Navigation Links
An Israel prize in his genes

Prof. Yosef Shiloh of Tel Aviv University's Sackler Faculty of Medicine will receive the 2011 Israel Prize, Israel's most distinguished national honor, at a state ceremony in Jerusalem this May. The prize is awarded by the Israeli Ministry of Education.

Prof. Shiloh's award brings the university's total to 70 Israel Prizes since the 1953 inception of the award.

Prof. Shiloh will receive the prize in the presence of Israeli President Shimon Peres, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and a host of other dignitaries. Award recipients, who must be Israeli citizens, can be individuals or groups that have demonstrated excellence or broken ground in a certain field. The Israel Award is given each year on the eve of the Israeli Day of Independence.

Earlier this year Prof. Shiloh was the first Israeli to receive the distinguished Clowes Award from the American Association for Cancer Research, the world's largest organization for such research.

A career on the cutting edge of science

Prof. Shiloh, a genetics professor, is being recognized for his breakthrough research in locating the specific gene that can protect inherited cellular material. His research provided the basis for a new understanding of the way this material impacts cancer and cell biology, leading other researchers to identify genetic defects in human beings.

Prof. Yosef Shiloh was born in 1949. After studying at the Technion and Hebrew University, he did postgraduate work at the University of Chicago and Harvard University.

He became a Tel Aviv University faculty member at the Sackler Faculty of Medicine's human genetics department in 1985, continuing his work on human genome research with Prof. Francis Collins at the University of Michigan. At Collins' lab, Prof. Shiloh discovered how to identify the gene mutation for the incurable genetic disease ataxia telangiectasia. At Tel Aviv University he further developed this work on the defective protein that causes the disease.


Contact: George Hunka
American Friends of Tel Aviv University

Related biology news :

1. Israeli Minister of Industry and Trade to address European R&D leaders in Tel Aviv
2. Life expectancy higher in Israel than in US, according to Ben-Gurion U. researcher
3. Renewable energy research center to be established in southern Israel
4. Innovotech signs agreement for distribution of its bioFILM PA test in Israel
5. A baby, Skype and water research partnership with Israel
6. NTU ramps up collaboration with Israels top university
7. Cellcom Israel Ltd. Announces Dismissal of a Purported Class Action
8. Single gene dramatically boosts yield, sweetness in tomato hybrids, CSHL-Israeli study finds
9. Why Israeli rodents are more cautious than Jordanian ones
10. Now butterflies are also being counted in China, Australia and Israel
11. Winners to share $1 million prize in Office of Naval Research challenge
Post Your Comments:
Related Image:
An Israel prize in his genes
(Date:11/4/2015)... 4, 2015 --> ... published by Transparency Market Research "Home Security Solutions Market - ... 2015 - 2022", the global home security solutions market is expected ... 2022. The market is estimated to expand at a ... to 2022. Rising security needs among customers at homes, ...
(Date:10/29/2015)... Daon, a global leader in mobile biometric ... new version of its IdentityX Platform , IdentityX ... have already installed IdentityX v4.0 and are ... FIDO UAF certified server component as an option ... features. These customers include some of the largest and ...
(Date:10/29/2015)... NEW YORK , Oct. 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... wearable technology, announced a partnership with 2XU, a ... accessories, to deliver a smart hat with advanced ... runners and other athletes to monitor key biometrics ... of the strategic partnership, the two companies will bring ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:11/25/2015)... Studies reveal the differences in species of ... way for more effective treatment for one of the most ... --> --> Gum disease is ... yet relatively little was understood about the bacteria associated with ... by researchers from the WALTHAM Centre for Pet Nutrition together ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... ... November 25, 2015 , ... A long-standing partnership ... Professionals (OPBAP) has been formalized with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding. ... OPBAP leaders Capt. Karl Minter and Capt. Albert Glenn Tuesday, November 24, 2015, ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... Malaysia , Nov. 24, 2015  Asia-Pacific ... contract research organisation (CRO) market. The trend of ... in lower margins but higher volume share for ... capacity and scale, however, margins in the CRO ... Organisation (CRO) Market ( ), finds ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... Nov. 24, 2015 /CNW/ - iCo Therapeutics ("iCo" or ... financial results for the quarter ended September 30, ... Canadian dollars and presented under International Financial Reporting ... ," said Andrew Rae , President ... iCo-008 are not only value enriching for this ...
Breaking Biology Technology: