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Professor Ruth Arnon

Ruth Arnon

Weizmann Institute of Science,
Department of Immunology
Revohot, Israël, 76200 

Tel: +972 8 934 40 18
Fax: + 972 8 469 97 12
Email: ruth.arnon@weizmann.ac.il


EDUCATION AND POSITIONS:
1955 – M.Sc., Chemistry, from the Hebrew University, Jerusalem; 1960 – Ph.D. Hebrew University, work carried out at the Weizmann Institute of Science; 1971 – Associate Professor; 1975 – Professor; 1973-1974 and 1975-1978 – Head of Department of Chemical Immunology; 1984-1989 – Director of the MacArthur Center for Parasitology at the Weizmann Institute; 1985-1993 – Dean of the Faculty of Biology; 1988-1993 – Vice-President; 1995-1997 – Vice-President for International Scientific Relations.

Visiting Scientist:
1960-1962 – Rockefeller Institute, New York; 1968-1969 – University of Washington, Seattle; 1977-1978 – University of California, Los Angeles; 1983 – Institute Pasteur, Paris; 1994 – Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, Melbourne; 1995 – Imperial Cancer Research Fund, London; 1995 – ICRF-London; 1995 – Rockefeller Research Center – Study and Conference Center, Bellagio; 1996 – Fogarty Scholarship, NIH, USA; 1997-98 – Fogarty Scholarship, NIH, USA. 1998 – Pasteur Institute, France.

Positions in Scientific Bodies:
- WHO Task Force on Immunological Methods for Fertility Control (Steering Committee) 1972-1977; President of European Federation of Immunological Societies (EFIS) 1983-1986; Secretary-General of International Union of Immunological Societies (IUIS) 1989-1993. Elected Member of EMBO. Chairman of the Science Division of the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities (1995-present). Advisor for Science to the President of Israel (2001-present).

Prizes and Honors:
- Robert Koch Prize in Medical Sciences, Bonn, Germany (1979); Jimenez Diaz Award, Madrid, Spain (1986); Member of the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities (1990); Chevalier of l’Order de la Legion d’Honneur, France (1994); Wolf Prize (1998); Rothschild Prize (1998); Israel Prize in Medical Research 2001.

Published about 350 articles, chapters and books in the field of Immunology and Biochemistry.

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