Dangoor Center - Kickoff Meeting

The Dangoor Centre for Personalized Medicine at Bar-Ilan University

February 21-22, 2018

Yearim Hotel, Ma'ale Hachamisha

The Dangoor Centre For Personalized Medicine
February 21, 2018
10:00-10:30Arrival, Registration and Coffee, Geffen Hall
10:30-11:00Prof. Shulamit Michaeli, Vice President for Research
Opening Remarks
11:00-12:00Prof. 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
12:10-15:15Session One: Diagnostical and Pre-Clinial, Geffen Hall
12:10-12:25Prof. Dror Fixler, Engineering
Personalizable theranostics making use of fluorescence characterizations upon coupling to Gold Nanoparticles
12:25-12:40Prof. Rachela Popovtzer, Engineering Personalized Medicine
12:40-12:55Prof. Bilha Fischer, Chemistry
Prof. Yaron Shav-Tal, Life Sciences
Development of Probes for Diagnosis of Subtypes of Breast Cancer towards Personalized Medicine
12:55-14:00Lunch, Hotel Dining Room
14:00-14:15Prof. 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
14:15-14:30Prof. Chaya Brodie, Life Sciences
Patient-derived cancer stem cells for in vitro and in vivo personalized disease modeling and drug screening
14:30-14:45Dr. Omry Koren, Medicine
The microbiome in personalized medicine
14:45-15:00Dr. Amir Bashan, Physics
Ecological design of the human microbiome
15:00-15:15Dr. Nissan Yissachar, Life Sciences
Harnessing the human microbiome for personalized immunomodulation
15:15-15:45Check-in, Room allocations
15:45-17:50 Session Two: Genomics, Geffen Hall
15:45-16:00Dr. Ayal Hendel,Life Sciences
A CRISPR Approach to Precision Medicine
16:00-16:15Prof. Aron Weller, Psychology
Epigenetic mechanisms regulating overweight, obesity and weight loss – towards a personalized medicine approach
16:15-16:30Dr. Evan Elliot, Medicine
The Autism Registry and Biobank – a step forward in personalized medicine
16:30-16:45Dr. Tomer Kalisky, Engineering
Single cell genomics for profiling complex kidney disease
16:45-17:00Dr. Itay Onn, Medicine
SMC complexes as novel targets in personalized medicine
17:00-17:20Coffee Break
17:20-17:35Dr. Meital Gal-Tanamy, Medicine
Hepatitis C virus leaves epigenetic signature post cure by direct-acting antivirals that is linked to mutation signature
17:35-17:50Dr. David Enshell-Seijffer, Medicine
Personalized medicine for androgenetic alopecia
Prof. David Karasik, Medicine
Genome-wide association studies of aging-related diseases
17:50-18:50Session Three: Computational Immunology, Geffen Hall
17:50-18:05Prof. Ramit Mehr, Life Sciences
Research in personalized medicine in the computational immunology lab
18:05-18:20Dr. Gur Yaari, Engineering
Personalized medicine perspective in Gur Yaari’s lab
18:20-18:35Prof. Sol Efroni, Life Sciences
Personalized medicine perspective in Sol Efroni's lab
18:35-18:50Prof. Yoram Louzoun, Mathematics
Optimal donor-recipient matching in bone marrow transplants
18:50-19:20Bar-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
19:20-20:30Dinner, Hotel Dining Room
21:00-22:00Evening Event (Inbar Amir), Oren Hall
22:00Beer, Networking & Science, Oren Hall
February 22, 2018
07:00-09:15 Breakfast, Hotel Dining Room
08:15-09:15Check-out and Baggage storage
09:15-11:00Session Four: Medical Informatics and the Person in Personalized, Geffen Hall
09:15-09:30Dr. Noa Vilchinsky, Psychology
Prof. Rachel Dekel, Social Work
The Person in Personalized Medicine- The psychosocial perspective in personalized medicine
09:30-09:45Prof. Ron Unger, Life Sciences
The program for genomics and biomedical informatics
09:45-10:00Prof. Eitan Okun, Life Sciences
Sporadic Alzheimer’s disease becomes personalized
10:00-10:15Dr. Dana Atzil-Slonim, Psychology
Prof. Eva Gilboa-Schechtman, Psychology
Personalized Treatment and Diagnosis of Depression
10:15-10:30Dr. Sivan Spitzer-Shohat, Medicine
Prof. Mary Rudolf, Medicine
Enhancing the Paradigm of Personalized Medicine: Marrying the Biological with Social Precision Medicine
10:30-10:45Prof. Gal Yadid, Life Sciences
A shift of mental health care from a reactive to a proactive and personalized discipline
10:45-11:00Prof. 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
11:00-11:30Coffee Break
11:30-12:45 Session Five: Immunology, Geffen Hall
11:30-11:45Prof. Cyrille Cohen, Life Sciences
Bridging between personalized medicine and Immunotherapy
11:45-12:00Dr. Achia Urbach, Life Sciences
Human pluripotent stem cells as a major tool in personalized medicine
12:00-12:15Prof. Mira Barda-Saad,Life Sciences
Personalization of immunotherapy for treating cancer
12:15-12:30Prof. Izhak Haviv, Medicine
Utilizing somatic mutations as immune-epitopes to generate personalized vaccine against cancer
12:30-12:45Dr. Orly Avni,Medicine
Social stress increases the risk for microbiota-dependent autoimmunity
12:45-14:00Lunch, Hotel Dining Room
14:00-15:30 Session Six: Transcriptomics, Geffen Hall
14:00-14:15Prof. Shulamit Michaeli, Life Sciences
Small nucleolar RNA and rRNA modification are key to cancer progression
14:15-14:30Prof. Erez Levanon, Life Sciences
RNA editing - Common, Hidden Mutations
14:30-14:45Dr. Milana Frenkel-Morgenstern, Medicine
Liquid Biopsy Platform for Personalized Therapy in Brain Tumours
14:45-15:00Prof. Doron Ginsberg, Life Sciences
Long Non Coding RNAs as biomarkers for prognosis and cancer-care management
15:00-15:15Prof. Ronit Sarid, Life Sciences
Identification of Host Genes that Regulate the Outcome of KSHV Infection
15:15-15:30Prof. Tzipora Falik Zaccai, Medicine
Personalized medicine in the Galilee
15:30-15:50Coffee Break
15:50-16:50Session Seven:, Proteomics, Geffen Hall
15:50-16:05Dr. Hava Gil-Henn, Medicine
Characterization of cancer metastasis-associated gene signatures and pathways
15:50-16:05Prof. Haim Cohen, Life Sciences
Precision medicine of aging and age related diseases
16:20-16:35Prof. Doron Gerber, Life Sciences
Developing Microfluidic Platforms for Personalized Medicine
16:35-16:50Prof. Yanay Ofran, Life Sciences
Personalized mapping and engineering of biomolecular interactions
16:50-17:10Closing Session, Geffen Hall
Prof. Shulamit Michaeli, Vice President for Research,
Closing Remarks