Thank you

The Scientific Organizing Committee and the ILANIT/FISEB Board would like to thank all those who contributed to, and attended, the ILANIT 2017 Conference.

With the participation of a wide range of scientific societies in Israel, ILANIT 2017 offered a multitude of subjects within the field of experimental biology. The Conference was filled with ~400 talks, ~650 E-poster presentations, Early Bird sessions, the BioMed day, Soft Skills sessions, Roundtables, Panels, Plenary talks, Exhibitions and much more. The social events during the evenings provided excellent opportunities for discussion and networking.

Hopefully, you share our feeling that ILANIT 2017 was a success. We would once again like to thank all of you: our sponsors, our partners, the exhibitors, the Scientific Advisory Committee, the Scientific Societies, the chairs, speakers & presenters, and everyone else who was there to make ILANIT 2017 great. It would not have been possible without the contribution of all of you and the 2200 people who attended the Conference. Special thanks go to our good friends at Ortra, who enabled all of these activities, efficiently, smoothly, and very professionally.

We want to take this opportunity to once again send our heartfelt condolences to Dr. Nin Ying’s family and friends.

We hope to see you again at the next ILANIT Conference!
Best wishes,

Orna, Maya, Angel, Eli, Eitan, Yaron and Karen
The Scientific Organizing Committee of ILANIT 2017 and the ILANIT/FISEB Board

ILANIT-Katzir Prize winners
Prof Hermona Soreq

Prof Hermona Soreq

The Charlotte Slesinger Professor of Molecular Neuroscience at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s Edmond and Lily Safra Center for Brain Sciences.


Prof Etana Padan

Dept. of Biological Chemistry, The Alexander Silberman Inst. of Life Sciences, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

The 20 winners of the E-poster awards

By the end of the voting we had over ~1800 votes. The 20 E-posters with most votes went for a final review and out of them Bernd Pulverer (EMBO) and Yaron Shav-Tal (FISEB/ILANIT Board) selected three who won the EMBO prize.

Below you can see all the winners – Congratulations to winning the ILANIT 2017 & EMBO Best E-Poster awards!

The 3 EMBO prize winners

E-Selectin-Targeted Nano-Sized Polymer Attenuates Atherosclerosis Vascular Inflammation and Adverse Cardiac Remodeling

Olga Tsoref1,2, Uri Amit1,2, Natalie Landa1, David Kain1,2, Dalia Tyomkin3, Ayelet David3, Jonathan Leor1,2
1Tamman Cardiovascular Research Institute, Sheba Medical Center, Israel
2Neufeld Cardiac Research Institute, Tel Aviv University, Israel
3Department of Clinical Biochemistry and Pharmacology, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel

Mechanism of Selectivity during Mitochondrial Autophagy     

Panagiota Kolitsida, Hagai Abeliovich
Department of Biochemistry and Food Science, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

Utilizing the Benford Law for Unravelling Tissue Specificity

Deepak Karthik, Gil Stelzer, Sivan Gershanov, Danny Baranes, Mali Salmon-Divon
Department of Molecular Biology, Ariel University, Israel

The 17 ILANIT prize winners

Nuclear Αvβ3 Integrin in Leukemia: Regulation and post Translational Modification

Avivit Weisz1,2, Martin Ellis1, Uri Abadi1, David Gurwitz2, Osnat Ashur-Fabian1,2
1The Hematology Institute, Sapir Medical Center, Translational Hemato-Oncology, Israel
2Human Molecular Genetics and Biochemistry, Sackler School of Medicine, Israel

Interdependent Nutrient Availability and Steroid Signals Underlie Plasticity of Root Growth

Amar Singh, Neta Holland, Yulia Fridman, Sigal Savaldi-Goldstein
Faculty of Biology, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa 3200003, Israel, Israel

Insights from the Replication Cycle of the Large Paramecium Bursaria Chlorella Virus

Elad Milrot1, Yael Mutsafi2, Yael Fridmann Sirkis2, Katya Rechav1, Eyal Shimoni1, James R. Gurnon3, James L. Van Etten3, Abraham Minsky2
1Department of Chemical Research Support, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
2Department of Structural Biology, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
3Department of Plant Pathology and Nebraska Center for Virology, University of Nebraska, USA

Characterizing Gibberellin Transport Activity in The NPF Family

Evgeny Binenbaum, Eilon Shani
Molecular biology and ecology of plants, Tel Aviv University, Israel

Identification of New Components Involved in Cell Wall Deposition in Arabidopsis Lateral Root Elongation

Hewot Ashagre, Anat Hugger, SAnjay Joshi, Smadar Harpaz-Saad
Plant Sciences and Genetics in Agriculture, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, the Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment, Israel

Hsp90 is Imported into the Nucleus via Direct Interactions with FG-repeat Nucleoporins

Golan Nadav, Fadia Zagairy, Nitzan Shemesh, Boris Fichtman, Amnon Harel
Faculty of Medicine in the Galilee, Bar-Ilan University, Israel

The Transcription Factor ATOH1 and its Association with Deafness in Humans

Mor Bordeynik Cohen1, Ofer Yizhar-Barnea1, Zippora Brownstein1, Rebecca Haffner2, Weise Chang3, Matthew W. Kelley3, Karen B. Avraham1
1Department of Human Molecular Genetics and Biochemistry, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Israel
2Veterinary Resources, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
3Laboratory of Cochlear Development, National Institute on Deafness and Other Communications Disorders, NIH, USA

Dynamical Variablility and Allostery

Dror Tobi, Meir Davis
Molecular Biology, Computer Science, Ariel University, Israel

The Role of FUS in Modulating HIV Transcription

Lital Marom, Ran Taube
The Shraga Segal Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Genetics,, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel

Antenatal Bartter Syndrome Type 1 with a Novel Homozygous SLC12A1 Mutation 

Vadim Dolgin1, Daniel Halperin1, Rotem Kadir1, Yonatan Perez1, Michael Geilis2, Ohad S. Birk1,3
1Morris Kahn Laboratory of Human Genetics, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
2Pediatric Nephrology Clinic, Soroka Medical Center, Israel
3Genetics Institute, Soroka Medical Center, Israel

Characterizing the Function of the Microtubule Associated Protein ICR2 in ROP Mediated Abiotic Stress Response

Gil Feiguelman, Shaul Yalovsky
Department of Molecular Biology and Ecology of Plants, Tel Aviv University, Israel

What Distinguishes those that Can from Those that Can’t: the Desiccation Tolerance of Biological Sand Crust-Inhabiting Cyanobacteria

Nadav Oren1, Hagai Raanan1,2, Omer Murik1, Aaron Kaplan1
1Plant and Environmental Sciences, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
2Institute of Marine and Coastal Science, Rutgers University, USA

Role of Se0168, a Proline Rich Protein of Unknown Function, in Biofilm Suppression in the Cyanobacterium Synechococcus Elongatus

Eli Zecharia, Eleonora Sendersky, Rakefet Schwarz
The Mina & Everard Goodman Faculty of Life Sciences, Bar-Ilan University, Israel

An Arginine Deprivation Response Pathway is Induced in Leishmania during Macrophage invasion

Keren Bendalak1,8, Adele Goldman-Pinkovich1, Caitlin Balno1, Rona Strasser2, Michal Zeituni-Molad3, Doris Rentsch4, Moshe Ephros3, Martin Wiese5, Armando Jardim2, Peter J. Myler6,7, Dan Zilberstein1
1Biology, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology—Israel Institute of Technology, Israel
2Institute of Parasitology, McGill University, Canada
3Medicine, Carmel Medical Center and Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Israel
4Institute of Plant Sciences, University of Bern, Germany
5Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences, University of Strathclyde, UK
6formerly Seattle Biomedical Research Institute, Center for Infectious Disease Research, USA
7Departments of Global Health and Biomedical informatics & Medical Education, University of Washington, Israel
8Biology, the Smoler Proteomics Center, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology—Israel Institute of Technology, Israel

Structural & Functional Characterizationof a Type III Secretion System Protein Escs in Enteropathogenic Escherichia Coli

Irit Tseytin, Neta Sal-Man
Microbiology and Immunology, Ben-Gurion University, Israel

A Study in the Molecular Underpinnings of the pH-Induced Conformational Changes in NhaA

Yael Gluck Margolin, Etana Padan
Biological Chemistry, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

Chromatin Dynamics during DNA Replication

Raz Bar-Ziv, Yoav Voichek, Naama Barkai
Department of Molecular Genetics, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel