Congratulations to Professor Gidi Rechavi upon receiving the Israel Prize in Medicine for 2020
Prof. Rechavi is a specialist in pediatrics, hematology and pediatric hematology-oncology. He has served as the head of the Department of Pediatric Hematology, Oncology and Bone Marrow Transplantation at the Sheba Medical Center and today he directs the Cancer Research Center and the Wohl Center for Translational Medicine at Sheba. His research focuses on understanding the molecular basis for cancer and on the study of RNA modifications (epitranscriptomics).
The Israel Prize committee noted that Professor Rechavi "exemplifies the optimal combination of excellence in clinical medicine and groundbreaking research achievements in understanding basic biological mechanisms for the development of novel therapeutic modalities”.
Professor Rechavi has published 500 articles in leading scientific and medical journals, including Science, Nature, Cell, Lancet and the New England Journal of Medicine.
Professor Rechavi holds the Djerassi Chair in Oncology at the Tel Aviv University, he has received numerous awards including the prestigious EMET prize and is a member of the Israel Academy of Sciences.