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Hanah Margalit

Hanah Margalit

Microbiology and Molecular Genetics IMRIC, Faculty of Medicine
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

Introduced by: Christine Orengo, ISCB President University College London United Kingdom
Time: Wednesday, July 26, 8:45 AM - 9:45 AM
Room: Lumière Auditorium

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Hanah Margalit is a Professor of Computational Molecular Biology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel.  She received her BSc in Mathematics and Biology and her PhD in Computational Biology from the Hebrew University. Her PhD research concerned mathematical modeling and simulation of molecular control mechanisms. For her postdoc she went to NIH, where she specialized in bioinformatics. When she returned to Israel she was among the first to develop this field within the scientific community in Israel. She was the first president of the Israeli Society of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, was awarded the Landau Prize in Systems Biology, The Rothschild Prize in Life Sciences, Nature Award for Lifetime Achievement in Mentoring, and is an elected Fellow of the International Society of Computational Biology. Her studies concern integration of various types of genomic, transcriptomic and proteomic data, in order to understand the intertwining of different regulation levels in the cell. These include mainly transcription regulation by transcription factors and post-transcriptional regulation by small non-coding RNAs and ribonucleases. Among the contributions of the group is the first systematic discovery of novel small RNA-encoding genes based on the genome sequence, detection of mixed regulatory circuits involving various levels of regulation, the discovery of a novel immuno-evasion mechanism mediated by a viral miRNA, and the deciphering of post-transcriptional regulation networks of regulatory RNAs and targets, using state-of-the-art RNA-seq-based technologies.

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