The Yoran Institute for Human Genome Research and Personalized Medicine
This multidisciplinary research institute is committed to promote innovative cutting-edge research in the expanding field of precision medicine, that is tightly linked to the genome. Current genomics revolution allows researchers and clinicians to investigate how specific genome sequences can lead to a better understanding of human health, considering the individual’s variation in genes, as well as environmental exposure and lifestyle. With these technologies, we can now begin to understand how to tailor effective medical diagnosis, prevention and treatment of diverse human diseases in a personalized manner, and to make educated decisions about the best medical care available per person.
The Yoran institute supports research that contributes to fundamental understanding of gene regulation, genome function, human genetic variation, population genomics, and evolutionary genomics. In particular focusing on how these are related to the etiology of various human diseases such as cancer, neuro-degeneration, aging, cardiovascular disease, autoimmunity, and other complex genetic conditions. Further explored is individual susceptibility to pathogens, as well as individual pharmacogenomics. This information is important for identifying and developing new targets and strategies to diagnose or treat diseases, and for predicting which drug and dose would be most effective for a specific individual patient.
The Yoran Institute, together with the global efforts to promote precision medicine, would allow to evaluate specific information of age, lifestyle, and genetic makeup to yield personalized recommendations on diet and behaviors to improve one’s health, and to personally-design optimal diagnosis and treatments for various diseases based on specific genetic profiles to further the significance of the personalized-care of patients.
Tel Aviv University is a world leader in science, technology and medicine, generating both basic scientific discoveries and translational research. The Yoran Institute for Human Genome Research and Personalized Medicine at Tel Aviv University is jointly run by The Sackler Faculty of Medicine and The George S. Wise Faculty of Life Sciences. It utilizes the vast intellectual resources of Tel Aviv University faculty to drive the revolution in precision medicine, endorsing academic activities and innovative research. The Yoran Institute missions are:
To bring together both scientists and clinicians, uniquely combining cutting-edge fundamental and applied sciences, translational medicine and clinical practice, all aiming to understand how the human genome is structured, how it evolved and how it can contribute to precision medicine.
Commitment to promoting the education of the next generation of scientists and medical professionals in the field of human genome research and personalized medicine, through educational training activities, annual conferences, excellence scholarships and awards, travel fellowships for students attending international conferences, and hosting international speakers.