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David Mirelman, Prof.

Sep 14, 11:40|Profarma Hall


Member of the Executive Board of Governors at the Weizmann Institute

David Mirelman immigrated as a child with his family to Israel in 1949. After serving as a Paratrooper in the Israeli Army, he studied Chemistry at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem (MSc. 1964) and received a PhD in Biological Chemistry at the Weizmann Institute (1968).  Mirelman spent two years as a Post Doc at Tufts University Medical School in Boston and in 1970 joined the Weizmann Institute as a young Faculty member. He was appointed Associate Prof. in 1976 and Full Professor in 1984. His main research topic focused on the mode of action of antimicrobial agents, on mechanisms of resistance of bacteria to antibiotics and on elucidating Host-Pathogen interactions in the human intestinal tract. He has published over 240 peer- reviewed papers in the scientific literature and wrote 8 Patents.  Mirelman tutored 23 PhD students and 21 Post Docs in his lab and was awarded several research prizes. In 2011 he was appointed Emeritus Professor and is currently directing, in collaboration with a Pharma Company, a Biological project which belonged to a deceased friend and colleague. Prof. Mirelman also served in a number of administrative positions at the Weizmann Institute. He was Chairman of the Board of Yeda, the Tech-Transfer Company of the Weizmann I. (1987-1999), he served as Vice President of Weizmann I. for Tech Transfer (1993-1998) and as Dean of the Faculty of Biochemistry (1999-2004). He is a member of the Executive Board of Governors of the Weizmann Institute and a Board member of Yeda Co.