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Life Sciences - Advanced School: 2018-2019


Signal Transduction The Jerusalem 25th Advanced School in Life Sciences

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Event date: November 4 - November 8, 2018 

Organizers: Hermona Soreq (The Hebrew University)
David Engelberg (The Hebrew University)
Mickey Kosloff (University of Haifa)

General Director: Roger Kornberg (Stanford University)

Signals are transduced from the environment and from within cells to control gene expression and cell fate.  Signal transduction underlies many pathologies, including cancer, inflammation, neurological disorders and cardiovascular disease.  A majority of drugs target signal transduction pathways.  The 25th Advanced School in the Life Sciences will review the field and related studies.  Leaders from Israel and abroad will describe the history and current status of their research.

The School honors the memory of Zvi Selinger, ten years after his passing. Selinger was a pioneer in the signal transduction field.  His bold hypothesis of a GTPase cycle and brilliant experimental work inspired others, and laid a basis for subsequent research.





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David Gross

David Gross

General Director

Theoretical Physics

David J. Gross is the Chancellor’s Chair professor of theoretical physics and the former director of the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He received his Ph.D. in 1966 from the University of California, Berkeley. Before joining the Kavli Institute, he was the Thomas Jones professor of mathematical physics at Princeton University.

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Gross was awarded the 2004 Nobel Prize in Physics, along with H. David Politzer and Frank Wilczek, “for the discovery of asymptotic freedom in the theory of the strong interaction.” His other awards include the Sakurai Prize, a MacArthur fellowship, the Dirac Medal, the Oskar Klein Medal, the Harvey Prize, the High Energy and Particle Physics Prize of the European Physical Society, and the Grande Médaille of the French Academy of Sciences. He holds honorary degrees from institutions in the US, Britain, France Israel, Argentina, Brazil, Belgium, China, the Philippines and Cambodia. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Philosophical Society, the Indian Academy of Sciences and the Chinese Academy of Sciences. In 2018, he became President-Elect of the American Physical Society.

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