The Jerusalem 24th Advanced School in Life Sciences: Frontiers in Cell Biology

Sun, 11/12/2016 to Thu, 15/12/2016
Life Sciences school

Frontiers in Cell Biology

General Director:

Roger Kornberg, Stanford University



Tommer Ravid (Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel )
Dana Reichmann (Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel )


Recorded Lectures >


Cell biology lies at the heart of life science. Its objective is to describe the unit of life, the cell, in chemical terms.  From unicellular organisms, such as fungi, to humans, with 100 trillion cells of 200 types, there are activities common to all cells. Key activities include membrane trafficking, chromosomal DNA transactions, and regulation at all levels, from transcription to protein turnover. Coordination of these cellular activities underlies complex functions, as in the nervous system.  Aberrations lead to disease, such as cancer.  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 will feature lectures from four Nobel Laureates and international leaders in cell biology of no less repute. Participants in the School will become familiar with the state-of-the-art and the challenges for the future.  Many great questions in cell biology remain unanswered, and participants in the School will be directed towards these questions and methods to address them.


    List of speakers:

    Daphne Atlas, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
    Natalie Balaban, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
    Naama Barkai, Weizmann Institute
    Andrea Schatz Nobel Laureate Aaron Ciechanover
    Zvuluun Elazar, Weizmann Institute
    Eran Elinav, Weizmann Institute
    Nobel Laureate Avram Hershko, Technion
    Joy Hirsch, Yale University
    Alex Levitzki, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
    Vivek Malhotra, Centre for Genomic Regulation
    Kim Nasmyth, University of Oxford
    Nathan Nelson, Tel Aviv University
    Tom Rapoport, Harvard Medical School
    Nobel Laureate Jim Rothman, Yale University
    Michal Schwartz, Weizmann Institute
    Jesper Svejstrup, Francis Crick Institute    

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