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Jan 18, 2017

Seminar - The DNA Damage Response: A Matter of Checks and Balances (Speaker: Professor Yosef Shiloh)

Professor Yosef Shiloh
Professor, Department of Human Molecular Genetics and Biochemistry, 
Sackler School of Medicine, 
Tel Aviv University, Israel

Date: Wednesday, 18-January-2017
Time: 5:00 p.m.
Venue: Seminar Room 3, 
G/F, Jockey Club Building for Interdisciplinary Research
5 Sassoon Road, Pokfulam, Hong Kong​


Professor Yosef Shiloh is Myers Professor of Cancer Genetics and a Research Professor of the Israel Cancer Research Fund, at the Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University. He began his work on Ataxia-Telangiectasia (A-T) while working on his Ph.D. thesis and this quest culminated in 1995 with the identification of the responsible gene, ATM, in his lab. His lab has since been studying the function and mode of action of the ATM gene product - the ATM protein and its many roles in cellular metabolism. The Shiloh lab uses genetic methods, cell biology and systems biology techniques, and mouse models. Current projects in the lab focus on new pathways in the ATM-mediated DNA damage response, in understanding the various phenotypic features of A-T, and in the association between perturbation of genome stability and premature aging.