Francesca Levi-Schaffer#


Francesca Levi-Schaffer
Email:francescal 'at' ekmd.huji.ac.il
Membership Number:4796
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:ISRAEL
Section:CLINICAL & VETERINARY SCIENCE
Username:flevi-schaffer
Elected:2018
Homepage: http://medicine.ekmd.huji.ac.il/En/Publications/ResearchersPages/pages/francescal.aspx


Present and Previous Positions
  • 2002 - present Full Professor, Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine, School of Pharmacy, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HUJI)
  • 1996 - 2002 Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine, School of Pharmacy, HUJI
  • 1994 - present Isaac and Myrna Kaye Chair in Immunopharmacology, Faculty of Medicine, School of Pharmacy, HUJI
  • 1994 - present Honorary Senior Lecturer, National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College, London, UK
  • 1992 - 1996 Senior Lecturer, Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine, School of Pharmacy, HUJI
  • 1992 - 1993 Visiting Scientist (sabbatical), National Heart and Lung Institute, University of London, London, UK
  • 1988 - 1990 Visiting Lecturer of Immunopharmacology, Institute of Pharmacology, University of Milano, Milano, Italy
  • 1986 - 1992 Lecturer, Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine, School of Pharmacy, HUJI

Fields of Scholarship
  • Mast cell and eosinophil functions in allergic diseases
  • Mast cell and eosinophil activating and inhibitory receptors
  • Inhibitory receptors on cancer cells as target for therapy
  • The Mast Cell-Eosinophil Allergic Effector Unit
  • Hypoxia effects on mast cells

Honours and Awards
  • 2015 Otto Loewi Memorial Lecture, Medical University of Graz, Austria
  • 2014 Honorary Member, Societa Italiana de Allergologia, Asma Ed Immunologia Clinica
  • 2011 Chateaubriand Fellowship for sabbatical at Curie Institut, Paris, France
  • 2010 Foreign Correspondent member, Academie Nationale de Pharmacie, France
  • 2007 Knight of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic conferred by the President of the Republic of Italy
  • 2007 Woman in Inflammation in Science Award, presented at the 8th World Congress on Inflammation, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 2006 Honorary Corresponding Member, German Society for Allergology and Clinical Immunology (DGAKI)
  • 2001 Premio Internazionale Sicilia-Il Paladino (International Champion Prize Sicily, Italy) for scientific contributions
  • 2000 Honorary Fellowship of the Hungarian Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
  • 1998 International Association of Allergology & Clinical Immunology (IAACI) Lectureship Award
  • 1998 Fellowship (Visiting Professor) from the French Ministry of Education
  • 1995 Honorary Member of the Society of Medical and Natural Sciences of the University of Parma, Italy
  • 1992 Fellow, American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
  • 1992 Fellow, Collegium Internationale Allergologicum (CIA)
  • 1992-1993 Wellcome Trust Foundation Award for carrying out Allergy-Related Studies in the U.K.
  • 1990 Orna Stern Memorial Award of the Faculty of Medicine (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem) for excellence in research
  • 1990 Bernard B. Siegel Memorial Award of the American Academy of Allergy and Immunology
  • 1989 Distinguished Teacher, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Pharmacology)
  • 1984-1986 Chaim Weizmann fellowship for postdoctoral studies in USA

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