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2016 Submission Cycle - Awarded Grants

At the annual Board Meeting of the GIF Board of Governors 2017, the following projects submitted in fall 2016 were approved in the GIF Regular Program and the GIF Young Scientists' Program: 

GIF Regular Program
Apical actomyosin dynamics in a secretory epithelium
Prof. Knust Elisabeth, Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics
Prof. Shilo Benny, Weizmann Institute
Dr. Schejter Eyal, Weizmann Institute
Development of intracellular targeted chemical chaperones as new therapeutics against ALS
Dr. Gruzman Arie, Bar Ilan University
Prof. Ebbinghaus  Simon, Ruhr University Bochum
Dr. Israelson Adrian, Ben Gurion University
Facilitating a transformative intergroup contact through addressing group members' psychological needs
Dr. Shnabel Nurit, Tel Aviv University
Dr. Ditlmann Ruth, WZB - Social Science Research Center Berlin
Immune evasion mechanisms of Human Herpes Virus 6A, 6B and 7
Prof. Dr. Seliger Barbara, Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg
Prof. Mandelboim Ofer, Hebrew University
Stakeholders’ attitudes towards MCI diagnosis and dementia prediction
Prof. Werner Perla, Haifa University
Prof. Dr. Schicktanz Silke, University Medical Center Goettingen
Street-Level Bureaucrats in A Choice-Based Social Services Environment: Comparing Germany and Israel
Dr. Cohen Nissim, Haifa University
Prof. Klenk Tanja, University of Kassel
Agonistic Engagement in Post-Migrant Societies
Prof. Hatuka Tali, Tel Aviv University
Prof. Thomas Tanja, Eberhard Karl University Tuebingen
Prof. Virchow Fabian, Hochschule Duesseldorf
A multicenter study of the evolution and spread of NDM-producing bacteria across bacterial clones and species
Dr. Adler Amos, Tel Aviv Medical Center
Dr. Geffen Yuval, Rambam Medical Center
Dr. Assous Mark, Shaare-Zedek Medical Center
Prof. Rafaeli Sheizaf, Haifa University
Prof. Grundmann Hajo, University Hospital Freiburg
Dr. Temkin Elizabeth, Tel Aviv Medical Center
Dr. Rechavi Amit, Haifa University
Dr. Sandra Reuter, University Hospital Freiburg
Role of sirtuins in human ovarian dysfunction (Polycystic ovary syndrome and cancer)
Prof. Dr. Mayerhofer Artur, Ludwig Maximilian University Munich
Prof. Meidan Rina, Hebrew University
Prof. Mayr Doris, Ludwig Maximilian University Munich
Dr. Imbar Tal, Hadassah Medical Center
Objective Measurements of Perception and Attention
Prof. Yeshurun Yaffa, Haifa University
Prof. Dr. Einhäuser-Treyer Wolfgang, Chemnitz University of Technology
Sequential Information Aggregation with Partial Observability
Dr. Hoefer Martin, Saarland University
Prof. Smorodinsky Rann, Technion
Differential Proteomics and Post Translational Modifications profile in GNE Myopathy
Prof. Mitrani-Rosenbaum Stella, Hadassah Medical Center
Prof. Dr. Horstkorte Ruediger, Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg
The Ubiquilin-4 Protein: at the Crossroads of Genome Stability, Cell Death and Neoplasia
Prof. Dr. Reinhardt Christian, University of Koeln
Prof. Shiloh Yosef, Tel Aviv University
Statistical Learning of Artificial Language: Introducing a Neural-Based Metric as an Implicit Test of Statistical Learning
Dr. Zion Golumbic Elana, Bar Ilan University
Dr. Melloni Lucia, Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics
Inhibiting malignant EGF-R activity by targeting ADAM17 (TACE) as a novel alternative therapeutic strategy
Prof. Sagi Irit, Weizmann Institute
Prof. Dr. Rose-John Stefan, University of Kiel
Molecular mechanisms underlying inflammation-induced epigenetic changes
Prof. Bergman Yehudit, Hebrew University
Prof. Lyko Frank, DKFZ
The contribution of MIF as a modifier of familial amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
Dr. Israelson Adrian, Ben Gurion University
Prof. Aharoni Amir, Ben Gurion University
Prof. Petri Susanne, Hannover Medical School
Professionalization processes of facilitators in mathematics teachers' professional development: Towards an empirically-based theoretical frame
Dr. Karsenty Ronnie, Weizmann Institute
Prof. Prediger Susanne, University of Dortmund
Prof. Arcavi Abraham, Weizmann Institute
Modulating Protein Aggregation in Systemic Amyloidosis
Prof. Dr. Gazit Ehud, Tel Aviv University
Prof. Dr. Fändrich Marcus, University of Ulm
The Role of Oxytocin in Loneliness
Prof. Hurlemann Rene, Friedrich Wilhelm University Bonn
Dr. Scheele Dirk, Friedrich Wilhelm University Bonn
Prof. Shamay-Tsoory Simone, Haifa University
Crosstalk between autophagy and insulin secretion: implications for the treatment of diabetes
Prof. Solimena Michele, TU Dresden
Prof. Leibowitz Gil, Hadassah Medical Center
Function of microRNAs in the peripheral and central auditory system
Prof. Avraham Karen, Tel Aviv University
Prof. Nothwang Hans Gerd, Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg
Ubiquitin-related non-oncogene addiction genes in colo-rectal cancer (CRC)
Dr. Diefenbacher Markus, Julius Maximilians University Wuerzburg
Prof. Orian Amir, Technion
Sentinels of the Oral Epithelium - Elucidating the Development and Function of Oral γδ T Cells and their Interplay with Langerhans Cells
Prof. Prinz Immo, Hannover Medical Center
Prof. Hovav Avi-Hai, Hebrew University
Pathophysiological impact of erythropoietin on bone density and strength
Prof. Neumann Drorit, Tel Aviv University
Dr. Gabet Yankel, Tel Aviv University
Prof. Wielockx Ben, TU Dresden
Dr. Rauner Martina, Dresen University of Applied Sciences
MicroRNA interactions regulating Alzheimer’s disease neuro-inflammation
Prof. Soreq Hermona, Hebrew University
Prof. Heneka Michael, University Hospital Bonn
When groups become "invisible": The toxic role of group-based contempt in intergroup relations
Prof. Halperin Eran, IDC Herzliya
Dr. Reifen Tagar Michal, IDC Herzlyia
Prof. Dr. Kessler Thomas, University of Jena
Mechanistic aspects of Jmjd6 in alternative splicing regulation during hypoxia
Dr. Salton Maayan, Hebrew University
Dr. Wolf Alexander, Helmholtz Zentrum Muenchen
The Roles of N-Terminal Domain Ubiquitination in Mutated Huntingtin Aggregation, Clearance, Neuronal Function and Cell Death
Prof. Ziv Noam, Technion
Prof. Ciechanover Aaron, Technion
Prof. Dr. Riess Olaf, Eberhard Karl University Tuebingen
The Effect of Tax Policy on Firm Behavior and Investments
Prof. Dr. Martin Jacob, WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management
Prof. Roni Michaely, IDC Herzliya
German teachers & students learn about the Shoah in Israel: An analysis of Holocaust education regarding the impact of generational orientations
Prof. Dr. Bremer Helmut, University of Duisburg-Essen
Dr. Resnik Julia, Hebrew University
Prof. Dr. Kessl Fabian, University of Duisburg-Essen
Identification of new molecular targets to prevent T-cell exhaustion and to enhance anti-tumor effector capacity
Prof. Cohen Cyrille, Bar Ilan University
Prof. Dr. Zehn Dietmar, TU Munich
Development of a cell-type specific deconvolution method for proteomics and its application towards understanding inflammatory pathologies
Dr. Meissner Felix, Max Planck Institute for Biochemistry
Dr. Shen-Orr Shai, Technion
On the search for the neuronal basis of enhanced posttraumatic threat detection
Dr. Klavir Oded, Haifa University
Dr. Wotjak Carsten, Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry
Development of a translational platform for inherited hair disorders
Prof. Betz Regina, Friedrich Wilhelm University Bonn
Prof. Sprecher Eli, Tel Aviv Medical Center
Comprehensive Proteo-Degradomics of Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Dr. Israeli Eran, Hadassah Medical Center
Dr. Schilling Oliver, University of Freiburg
Dr. Vainer Elez D., Hadassah Medical Center
Dr. Vainer Gilad, Tel Aviv Medical Center


GIF Young Scientists’ Program
Ideological Meaning Making In Bereavement: About Loss and Political Conflict
Dr. Barak Adi, Bar Ilan University
A New Frontier in Radio Time-Domain Astronomy
Dr. Horesh Assaf, Hebrew University
Exploring the interface of photo- and mechanochemistry
Dr. Göstl Robert, DWI - Leibniz Institute for Interactive Materials
Intelligent control of heat flux in natural convection confined flows: Method for the design of “smart” thermo-insulating materials
Dr. Feldman Yuri, Ben Gurion University
Fault zone and earthquake properties at focal depth - an extension to the ICDP DSEIS project in the South-African gold mines
Dr. Wechsler Neta, Tel Aviv University
Development of Furanoacenes as Organic Electronic Materials: Theory, Synthesis and Applications
Dr. Gidron Ori, Hebrew University
The Role of Agency in Advice-Based Decision Making
Dr. Choshen-Hillel Shoham, Hebrew University
The Changing Locus of Lifespan Inequality in the United States
Dr. Sasson Isaac, Tel Aviv University
Elucidating the Role of Grain Boundaries in Material Damping in Atomically Thin Transition Metal-Dichalcogenide Materials
Dr. Yaakobovitz Assaf, Ben Gurion University
Economic Crisis as Security Threat: Lessons from the British Empire
Dr. Berda Yael, Hebrew University
Neuroendocrine regulation of human intergroup competition
Dr. Israel Salomon, Hebrew University
The Role of Global Experts and Domestic Civil Society in Reconciliation Processes in and after Conflict
Dr. Gutman Yifat, Hebrew University
A Comprehensive Architectural Model of Gain-Cell embedded DRAM Memories for System Design and Evaluation
Dr. Teman Adam, Bar Ilan University
Heavy Atom Tunneling in Degenerate Rearrangement Reactions
Dr. Kozuch Sebastian, Ben Gurion University
Semiprocedural judicial review and constitutional debate in legislatures: A comparative empirical study
Dr. Bar-Siman-Tov Ittai, Bar Ilan University
Computational Methods for Discovery of Covalent Ligands for Protein Nucleophiles
Dr. London Nir, Weizmann Institute
Ability Grouping in an Era of Big Data
Dr. Harel Ben Shahar Tammy, Haifa University
Understanding the Nature of the Yield Transition in Amorphous and Granular Materials
Dr. Regev Ido, Ben Gurion University
Selection Corrected Inference for Detected Regions in Functional MRI
Dr. Benjamini Yuval, Hebrew University
Probing Hidden Sectors at the LHCb Experiment
Dr. Hochberg Yonit, Hebrew University
Micro-refractometry by optimal point-spread function engineering
Dr. Shechtman Yoav, Technion
Reconstructing recent population histories using multi-individual haplotype sharing and applications to Ashkenazi Jewish genetics
Dr. Carmi Shai, Hebrew University  
Unpacking the cause and consequences of the growing alienation from nature, the extinction of experience
Dr. Shwartz Assaf, Technion
Electronic Structure at Amorphous-Crystalline Oxide Interfaces
Prof. Kornblum Lior, Technion
Trust Repair and Information Processing in Advisor-Recipient Relationships
Dr. Haran Uriel, Ben Gurion University
City Recovery, Growth, and Entrepreneurship: Evidence from Mass Layoffs
Dr. Hausman Naomi, Hebrew University
Static and dynamical aspects of the discrete Gaussian free field
Dr. Louidor Oren, Technion



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