Udi Qimron is a Full Professor in the Department of Clinical Microbiology and Immunology at Sackler Faculty of Medicine at Tel Aviv University. His lab studies the adaptive immune system of bacteria: the CRISPR-Cas. This fascinating system specifically adapts to defend prokaryotes against newly encountered phages by launching a specific RNA-guided attack against their nucleic acids. He also studies novel phage interactions with their bacterial hosts, and particularly interactions with defense systems such as CRISPR-Cas. These basic studies are translated to projects aiming at reversing antibiotic resistance and consequently countering the threat from antibiotic-resistant pathogens.
Qimron is a recipient of the Bergmann Award for outstanding research from the US-Israel Binational Fund, and of a Starter and a Consolidator European Research Council grants.
Qimron can be reached at: email@example.com
Full Professor, Department of Clinical Microbiology and Immunology, Sackler Faculty of Medicine