Dr. Uri Ben-David on mysteries of chromosomal abnormalities

The ultimate goal of this research is to learn as much as possible about canceraneuploidy (chromosomal irregularity) in the hopes of finding key vulnerabilities to exploit.

20 February 2023
Dr. Uri Ben-David on mysteries of chromosomal abnormalities

Dr. Uri Ben-David, Department of Human Molecular Genetics and Biochemistry, School of Medicine, was awarded the Krill Prize for the year 2022. The Prize is given on behalf of the Wolf Foundation for Excellence in Scientific Research and is awarded annually to ten leading Israeli faculty members.


Dr. Uri Ben-David is an expert in the field of cancer genetics. The research in his group combines experimental and computational approaches and focuses on the chromosomal changes that take place during the evolution of cancer.


The purpose of his research is to study the ways in which the chromosomal changes evolve and their influence on the cancer cells, aiming to develop strategies to harness this phenomenon for the selective killing of cancer cells. Recently, his group published several research papers in high-impact scientific journals including Nature, Nature Genetics, and Cancer Research.


Dr. Uri Ben-David on the mysteries of chromosomal abnormalities that could hold the key to precision cancer treatments – featured in Aperio magazine of Azrieli Foundation





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