Dangoor Center - Kickoff Meeting

The Dangoor Centre for Personalized Medicine at Bar-Ilan University

February 21-22, 2018

Yearim Hotel, Ma'ale Hachamisha


February 21, 2018


10:00-10:30    Arrival, Registration and Coffee, Geffen Hall

10:30-11:00     Prof. Shulamit Michaeli, Vice President for Research

                        Opening Remarks


11:00-12:00     Prof. David Sidransky, John Hopkins University and Hospital, Co-Founder and General Partner of Israel Biotech Fund

                        Special Lecture: PDx Models and Free DNA in the Diagnosis and Therapy of Cancer


12:10-15:15    Session One: Diagnostical and Pre-Clinial, Geffen Hall

12:10-12:25     Prof. Dror Fixler, Engineering

                        Personalizable theranostics making use of fluorescence characterizations upon coupling to Gold Nanoparticles


12:25-12:40     Prof. Rachela Popovtzer, Engineering Personalized Medicine


12:40-12:55     Prof. Bilha Fischer, Chemistry

                        Prof. Yaron Shav-Tal, Life Sciences

                       Development of Probes for Diagnosis of Subtypes of Breast Cancer towards Personalized Medicine


12:55-14:00    Lunch, Hotel Dining Room


14:00-14:15     Prof. Uri Nir, Life Sciences

                        Usage of the cancer specific kinase-FerT as a selection marker for potential responders to the new E260 anti-cancer compound


14:15-14:30     Prof. Chaya Brodie, Life Sciences

                        Patient-derived cancer stem cells for in vitro and in vivo personalized disease modeling and drug screening


14:30-14:45     Dr. Omry Koren, Medicine

                        The microbiome in personalized medicine


14:45-15:00     Dr. Amir Bashan, Physics

                        Ecological design of the human microbiome


15:00-15:15     Dr. Nissan Yissachar, Life Sciences

                        Harnessing the human microbiome for personalized immunomodulation


15:15-15:45    Check-in, Room allocations


15:45-17:50    Session Two: Genomics, Geffen Hall


15:45-16:00     Dr. Ayal Hendel, Life Sciences

                        A CRISPR Approach to Precision Medicine


16:00-16:15     Prof. Aron Weller, Psychology

                        Epigenetic mechanisms regulating overweight, obesity and weight loss – towards a personalized medicine approach


16:15-16:30     Dr. Evan Elliot, Medicine

                        The Autism Registry and Biobank – a step forward in personalized medicine


16:30-16:45     Dr. Tomer Kalisky, Engineering

                        Single cell genomics for profiling complex kidney disease


16:45-17:00     Dr. Itay Onn, Medicine

                        SMC complexes as novel targets in personalized medicine


17:00-17:20    Coffee Break


17:20-17:35     Dr. Meital Gal-Tanamy, Medicine

                        Hepatitis C virus leaves epigenetic signature post cure by direct-acting antivirals that is linked to mutation signature


17:35-17:50     Dr. David Enshell-Seijffer, Medicine 

                        Personalized medicine for androgenetic alopecia

                        Prof. David Karasik, Medicine

                        Genome-wide association studies of aging-related diseases


17:50-18:50    Session Three:  Computational Immunology, Geffen Hall


17:50-18:05     Prof. Ramit Mehr, Life Sciences

                        Research in personalized medicine in the computational immunology lab


18:05-18:20     Dr. Gur Yaari, Engineering

                        Personalized medicine perspective in Gur Yaari’s lab


18:20-18:35     Prof. Sol Efroni, Life Sciences

                        Personalized medicine perspective in Sol Efroni's lab


18:35-18:50     Prof. Yoram Louzoun, Mathematics

                        Optimal donor-recipient matching in bone marrow transplants


18:50-19:20     Bar-Ilan Launches Personalized Medicine Initiative, Oren Hall

                        Prof. Arie Zaban, President

                        Prof. Shulamit Michaeli, Vice President for Research

                        Dr. Merav Galili, Vice President of Development


19:20-20:30    Dinner, Hotel Dining Room


21:00-22:00    Evening Event (Inbar Amir), Oren Hall


22:00               Beer, Networking & Science, Oren Hall



February 22, 2018


07:00-09:15    Breakfast, Hotel Dining Room

08:15-09:15    Check-out and Baggage storage

09:15-11:00    Session Four: Medical Informatics and the Person in Personalized, Geffen Hall

09:15-09:30     Dr. Noa Vilchinsky, Psychology

                        Prof. Rachel Dekel, Social Work

                        The Person in Personalized Medicine- The psychosocial perspective in personalized medicine


09:30-09:45     Prof. Ron Unger, Life Sciences

                        The program for genomics and biomedical informatics


09:45-10:00     Prof. Eitan Okun, Life Sciences

                        Sporadic Alzheimer’s disease becomes personalized


10:00-10:15     Dr. Dana Atzil-Slonim, Psychology

                        Prof. Eva Gilboa-Schechtman, Psychology

                        Personalized Treatment and Diagnosis of Depression


10:15-10:30     Dr. Sivan Spitzer-Shohat, Medicine

                        Prof. Mary Rudolf, Medicine

                        Enhancing the Paradigm of Personalized Medicine: Marrying the  Biological with Social Precision Medicine


10:30-10:45     Prof. Gal Yadid, Life Sciences

                        A shift of mental health care from a reactive to a proactive and personalized discipline


10:45-11:00     Prof. Arnon Blum, Medicine

                        Impaired Ability to Grow Colonies of Endothelial Stem Cells Could be the Mechanism Explaining the High Cardiovascular Morbidity & Mortality of Patients with Depression


                        Prof. Nirit Bauminger-Zviely, Education

                        Tailoring Interventions to ASD Phenotypical Characteristics


11:00-11:30   Coffee Break

11:30-12:45    Session Five: Immunology, Geffen Hall

11:30-11:45     Prof. Cyrille Cohen, Life Sciences

                        Bridging between personalized medicine and Immunotherapy


11:45-12:00     Dr. Achia Urbach, Life Sciences

                        Human pluripotent stem cells as a major tool in personalized medicine


12:00-12:15     Prof. Mira Barda-Saad, Life Sciences

                        Personalization of immunotherapy for treating cancer


12:15-12:30     Prof. Izhak Haviv, Medicine

                        Utilizing somatic mutations as immune-epitopes to generate personalized vaccine against cancer


12:30-12:45     Dr. Orly Avni, Medicine

                        Social stress increases the risk for microbiota-dependent autoimmunity


12:45-14:00    Lunch, Hotel Dining Room


14:00-15:30    Session Six: Transcriptomics, Geffen Hall

14:00-14:15     Prof. Shulamit Michaeli, Life Sciences

                        Small nucleolar RNA and rRNA modification are key to cancer progression


14:15-14:30     Prof. Erez Levanon, Life Sciences

                        RNA editing - Common, Hidden Mutations


14:30-14:45     Dr. Milana Frenkel-Morgenstern, Medicine

                        Liquid Biopsy Platform for Personalized Therapy in Brain Tumours


14:45-15:00     Prof. Doron Ginsberg, Life Sciences

                        Long Non Coding RNAs as biomarkers for prognosis and cancer-care management


15:00-15:15     Prof. Ronit Sarid, Life Sciences

                        Identification of Host Genes that Regulate the Outcome of KSHV Infection


15:15-15:30     Prof. Tzipora Falik Zaccai, Medicine

                        Personalized medicine in the Galilee


15:30-15:50   Coffee Break

15:50-16:50    Session Seven:  Proteomics, Geffen Hall

15:50-16:05     Dr. Hava Gil-Henn, Medicine

                        Characterization of cancer metastasis-associated gene signatures  and pathways


16:05-16:20     Prof. Haim Cohen, Life Sciences

                        Precision medicine of aging and age related diseases


16:20-16:35     Prof. Doron Gerber, Life Sciences

                        Developing Microfluidic Platforms for Personalized Medicine


16:35-16:50     Prof. Yanay Ofran, Life Sciences

                        Personalized mapping and engineering of biomolecular interactions


16:50-17:10    Closing Session, Geffen Hall

                        Prof. Shulamit Michaeli, Vice President for Research,

                        Closing Remarks




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