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2017 Submission Cycle - Awarded Grants

At the annual Board Meeting of the GIF Board of Governors 2018, the following projects submitted in fall 2017 were approved in the GIF Regular Program and the GIF Young Scientists' Program:

GIF Regular Program
The role of the adhesiome encoded by pan-Salmonellae mobile genetic elements and by S. Infantis in Salmonella enterica virulence
Prof. Dr. Hensel Michael, University of Osnabrueck
Dr. Gal-Mor Ohad, Sheba Medical Center
Understanding ubiquitin ligases in ER homeostasis – a possible entry point for future intervention
Prof. Dr. Sommer Thomas, Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine
Prof. Ravid Tommer, Hebrew University
The Role Of Rotatin (RTTN) In Growth And Folding Of The Human Neocortex
Prof. Dr. Reiner Orly, Weizmann Institute of Science
Prof. Goetz Magdalena, Helmholtz Zentrum Muenchen German Research Center for Environmental Health
Dr. Sapir Tamar, Weizmann Institute of Science
Dr. Kalina Draganova, Helmholtz Zentrum Muenchen German Research Center for Environmental Health
Exploring the role of mitochondrial components in mast cell signaling
Prof. Razin Ehud, Hebrew University
Prof. Lorentz Axel, University of Honenheim
Deciphering the mitochondrial genomes of Appendicularia (Chordata: Tunicata)
Prof. Huchon Dorothee, Tel Aviv University
Dr. Shenkar Noa, Tel Aviv University
Dr. Stach Thomas, Humboldt Universitaet zu Berlin
The Contribution of Platelets and Leukocytes to Vascular Checkpoints Underlying Cancer Extravasation and Metastasis to Lungs
Prof. Alon Ronen, Weizmann Institute of Science
Prof. Dr. Zarbock Alexander, University of Muenster
Systematic identification of genetic susceptibility factors that predispose to periodontitis in response to high-fat diet induced type 2 diabetes
Prof. Schäfer Arne, Charité University Medicine Berlin
Prof. Iraqi Fuad, Tel Aviv University
Examining the roles of Mov10 RNA helicase in the cytoplasmic fate of mRNA
Prof. Dr. Wahl Markus, Freie Universitaet Berlin
Prof. Shav-Tal Yaron, Bar Ilan University
Understanding the evolution of DEG/ENaC ion channels in animals by their functional analysis in the sea anemone Nematostella vectensis
Dr. Moran Yehu, Hebrew University
Prof. Dr. Gruender Stefan, RWTH Aachen University
From Structural Biology of ecto-5’-Nucleotidase to Immunotherapy of Cancer
Prof. Fischer Bilha, Bar Ilan University
Prof. Dr. Sträter Norbert, University of Leipzig
Prof. Dr. Müller Christa, Friedrich Wilhelm University Bonn
Unraveling the underlying mechanisms for dual distribution of proteins between peroxisomes and mitochondria
Prof. Dr. Rapaport Doron, Eberhard Karl University Tuebingen
Prof. Schuldiner Maya, Weizmann Institute of Science
Systematic understanding of APC stop codon mutation readthrough
Dr. Thoms Sven, University Medical Center Goettingen
Prof. Rosin-Arbesfeld Rina, Tel Aviv University
Deciphering cellular state transitions during critical phases of meiotic prophase in mammalian spermatogenesis
Dr. Klutstein Michael, Hebrew University
Prof. Toth Attila, TU Dresden University of Technology
Interconnectivity of KIT signaling and the unfolded protein response in normal and neoplastic mast cell function and survival
Prof. Levi-Schaffer Francesca, Hebrew University
Prof. Dr. Huber Michael, RWTH Aachen University
Prof. Tirosh Boaz, Hebrew University
Jewish Photography of Crisis: The German Reality in the Eyes of Jewish Photographers, 1928-1938
Dr. Ashkenazi Ofer, Hebrew University
Prof. Vowinckel Annette, Centre for Contemporary History (ZZF)
German Jewish Sacred Musical Intersections
Prof. Seroussi Edwin, Hebrew University
Prof. Dr. Ross Sarah, University of Music, Drama and Media Hanover
Assessment of the role of a divergent protein kinase A in the development of the the human pathogen Leishmania
Prof. Boshart Michael, Ludwig Maximilian University Munich
Prof. Zilberstein Dan, Technion
Study the interaction between splicing factors and RNA polymerase II
Prof. Ast Gil, Tel Aviv University
Prof. Luehrmann Reinhard, MPI for Biophysical Chemistry
IQD proteins in root growth, movement and development: the calcium connection
Prof. Fromm Hillel, Tel Aviv University
Dr. Buerstenbinder Katharina, Leibniz Institute of Plant Biochemistry
Sandfly-Borne Viruses from Israel and their Impact on Human and Animal Health
Dr. Lustig Yaniv, Sheba Medical Center
Prof. Dr. Schmidt-Chanasit Jonas, Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine
Structure and function of photosystem I and its associated light-harvesting proteins from Cyanidioschyzon merolae
Prof. Nelson Nathan, Tel Aviv University
Prof. Dr. Hippler Michael, University of Muenster
Novel mechanisms of regulation of cardiac L-type Ca channels by protein kinase A
Prof. Dascal Nathan, Tel Aviv University
Prof. Klussmann Enno, Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine
Dr. Weiss Sharon, Tel Aviv University
Prof. Flockerzi Veit, Saarland University
Dr. Oz Shimrit, Sheba Medical Center
Prof. Hirsch Joel, Tel Aviv University
The Ethical Framework for Buddhist Meditation Practice
Dr. Shulman Eviatar, Hebrew University
Dr. Yovel Yiftah , Hebrew University
Prof. Zimmermann Michael, Hamburg University
Dr. Ott Ulrich, Justus Liebig University Giessen
Dr. Schmidt Stefan, University of Freiburg 
Identifying sequences driving subcellular localization of long RNAs in mammalian cells
Dr. Ulitsky Igor, Weizmann Insitute of Science
Dr. Chekulaeva Marina, Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine
Tell Iztabba (Nysa-Scythopolis): High-resolution Hellenistic Settlement Archaeology and the Reassessment of the Formation of the Decapolis
Prof. Tal Oren, Tel Aviv University
Prof. Dr. Lichtenberger Achim. University of Muenster
Understanding the function of long-range inhibitory connections in the hippocampal formation
Dr. Derdikman Dori, Technion
Prof. Dr. Monyer Hannah, Ruprecht Karl University Heidelberg
Dr. Burak Yoram, Hebrew University
The construction of ordinariness in mediated public talk: Accountability of communicative action and the private-public interface
Prof. Fetzer Anita, University of Augsburg
Prof. Weizman Elda, Bar Ilan University
Enhancing Early Memory Consolidation via Theta EEG Neurofeedback and Stimulation
Prof. Levy Daniel, The Interdisciplinary Center, Herzliya
Prof. Dr. Axmacher Nikolai, Ruhr University Bochum
Effect of extracellular Trypanosoma brucei vesicles on collective and social parasite motility and development in the tsetse fly
Prof. Michaeli Shulamit, Bar Ilan University
Prof. Engstler Markus, Julius Maximilians University Wuerzburg
Between Materiality and Scribal Magic: West-Semitic Textual Amulets from the First Millennium BCE to the Rise of Islam
Prof. Dr. Berlejung Angelika, University of Leipzig
Prof. Bohak Gideon, Tel Aviv University
From molecular target to drug candidates: Development of novel CLK1 inhibitors as potential drugs for treatment of Chikungunya virus infections
Prof. Livnah Oded, Hebrew University
Prof. Bracher Franz, Ludwig Maximilian University Munich
Origin, Development and Pan European Diffusion of the Dutch-German Legend and Cult of the Countess Who Gave Birth to 365 Children (13th-20th C.)
Prof. Greilsammer Myriam, Bar Ilan University
Prof. Dr. Burschel Peter, Georg August University Goettingen,
Revealing the role of mitochondrial complex V restriction in responsiveness of naïve CD8+ T cells and CTL vs. Tc17 fate decision
Dr. Berger Michael, Hebrew University (HUJI)
Dr. Huber Magdalena, Marburg University
Deciphering the mRNA transferome: Genome-wide analysis of intercellular mRNA transfer between mammalian cells in vitro and in vivo
Prof. Gerst Jeffrey, Weizmann Institute
Dr. Landthaler Markus, Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine
The molecular impact of contact-mediated interspecies interaction in bacteria
Prof. Macek Boris, University Hospital Tuebingen
Prof. Ben-Yehuda Sigal, Hebrew University
Mechanisms of Plasticity in Primary Olfactory Pathways
Prof. Schiller Jackie, Technion

Prof. Mizrahi Adi, Hebrew University - HUJI
Prof. Dr. Egger Veronica, University of Regensburg
Foraging and movement performance as indicators of age-related learning and survival in a migratory scavenger
Dr. Sapir Nir, University of Haifa
Dr. Mueller Thomas, Senckenberg Research Institute Frankfurt



GIF Young Scientists’ Program
Genetically encoded artificial ssDNAs to form ultra-­stable DNA nanostructures in living cells
Dr. Elbaz Johann, Tel Aviv University
Congestive Heart Failure Chronic Patients: Risk Stratification, Profiling, and Predictions using Data-Analytics Tools
Dr. Ben-Assuli Ofir, Ono Academic College
Amplifying a crucial memory: a novel mechanism for learning
Dr. Reuveni Iris, University of Haifa
Feature maintenance and feature-driven integration in the processing of syntactic dependencies
Dr. Meltzer-Asscher Aya, Tel Aviv University
The Pentateuchal Priestly Law in the Context of the Ancient Mediterranean
Dr. Darshan Guy, Tel Aviv University
Investigating the genetic diversity in Hordeum bulbosum collected at different habitats as a first phase towards its utilization in breeding
Dr. Hübner Sariel, Migal, Galilee Technological Center
The Role of Dopamine in Timing-Dependent Valence Reversal
Dr. Schleyer Michael, Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology
Zebrafish as a Model System for GNE Myopathy
Dr. Daya Alon, Ruppin Academic Center
Characterizing the transferability of habituation to humans along a gradient of anthropogenic disturbance in the Nubian ibex
Dr. Berger-Tal Oded, Ben Gurion University
How do filamentous cyanobacteria become resistant to their phages?
Dr. Avrani Sarit, University of Haifa
B cell Receptor Signaling in Control of B cell Selection for Plasma Cell Formation in Germinal Centers
Dr. Shulman Ziv, Weizmann Institute of Science
Unmasking the Interplay and Variation Between DNA Methylation and Histone Modifications in Stem Cell Differentiation
Dr. Shema Efrat, Weizmann Institute of Science
Argonaute and CRISPR-Cas: a functional link for prokaryotic defense?
Dr. Willkomm Sarah, University of Regensburg
Linking gut microbiota spatial organization with inflammatory bowel disease
Dr. Geva-Zatorsky Naama, Technion
Unravelling the role of alpha oscillations in motor learning using transcranial alternating current stimulation
Dr. Tzvi-Minker Elinor, University of Luebeck 

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