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 Daphne  Atlas,  Ph.D.
Professor



Education

1965-67 B.Sc. (Chemistry Major) at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel.
1969 M.Sc. Weizmann Institute of Science and Tel-Aviv University.
Topic of Thesis: "Preparation and characterization of water insoluble derivatives of Subtilisin Carlsberg". Master thesis carried out at the at the department of Biophysics Weizmann Institute of life Science
1974 Ph.D. at the Feinberg Graduate School of the Weizmann Institute of Science.
Topic of thesis: "Mapping the active site of proteolytic enzyme, porcine elastase". Thesis carried out in the department of Biophysics, under the supervision of Professor Arieh Berger.

Academic Appointments

Appointments in Israel

1974 -75 Scientist (Lecturer), Department of Biophysics, at the Weizmann Institute of Science. In 1975 started postdoctoral program with Professor Alex Levitzki at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
1975-77 Lady Davis Research Fellow (Postdoctoral fellowship) at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
1977 Investigator, B, Department of Biological Chemistry, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
1978-82 Research Associate (Senior Lecturer), Department of Biological Chemistry, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
1982 Associate Professor of Neurochemistry, Department of Biological Chemistry, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
1990 Professor of Neurochemistry, Department of Biological Chemistry, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Foreign Appointments

1976 EMBO Fellow (short term fellowship) with Dr. J. P.Changeaux (Institut Pasteur, Paris)
1979-80 Fogarty International Fellow with Dr. John Daly and Dr. Marshall Nirenberg at the National Institutes of Health, (NIH), Bethesda, Maryland.
1981 Visiting Scientist at the University of Nice with Dr. M. Lazdunski (EMBO, Short Term Fellowship)
1984-85 American Cancer Society-Eleanor Roosevelt International Fellowship, by the International Union Against Cancer at the NIH, with Dr. M. Gottesman and Dr. Ira Pastan.
1994 Visiting professor at the Department of Molecular & Cell Biology, at university of California, Berkeley

Honors

1969 Prize for achievements in graduate studies (M.Sc)
1979-80 Honorary Fellow of the American Association of University Women (AAUW).
1980-1981 The A.D. Bergmann Prize for scientific achievements
1984-85 Treasurer of the Israel Biochemical Society.
1988 Elected member of the Otto Loewi Center for Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology.
1990 Head of the teaching committee at the department of Biological Chemistry.
1995 The David Wigam Award for 1995
1996 The Kay innovation award for developing a new drug (Dopa-ethylester) for the treatment of Parkinson's disease.

Biotechnology

2002 Establishment of a start-up company "Novia pharmaceutical Ltd".
Development of drugs for Alzheimer's Multiple Sclerosis, and Parkinson's disease.
Visit "Novia pharmaceutical Ltd" online: www.noviapharma.com

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