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2012 Submission Cycle - Awarded Grants

At the annual Board Meeting of the GIF Board of Governors 2013, the following projects submitted in fall 2012 were approved in the GIF Regular Program and the GIF Young Scientists' Program:
GIF Regular Program
Stochastic Models for the Inventory Management of Blood Banks
Prof. Bar-Lev Shaul, University of Haifa
Prof. Perry David, University of Haifa
Prof. Stadje Wolfgang, University of Osnabrueck
Prof. Shinar Eilat, Ben Gurion University
Utility of microRNA profiling for diagnosis and evaluation of prognosis in patients with pheochromocytoma or paraganglioma
Dr. Ben-Dov Iddo, Hadassah Medical Center
Prof. Eisenhofer Graeme, TU Dresden University of Technology
Dr. Roland Därr, TU Dresden University of Technology
Prof. Dr. Bursztyn Michael, Hadassah Medical Center
Israeli Jews in Contemporary Germany: Social Integration and the Construction of Group Identity
Prof. Rebhun Uzi, Hebrew University
Prof. Dr. Schaebler Birgit, University of Erfurt
Dr. Kranz Dani, University of Erfurt
Prof. Dr. Suenker Heinz, University of Wuppertal
Control of HLA-G expression by microRNAs and by RNA binding proteins
Dr. Mandelboim Ofer, Hebrew University
Prof. Dr. Seliger Barbara, Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg
ER stress and mTOR singling pathways as novel regulators of drug induced lipotoxicity
Dr. Shibolet Oren, Sourasky Medical Center
Dr. Bantel Heike, Hannover Medical School
Prof. Manns Michael P., Hannover Medical School
Dr. Fishman Sigal , Sourasky Medical Center
Vasoreactive response of the skeletonized distal internal thoracic artery and bifurcation branches: Application for CABG
Prof. Yosibash Zohar, Ben Gurion University
Prof. Dr. Hartmann Stefan, Clausthal University of Technology
Prof. Dr. Rank Ernst, Munich University of Technology (TUM)
Prof. Sahar Gideon, Ben Gurion University
mRNA trafficking and its role in the import of mitochondrial outer membrane proteins
Prof. Gerst Jeffrey E., Weizmann Institute of Science
Dr. Rapaport Doron, Eberhard Karl University Tuebingen
Single-Molecule Studies on Building Blocks of the Cellulosome
Prof. Dr. Gaub Hermann, Ludwig Maximilian University Munich
Dr. Nash Michael, Ludwig Maximilian University Munich
Prof. Dr. Bayer Edward, Weizmann Institute of Science
Calcium-regulated transcription in plant innate immunity
Prof. Fromm Hillel, Tel Aviv University
Prof. Dr. Romeis Tina, Freie Universitaet Berlin
Prof. Dr. Scheel Dierk, Leibniz Institute of Plant Biochemistry
Dr. Lee Justin, Leibniz Institute of Plant Biochemistry
Vomeronasal processing of Salivary Cues: Behavioral relevance and physiological mechanisms
Dr. Ben-Shaul Yoram, Hebrew University
Dr. Spehr Marc, RWTH Aachen University
Dr. Kimchi Tali, Weizmann Institute of Science
Visual-auditory integation of face-voice stimuli in normal hearing and cochlear implant users
Prof. Yovel Galit, Tel Aviv University
Prof. Dr. Debener Stefan, Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg
Deciphering the roles of innate nod-like receptors in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis
Dr. Elinav Eran, Weizmann Institute of Science
Prof. Latz Eicke, Friedrich Wilhelm University Bonn
Enzymatic barcoding of genomic DNA and analysing copy number variations
Dr. Ebenstein Yuval, Tel Aviv University
Prof. Dr. Weinhold Elmar, RWTH Aachen University
Development of Novel, Orally Available, Adiponectin-Receptor- 1 Dimerization Inhibitor Drug Lead for Treatment of Metabolic Syndrome.
Prof. Hoffman Amnon, Hebrew University
Prof. Dr. Beck-Sickinger Annette, University of Leipzig
Prof. Gilon Chaim, Hebrew University
Chromatin Control of Human Cytomegalovirus Infection
Dr. Nevels Michael, University of Regensburg
Dr. Segal Eran, Weizmann Institute of Science
Molecular dissection of phase resetting mechanisms for peripheral circadian clocks
Prof. Dr. Reinke Hans, University Hospital Duesseldorf
Dr. Asher Gad, Weizmann Institute of Science
Mechanisms of axon engulfment
Dr. Yaron Avraham (Bami), Weizmann Institute of Science
Dr. Misgeld Thomas, Munich University of Technology (TUM)
Building a molecular map of alpha-synuclein toxicity
Dr. Kaganovich Daniel, Hebrew University
Prof. Outeiro Tiago, University Medical Center Goettingen
Prof. Rizzoli Silvio, European Neuroscience Institute
General principles of secondary multidrug transport
Prof. Bibi Eitan, Weizmann Institute of Science
Prof. Dr. Pos Klaas Martinus (Martin), Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Frankfurt
Systematic analysis of histone ubiquitylation in chromatin context
Dr. Fischle Wolfgang, Max Planck Society (Administrative Headquarters)
Prof. Brik Ashraf, Ben Gurion University
The role of VEGF-C in the mobilization of immune cells following anti-cancer drug therapy, and their impact on tumor re-growth and metastasis
Dr. Shaked Yuval, Technion
Prof. Dr. Sleeman Jonathan, Ruprecht Karl University Heidelberg
Decoding the role of Fc-FcγR and Fc-glycans in ALS by applying synthetic Fc-glycoproteins
Dr. Lichtenstein Rachel, Ben Gurion University
Prof. Unverzagt Carlo, University of Bayreuth
Genetic and epigenetic mechanisms contributing to lymphoma- and leukemogenesis and therapy resistance.
Prof. Zenz Thorsten, German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ)
Prof. Oren Moshe, Weizmann Institute of Science
Dr. Merkel Olaf, German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ)
Dr. Slabicki Mikolaj, German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ)
A combined computational-experimental approach for the identification, characterization, and evolutionary analysis of T. vaginalis hydrogenosomal proteins and their localization signals.
Prof. Pupko Tal, Tel Aviv University
Prof. Dr. Martin Wiliam, Heinrich Heine University Duesseldorf
Dr. Gould Sven, Heinrich Heine University Duesseldorf
Prof. Dr. Martin Wiliam, Heinrich Heine University Duesseldorf
Oral Drug Absorption in Obesity Patients after Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery: In-Vivo Studies and Computational Simulations
Dr. Dahan Arik, Ben Gurion University
Prof. Langguth Peter, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz
Prof. Shaked Gad, Ben Gurion University
Viral-mediated pigment biosynthesis in oceanic cyanobacteria
Prof. Frankenberg-Dinkel Nicole , Ruhr University Bochum
Prof. Béjà Oded, Technion
Mechanisms of isoform-specific regulation of L-type Ca channels by protein kinases
Prof. Dascal Nathan, Tel Aviv University
Dr. Haase Hannelore, Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC)
Dr. Weiss Sharon, Tel Aviv University
Dr. Klussmann Enno, Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC)
Reprogramming ERAD and the ER stress response by reducing insulin/IGF-1 signaling
Dr. Korenblit Sivan, Bar Ilan University
Prof. Weiss Matthias, University of Bayreuth
Senescence in cereals: revealing the crosstalk between plastids and nucleus
Dr. Distelfeld Assaf, Tel Aviv University
Prof. Dr. Krupinska Karin, Christian Albrechts University Kiel
Maturase proteins in organellar group-II intron splicing in plants
Dr. Ostersetzer Oren, ARO Volcani Beit-Dagan
Prof. Dr. Schmitz-Linneweber Christian, Humboldt Universitaet zu Berlin
Domesticating Cosmopolitanism: a comparative study of historical home museums in Germany and Israel
Prof. Vinitzky-Seroussi Vered, Hebrew University
Prof. Dr. Eder Klaus, Humboldt Universitaet zu Berlin
Emotion Regulation in Intergroup Conflicts: A New Avenue for Conflict Resolution
Dr. Halperin Eran, The Interdisciplinary Center, Herzliya
Dr. Tamir Maya, Hebrew University
Prof. Dr. Cohrs Christopher, Jacobs University
Translation inhibition of mutant alanine glyoxylate aminotransferase - a novel therapeutic modality for primary hyperoxaluria type I
Prof. Frishberg Yaacov, Shaare-Zedek Medical Center
Dr. Belostotsky Ruth, Shaare-Zedek Medical Center
Dr. Beck Bodo, University Hospital of Cologne
Prof. Dr. Hoppe Bernd, University Hospital Bonn
Dr. Nadine Reintjes, University Hospital of Cologne
Deciphering signal pathways leading to growth initiation in the dimorphic predatory bacterium Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus
Prof. Jurkevitch Edouard, Hebrew University
Prof. Pietrokovski Shmuel, Weizmann Institute of Science
Prof. Linscheid Michael, Humboldt Universitaet zu Berlin
Prof. Dr. Klipp Edda, Humboldt Universitaet zu Berlin
Seventy Years Later: Historical Representations of the Holocaust and their effects on German-Israeli Relations
Prof. Hirschberger Gilad, The Interdisciplinary Center, Herzliya
Dr. Hanke Katja, Jacobs University
Dr. Imhoff Roland, University of Cologne
The effect of emigration on the quality of governance at home: evidence from local institutions in Moldova
Prof. Rapoport Hillel, Bar Ilan University
Dr. Omar Mahmoud Toman, Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Association
Mr. Steinmayr Andreas, Christian Albrechts University Kiel
Temporal and Spatial in vivo Analysis of Core Promoter-Enhancer Specificity
Dr. Juven-Gershon Tamar, Bar Ilan University
Dr. Furlong Eileen, EMBL Heidelberg
A comparative analysis of working poverty in Israel and Germany: household demographics, labor market structure and work commitment
Prof. Gangl Markus, Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Frankfurt
Dr. Levanon Asaf, University of Haifa
Dynamics and control of striatal neuronal assemblies in Parkinson's disease
Dr. Kumar Arvind, Albert Ludwig University Freiburg
Prof. Aertsen Ad, Albert Ludwig University Freiburg
Prof. Bergman Hagai, Hebrew University
Revealing immunomechanisms of sublingual immunotherapy: regulation of allergen-specific tolerance induction by oral mucosal dendritic cells in mice and humans.
Dr. Hovav Avi-Hai, Hebrew University
Prof. Dr. Novak Natalija, Friedrich Wilhelm University Bonn
Multiple time scales of signals and noise in the motor hierarchy
Dr. Prut Yifat, Hebrew University
Prof. Nawrot Martin Paul, Freie Universitaet Berlin
GIF Young Scientists’ Program
Pro-Democratic Enclaves, Regime Change and Transitions  to Democracy in the Post Arab Spring Middle East
Dr. Rubin Aviad, University of Haifa
SETD6-PLK1 crosstalk in the modulation of oncogenesis
Dr. Levy Dan, Ben Gurion University
Suicide in China: Depression and Development
Dr. Ebenstein Abraham, Hebrew University
The burden of history? Basic human values, the memory of the Holocaust, and public attitudes toward asylum seekers in Israel
Dr. Ariely Gal, Ben Gurion University
Novel Paradigms for Exotic Phases and Non-Abelian Statistics
Dr. Berg Erez, Weizmann Institute of Science
Zalman Shneor's Early Years: 1900-1925
Dr. Nethanel Lilach, Bar Ilan University
Smoothed Parameterized Complexity
Prof. Dr. Friedrich Tobias, Friedrich Schiller University Jena
Quantifying the effects of natural selection on somatic substitutions in healthy and malignant tissues
Dr. Hershberg Ruth, Technion
From Yiddish into German: A Cultural History of Translation
Dr. Elyada Aya, Hebrew University
The role of pigment epithelium-derived factor in ovarian hyper-stimulation syndrome (OHSS)
Dr. Chuderland Dana, Tel Aviv University
Switching between maintenance and updating in the n-back task
Dr. Kessler Yoav, Ben Gurion University
Characterization of MIF as a chaperone for misfolded SOD1 in ALS
Dr. Israelson Adrian, Ben Gurion University
Identifying molecules for 'cognitive enhancement'
Dr. Michels Birgit Martha, Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology
Cheating for our loved ones - The role of oxytocin in dishonesty
Dr. Shalvi Shaul , Ben Gurion University
Black Box for SRAM Stability Measurement and Design Optimization at Nano-Scaled Processes
Prof. Fish Alexander , Bar Ilan University
Passive wave redirection in the arrays of coupled heterogeneous granular chains
Prof. Starosvetsky Yuli, Technion
Ascidians (Chordata, Ascidiacea) of the Red Sea: an overlooked hotspot of biodiversity
Dr. Shenkar Noa, Tel Aviv University
Return probabilities and compression exponents of  permutational wreath products over automaton groups
Dr. Amir Gideon, Bar Ilan University
Computational tools for analyzing ribosomal profiling data
Dr. Tuller Tamir, Tel Aviv University
Integrating Molecular Machines into Nanomaterials
Prof. Schroeder Avi, Technion
Exposure to Outgroup Members Criticizing Their Own Group as a New Tool for Increasing Openness in Intergroup Conflict
Dr. Saguy Tamar, The Interdisciplinary Center, Herzliya
Pd-Catalyzed Cascade Cyclization-Epoxidation Approach to the Total Synthesis of Oxaspirofuranone Core Natural Products 
Dr. Tsvelikhovsky Dmitry, Hebrew University
The Jewish Enlightenment and Mesmerism
Prof. Meir Jonatan, Ben Gurion University
Unfoldomics of the cellular stress response 
Dr. Reichmann Dana, Hebrew University
Design and control of thermoelectric properties of PbTe-based materials for energy harvesting
Dr. Amouyal Yaron, Technion
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