Hermona Soreq#


Michael Huth
Email:hermona.soreq 'at' mail.huji.ac.il
Membership Number:4617
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:ISRAEL
Section:BIOCHEMISTRY & MOLECULAR BIOLOGY
Username:hsoreq
Elected:2017
Homepage: http://elsc.huji.ac.il/soreq/home



Present and Previous Positions
  • 2010 The Edmond and Lily Safra Center for Brain Sciences (ELSC), founding member
  • 2010 The Edmond and Lily Safra Center for Brain Sciences (ELSC), founding member
  • 2005 - 2008 Elected Dean, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, The Hebrew University
  • 2002 - 2005 Vice Dean for R & D, Faculty of Mathematics Natural Sciences, The Hebrew University
  • 2000 - 2005 Head, The Eric Roland Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases, The Hebrew University
  • 1995 - 1999 Head, the Alexander Silberman Institute of Life Sciences, The Hebrew University
  • 1992 - 1995 Head, Dept. of Biological Chemistry, The Hebrew University
  • 1989 - On Professor of Molecular Neuroscience, Department of Biological Chemistry, The Hebrew University
  • 1986 - 1988 Associate Professor of Molecular Biology, Department of Biological Chemistry, Hebrew University
  • 1983 - 1986 Associate Professor, Neurobiology Department, Weizmann Institute
  • 1979 - 1983 Senior Scientist, Neurobiology Department, Weizmann Institute

Fields of Scholarship
  • Discovery of microRNA regulation of cholinergic signaling
  • Demonstrating CholinomiRs-mediated AChE suppression of stress-inducible cognitive decline
  • Identifying CholinomiRs-associated changes in neurodegenerative and inflammatory diseases
  • Finding cholinergic-mediated RNA metabolism impairments in the Alzheimer’s brain
  • Developing Quantum Dot labeling tools for recombinant human cholinesterases:
  • Implicating cholinergic mechanisms to our stress-related daily life

Honours and Awards
  • 2017 Ilanit-Katzir prize for outstanding achievements in life sciences research
  • 2016 PsychoNeuroInflammation Society (PNIRS) award
  • 2015 The Rappaport Prize for Bio-Medical Research, Israel
  • 2014 - 2017 Fellow, NeuroCure Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin Cluster
  • 2014 FEBS National Lecturer, Zadar, Croatia
  • 2013 - 2018 Advanced ERC Research Award
  • 2013 - 2018 Israeli National Center of Excellence (I-Core) on Trauma, member of leadership team
  • 2010 Guest scholar (July-Sept.), Humboldt University’s Brain and Mind Institute, Berlin
  • 2009 The Lise Meitner Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Award, Germany
  • 2008 1999, Kay Prize for Innovative research, The Hebrew University
  • 2007 Doctor of Philosophy honoris causa in Medicine, Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nűremberg
  • 2007 Doctor of Philosophy honoris causa in Neuroscience, Beer-Sheva University of the Negev
  • 2006 Teva’s Founders Award in Molecular Medicine
  • 2005 Landau Prize for Biomedical Research
  • 2001 Honorary Professorship, The Maimonides University, Buenos Aires
  • 2000 Research Prize by the Israeli Minister of Health
  • 1996 Doctor of Philosophy honoris causa in Chemistry, University of Stockholm, Sweden
  • 1992 U.S. Army Science Award of excellence, Miami
  • 1990 The Charlotte Slesinger Chair on Molecular Neuroscience, The Hebrew University
  • 1982 Honorary Medal, The European Society for Neurochemistry, Katania

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