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Protalix BioTherapeutics Appoints Professor Roger D. Kornberg to Board of Directors
Date:2/12/2008

CARMIEL, Israel, Feb. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Protalix BioTherapeutics, Inc. (Amex: PLX), announced today that Professor Roger D. Kornberg, renowned Biochemist and laureate of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry, has been appointed to the Company's board of directors.

Professor Kornberg is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences and the Winzer Professor of Medicine in the Department of Structural Biology at Stanford University. He joined the faculty of Stanford in 1972, before which he was a professor at Harvard Medical School. He graduated from Harvard University in 1967 and received his doctorate in chemistry from Stanford University, Stanford, California, in 1972. He holds honorary degrees from universities in Europe and Israel, including the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, where he is a visiting professor.

In 2006, Professor Kornberg was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in recognition for his studies of the molecular basis of Eukaryotic Transcription, the process by which DNA is copied to RNA. Professor Kornberg is also the recipient of several awards, including the 2001 Welch Prize, the highest award granted in the field of chemistry in the United States, and the 2002 Leopald Mayer Prize, the highest award granted in the field of biomedical sciences from the French Academy of Sciences. In 2006, he received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

Commenting on the appointment, Dr. David Aviezer, the Company's President and Chief Executive Officer, stated, "We are very pleased to have Roger join our board of directors. He has a proven career of outstanding scientific achievements, and will be a true asset to our company as we continue to work towards the development and commercialization of our current therapeutic
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