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Upcoming Event:

The 2019 Lee A. Segel Prize

Event Description

It is a pleasure to announce that this year's winner of the "Lee A. Segel Prize in Theoretical Biology" is

Ohad Cohen (a student of Sam Safran),
from the Department of Chemical & Biological Physics

in the Faculty of Chemistry.

The prize citation appears below.

Congratulations Ohad, keep up the good work.

Special thanks to the prize committee members for their efforts.

The ceremony will take place on Wednesday, February 13, at 15:00, in the lobby of the Ziskind building.



A quotation from the prize citation:

"The Lee A. Segel prize is awarded this year to Ohad Cohen for his accomplishments in studying soft matter and biological dynamics during his PhD studies under the supervision of Prof. Sam Safran. Ohad's research resulted in new models for the response of isolated cardiomyocytes to electrical and mechanical stimulation, which were inspired by experimental measurements and provided important and interesting insights and new predictions about cellular behavior. He developed new models for a fundamental question – why do cardiomyocytes beat spontaneously and how changes in intracellular calcium levels govern this behavior. These findings were published in several scientific publications. Ohad’s research is built on synergy between physical and mathematical models to address major questions in physiology, making him an ideal candidate for the prize."

February 13, 2019
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