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April 2009

Timor Basiv
Prof. Timor Baasov

Fighting Genetic Diseases with Antibiotics

By modifying the properties of a common antibiotic, Technion researchers have developed what could one day become an effective treatment for many human genetic diseases, including cystic fibrosis (CF) and numerous cancers.

Learn how these new drugs were created.

Ambassador Gabriela Shalev
Israel's U.N. Ambassador Gabriela Shalev speaks about the importance of Technion.

Israel’s U.N. Ambassador Lauds Technion in Speech

At the recent ATS National Board of Directors meeting in Phoenix, Ambassador Gabriela Shalev underscored the importance of the Technion to Israel, and graciously praised the ATS for its unwavering commitment to the advancement of Israel, its people and the Technion. Watch a short video clip from her speech.


Prof. Daniel Hershkowitz
Technion Professor Appointed to Israeli Cabinet

As Israel’s new Minister of Science and Technology, Prof. Daniel Hershkowitz of the Technion Faculty of Mathematics, has been appointed to advance Israel’s research prowess and presence as a world leader among the scientific community. Read the Ha’aretz story about Prof. Hershkowitz.


Professor Peretz Lavie
Technion’s Next President Selected

Professor Peretz Lavie has been chosen from a short list of candidates to be the next president of the Technion. A renowned sleep expert, and former dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Lavie recently completed his term as VP for resource development and external relations. The Technion International Board of Governors is expected to formally approve the nomination in June. Read the Jerusalem Post Story about Peretz Lavie.

Harvey Prize
Technion President Prof. Yitzhak Apeloig (right) awards the prizes to Prof. David Eisenberg (center) and Dr. Charles Bennett (left).
World-renowned Researchers Receive Prestigious Harvey Prize

UCLA Professor David Eisenberg and Dr. Charles Bennett of IBM Research Laboratories were honored with the Technion’s Harvey Prize at a ceremony held in Haifa on March 23. The award, which celebrates outstanding efforts in science, technology, health, and peace, is often seen as a precursor to the Nobel Prize.

Read more about the Harvey Prize winners.


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