The 24th Jerusalem School in Life Sciences

Frontiers in Cell Biology

Event date: December 11 - December 15, 2016

    Tommer Ravid (Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel )
    Dana Reichmann (Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel )



    General Director:

    Roger Kornberg, Stanford University


    List of speakers:


    Daphne Atlas, Hebrew University of Jerusalem


    Natalie Balaban, Hebrew University of Jerusalem


    Naama Barkai, Weizmann Institute 
    Andrea SchatzNobel Laureate Aaron Ciechanover


    Zvuluun Elazar, Weizmann Institute 
    Eran Elinav, Weizmann Institute 
    Nobel Laureate Avram Hershko, Technion 


    Joy Hirsch, Yale University 
    Alex Levitzki, Hebrew University of Jerusalem 
    Vivek Malhotra, Centre for Genomic Regulation 
    Kim Nasmyth, University of Oxford 
    Nathan Nelson, Tel Aviv University 
    Tom Rapoport, Harvard Medical School 
    Nobel Laureate Jim Rothman, Yale University 
    Michal Schwartz, Weizmann Institute 
    Jesper Svejstrup, Francis Crick Institute 


    Cell biology lies at the heart of life science. Its objective is to describe the unit of life, the cell, in chemical terms.  From unicellular organisms, such as fungi, to humans, with 100 trillion cells of 200 types, there are activities common to all cells. Key activities include membrane trafficking, chromosomal DNA transactions, and regulation at all levels, from transcription to protein turnover. Coordination of these cellular activities underlies complex functions, as in the nervous system.  Aberrations lead to disease, such as cancer.  The 24th Jerusalem School in Life Sciences will present the historical basis and current status of research on key cellular activities and their implications for complex functions and disease.

    The School will feature lectures from four Nobel Laureates and international leaders in cell biology of no less repute. Participants in the School will become familiar with the state-of-the-art and the challenges for the future.  Many great questions in cell biology remain unanswered, and participants in the School will be directed towards these questions and methods to address them.