Online symposium

We are thrilled to host the 3rd ScienceAbroad Life Sciences Symposium - on September 15th, 2022

General registration will is now open

We at ScienceAbroad are continuing with our commitment to connect between Israeli researchers abroad and academia and biotech in Israel. The lecture sessions will feature selected talks from Israeli postdocs from around the globe and will include a unique networking session with members of the Israeli academy. We invite all researchers, from both academia and the biotech industry to join! This event will be held live using Zoom and will be broadcasted on Facebook live.


Dr. Lucy Gordon

Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA
Longwood Regional Manager

Dr. Shiri Kult Perry

University of Chicago, Chicago, USA
Chicago Regional Manager

Dr. Naama Aviram

Rockefeller University, New York, USA

Selection Committee

Arkadi Shwartz, PhD

Postdoctoral researcher,
Harvard Medical School

Yulia Shwartz, PhD

Assistant Professor,
University of Southern California.

Tslil Ast, PhD

Assistant Professor,
Weizmann Institute of Science

Ella Katz, PhD

Postdoctoral Research Fellow,
UC Davis

Oshri Avraham, PhD

Assistant Professor,
University of Georgia

Yaara Oren, PhD

Assistant Professor,
Tel Aviv University

Ranen Aviner, PhD

Group Leader,
CZ Biohub

Inna Ricardo-Lax, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow,
Rockefeller University

Michal Zalzman, PhD

Assistant Professor,
University of Maryland

Selected Speakers

Session 1 - Microbes, Viruses, and Parasites

Danielle Karo-Atar, Ph.D. ​

McGill University, Canada
Tales from the crypt: On helminth regulation of the stem cell compartment

Idan Frumkin, Ph.D. ​

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Random Proteins Provide Evolutionary Novelty by Interaction with Diverse Cellular Pathways

Oded Danziger, Ph.D. ​

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, USA
Inducible CRISPR-activation technology for analysis of host antiviral factors

Session 2 - Cancer and Immunology

Sharon Fleischer, Ph.D. ​

Columbia University, USA
Autoimmune mediated heart disease: Role of autoantibodies in disease pathogenesis and heterogeneity

Lee-Shaashua, Ph.D. ​

The Weizmann Institute, Israel
BRCA mutational status shapes the stromal microenvironment of pancreatic cancer

Ranit Kedmi, Ph.D. ​

NYU medical school, USA
Microbiota-instructed regulatory T cell differentiation is mediated by a distinct ROR𝛄t+ antigen presenting cell subset

Session 3 - Genetics, Genomics, and Cell Biology

Gilad Barshad, Ph.D. ​

Cornell University, USA
RNA polymerase II and PARP1 shape enhancer-promoter contacts

Yuval Malka, Ph.D. ​

The Netherlands Cancer Institute, Netherlands
Alternative cleavage and polyadenylation generates downstream uncapped RNA isoforms with translation potential

Raz Bar-Ziv, Ph.D. ​

UC Berkeley, USA
A Glial-Neuronal Circuit Controls Organismal Mitochondrial Stress to Prevent Neurodegeneration

Session 4 - Neurobiology

Tal Iram, Ph.D. ​

Stanford University, USA
Young CSF restores oligodendrogenesis and memory in aged mice via Fgf17

Yonatan Perez, Ph.D.​

UC San Francisco, USA
Cell type-specific molecular changes conservation across ASD subtypes

Shachar Dagan, Ph.D. ​

Harvard Medical School & HHMI, USA
Open your mind - tweaking the blood-brain barrier