Born on Kibbutz Hatzor, Prof. Ido Amit earned his PhD in biological regulation at the Weizmann Institute of Science in 2007. For four years, he was a postdoctoral fellow at the Broad Institute of Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, before joining the Weizmann Institute in 2011.
Ido Amit is a Professor at the Immunology Department at the Weizmann Institute of Science. His lab develops novel single cell genomic technologies to characterize the immune system and develop new targets for immunotherapy. Amit’s research answers some of the most fundamental questions in immune reaserch which will be translated into innovate treatments later down the line in the field of autoimmune diseases, neurodegenerative diseases and cancer. Prof. Amit is known in the science community as a leader in the important field of immune genomics, aimed at detecting and engineering genome sequences that are essential to the functioning of the immune system. Among others, he recipient of the 2015 EMBO Gold Medal award and an HHMI International Research Scholar for his work to reveal the function of the immune system. A recipient of the Helen and Martin Kimmel Award, and the Rappaport Prize for Bio-Medical Research.
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