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Prof. Eytan Domany new member of the Scientific Committee at Chelonia Applied Science

Chelonia is pleased to announce that Eytan Domany, currently Professor Emeritus in Computational Systems Biology at Weizmann Institute of Science (Israel), enters the Scientific Committee of Chelonia Applied Science.




Main research interests

The main research field of Prof. Domany is in Physics statistics. In this sector it has operated in the last 20 years interacting between bioinformatics and biological systems with a particular focus on clinical trials. He has collaborated with many clinical trials and with basic research both in Israel and abroad with a particular focus on cancer research and prognostic data. He has developed new IT tools and new algorithms always on biological data. He was a pioneer in studies on the role of DNA and its variations in colon cancer. He developed new prognostic methods for breast cancer. Its main current activity concerns the characterization of the tumor in various types of cancer in terms of activation and dynamics of RNA to extracellular stimuli.  The professor Domany is a member of various Boards of Directors of various Newspapers and Magazines (Journal of Statistical Physics; Physics of Neural Networks; J. of Stat Mech: Theory & Experiment; Cancer Informatics; BMC Bioinformatics; Int. J. of Knowledge Discovery in Bioinformatics) He is a member of the IUPAP Physical Statistics Commission.


Curriculum

He received his BSc degree in Physics from the University of Tel Aviv in 1968, his MSc degree in Theoretical Physics from the Weizmann Institute of Science in 1972, and his doctorate in Theoretical Physics from Cornell University in 1977 (with Prof. Michael E . Fisher). From 1977 to 1979 he worked at the University of Washington, Seattle, first as an associate researcher then as an assistant researcher to the Professor. He was hired at the Weizmann Institute in 1979 as "Senior Scientist", then promoted as Associate Professor in 1982 and then Professor in 1986. Since 1999 he holds the chair named after Henry J. Leir. He is married with two children. From 1993 to 1998 Prof. Domany directed the Department of Complex Physics. He was elected Chairman of the Council of Professors which he directed from 1999 to 2001 and of the Scientific Council from 2010 to 2013. He directed the "Kahn Family Center for Systems Biology of the Human Cell" from 2003 to 2014. He was "visiting Scholar / Professor ”in various positions at: Stanford University, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Oxford University, Ecole Normale Superiere, Paris, Hong Kong Institute of Science and Technology, UC Santa Barbara, Institut Curie and other Institutes. He has received numerous awards: "Dr. Chaim Weizmann Postdoctoral Fellowship" (1977-1979), the "Bat-Sheva de Rothschild Fellowship" (1982); the Lubell Prize (1981), the Levinson Prize (1986), the RAD-Biomed Biotechnology Prize with Prof. I.R. Cohèn (2005) and the "Sergio Lombroso Award for cancer research" in 2016. In 2019 he was the recipient of the Rita Levi-Montalcini Prize.


From CEO of Chelonia Applied Science

Silvano Coletti, CEO Chelonia, said: "I am honored to welcome Prof. Eytan Domany.   I’m proud to say that Chelonia is becoming a reference point for many scientists and above all a privileged channel for many scientific projects, both in basic and applied research. Mathematics is the lingua franca of science and we believe it is essential to involve the best scientists active in this domain of scientific research for the benefit of all the projects in which we are involved and new ones that will soon enter our portfolio. Eytan is a brilliant mind with a great background in both advanced mathematics and computational science".

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