ICRF Talks is a new series of intimate events bringing together the ICRF donor community and ICRF Scientists to discuss, engage & learn!
Join us for an evening with world renowned cancer researcher Professor Dan Peer
Monday, February 25 2019
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Cocktails & Bites
Catering by La Marguerite
$108 minimum donation please call ICRF at 514-481-2723 to reserve your spot.
Center for Translational Medicine
Tel Aviv University
ABOUT PROFESSOR DAN PEER
Dan Peer is a Professor and the Director of the Laboratory of Precision Nano Medicine at Tel Aviv University (TAU). He is also the Chair of Tel Aviv University Cancer Biology Research Center; the biggest Cancer Center in Israel that includes 17 affiliated hospitals and the Founding and Managing Director of the SPARK program of Translational Medicine at TAU.
Prof. Peer’s work was among the first to demonstrate systemic delivery of RNA molecules using targeted nano carriers to the immune system and he pioneered the use of RNA interference (RNAi) and modified mRNA for in vivo validation of new drug targets within the immune system that has enormous implications in cancer and inflammation.
Prof. Peer has more than 90 pending and granted patents. Some of them have been licensed to several pharmaceutical companies and one is currently under registration (as a new drug in inflammatory bowel disease). In addition, based on his work, four spin-off companies were generated aiming to bring innovative personalized medicine into clinical practice.
Prof. Peer is a scientific advisory board member in more than 10 companies, four of them are public companies. He is a past President of the Israeli Chapter of the Controlled Release Society, and a Member of the Israel Young Academy of Science.
This event has been made possible thanks to the Canadian Friends of Tel Aviv Univeristy.