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Partner 8: Tel Aviv University, Israel

Name: Partner 8: Tel Aviv University, Israel

Address: Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel

Summary: Tel Aviv University (TAU) - Israel’s largest and most comprehensive institution of higher learning – is home to over 30,000 students studying in nine faculties and over 125 schools and departments across the spectrum of sciences, humanities and the arts.

Neural crest and Melanoma cancer: Our scientific interests involve the role of microRNAs in development, differentiation and malignant transformation. Focusing our studies on melanocytes will provide the foundation for developing novel approaches in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of skin cancer in general and melanoma in particular. In addition, we are intrigued by the possibility of using these systems as a model for exploring basic microRNA biogenesis beyond the cell specific context.

Prof. Carmit Levy at the Department of Human Molecular Genetics & Biochemistry, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, a recent winner of the Young Investigator Award of the Society for Melanoma Research , is a principle contributing researcher from Partner 8.Prof. Levy’s lab will be hosting the young researcher ESR13, who will be focusing on the role of adipocytes in tissue environment and melanocyte differentiation.

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