger, Faculty of Medicine, HUJI

Title: Mitochondrial matrix compartment energetics limits hypoxia tolerance during CD8 T cell priming

 
Monday, April 1, 2019 - 10:00

Faculty Club, Silberman Bldg.

Speaker: Prof. Michael H. Hecht, Princeton University

Title: Sustaining life with genes and proteins designed from scratch (Special Seminar)

 
Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 12:00

Faculty Club, Silberman Bldg.

Speaker: Prof. Alex Rouvinski, School of Medicine, The Hebrew University

Title: Virus host interactions in insect-borne and insect restricted arboviruses

 
Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 12:00

Faculty Club, Silberman Bldg.

Speaker: Dr. Tami Geiger,Department of Human Molecular Genetics and BiochemistrySackler Faculty of Medicine,Tel Aviv University

Title: Proteomic analysis of melanoma response to immunotherapy

 

 

Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 12:00

Faculty Club, Silberman Bldg.

Speaker: Prof. Asya Rolls,Technion

Title: The bi-directional communication between the brain and the immune system

 
Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 12:00

Faculty club, Silberman bldg.

Speaker: Dr. Nir London, Department of Organic Chemistry, Weizmann Institute of Science

Title: Computational and experimental covalent ligand discovery

 
Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 12:00

Faculty club, Silberman bldg.

Speaker: Prof. Shu Quan, East China University of Science and Technology, Shanghai, China

Title: Spy-ing into protein stability in vivo

2018

Time & Location Info
Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 12:00

Faculty club, Silberman bldg.

Speaker: Prof. Shimon Weiss, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, UCLA

Title: TBA

Thursday, November 22, 2018 - 12:00

Faculty club, Silberman bldg.

Speaker: Prof. David Lukatsky Department of Chemistry, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva

Title: DNA SEQUENCE REPEAT SYMMETRY DETERMINES TRANSCRIPTION FACTOR BINDING IN EMBRYONIC STEM CELLS

Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 12:00

Faculty club, Silberman bldg.

Speaker: Prof. Ronen Berkovich, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev 

Title: Determination of EspA protein mechanical properties using AFM based single molecule force spectroscopy 

Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 12:00

Faculty club, Silberman bldg.

Speaker: Prof. Oded Lewinson, Technion
Title: Structural dynamics of ABC transporters 

Sunday, January 21, 2018 - 09:00 to 10:00

Faculty club, Silberman bldg.

Speaker: Dr. Rahpael Alhadeff Dept. of Chemistry University of Southern California (Candidate seminar)

Title: Generating energy landscapes and using them to study complex biological systems

 

 

Cell and Developmental Biology

2019

מועד ומיקום Info
Thursday, December 12, 2019 - 12:00

Seminar room, 6th floor, Silberman Bldg.

Speaker: Prof. Valentin A. Pavlov, Center for Biomedical Science and Bioelectronic Medicine, The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, Manhasset, NY

Title: Neural cholinergic control of inflammation and metabolism

 
Thursday, December 5, 2019 - 12:00

Seminar room, 6th floor, Silberman Bldg.

Speaker: Shai-Lee Yatziv, Marshall Devor's lab (Phd talk)

Title: Differential Neuronal Activity Patterns Observed Simultaneously in the Wake and Anesthetized States

 
Sunday, December 1, 2019 - 16:00

Becker Auditorium, Goodman Brain Sciences Bldg.

Speaker: Mr. Nadav Yayon (Phd talk)

Title: Local cholinergic networks in the mammalian cortex: Computational, neuroanatomical and transcriptomic insights

 
Thursday, November 28, 2019 - 12:00

Seminar room, 6th floor, Silberman Bldg.

Speaker: Dr. Moran Shalev-Benami, Department of Structural Biology, Weizmann Institute of Science.

Title: Deadly Spiders & Scary Zombies NOT a Halloween Story - A Near Atomic Resolution Glance into the CNS

 
Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 12:00

Seminar room, 6th floor, Silberman Bldg.

Speaker: Dr. Maayan Salton,Hadassah Medical School, HUJI

Title: Epigenetic regulation of alternative splicing

 
Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 12:00

Seminar room, 6th floor, Silberman Bldg.

Speaker: Gabriela Moreno, Eden Lab

                Rachana Ramachandran, Aroeti Lab

                Mark Baron, Devor Lab

Title: Enhancer deregulation as the driving force in malignant rhabdoid tumors

         Enteropathogenic E.coli modulates MAPK signaling to promote infection in human intestines

          Anesthesia-like state in the absence of anesthetics

    

Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 12:00

Seminar room, 6th floor, Silberman Bldg.

Speaker: Dr. Rotem Rubinstein, Tel Aviv University

Title: Molecular basis of neuronal self avoidance

 
Thursday, October 31, 2019 - 12:00

6th Floor, Silberman Bldg.

Speaker: Dr. Yotam Drier, Lautenberg center for immunology and cancer research, Hadassa medical school, Hebrew University 

Title: How genetic, epigenetic and topological alterations rewire enhancer regulation to drive cancer

 
Tuesday, June 25, 2019 - 12:00

Faculty Club, Silberman Bldg.
Speaker: Prof. Tal Burstyn-Cohen,Institute for Dental Sciences, Faculty of Dental Medicine, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
 
Title: Tumor-microenvironment interactions:Two opposing functions for one Protein S
 
Tuesday, June 18, 2019 - 12:00

Faculty Club, Silberman Bldg.
Speaker: Rachana P Ramachandran, Prof. Aroeti's lab
 
Title: Enteropathogenic E.coli modulates MAP-Kinase signaling to promote infection of the human intestines
 
Tuesday, June 11, 2019 - 12:00

Faculty Club, Silberman Bldg.
Speaker: Prof. Oren Froy,ssociate Professor of Neuroendocrinology and Metabolism, Director of the Institute of Biochemistry, Food Science and Nutrition, The Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
 
Title: Timing of macronutrient intake:underlying mechanisms and endocrine outcomes
 
 
Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - 12:00

Faculty Club, Silberman Bldg.
Speaker: Dr. Smadar Ben Tabou De Leon ,Department of Marine Biology, the Charney School of Marine Sciences, University of Haifa 
 
Title: Possible co-option of a VEGF-driven tubulogenesis program for biomineralization in echinoderms
 
Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - 12:00

Faculty Club, Silberman Bldg.
Speaker: Prof. Ron Milo, Department of Plant & Environmental Sciences,Weizmann Institute
 
Title: Biomass distribution on Earth
 
Tuesday, May 14, 2019 - 12:00

Faculty Club, Silberman Bldg.
Speaker: Dr. Nissim Lior, The Institute for Medical Research Israel-Canada, The Hebrew University-Hadassah Medical School
 
Title: Synthetic gene circuits for cancer immunotherapy
 
Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 12:00

Faculty Club, Silberman Bldg.
Speaker: Prof. Peleg Hasson,Laboratory of Tissue Development, The Ruth and Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Technion
 
Title: Bridging the gap – the making of seamless junctions in the muscular system
 
Monday, April 29, 2019 - 10:00

Faculty Club, Silberman Bldg.
Speaker: Prof. Benny Elbaz,Department of Neurology, University of Chicago
 
Title: Phosphorylation State of ZFP24 Controls Oligodendrocyte Differentiation
 
Tuesday, April 2, 2019 - 12:00

Faculty Club, Silberman Bldg.
Speaker: Dr. Ramon Birnbaum Department of Life Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev
 
Title: The role of gene regulatory elements in human diseases
 
Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 12:00

Faculty Club, Silberman Bldg.
Speaker: Prof. Lital Alfonta,Departments of Life Sciences and Chemistry and Ilse Katz Institute for Nanoscale science and technology,  Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
 
Title: Expansion of the Genetic code of redox enzymes and proteins in different microorganisms
 
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 12:00

Faculty club, Silberman bldg.
Speaker: Dr. Ronen Hazan,The Hebrew University, Hadassah School of Dental Medicine
 
Title: Phage therapy as a promising solution to the antibiotic resistance crisis
 
Tuesday, January 15, 2019 - 12:00

Faculty club, Silberman bldg.
Speaker: Dr. Dan Bracha, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Princeton University 
Title: Optogenetic protein droplets: Mapping and moving through intracellular phase space 
 
Tuesday, January 8, 2019 - 12:00

Faculty club, Silberman bldg.
Speaker: Dr. Tali Ilovitsh, Department of Radiology, School of Medicine, Stanford University
 
Title: Medical ultrasound: advanced imaging  and targeted therapy

2018

מועד ומיקום Info
Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - 12:00

Faculty club, Silberman bldg.
Speaker: Dr. Nitzan Gonen Stem Cell Biology & Developmental Genetics lab, The Francis Crick Institute, London, UK
Title: How to enhance sex?
Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 12:00

Faculty club, Silberman bldg.
Speaker: Dr. Michael Klutstein, Institute of Dental Sciences, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Hebrew University of Jerusalem 
Title: Analysis of spermatogenesis using new molecular methods - Mouse today, human tomorrow? 
 

Ecology, Evolution and Behavior

2019

מועד ומיקום Info
Tuesday, December 3, 2019 - 14:00

Seminar room, Berman Bldg.

Speaker: Dr. Viraj Torsekar,Dror Hawlena's lab,HUJI

Title: Ecology of predator-prey interactions in the context of prey reproductive decisions

 
Tuesday, November 26, 2019 - 14:00

Seminar room, Berman Bldg.

Speaker: Prof. Eran Tauber,Haifa University

Title: The circadian clock in Drosophila: Latitudinal clines and molecular evolution of clock genes

 
Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - 14:00

Seminar room, Berman Bldg.

Speaker: Prof. Anat Ben-Zvi,Ben Gurion University of the Negev

Title: Trade-Off between somatic proteostasis and reproduction in C. elegans

 
Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - 14:00

Seminar room, Berman Bldg.

Speaker: Dr. Tamar Guy-haim, Israel Oceanographic and Limnological Research (IOLR)

Title: Ocean-Hitchhikers: The biogeography and physiology of marine zoochorous dispersal and bioinvasions

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 - 14:00

Seminar room, Berman Bldg.

Speaker: Dr. Oren Kolodny, EEB Department, HUJI

Title: Why did Moderns replace Neanderthals and not vice versa? And what took them so long?!?

Tuesday, October 29, 2019 - 14:00

Seminar room, Berman Bldg.

Speaker: Judith Wexler, Department of EEB, HUJI

Title: Hemimetabolous insects elucidate the origin of sexual development via alternative splicing

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - 12:00

Seminar room, Berman Bldg.

Speaker: Dr. Sirpa Nummela, University of Helsinki 

Title: The Mammalian Sensory Space: Co-operations and Trade-offs among senses

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 - 12:00

Seminar room, Berman Bldg.

Speaker: Prof. Ally R. Harari, Department of Entomology, The Volcani Center

Title: Sex pheromone and information transfer

 
Tuesday, June 11, 2019 - 12:00

Seminar room, Berman Bldg.

Speaker: Dr. Shawn Wilder, Oklahoma State University

Title: Trophic transfers of nutrients and their ecological consequences

 
Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - 12:00

Seminar room, Berman Bldg.

Speaker: Dr. Einat Hazkani-Covo, Open University of Israel

Title: Abundance and significance of mitochondrial and plastid insertions into the nuclear genome

 
Tuesday, May 21, 2019 - 12:00

Seminar room, Berman Bldg.

Speaker: Bina Perl, Ruppin Academic Centre

Title: Conservation and genetics of a living fossil frog

 
Tuesday, May 14, 2019 - 12:00

Seminar room, Berman Bldg.

Speaker: Adi Livnat, Haifa University

Title: The role of sex in evolution and the nature of mutation

 
Tuesday, May 7, 2019 - 12:00

Seminar room, Berman Bldg.

Speaker: Michael Kalyuzhny, EEB department of Hebrew University

Title: Bridging the gap between statics and dynamics in community ecology

 
Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 12:00

Seminar room, Berman Bldg.

Speaker: Dr. Jonathan Bohbot, Entomology department of Hebrew University

Title: Evolution and Ecological Implications of Mosquito Indolergic Receptors

 
Tuesday, April 2, 2019 - 12:00

Seminar room, Berman Bldg.

Speaker: Noga Kronfeld –Schor,Zoolgy Department, Tel-Aviv University

Title: 3D: diurnality, diabetes and depression

 
Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 12:00 to 13:00

Seminar room, Berman Bldg.

Speaker: Dr. Shir Atzil, Department of Psychology, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Title: Growing a social brain

 
Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 12:00

Seminar room, Berman Bldg.

Speaker: Dr. Takuya Iwamura, Department of Zoology, Tel Aviv University

Title:  Why do we want to incorporate human to biology?

 
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 12:00

Seminar room, Berman bldg.

Speaker: Prof. Simcha Lev-Yadun, Department of Biology & Environment, Haifa University - Oranim

Title: Visual aposematism in spiny plants

 
Tuesday, February 5, 2019 - 12:00

Seminar room, Berman bldg.

Speaker: Prof. Dr. Dries Bonte, Ghent University

Title: How dispersal connects ecology and evolution at multiple scales

Monday, January 28, 2019 - 12:00

Seminar room, Berman bldg.

Speaker: Dr. Gili Greenbaum, Department of Biology, Stanford University

Title: Understanding population structure and modeling gene flow

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 - 12:00

Seminar room, Berman bldg.

Speaker: Dr. Adi Stern, Tel Aviv University

Title: The hidden genetic reservoir of HIV during acute infection exposed using accurate next generation sequencing

 
Tuesday, January 8, 2019 - 12:00

Seminar room, Berman bldg.

Speaker: Dr Sarit Avrani, University of Haifa

Title: Sleeping with the Enemy: What enables the coexistence of phage and their photosynthetic bacteria hosts?

2018

מועד ומיקום Info
Tuesday, December 11, 2018 - 12:00

Seminar room, Berman bldg.

Speaker: Dr. Lior David, Department of Animal Sciences, Faculty of Agriculture, Food & Environment, The Hebrew University

Title: Historical and recent reductions in genetic variation of the Sarotherodon galilaeus population in the Sea of Galilee

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - 12:00

Seminar room, Berman bldg.

Speaker: Mr. David Shohami Supervised by Prof. Ran Nathan

Title: MOVEMENT ECOLOGY OF THE EGYPTIAN FRUIT BAT (ROUSETTUS AEGYPTIACUS) Navigation, optimal foraging and sociality

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 12:00

Seminar room, Berman bldg.

Speaker: Dr. Jonathan Friedman, Dept. of Plant Pathology and Microbiology, The Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem 

Title: Using pairwise competitions to predict the structure of microbial communities 

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 - 12:00

Seminar room, Berman bldg.

Speaker: Prof. Ariel Chipman, Dept. of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior, The Silberman Institute of Life Sciences, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem 
Title: The genomic basis of arthropod diversity 

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 12:00

Seminar room, Berman bldg.

Speaker: Prof. Jason Chapman
Title: Chasing the High Fliers: Radar Studies of Insect Migration

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - 09:00 to 14:00

Seminar room, Berman bldg.

The annual symposium of the Natural History Collections is an informal meeting where the researchers will update us about their present activities and future plans.
The symposium will be held in Hebrew.

Genetics

2019

Time & Location Info
Wednesday, December 18, 2019 - 09:00

Seminar room, 6th floor, Silberman Bldg.

Speaker: Dr. Philippos Papathanos, HUJI

Title: TBD

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 - 09:00

Seminar room, 6th floor, Silberman Bldg.

Speaker: Ms. Li-or Zach,Michal Goldberg's lab, HUJI

Title: Estrogen serves as a regulator of the DNA Damage Response

 
Wednesday, November 27, 2019 - 09:00

Seminar room, 6th floor, Silberman Bldg.

Speaker: Dr. Ido Goldstein,Institute of Biochemistry,Food Science and Nutrition, The Faculty of Agriculture,Food and Environment, HUJI

Title: The Genomics of Fasting and Inflammation Reveals Dynamic Cooperativity Between Transcription Factors

 
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 09:00

Seminar room, 6th floor, Silberman Bldg.

Speaker: Prof.  Ornit Chiba-Falek,Chief, Division of Translational Brain Sciences,Dept. of Neurology & Center for Genomic and Computational Biology Duke University Medical Center Durham, NC

Title: Brain cell-type specific epigenome landscape in Neurodegenerative diseases: translating mechanistic insights to gene therapy

 
Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - 09:00

Seminar room, 6th floor, Silberman Bldg.

Speaker: Prof.  Björn Schumacher,Director, Institute for Genome Stability in Aging and Disease,President of the German Society for Aging Research, Medical Faculty,University of Cologne,Germany

Title: DNA damage responses in aging and disease:New perspectives from C. elegans

 
Wednesday, November 6, 2019 - 09:00

Seminar room, 6th floor, Silberman Bldg.

Speaker: Dr. Debbie Toiber,Ben-Gurion University of the Negev 

Title: SIRT6 roles in DNA repair and age related diseases.

 
Wednesday, October 30, 2019 - 09:00

6th Floor, Silberman Bldg.

Speaker: Prof. Liran Carmel,Department of Genetics, The Alexander Silberman Institute of Life Sciences,HUJI

Title: Reconstructing Denisovan Anatomy Using DNA Methylation Maps 

 
Sunday, September 22, 2019 - 09:00

Seminar room, 3rd wing, 6th floor, Silberman bldg.

Among the speakers:

Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 12:00

Faculty Club, Silberman Bldg.

Speaker: Prof. Gustavo Mostoslavsky, Boston University, School of Medicine

Title: iPSC as Tools for Disease Modeling and Regenerative Medicine

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 09:00

Faculty Club, Silberman Bldg.

Speaker: Prof. Shai izraeli, Sheba Medical Center

Title: TBA

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 09:00

Faculty Club, Silberman Bldg.

Speaker: Mr. Yishai Avior (Nissim Benvenisty’s lab)

Title: Tumorigenicity in Human Pluripotent Stem Cells: Analysis of Teratomas, a Tumor-Related Genetic Disorder and Cancer-Related Aberrations

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - 09:00

Faculty Club, Silberman Bldg.

Speaker: Dr. Moran Yassour,HUJI

Title: The infant gut microbiome & mother-to-child bacterial transmission

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 09:00

Faculty Club, Silberman Bldg.

Speaker:Prof. Philippa Melamed, Faculty of Biology, Technion

Title: The Central Control of Reproduction in an Epigenetic Landscape

 
Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - 09:00

Faculty Club, Silberman Bldg.

Speaker: Dr. Hendel Ayal, Institute of Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials, BIU

Title: CRISPR Gene Correction: A New Horizon for Medical Care

 
Wednesday, May 22, 2019 - 09:00

Faculty Club, Silberman Bldg.

Speaker: Mr. Dan Sarni,Department of Genetics, HUJI

Title: Molecular mechanisms underlying the complex nature of replication stress and genomic instability

 
Wednesday, May 15, 2019 - 09:00

Faculty Club, Silberman Bldg.

Speaker: Dr. Ivo Spiegel, Department of Neurobiology, Weizmann Institute of Science

Title: How cell-type-specific genetic networks control the plasticity and stability of neural circuits

 

 

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - 13:00

Faculty Club, Silberman Bldg.

Speaker: Osama Mansour, Department of Genetics, Huji

Title: Mutations arising during Yeast Meiosis and the role of Trans-lesion DNA polymerases in Meiotic Mutagenicity             

                                      
 
Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - 09:00

Faculty Club, Silberman Bldg.

Speaker: Prof. Benyamin Rosental, Institute for Agriculture and Biotechnology, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.

Title: Evolutionary Origin of the Mammalian Hematopoietic and Immune Systems Found in a Colonial Chordate

 
Monday, April 15, 2019 - 12:00

Faculty Club, Silberman Bldg.

Speaker: Dr. Gideon Coster

Title: The mystery of the second hexamer: how the replicative helicase is loaded onto DNA 

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - 09:00

Faculty Club, Silberman Bldg.

Speaker: Prof. Elazar Zelzer, The Weizmann Institute of Science

Title: Proprioception 2.0: novel functions for the proprioceptive system in skeletal biology.

 
 
Wednesday, April 3, 2019 - 09:00

Faculty Club, Silberman Bldg.

Speaker: Prof. Uri Alon, The Weizmann Institute of Science

Title: Senescent cells and the dynamics of aging

 
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 09:00

Faculty Club, Silberman Bldg.

Speaker: Prof. Sivan korenblit, Bar Ilan University

Title: It's All in Your Mind: Determining Germ Cell Fate by Aging, Stress and Neuronal signals

 
Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - 09:00

Faculty Club, Silberman Bldg.

Speaker: Prof. Haim Cohen, Institute of Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials, Bar Ilan University

Title: SIRT6 at old age to generate energy rewires the mebolome  

 
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 09:00

Faculty club, Silberman bldg.

Speaker: Prof. Appelbaum Lior Faculty of Life Sciences, Bar-Ilan University 

Title: Imaging the cellular function of sleep

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 09:00

Faculty club, Silberman bldg.

Speaker: Dr. Eyal Ben-David , Department of Human Genetics, David Geffen School of Medicine  UCLA 

Title: Complex traits - comparative genomics

 
Wednesday, January 9, 2019 - 09:00

Faculty club, Silberman bldg.

Speaker: Dr. Abed AlFattah Mansour, Salk Institute for Biological Studies

Title: From brain organoids to animal chimera: Novel platforms for studying human brain development and disease

2018

Time & Location Info
Wednesday, December 12, 2018 - 09:00

Faculty club, Silberman bldg.

Speaker: Prof.  Brian Luke, Faculty of Biology, Institute of Developmental Biology and Neurobiology, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Mainz, Germany

Title: A time and a place for RNA in a DNA world at telomeres and beyond

Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - 09:00

Faculty club, Silberman bldg.

Speaker: Dr. Yuval Tabach Faculty of Medicine, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Title: TBA

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 09:00

Faculty club, Silberman bldg.

Speaker: Prof. Milos Pekny,Center for Brain Repair, Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden 

Title: Astrocytes - a new target in neurological diseases and CNS regeneration 

 
Wednesday, November 7, 2018 - 09:00

Faculty club, Silberman bldg.

Speaker: Matan Sorek, Prof. Eran Meshorer’s lab, Dept. of Genetics, The Silberman Institute of Life Sciences, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem 
Title: Gene expression variability in neurodegenerative disease: Huntington's disease as a case study.

Monday, October 15, 2018 - 11:30

Faculty club, Silberman bldg.

The 2018 winners of the  Irene & Michael Mochrik Award for Outstanding Genetics Students are:

  • Shahar Shohat: "Exploring the Phenotypic Heterogeneity of Neurodevelopmental Disorders Risk Genes"|
  • Eyal Itskovits: "Deciphering the C.elegans chemosensation Algorithm"
  • Matan Sorek: "The Epigenetics of polyQ Diseases"

 

Thursday, October 4, 2018 - 09:00 to 17:30

Faculty club, Silberman bldg.

 
 

Neurobiology

2019

Time & Location Info
Thursday, December 12, 2019 - 14:00

Room 2004, Goodman Brain Sciences Bldg.

Speaker: Prof. Ari Rappoport, HUJI

Title: A Comprehensive Mechanistic Biological Theory of Brain Function 

 
Thursday, December 5, 2019 - 12:00

Seminar room, 6th floor, Silberman Bldg.

Speaker: Dr. Rita Schmidt, Department of Neurobiology, WIS

Title: Towards high spatial and/or temporal resolution fMRI at ultra-high field 7T human MRI

 
Thursday, November 28, 2019 - 09:45 to 18:30

Room 2004, Goodman Brain Sciences Bldg.
Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 14:00

Room 2004, Goodman Brain Sciences Bldg.

Speaker: Dr. Naotsugu Tsuchiya,School of Psychological Sciences, Monash University

Title: A search of an isomorphism between conscious experience and structure of information: an interdisciplinary program

 
Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 14:00

Room 2004, Goodman Brain Sciences Bldg.

Speaker: Dr. Oren Forkosh, Department of Animal Sciences, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Title: The Neurobiology of Personality: Computational Approach to Connect Genes, Behavior, and Individuality

 
Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 14:00

Room 2004, Goodman Brain Sciences Bldg.

Speaker: Prof. Opher Donchin,Department of Biomedical Engineering and Zlotowski Center for Neuroscience, Ben-Gurion

Title: Noise, learning, and knowing in the motor system

 
Thursday, October 31, 2019 - 14:00

Room 2004, Goodman Brain Sciences Bldg.

Speaker: Prof. Michael Shadlen,Department of Neuroscience, Columbia University

Title: A premotor circuit responsible for flexible decision making

 
Tuesday, June 25, 2019 - 13:00

Room 2004, Goodman Brain Sciences Bldg.

Speaker: Prof. Noa Ofen,Department of Psychology, Wayne State University

Title: Development of memory systems in the human brain

 
Tuesday, June 11, 2019 - 13:00

Room 2004, Goodman Brain Sciences Bldg.

Speaker: Prof. Daniela Kaufer,Department of Integrative Biology and Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute, UC Berkeley

Title: Hippocampal plasticity shaping stress vulnerability

 
Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 13:00

Becker Auditorium, Goodman Brain Sciences Bldg.

Speaker: Dr. Hiromasa Takemura,CiNet, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology Department of Physiology and Pharmacology

Title: Using diffusion-weighted MRI to measure white matter pathways in the visual system

 
Tuesday, May 21, 2019 - 13:00

Room 2004, Goodman Brain Sciences Bldg.

Speaker: Prof. Jackie Schiller,Department of Physiology and Biophysics, Technion Medical School

Title: Cell type specific computation in primary motor cortex

 
Monday, May 20, 2019 - 10:00

Faculty Club, Silberman Bldg.

Speaker: Prof. Dima Rinberg, Department of Neuroscience and Physiology, NYU

Title: Olfactory code from the behavioral perspective  

 
Thursday, May 16, 2019 - 13:00

Becker Auditorium, Goodman Brain Sciences Bldg.

Speaker: Prof. Suzana Herculano Houzel, Vanderbilt University 

Title: The costs and advantages of having a human brain - or, Why you really have to go to school

 
Tuesday, May 14, 2019 - 13:00

Becker Auditorium, Goodman Brain Sciences Bldg.

Speaker: Prof. Suzana Herculano Houzel, Vanderbilt University 

Title: Whatever works: the many ways to build a brain

 
Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 13:00

Room 2004, Goodman Brain Sciences Bldg.

Speaker: Dr. Shir Atzil, Department of Psychology, HUJI

Title: Growing a social brain

 
Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 13:00

Room 2004, Goodman Brain Sciences Bldg.

Speaker: Dr. Bruno Averbeck, NIMH/NIH 

Title: Neural systems underlying reinforcement learning

 

 

Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 13:00

Room 2004, Goodman Brain Sciences Bldg.

Speaker: Dr. Ranit Aharonov & Dr. Noam Slonim, IBM 

Title: Project Debater - How Persuasive can a Computer Be?

 
Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 13:00

Becker Auditorium, Goodman Brain Sciences bldg.

Speaker: Prof. Kia Nobre, Oxford University

Title: Remembering with the benefit of foresight

 
Tuesday, January 15, 2019 - 13:00

B

Speaker: Prof. Nathaniel D. Daw, Princeton Neuroscience Institute and Department of Psychology, Princeton 

Title:  Approximate action evaluation: Habits and beyond 

 
Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 10:30

Becker Auditorium, Goodman Brain Sciences bldg.

Speaker: Prof. Kalanit Grill-Spector, Department of Psychology and Stanford Neurosciences Institute, Stanford University

Title: Neural Mechanisms of the Development of High-level Visual Cortex

2018

מועד ומיקום Info
Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 17:00

Becker Auditorium, Goodman Brain Sciences bldg.

Speaker: Prof. Michael Greenberg, Harvard University

Title: How nature and nurture conspire to control brain development and function

Tuesday, December 11, 2018 - 13:00

Becker Auditorium, Goodman Brain Sciences bldg.

Speaker: Prof. Michael Greenberg, Harvard University

Title: How nature and nurture conspire to control brain development and function

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - 13:00

Becker Auditorium, Goodman Brain Sciences bldg.

Speaker: Dr. Rafi Hadad, Gonda Brain Research Center, Bar-Ilan University

Title: A novel circuit that can solve the odor identity puzzle

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 13:00

Becker Auditorium, Goodman Brain Sciences bldg.

Speaker: Prof. Marcela Pekna, University of Gothenburg, Sweden

Title: The complement system: a novel sculptor of the developing and injured brain 

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 13:00

Becker Auditorium, Goodman Brain Sciences bldg.

Speaker: Prof. Randy Blakely
Title: Presynaptic autoreceptor regulation of dopamine inactivation – Circuit dependence and disease relevance 

Plant and Environmental Sciences

2019

Time & Location Info
Sunday, December 8, 2019 - 10:00

Seminar room, 6th floor, Silberman Bldg.

Speaker: Dr. Itay Gonda, Unit of Aromatic and Medicinal Plants, Newe Ya'ar Research Center, ARO

Title: When Flavor Meets Genomics. Biochemistry and Genetics of Aroma Traits

 
Sunday, December 1, 2019 - 12:00

Seminar room, 6th floor, Silberman Bldg.

Speaker: Prof.  Kai-Hong Zhao, State Key Laboratory of Agricultural Microbiology, Huazhong Agricultural University, Wuhan, China

Title: Chromophorylation of phycobiliproteins and evolution to fluorescent probes

 
Sunday, November 17, 2019 - 10:00

Seminar room, 6th floor, Silberman Bldg.

Speaker: Mr. Isaac Kedem, Kaplan lab, Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, Alexander Silberman Institute of Life Sciences, HUJI 

Title: Electron Overload: How the Green Alga C. ohadii Dynamically Handles Massive Energy Influx

 
Sunday, November 10, 2019 - 10:00

Seminar room, 6th floor, Silberman Bldg.

Speaker: Ms. Orly Dery, Hirschberg Lab, Department of Genetics, Alexander Silberman Institute of Life Sciences, HUJI

Title: Early steps of carotenoid biosynthesis: why plants employ four enzymes to convert phytoene to lycopene whereas bacteria use only one

 
Sunday, November 3, 2019 - 10:00

Seminar room, 6th floor, Silberman Bldg.

Speaker: Dr. Omri Finkel,Grant-Dangl Lab, Biology Department, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA

Title: Interactions within the microbiome determine plant development 

 
Sunday, October 27, 2019 - 10:00

6th Floor, Silberman Bldg.

Speaker: Prof. Enamul Huq, Department of Molecular Biosciences, University of Texas at Austin, USA

Title: Light Signalling in Plants

 
Sunday, September 15, 2019 - 10:00

Room 1-504, Silberman Bldg.

Speaker: Ms. Ola T. Karmi

Title: NEET proteins’ Structure & Function - Focus on NAF-1 & WFS-T2

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 - 10:00

Faculty Club, Silberman Bldg.

Speaker: Prof. Joe Gale, Life Sciences Institute, HUJI, Amri Wandel, Racach Inst., HUJI, Hugh Hill, Int. Space U., Strasbourg

Title: A midsummer-night’s dream (nightmare?).Do rapid advances in computation and AI portend an imminent Singularity and the end of Biology?

 
Sunday, June 23, 2019 - 09:00

Room 1-504, Silberman Bldg.

Speaker: Dr. Silit Lazare, Deptament of Life Sciences, BGU & Fruit Trees Science, Gilat center, ARO 

Title: The groundwork of lily flowering

 
Sunday, June 16, 2019 - 10:00

Room 1-504, Silberman bldg

Speaker: Prof. Rachel Amir, MIGAL – Galilee Research Institute

Title: Why are there no plants that are rich in the essential amino acid methionine in nature? Initial evidence and association with oxidative stress

Sunday, June 2, 2019 - 10:00

Room 1-504, Silberman Bldg.

Speaker: Prof. Yair Zarmi,Department of Solar Energy and Environmental Physics, Jacob Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research, BGU

Title: Pulsed light: The way to significantly enhance photosynthetic photon efficiency of unicellular algae

 
Sunday, May 26, 2019 - 10:00

Room 1-504, Silberman Bldg.

Speaker: Dr.  Alexander Weide, School of Archaeology, University of Oxford

Title: Reconstructing wild cereal exploitation and early cultivation in western Asia

 
Sunday, May 19, 2019 - 10:00

Room 1-504, Silberman Bldg.

Speaker: Hanan Schoffman,Plant and Environmental Science Department, HUJI

Title: Same pigments, different context. What happens to Synechocystis 6803 under iron limitation and why is IsiA important.

 
Sunday, May 12, 2019 - 10:00

Room 1-504, Silberman Bldg.

Speaker: Dr. Etti Or, Plant Sciences, Fruit Tree Sciences, ARO

Title: From the vineyard to the tube and back- regulation of grape bud dormancy release

 
Sunday, May 5, 2019 - 10:00

Room 1-504, Silberman Bldg.

Speaker: Prof. Ronnie Ellenblum, The Department of Geography, Faculty of Social Sciences, HUJI

Title: "Fragility" Climatic Changes and Societal Transformations

 
Sunday, April 28, 2019 - 10:00

Room 1-504, Silberman Bldg.

Speaker: Dr. Merav Seifan, The Mitrani Department of Desert Ecology, Swiss Institute for Dryland Environmental and Energy Research, The Jacob Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research, BGU

Title: A rose is a rose? potential variability in response to aridity in the True Rose of Jericho and its Brassicaceae relatives

 
Sunday, April 14, 2019 - 10:00

Room 1-504, Silberman Bldg.

Speaker: Dr. Yehu Moran, Department of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior, HUJI

Title: Cnidarian microRNAs shed new light on the evolution of post-transcriptional regulation

 
Sunday, April 7, 2019 - 10:00

Room 1-504, Silberman Bldg.

Speaker: Prof. Georg Jander, Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research, NY, USA

Title: Biochemical trade-offs in maize-insect interactions

 

 

Sunday, March 31, 2019 - 10:00

Room 1-504, Silberman Bldg.

Speaker: Dr.Carmit Ziv, Postharvest and Food Sciences, Postharvest Science of Fresh Produce, ARO

Title: An ODD story of lipids during pathogenic interactions.

 
Sunday, March 24, 2019 - 10:00

Room 1-504, Silberman Bldg.

Speaker: Dr. Nadav Kashtan, Department of Plant Pathology and Microbiology, Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment , HUJI

Title: Bacterial survival in microscopic wetness

 
Sunday, March 17, 2019 - 10:00

Room 1-504, Silberman Bldg.

Speaker: Prof. lilach Hadany, Department of Molecular Biology and Ecology of Plants, TAU

Title: Can plants hear?

Sunday, February 24, 2019 - 10:00

Faculty club, Silberman bldg.

Speaker: Prof. Paul Lawson, Center for Microbial Identification and Taxonomy, Department of Microbiology and Plant Biology, The University of Oklahoma

Title: Microbiomes: clinical, animal and environmental communities

Sunday, February 10, 2019 - 10:00

Faculty club, Silberman bldg.

Speaker: Prof. Richard D. Vierstra, Department of Biology, Washington University in St. Louis

Title: Autophagy: the master of bulk and selective recycling 

Sunday, January 13, 2019 - 10:00

Faculty club, Silberman bldg.

Speaker: Dr. Tal Luzzatto-Knaan, Department of Marine Biology, University of Haifa

Title: Natural products in 3D: Diversity, distribution and discovery

 
Sunday, January 6, 2019 - 10:00

Room 1-504, Silberman bldg

Speaker: Yariv Brotman, Life Sicences, Ben-Gurion University in the Negev

Title: Mapping the Arabidopsis metabolic landscape by untargeted metabolomics at different environmental conditions

2018

Time & Location Info
Sunday, November 18, 2018 - 10:00

Room 1-504, Silberman bldg

Speaker: Prof. Rachel Greenת Plant and Environmental Sciences, The Alexander Silberman Institute of Life Sciences, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Title: In sync with the outside: plant clocks

Sunday, November 11, 2018 - 10:00

Room 1-504, Silberman bldg

Speaker: Prof. Shahal Abbo, The R.H. Smith Institute for Plant Sciences and Genetics in Agriculture, The Faculty of Agriculture, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem 
Title: Plant domestication vs. Crop evolution; How can we distinguish between the two and why does it matter? 

Sunday, October 14, 2018 - 10:00

Room 1-504, Silberman bldg

Speaker: Dr. Ofra Chen
Title: Algae based drug delivery platform

Sunday, January 21, 2018 - 10:00 to 11:00

Room 1-504, Silberman bldg

Speaker: Prof. Naomi Ori Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Title: Auxin-mediated specification of distinct growth domains in the tomato leaf margin

Bio-Club

2019

Time & Location Info
Sunday, December 8, 2019 - 14:00

Room C-220, Rothberg Bldg.

Speaker: Prof. Lani Wu, UCFS

                Prof. Steven Altschuler, UCFS

Title: Cellular decisions in sublethal dug concentrations

          Principles of homeostasis in renewing and heterogeneous gut epithelium

 
Sunday, December 1, 2019 - 14:00

Room C-220, Rothberg Bldg.

Speaker: Dr. Lilach Avitan, ELSC Brain Center, the Hebrew University.

Title: Behavioural signatures of a developing neural code

 
Sunday, November 24, 2019 - 14:00

Room C-220, Rothberg Bldg.

Speaker: Dr. Yuval Hart, Dept. of Psychology, the Hebrew University

Title: Computational Design Principles of Cognition

 
Sunday, November 17, 2019 - 14:00

Room C-220, Rothberg Bldg.

Speaker: Prof. Elhanan Borenstein,Tel Aviv University / University of Washington

Title: Systems biology and model-based multi-omic analysis of the human microbiome

 
Sunday, November 10, 2019 - 14:00

Room C-220, Rothberg Bldg.

Speaker: Dr. Oren Forkosh, The Dept. of Animal Sciences, Faculty of Agriculture, HUJI

Title: The Neurobiology of Personality: Computational Approach to Connect Genes, Behavior, Individuality, and Positive-Psychology

Sunday, November 3, 2019 - 14:00

Room C-220, Rothberg Bldg.

Speaker: Dr. Efrat Shema,Dept. of Biological Regulation, Weizmann Institute.

Title: Single-Molecule Epigenomics: Decoding the Histone Code in Health and Disease

 
Sunday, October 27, 2019 - 14:00

Room C-220, Rothberg Bldg.

Speaker: Prof. Liran Carmel,Department of Genetics, The Alexander Silberman Institute of Life Sciences,HUJI

Title: Reconstructing Denisovan Anatomy Using DNA Methylation Maps

 
Sunday, August 4, 2019 - 11:00

Room C-221, Rothberg Bldg.

Speaker: Jenia Gutin (Friedman Lab)

Title: Systematic dissection of the transcriptional response to environmental changes 

Monday, July 29, 2019 - 14:00

Room C-220, Rothberg Bldg.

Speaker: Dr. Ariel Jaimovitch, Associate Director, Bioinformatics in Guardant Health

Title: Clinical utility of liquid biopsy for late-stage cancer treatment selection and early detection of cancer

Sunday, June 30, 2019 - 14:00

Room C-220, Rothberg Bldg.

Speaker: Kerem Wainer-Katsir, Michal Linial's lab, The Alexander Silberman Institute of Life Science

Title: Using Allele-Specific Expression in Single Cells – Methodology and Application

Sunday, June 23, 2019 - 14:00

Room C-221, Rothberg Bldg.

Speaker: Dr. Alon Zaslaver, Department of Genetics, The Alexander Silberman Institute of Life Sciences, HUJI

Title: Principles for coding memories in a neural network

Sunday, May 26, 2019 - 14:00

Room B-221, Rothberg Bldg.

Speaker: Dr. Oren Parnas, The Lautenberg Center for Immunology and Cancer Research, IMRIC, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Faculty of Medicine

Title: Profiling pancreatic pre-malignant lesions using single-cell RNA-seq

 

 

Sunday, May 19, 2019 - 14:00

Room B-221, Rothberg Bldg.

Speaker: Dr. Asaf Levy, The Department of Plant Pathology and Microbiology, The Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food, and Environment

Title: A computational and molecular journey to discover genes underlying plant-microbe and microbe-microbe interactions

 
Sunday, May 12, 2019 - 14:00

Room B-221, Rothberg Bldg.

Speaker: Prof. Irit Gat-Viks, School of Molecular Cell Biology and Biotechnology, Department of Cell Research and Immunology, George S. Wise Faculty of Life Sciences, Tel Aviv University

Title: Exploiting diversity to understand influenza infection

 
Sunday, May 5, 2019 - 14:00

Room B-221, Rothberg Bldg.

Speaker: Dr. Michal Rabani-Drier, Cell & Developmental Biology, The Alexander Silberman Institute of Life Sciences, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Title: Post-transcriptional RNA regulation of early zebrafish embryogenesis

 
Sunday, April 28, 2019 - 14:00

Room B-221, Rothberg Bldg.

Speaker: Dr. Moran Yassour, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics Dept., Faculty of Medicine; The School of Computer Science & Engineering, HUJI

Title: The infant gut microbiome & mother-to-child bacterial transmission

 
Sunday, April 14, 2019 - 14:00

Room B-221, Rothberg Bldg.

Speaker: Prof. Shy Arkin

Title: H-bonding energetics, Influenza drug resistance, and everything in between.

 
Sunday, April 7, 2019 - 14:00

Room B-221, Rothberg Bldg.

Speaker: Dr. Oren Ram, Department of Biological Chemistry, The Alexander Institute for Life Sciences, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Title: Sequential ChIP-bisulfite-sequencing identifies cellular heterogeneity during early differentiation  

 
Sunday, March 24, 2019 - 14:00

Room B-221, Rothberg Bldg.

Speaker: Dr. Danny Ben-Zvi, School of medicine - IMRIC - Developmental Biology and Cancer Research, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Title: Glucose Stimulated Insulin Secretion - not exactly as the textbook reads

 

 

Sunday, March 17, 2019 - 14:00

Room B-221, Rothberg Bldg.

Speaker: Dr.Tamar Friedlander,Faculty of Agriculture, Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Title: Intrinsic Limits to gene regulation by global crosstalk

 
Sunday, March 10, 2019 - 14:00

Room B-221, Rothberg bldg.

Speaker: Prof. Joel S. Bader, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University

Title: Identifying drivers of breast cancer metastasis

Sunday, February 17, 2019 - 11:00

Room B-220, Rothberg bldg.

Speaker: Dr. Naama Kanarek, Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research / The Sabatini Lab, MIT Cambridge

Title: New Findings in Folate Homeostasis and Their Implications in Cancer Therapy 

Thursday, January 31, 2019 - 12:00

Room B-220, Rothberg bldg.

Speaker: Prof. Eva Hoffmann, Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, University of Copenhagen

Title: Genome diversification and instability in the human germline: Implications for fertility, pregnancy loss and congenital disorders

Sunday, January 13, 2019 - 14:00

Room B-221, Rothberg bldg.

Speaker: Dr. Sahar Gelfman, Columbia University 

Title: Identifying disease causes for the discovery of personalized treatments 

Sunday, January 6, 2019 - 14:00

Room B-221, Rothberg bldg.

Speaker: Dr. Keren Yizhak, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard

Title: RNA-seq reveals somatic mutations in normal tissues and identifies novel T-cell states following checkpoint blockade therapy

2019

Time & Location Info
Prof Alberto R. Kornblihtt
Tuesday, October 29, 2019 - 11:00

6th Floor, Silberman Bldg.
Speaker: Prof. Alberto R. Kornblihtt, Buenos Aires University
 
Title: Chromatin, transcription elongation and alternative splicing: from basic science to a combined therapy for a hereditary disease.

 

 

Prof. Tishkoff A. Sarah, 27.6.19
Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 14:00

Faculty Club, Silberman Bldg.
Speaker: Prof. Tishkoff A. Sarah - Departments of Genetics and Biology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Title: Genomic Evolution and Adaptation in Africa: Implications for Health and Disease

 

 

Prof. Robert D. Holt
Sunday, May 26, 2019 - 12:00

Faculty Club, Silberman Bldg.
Speaker:   Prof. Robert D. Holt, Eminent Scholar in Biology, Arthur R. Marshall, Jr., Chair in Ecology, University of Florida

Title: Niche conservatism ,evolution, and applied ecology: Challenges and opportunities

 

 

 

Prof. Michele Vendruscolo
Prof. Michele Vendruscolo
Monday, May 6, 2019 - 12:00

Faculty Club, Silberman Bldg.
Speaker: Prof. Michele Vendruscolo, Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge
 
Title: Structure-Activity Relationship for Drug Discovery in Protein Misfolding Diseases.
 

 

 

Prof. Ulrich Technau
Prof. Ulrich Technau
Sunday, April 7, 2019 - 11:00

Faculty Club, Silberman Bldg.
Speaker: Prof. Ulrich Technau,Department of Molecular Evolution and Development,University of Vienna, Austria
 
Title: Evolution of mesoderm and muscles - lessons from a diploblastic sea anemone
 

 

 

Prof. Wieland Huttner
Prof. Wieland Huttner
Sunday, March 17, 2019 - 09:30

Faculty club, Silberman bldg.
Speaker: Prof. Wieland Huttner, The Max Planck Institute of ,Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, Dresden
 
Title: Human-specific genes, neural stem cell amplification, and neocortex expansion in development and human evolution.

 

2018

Time & Location Info
Prof. Michael Rosbash
Prof. Michael Rosbash
Monday, December 10, 2018 - 12:00

Becker Auditorium, Goodman Brain Sciences bldg.

Speaker: Nobel Prize laureate Prof. Michael Rosbash, Brandeis University, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Title: Ciracadian Rhythmes and the regulation of gene expression: molecules, neurons and circuits

Prof. Lior Pachter
Monday, October 22, 2018 - 14:00

Faculty club, Silberman bldg.
Speaker: Prof. Lior Pachter
Bren Professor of Computational Biologyת Departments of Biology and Computing & Mathematical Sciencesת California Institute of Technology, USA
 

Title: Title: Computational and Experimental Foundations for Single-Cell Genomics

 

 

Prof. Martin Yarmush
Monday, June 18, 2018 - 12:00

Faculty club, Silberman bldg.

Speaker:  Prof. Martin Yarmush 
Founding Director of the Center for Engineering in Medicine, Massachusettes General Hospital, Department of Biomedical Engineeringת Rutgers State University of New Jersey, USA
Title: EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES AND BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING INNOVATION
 
 

2017

Time & Location Info
Prof. Peter Hegemann
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 09:00 to 10:00

Faculty Club, Silberman Bldg.

Speaker: Prof. Peter Hegemann
Hertie Senior Professor for Neuroscience, Experimental Biophysics, Humboldt-University of Berlin
Title: Algal Sensory Photoreceptors: Physiology, Biophysics and Optogenetic Applications
 
 

Prof. Haifan Lin
Monday, June 5, 2017 - 12:00 to 13:00

Faculty Club, Silberman Bldg.

Speaker: Prof. Haifan Lin
Eugene Higgins Professor of Cell Biology
Professor of Genetics, and of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences
Director, Yale Stem Cell Center
Yale University School of Medicine

Title: Uniting the Genome: Novel Functions of piRNAs in the Germline

Prof. Abby F. Dernburg
Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 12:00 to 13:00

Faculty club, Silberman bldg.

Speaker: Prof. Abby F. Dernburg, Molecular Cell Biology and Biophysics, University of California, Berkeley; Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory; The California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences
Title: “Counting to One: A compartmentalized circuit between chromosomes turns meiotic recombination on and off
 
 

2016

Time & Location Info
Dr. Eugene Koonin
Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 10:00 to 11:00

Faculty club, Silberman bldg.

Speaker: Dr. Eugene Koonin
National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), USA 
Title: “CRISPR-Cas: Origin of adaptive immunity from selfish genetic elements and the evolutionary continuum from Darwin to Lamarck

2018

Time & Location Info
The Jerusalem 25th Advanced School in Life Science - Signal Transduction Sunday, November 4, 2018

Institute for Advanced Studies bldg.

The School honors the memory of Zvi Selinger, a pioneer in the signal transduction field, ten years after his passing.

Influenza Virology: From Basic Research to Translational Medicine - a New Workshop Sunday, October 7, 2018 - 09:00 to Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 17:00

Faculty club, Silberman bldg.

We are opening a new 5-day workshop during 7-11 October (the week right after the holidays and before the semester starts) titled “Influenza Virology: From Basic Research to Translational Medicine” by Prof. Michael Veit form the Free University of Berlin (FUS). This is a 2-credit course.

Topics covered:

  • Basics of Influenza virology: Influenza viruses in humans and animals
  • Mechanism of virus replication in cells, viral and cellular membrane fusion, virus budding
  • Molecular mechanism for adaption of Influenza viruses to new hosts
  • Vaccines against Influenza, Immune escape of viruses
  • Structure-based drug design to develop antiviral drugs

Instructor: PD Dr. Michael Veit, Free University Berlin, Institute for Virology. e-mail: michael.veit@fu-berlin.de

(For local HUJI inquiries contact Prof. Oded Livnah oded.livnah@huji.ac.il)

Scientific symposium celebrating Benvenisty lab's 25th anniversary Thursday, October 4, 2018 - 09:00 to 17:30

Faculty club, Silberman bldg.

 
 

The 7th Graduate Students’ Conference in Genetics, Genomics and Evolution Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Edmond J. Safra Campus (Givat Ram)

The students organize the meeting and present their work in the form of a talk or a poster, in a stimulating and productive environment to a diverse audience from different fields of genetics, genomics, evolution and medical research.

Organizers:

  • Aya Awad, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • Noa Deshe, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • Uri Kaniel, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • Yisrael Rappaport, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

 

Scientific Advisory Board

  • Prof. Karen Avraham, Tel Aviv University 
  • Prof. Eran Meshorer, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • Prof. Martin Kupiec, Tel Aviv University
  • Prof. Dan Mishmar, Ben Gurion University of the Negev

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Symposium in memory of Prof. Itzhak Ohad Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 12:15 to 17:00

Faculty club, Silberman bldg.

Scientific Program

Get together 12:15-12:45

Opening remarks 12:45-13:00
Lectures by: Prof. Noam Adir 13:00-13:30
Blue crystals and green machines – the surprising complexity of photosynthesis
Nadav Oren 13:30-13:45
Sensing the Forthcoming Dehydration
Coffee Break and a visit to the renewed photosynthesis research facility 13:45-14:15
Yuval Kolodny 14:00-14:15
Light Harvesting in The Deep Ocean - Photo-acclimation of Synechococcus WH8102
Prof. Iftach Yacoby 14:00-14:15
Aerobic hydrogen production in green algae, is it possible?
Concluding remarks 14:45-15:00
Plasticity in Circadian Rhythms and Sleep Monday, February 12, 2018 - 09:00 to 17:30

Faculty club, Silberman bldg.

The importance of circadian clocks for understanding how organisms function is acknowledged this year with the award of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. The unveiling of the intricate molecular processes governing rhythm generation has now set the stage to understand the complex regulation of the circadian system in the "real world"; in nature animals simultaneously experience multiple biotic and a-biotic cues that may differentially affect central and peripheral pacemakers. This multidisciplinary workshop will cover recent advances in research on plasticity in circadian rhythms and sleep in insects, fishes, birds, and mammals, both in the laboratory and in the field.

Annual Symposium of the National Natural History Collections - 2018 Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - 09:00 to 14:00

Seminar room, Berman bldg.

The annual symposium of the Natural History Collections is an informal meeting where the researchers will update us about their present activities and future plans.
The symposium will be held in Hebrew.

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem & Beijing Institutes of Life Sciences  2nd Joint Symposium on Life Sciences Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 08:45 to 17:30

Faculty club, Silberman bldg.

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem & Beijing Institutes of Life Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences hold their 2nd Joint Symposium on Life Sciences: Towards New Frontiers and Collaborations

2017

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Honoring Prof. Hermona Soreq’s 70th birthday Thursday, December 21, 2017 - 09:15 to 18:00

Faculty club, Silberman bldg.

AChE as a gateway to everything science has to offer


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The biology of cancer - a symposium in memory of prof. Hochberg (2017) Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 08:45 to 14:00

Faculty club, Silberman bldg.

Scientific program
Scientific meeting in memory of Prof. Tsvi Sachs Z’L Sunday, June 11, 2017 - 12:30 to 15:30

Faculty Club, Silberman Bldg.
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Imaging Chromatin - Mini-Symposium, 2017 Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 09:00 to 14:00

Faculty club, Silberman bldg.
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Symposium in Memory of Prof. Leonora Reinhold Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 10:00 to 12:00

Faculty club, Silberman bldg.

Detailed program

2016

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The 24th Jerusalem School in Life Sciences - Frontiers in Cell Biology Sunday, December 11, 2016

The Institute for Advanced Studies

The 24th Jerusalem School in Life Sciences will present the historical basis and current status of research on key cellular activities and their implications for complex functions and disease.
The school was organised by Prof. Tomer Ravid and Dr. Dana Reichmann.

Conference on Stochastic Processes in the Cell Cycle Monday, June 13, 2016

Israeli Institute for Advanced Studies, Feldman Building, Givat Ram

Additional details and registration 
 

The 23rd Jerusalem School in Life Sciences - Computational and Structural Biology, The Institute of Advanced Studies Sunday, January 10, 2016 - 09:00 to Thursday, January 14, 2016 - 17:00

Institute for Advanced Studies bldg.

The 23rd Jerusalem School in Life Sciences aims to focus on the ongoing synergy between Computational and Structural Biology. Participants in the School will become familiar with the principles of multiple methods such as: X-ray crystallography and Electron Microscopy of very large structures, Molecular Dynamics, Computational Protein Design, QM/MM, Structural Classification, and Biophysics. In parallel, the state-of-the-art applications of these techniques to outstanding biological problems will be presented.
This school was organised by Dr. Nir Kalisman and Dr. Julia Shifman.

2018

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ISBMB Annual Meeting (2018) Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 09:00 to 15:00

David Lopatie Conference Centre, Weizmann Institute of Science

ISBMB Annual Meeting (2018) on Biochemical & Cellular Mechanisms of PTM Regulation

Regulation of mRNA translation by miRNA, proteostasis, or epigenetics and its role in learning and memory and synaptic plasticity in normal and abnormal brain function Monday, December 10, 2018

Hןaifa, Hotel Golden Crown
Science Without Borders Monday, November 26, 2018

Albert Einstein Square, 43 Jabotinsky Street, Jerusalem
Celebrating the 70th Birthday of the State of Israel The Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities and the Institut de France Académie des sciences will hold the conference "Science Without Borders" with the participation of French and Israeli Nobel laureates and members of both Academies. 
Admission is free and subject to availability of seating. Please register in advance with: cochi@academy.ac.il
 
The 2018 RNA Biology and Processing Meeting in Memory of Prof. Yossi Sperling Monday, October 8, 2018 - 08:30 to 18:00

Bar-Ilan University
Can physics be useful to human genetics? Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 14:00 to 17:00

Seminar room, Danciger B building, Givat Ram

Refreshments 14.00 – 14.15

 

Talks

  • 14.15 – 14.35 Prof. M. Ya. Amusia Introductory remarks
  • 14.35 – 15.35 Prof. Doron Behar: The study of paternal lineages among Jews: the case of the Levites
  • 15.35 – 16.25 Prof. Liran Carmel: Reconstructing ancient epigenomes: what Neanderthals teach us about ourselves?
  • 16.25 -16.40 - General discussions: How to strengthen our ties with APS? Moderator: Professors M. Amusia.
Neural Interfaces 2018 Monday, March 5, 2018

Bar-Ilan University

Neural interfaces - from cellular mechanisms towards clinical applications

See program

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2017

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2017 RNA Biology meeting in memory of Prof. Yossi Sperling Monday, September 18, 2017

Robin Auditorium, Hadassah Medical School

List of speakers

Mitochondrial Genomics and Evolution – an SMBE Satellite Meeting Sunday, September 3, 2017

Kibutz Ein-Gedi

The following topics will be discussed:

  1. The beginning of life and the mitochondria
  2. Uniparental inheritance of the mitochondria – always?
  3. Mito-nuclear co-evolution
  4. The evolution of mitochondrial activity and regulation
  5. The evolution of the mitochondrial genome: genome organization and intracellular dynamics

Meeting Report

The ILANIt-FISEB Conference 2017 Monday, February 20, 2017

Eilat

Conference of the Federation of Israel Societies for Experimental Biology, Eilat 20-23.2-2017

See conference website

2016

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Genome Evolution Conference 2016 in the Weizmann Institute of Science Tuesday, November 1, 2016

The David Lopatie Conference Centre, WIS

This meeting aims to bring the news in genome evolution by bringing together leaders and young students and post-docs from around the world. We will cover diverse sub-disciplines ranging from experimental evolution, theoretical and computational evolutionary dynamics, molecular evolution, cancer evolution and more.
See Genome Evolution Conference website