The 2021 retreat went ahead after the cancellation of the 2020 retreat due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This unforgettable retreat took place on June 20th-22nd at the Galilion Hotel and Conference Center.
Prof. Jung gave the opening talk about Differential Functions of Tissue Macrophages, and Prof. Carmel gave a talk about “what makes us humans”; the epigenetic underpinning of recent human evolution.
In addition to enjoying outstanding student talks accompanied by great scientific discussions, we also had the pleasure of kayaking in the Hazbani River, participating in a “mentalist” performance, and enjoying a great live performance by the Tzanchany Brothers band.
The 2019 retreat of the Lautenberg Center was held at June in Kibbutz Merom Golan at the Golan Heights.
This year we had the honor of having Prof. Christoph Hess from the Basel University to be joining us and not only comment and ask great questions at the end of each lecture, but also to take an active part in the departmental social activities. The Students, post-doctoral fellows and research collaborators presented their work in an informal round-table discussion.
This year we also had ATV 4*4 drive through the Golan wilderness, evening party with home brewed beer made by Micha bergers student Eliran Arbib. Finally, at the end of the retreat, Mr. Eliran Kadosh from the Ben Neriah lab gave his outstanding PhD lecture.
The 2018 retreat of the Lautenberg Center was held at April in the city of Zafat in the scenic north of Israel. Students, post-doctoral fellows and even one PI presented their work in an informal round-table discussion. This year we had the honor of having Prof. Anton Berns from the Netherlands Cancer Institute and Prof. Miriam Chang from as guests in our lectures, which contribted much of thier knowlege into the discussions.
At the evenings, we broke the high tension with karaoke and pool party at the spa facilities.
The annual Retreat of the Lautenberg Center was held on March at Kibbutz Ein Gedi which is located in the Judean desert.
Students and post-doctoral fellows presented their research projects in an informal round-table discussion.
Prof. Feng Zhang of the McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT was invited to offer his insights and comments to the works presented by the Centers’ students.
The 2015 retreat was held in Kibbutz Nahsholim, at the foot of Mt. Carmel and on the shore of the Mediterranean Sea.
Our guest this year was Prof. Alexander Rudensky from the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.
The 2011 Retreat was held on March 28-30, 2011 at Kibbutz Mashabei Sade in southern Israel. Dr. Ruslan Medzhitov from the Yale University School of Medicine was invited to participate and to offer his insights and comments to the works presented. The topic of Dr. Medzhitov lecture was “Innate Control of Adaptive Immunity”. The second lecture was presented by Dr. Yaakub Hana, a Ph.D graduate of the Center and now working at the Weizmann Institute. Dr. Hana spoke on “The Epigenetic “Instability of the Pluripotent and Somatic Cell States”.