The weekly departmental seminars are given by invited guest speakers during the academic year to the Lautenberg faculty members and students together with other members of  the IMRIC institute and the faculty of medicine .

Next seminar:

Prof. Steffen Jung, PhD

Department of Immunology, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel

Probing Brain Macrophage Functions

Tuesday January 19th, 2021, at 12:00pm on Zoom

Previuos seminars:

Dr. Doron Melamed, PhD

Department of Immunology, Faculty of Medicine, Technion, Haifa

Aging and rejuvenation of B lymphocyte hematopoiesis under endocrine control

Tuesday January 12nd, 2021, at 12:00pm on Zoom

Dr. Yochai Wolf, PhD

Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, USA

Bridging Cancer Immunology and Autoimmunity Via Checkpoint Molecules

Tuesday January 12nd, 2021, at 16:00pm on Zoom

Dr. Yaara Oren, PhD

The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA

Beyond Darwin: understanding cancer persister cells

Tuesday December 29nd, 2020, at 16:00pm on Zoom

Dr. Ofir Cohen, PhD

The Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School and
The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, Boston, USA

Uncovering Evolving Drug-resistant Cell-states in
Metastatic Breast Cancer

Tuesday December 22nd, 2020, at 12:00 on Zoom

Prof. Matan Hofree, PhD

Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, Boston, USA

Tissue plasticity and the transcriptional state evolution of tumors

Tuesday December 15th, 2020, at 12:00 on Zoom

Prof. Michael Reth, PhD

Institute of Biology III, Faculty of Biology, University of Freiburg

The Tale of Ramos and A Gatekeeper Of The Nanoworld
On The B Cell Surface

Tuesday December 8th, 2020, at 12:00 on Zoom

Ofer Shoshani, PhD

Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, University of California, San Diego USA


Order from Chaos: Chromosome Catastrophes Drive Cancer Evolution


Tuesday December 8th, 2020, at 17:00 on Zoom

Prof. Zvika Granot, PhD 
Department of Developmental Biology and Cancer Research
Faculty of Medicine, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem


Neutrophil Specific Nanoparticles: Targeting the Untargetable


Tuesday November 24th, 2020, at 12:00 on Zoom

Prof. Yossi (Joseph) Tam | DMD, PhD
The Institute for Drug Research, School of Pharmacy,
Faculty of Medicine,The Hebrew University of Jerusalem


Diabesity-induced Chronic Kidney Disease: When Kidneys Get Munchies


Tuesday November 17th, 2020, at 12:00 on Zoom

Dr. Sigal Kremer-Tal, MD
MigVax, Chief Clinical and Regulation

Oral subunit vaccine for COVID-19

Tuesday November 10th, 2020, at 12:00 on Zoom

Dr. Tal Burstyn-Cohen, PhD
Institute for Dental Sciences.  Faculty of Dental Medicine
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

TAM signaling in inflammation, tumor and TME interactions:
the obvious and the unexpected

Tuesday November 3rd, 2020, at 12:00 on Zoom

Dr. Yankel Gabet, PhD
Director, Bone Research Laboratory, Head, Department of Anatomy and Anthropology
Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University

Titanium particle-induced osteolysis: mechanism and therapeutic approaches

Tuesday October 27th, 2020, at 12:00 on Zoom

Dr Omry Koren, PhD
Azrieli Faculty of Medicine, Bar Ilan University

Tuesday October 20th, 2020, at 12:00 on Zoom 

Meeting ID: 494 234 3157; Passcode: 486442

Dr Tal Shay, PhD
Dept. of Life Sciences, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

Tuesday June 30th, 2020, at 12:00 on Zoom 

Meeting ID: 94993554775, Password: 4311

Sex and splicing in the immune system

Ruth Scherz-Shouval, PhD
Department of Biomolecular Sciences, Weizmann Institute of Science

Tuesday June 2nd, 2020, at 12:00 on Zoom

Transcriptional heterogeneity in the tumor microenvironment

Neta Erez, PhD,

Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel-Aviv University.

May 26, 2020

“Stromal dynamic plasticity shapes the microenvironment in breast cancer progression and metastasis”,

February 10th, Two speakers: 

Carla V. Rothlin, Dept. of Immunobiology, Yale University

Subject: “The virtues of restraint”

Sourav Ghosh, Dept. of Neurology, Yale University
Subject: “Death begets a new beginning”

Dr. Ulus Atasoy

Chief, Division of Allergy-Immunology, Ann Arbor VA Health System

Tuesday February 6th, 12:00 at Rubin Hall

Subject: Post-transcriptional control of CD4+ T cell differentiation and function in inflammation

Dr. Livnat Jerby-Arnon

The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard

Tuesday January 21st, 2020

Subject: Dissecting immune evasion mechanisms in cancer using single-cell technologies

Dr. Eric Shifrut

Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of California San Francisco

Tuesday December 14st, 2019

Subject: Engineering human T cell therapies using CRISPR discovery platforms

Prof. Meromit Singer

cBio Center, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Department of Immunology, Harvard Medical School

Tuesday December 31st, 2019

Subject: From characterization towards function: Analysis of tissue-derived single-cell RNA-seq data

Ms. Ela Zino

The Concern Foundation Laboratories at the Lautenberg center for immunology and cancer research 

Tuesday December 25th 2019

Subject: CCL20 in Liver Inflammation and Carcinogenesis

Prof. Yaron Carmi

Tel-Aviv University, School of Medicine

Tuesday December 17th, 2019

Subject: Melanoma-secreted lysosomes trigger monocyte-derived dendritic cell apoptosis and limit cancer immunotherap

Prof. Eynav Klechevsky

Department of Pathology & Immunology Washington University School of Medicine, MO, USA

Tuesday December 3rd 2019

Subject: Upstream regulation of autoimmunity and cancer via human dendritic cell subset

Prof. Magdalena Huber

Philipps University of Marburg. Institut für Medizinische Mikrobiologie und Krankenhaushygiene

November 26, 2019. 

Subject: T cells in health and disease

Prof. Liran Carmel

The Alexander Silberman Institute of Life Sciences The Hebrew University

November 19th, 2019. 

Subject: Using ancient DNA methylation to reconstruct the anatomy of the elusive Denisovan

Prof. Aladár A Szalay

Director of Cancer Therapy Research Center, Institute of Biochemistry

University of Wuerzburg, Germany and UCSD Cancer Center, CA, USA

November 12th, 2019

Subject: Autologous stem cells as oncolytic small pox vaccine carriers for immunotherapy of cancer in human patients

Dr.  Oren Ram

Faculty of Life Sciences, Bar-Ilan University

November 5th, 2019

Subject: Cellular heterogeneity is regulated by enhancer methylation patterns

Dr. Ofir Hakim

Faculty of Life Sciences, Bar-Ilan University

October 29th

Subject: genomic retargeting of p53 and CTCF in oncogenesis

Prof. Yariv Wine

Department of molecular genetics, Tel Aviv University

June 4th, 2019. 

Subject: Next Generation Sequencing and Proteomics for Antibody Repertoire analysis and Antibody Discovery

Prof. Noam GInossar

Department of molecular genetics, The Weizmann Institute

May 21th, 2019.

Subject: HCMV Latent Infection- Lessons from Single Cell Analyses

Prof. Mordechay (Motti) Gerlic

Department of Clinical Microbiology and Immunology, Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University


April 30th, 2019. 

Subject: Communication between necroptotic cells and their surrounding

Dr. Ziv Shulman

Weizmann Institute of Science

April 16th, 2019.

Subject: Dynamics of B cell immune responses in intestinal tissues

Dr. Ronen Hazan

The institute of Dental Science, HUJI

March 19th, 2019. at 12:10 (Refreshments at 12:00), Hall “Z” (אולם ז), third floor. 

Subject: the promise of phage therapy

Dr. Jakub Abramson

Department of Immunology, Weizmann Institute of Science

March 12th, 2019.

Subject: Thymic tuft cells

Prof. Vered Padler-Karavani

Department of Cell Research and Immunology, TAU

February 26th, 2019.

Subject: Immunological responses against glycosylated biotherapeutics and biodevices in humans

Prof. Eyal Gottlieb

Rappaport Faculty of Medicine and Research Institute, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology

February 19th, 2019.

Subject: Metabolic liabilities of TCA cycle truncated tumors

Dr. Dina Schneidman

Department of Biological Chemistry, Institute of Life Sciences, School of Computer Science and Engineering, HUJI

February 12th, 2019.

Subject: Predicting epitopes using integrative structure modeling

Dr. Yanay Ofran

Head – Systems Biology & Functional Genomics, Mina and Everard Goodman Faculty of Life Sciences

February 5th, 2019.

Subject: Computational Design of antibodies

Dr. Ariel Munitz

Department of Clinical Microbiology and Immunology, Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University

December 25th, 2018.

Subject: Emerging Roles For Eosinophils in the Tumor microenvironment

Dr. Leeat Keren

Stanford University School of Medicine

October 23rd 2018


Subject:  Unraveling the tumor immune microenvironment using multiplexed imaging.

Dr. Arthur A. Vandenbark

Portland VA Medical Center, Oregon Health & Science University

October 9th, 2018.


Subject: MIF-CD74 interactions

Prof. Yardena Samuels

Dept. of Molecular Cell Biology, Weizmann Institute of Science

June 26, 2018


Towards deciphering the neo-antigenic and T cell receptor landscapes in melanoma.

Dr. Tal Shai

Department of Life Sciences, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva 

June 5, 2018


Identifying differential splicing in the immune system from RNA sequencing data

Dr. Irit Gat-Viks

School of Molecular Cell Biology and Biotechnology, Department of Cell Research and Immunology, George S. Wise Faculty of Life Sciences, Tel Aviv University

May 29, 2018

Revealing the immune basis of disease: a computational approach

Dr. Tal Burstyn-Cohen

Institute for Dental Sciences Hebrew University-Hadassah Jerusalem, Israel

May 22, 2018

PROS1 inhibits tumor metastasis by curbing inflammation

Prof. Steffen Jung

Department of Immunology Weizmann Institute of Science

May 1, 2018

Not just glue – Studying Microglia

Prof. Neta Erez

Sackler School of Medicine Tel Aviv University

April 10, 2018

Cancer-Associated Fibroblasts Link Tissue Damage with Tumor Promoting Inflammation in Breast Cancer

Prof. Francesco Colucci

Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecologyand Centre for Trophoblast Research University of Cambridge, England

March 13, 2018

Maternal innate lymphocytes regulatefetal development

Prof. Johan K. Sandberg

Center for Infection Medicine Department of Medicine Karolinska Institute Karolinska University Hospital Huddinge, Sweden.

Feb 15, 2018

Human MAIT cells in health and disease

Dr. Gal Cafri:

Surgery Branch

National Cancer Institute, Bethesda USA

July 4, 2017

Immunotherapeutic targeting of somatic mutations in human cancers

Prof. Ygal Haupt:

Tumour Suppression Laboratory

The Peter MacCallum Cancer Center, Melbourne, Australia

June 28, 2017

Restoration of tumour suppression in hormone related cancers

Prof. Shai Izraeli: 

Department of Molecular Genetics & Biochemistry

Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University

May 23, 2017

Prof. Gidi Rechavi:

The Sheba Cancer Center 

Sheba Medical Center Hospital- Tel Hashomer, Ramat Gan

May 16, 2017

Prof. Yossi Shiloh:

Department of Human Molecular Genetics & Biochemistry

Sackler School of Medicine,Tel Aviv University, Israel

May 9, 2017

The DNA damage response: a matter of checks and balances

Dr. Arthur Machlenkin:

Head of Immunology Group at Compugen

Holon, Israel

April 25, 2017


Dr. Eyal Raz:

Division of Rheumatology, Allergy & Immunology

University of California San Diego, USA

April 18, 2017

Dr. Yaqub Hanna:

Department of Molecular Genetics

Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel

March 21, 2017

Molecular Mechanisms Regulating Deterministic Induction of Naïve Pluripotency 

Prof. Adit Ben-Baruch:

Department of cell Research and Immunology

Tel Aviv University, Israel

March 7, 2017 

The cholinergic tradeoff of stress micromanagement

Prof. Yuval Shaked:

Nano Biotechnology and Nanomedicine

Technion Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel

Febuary 28, 2017

Breakthrough in Targeting the Cancer Immunome

Dr. Igor Ulitsky:

Department of Biological Regulation

Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel

January 31, 2017

Functions and Modes of Action of Long Noncoding RNAs in Mammalian Cells.

Prof. Michal Schwartz:


Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel

January 24, 2017

Harnessing adaptive immunity by immune checkpoint blockade for fighting Alzheimer’s disease.


Dr. Noga Ron Harel:

Department of Cell Biology

Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA

January 17. 2017

Fueling immunity: mitochondrial rewiring drives anabolic metabolism for T cell activation.

Dr. Amir Orian:

Polak Cancer Center, Rappaport Faculty of Medicine

Technion Institute of technology, Haifa, Israel

January 10, 2017

Specifiction and maintenance of enterocytes identity

Dr. Michal Goldberg:

The Department of Genetics, The Alexander Silberman Institute of Life Sciences

The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel

January 3, 2017

Spironolactone – a novel role for FNA approved drug in cancer theraphy

Dr. Michal Lotem:

Melanoma and Cancer Immunotherapy

The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel

December 27, 2016

SLAMF6- a novel modulatory receptor for anti-tumor immunotherapy 

Dr. Asaf Spiegel:

Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research

Cambridge, MA, USA

December  20, 2016

Immune Cell Regulation of the Metastatic Niche- Survival, Extravasation and Beyond.

Dr. Gary J. Nabel:

Vaccine Research Center, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Maryland, USA

December 8, 2016 

Harnessing Novel Immune Technologies Against Influenza, HIV and Cancer

Dr. Hermona Soreq:

The Center for Brain Sciences

The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel

November 29, 2016

The cholinergic tradeoff of stress micromanagement


Dr. Cyril Cohen:

Laboratory of Tumor Immunology and Immunotherapy

Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel

November 22, 2016

T-cell anti-tumor immunity-bridging between personalized medicine and immunotherapy