Genetics

Our department encourages a broad view of the field of genetics and epigenetics.
Of our dozen research groups, some investigate how genes, chromosomes and entire genomes are passed on from one generation to the next. Other groups study how the genome is packaged in the nucleus, protected by telomeres and repaired upon damage. Additional groups focus on how the genome is expressed and regulated, how RNA is processed and regulated, and how this regulation gives rise to different cell types. Some of us work on mapping the genome and on identifying genes associated with traits and diseases, and some work on the genetics and epigenetics of recent human evolution.
Our research groups utilize a variety of model organisms from all three phyla – fungi, plants, and animals – at both the whole organism and cellular level, and we use a variety of cell types, including embryonic stem cells.
We achieved a remarkable balance between covering a wide spectrum of research interests, while maintaining a significant overlap between groups. This enables the fruitful exchange of ideas and formation of genuine collaborations, all creating a vibrant and active scientific community with a strong sense of identity.

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Prof. Eran Meshorer Prof. Eran Meshorer
Head of Department
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Prof. Sagiv Shifman Prof. Sagiv Shifman
Head of Graduate Program
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Ms. Dalia Shimoni
Head of Secretariat
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Ms. Tirza Arnon
Secretariat Staff
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2019

Time & Location Info
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.

 
 

 

Prof. Eran Meshorer
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Mr. Yisrael Rappaport
Mr. Eyal Itskovits
Mr. Rotem Ruach
Mr. Uri Weissbein
Mr. Ido Sagi
Mr. Ido Sagi
Mr. Ido Sagi
Dr. Alon Zaslaver
Professor Nissim Benvenisty
Prof. Bat-Sheva Kerem
Professor Nissim Benvenisty
Prof. Moshe Soler
Prof. Eran Meshorer
Prof. Yosef Gruenbaum
Prof. Giora Simchen
Prof. Sagiv Shifman
Dr. Alon Zaslaver
Prof. Eran Meshorer
Prof. Joseph Hirschberg
Prof. Eran Meshorer
Professor Nissim Benvenisty
Prof. Bat-Sheva Kerem
Prof. Ariel Darvasi
Prof. Bat-Sheva Kerem
Prof. Joseph Hirschberg
Prof. Joseph Hirschberg
Prof. Joseph Hirschberg
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Mr. Yoav Mathov

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