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Alfonso Bellacosa, MD, PhD, Lectures at The Weizmann Institute of Science

Alfonso Bellacosa, MD, PhDAlfonso Bellacosa, MD, PhDOn May 30, 2016, Alfonso Bellacosa, MD, PhD, was invited to speak at The Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel, representing Fox Chase Cancer Center and its Cancer Epigenetics and Cancer Biology Programs. Dr. Bellacosa's talk, Active DNA Demethylation in Development and Cancer, focused on the research advances in DNA repair and epigenetics. This lecture was part of a seminar series for the Department of Bimolecular Sciences. The department covers a broad range of research areas including, protein structure and function, DNA and gene expression regulation, membranes, lipids and organelle structure, signaling within and between cells and molecular basis of diseases.

The Weizmann Institute of Science has been ranked 1st in Israel and 10th in an international ranking of research institutions and universities and is the only one of the top 10 to be located outside the US. The ranking is conducted by the Center for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS) of Leiden University in the Netherlands.