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“Collaborated in the most fruitful and became good friends,” said Kaempfer. “Our lab was known as a microcosm of coexistence.” Kaempfer Jarrous managed to make his post-doctoral training at Yale under the tutelage of Nobel laureate Sydney Altman who won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1989 for his work with enzymes. Ghada Jarrous and his wife – who also holds a PhD in Molecular Biology from the Hebrew University and now working on his postdoctoral fellowship – emigrated to the United States in 1996. “Yale was a different world than it was accustomed. I liked “says Jarrous. “You are people everywhere, from every corner of the world.

He also had a wonderful advisor Professor Altman, and was fortunate to join a science laboratory was exceptional. ” After three years at American University, Jarrous external applied for a position in the HU and joined the academic staff in 2000 as a lecturer in the Department of Molecular Biology. “Gradually he raised his own laboratory and began on their own,” said Kaempfer. Jarrous has prospered in its own laboratory, and in her teaching career. When asked to describe the work he does with RNA, it is easy to understand why Jarrous is a professor of success, since it is patient even with most basic questions. “What we do basically is to study the flow of genetic information from DNA to RNA to protein, focusing on the transition from RNA to protein. Specifically studied the maturation pathways of transfer RNA molecules (called tRNA) in human cells, “says Jarrous.

The “tRNA is an adapter that can decipher our genetic code is messenger RNA into protein. We apply cell biology and biochemistry to watch the processing machinery of tRNA molecules in human cells. Nobody knows much about the maturation pathways in human cells. Through our pioneering work, we now know much more about cell function and genetic information?. More specifically, the maturation of molecules that decode our genetic information. ” For those wishing to get to the bottom as to how this research may have applications outside the scientific world, Jarrous is equally succinct. “A genetic disease can affect the DNA and thus affect the flow of genetic information. Knowing the normal situation is crucial to treat the disease with gene therapy. We pure scientific studies with no connection to any medical research, but we are thinking about it in the future. ” The award, Ben-Porath Prize, is awarded annually by the president of the Hebrew University in honor to the memory of former rector and president of the university, who died with his wife and young son in a car accident near Eilat 1992. Jarrous also won other awards during his relatively short career. Is a recipient of the Scholarship Foundation and has won Kahanoff research, among others, the Israel Science Foundation, the US-Israel Binational Science Foundation and the Abisch-Frenkel Foundation of Switzerland. Jarrous says he has had the same opportunities to advance professionally to any Israeli citizen. “I have never been subjected to any discrimination in my career by be a minority. I never had any doubt in my mind to end my studies, my PhD, I would go to America and back and work in Israel. I’ve never felt that I was treated differently.



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