Prof. Hermona Soreq
Biography: Ph.D. in Biochemistry (Weizmann Institute, 1976); Fogarty fellow (Rockefeller University, 1977-79); Senior Scientist and Associate Professor (Weizmann Institute, 1979-83,1983-86); Associate Professor and Professor of Molecular Biology (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 1986-89 and thereafter); Dept. Head 1989-94; Life Sciences Institute Head 1995-2000; Vice-Dean for R&D, Faculty of Science, 2002-2005; Non-Resident Research Professor, The Bio-Design Institute, Arizona State University, 2005-2006; Dean, Faculty of Science 2005-2008.
Research students and fellows: MSc (14); PhD (17); MD (15); PostDocs (18); of which 17 hold academic positions in Israel and abroad (universities of Tel-Aviv, Ben-Gurion, Haifa, Ann-Arbor, Maryland, Berkeley, Tours, and more).
National and International involvement: President, the Israeli Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (2000-2001); Consultant, the Israeli Ministers of Health, Commerce and Science (2002-2005); Head, Infrastructure Committee advising the Minister of Science (2001-2002); Member, Israel’s Bioethics Committee, 2003-; Member, Israel Council for R&D, 2004-; Council member, International Societies of Neurochemistry and of Developmental Neuroscience (2002-2005); Member: EMBO; HUGO; FASEB; FENS; IBRO; FEBS.
Membership in scientific editorial boards: Journal of Molecular Neuroscience (1986-); Journal of Neurochemistry (1991-1997); Oligonucleotides (1993-); FEBS Journal (1999-); NeuroMolecular Medicine (2001-); Neurodegenerative Diseases (2003-); Galileo (2003-, Hebrew).
Industrial collaborations in the field of research: Development of an antisense drug, currently in clinical trials, for treating stress-related phenomena and muscle fatigue; transgenic systems for producing recombinant human cholinesterases in lactating mammals and in plants.
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