Research Groups

Chirality of Drugs and Chiral Recognition

[RG #65] Chirality of Drugs and Chiral Recognition

November 1995 - August 1996

Organizer:

Israel Agranat (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)

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The notion of chirality has emerged as a major theme in drug design and discovery. Many of the new chiral drugs are being developed as single enantiomers. Chiral recognition is one of the most significant topics of contemporary stereochemical studies and is an essential component of pharmacological events.

 

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Visual Culture and Modern Jewish Society

[RG #64] Visual Culture and Modern Jewish Society

February - August 1996

Organizers:

Richard Cohen (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
Ezra Mendelsohn (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)

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This Research Group is composed of scholars in a number of disciplines: art history, Jewish history, theatre, sociology and anthropology. All are interested in the ways in which the study of modern Jewish society can be advanced through a study of visual images, ranging from high art to caricatures, exhibitions in museums and world fairs and the stage. Another principle concern in to examine how certain images can be better understood by placing them in their proper Jewish context.

 

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Meeting of Cultures in the Hellenistic Roman World

[RG #63] Meeting of Cultures in the Hellenistic Roman World

September 1995 - August 1996

Organizers: 

Uriel Rappaport (University of Haifa)
Israel Shatzman (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)

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The Research Group will explore a wide range of historical and cultural themes relating to the Mediterranean world in Hellenistic and Roman times. The disciplines of history, palaeography, archaeology, numismatics, legal history, Talmudic studies and classical philology will all play a key role in deepening the group's research.

 

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Greeks, Romans, Jews and Others in the Near East from Alexander to Muhammad: A Civilization of Epigraphy

[RG #91] Greeks, Romans, Jews and Others in the Near East from Alexander to Muhammad: A Civilization of Epigraphy

September 1, 2002 - August 31, 2003

Organizers:

Hannah Cotton (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
Jonathan Price (Tel Aviv University)
David Wasserstein (Tel Aviv University)