Key advisors

Consultants from Tel Aviv university

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Prof. Uri Gophna

Faculty of Life Sciences, School of Molecular Cell Biology and Biotechnology

Prof. Uri Gophna’s research is focused on understanding the evolutionary processes behind microbial adaptation that has contributed to both the medical community and to evolutionary theory. His research group’s interests revolve around two related topics: the role of lateral gene transfer (LGT) and selfish DNA in the evolution of microorganisms and the study of host-microbe interactions, with particular focus on the human gut microbiome in health and disease.

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Prof. Martin Kupiec

Faculty of Life Sciences, School of Molecular Cell Biology and Biotechnology

Prof. Martin Kupiec with his lab researchers studies the basic mechanisms that maintain the stability of the genome. Genome instability is a hallmark of cancer cells and increases with aging.
Among different subjects, we study the mechanisms that maintain telomere length, the repair of DNA damage and the source of mutations during cell growth.

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Prof. Itai Benhar

Faculty of Life Sciences
School of Molecular Cell Biology and Biotechnology

Research in Prof. Benhar’s group is currently focused on three major topics: 1) evaluation of novel formats of bispecific antibodies as potential therapeutics for
autoimmunity. 2) Antibody discovery for treating cancer, allergy and inflammation. 3) Targeted drug-carrying nanomedicines.