Prof. Zvia Agur – President

Professor Zvia Agur is an eminent international biomathematician, who has made major contributions to the theory of disease dynamics, chemotherapy and vaccination policies optimization. Prof. Agur is founder of the Institute for Medical BioMathematics (IMBM), has been the president of the Israeli Society of Theoretical and Mathematical Biology, a member of the Board of Directors of the European Society of Mathematical and Theoretical Biology, and an editor of several professional publications. Her innovative research work has won national awards, has been published in a long line of leading scientific journals and is recognized by the academic community worldwide. Prof. Agur holds a Ph.D. from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and the Université Libre in Brussels.

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Dr. Moran Elishmereni

Dr. Moran Elishmereni Moran joined IMBM in November 2004, after obtaining a B.Sc. in Computational Biology at Bar-Ilan University. She completed her MSc (2007) and PhD (2012) at the Institute for Drug Research in the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where she studied immunopharmacology under the supervision of Prof. Francesca Levi-Schaffer. Her thesis centered on the “Allergic Synapse”, defining a role for mast cell/eosinophil interactions in regulating inflammatory responses. In IMBM, Moran takes part in various Cancer Therapy projects.

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Dr. Karin Halevi Tobias

Dr. Karin Halevi holds a Ph.D degree in Molecular Biology from the Weizmann Institute of Science Rehovot. Her Ph.D thesis was in the field of molecular and cellular biology and focused on the proto-oncogene c-Myc: as a transcription factor, inducer of apoptosis and the control of its degradation. She worked over ten years in biotechnology start-up companies in the fields of drug discovery and drug development. Karin joined IMBM in January 2008. In IMBM, she takes part in the Cancer Stem Cell and in the personalized immunotherapy projects.

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Yuri Kogan

Yuri Kogan holds a BA degree in Theoretical Mathematics from the Tel-Aviv University (TAU). Over many years of scientific research at IMBM, he has been involved in biomathematical modelling of several cancer diseases, as well as in researching cancer stem cells, intracellular signal transduction and clinical immunotherapy. His current research continues to focus on modelling cancer growth and treatment, in particular, immunotherapy of prostate cancer, melanoma and glioblastomas, modelling of cancer stem cells, and modelling of intracellular signal transduction.

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Dorit Dror

Dorit Dror is the Administrative Manager of IMBM. She holds a B.A. degree in English Literature and Information Science from Bar-Ilan University. Her primary responsibility in IMBM is providing quality services to ensure successful finance and personnel management of IMBM’s scientific and administrative members and visitors the latter include Israeli and foreign scientists and students, engineering trainees, as well as post-doctorate students at IMBM. In her work she also maintains IMBM's information center, builds data retrieval applications and is in charge of the institute' Internet site. As the administrator of IMBM, a non-profit organization, Dorit is also in charge of IMBM’s “Amutah”, organizing board meetings, preparing board minutes, and presenting budget and annual reports to the organization’s lawyers and accountants. She organizes and oversees the logistical activities in the office, procurement activities and staff workload oversight.

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