The goal of The Genetic Society of Israel is to promote genetics research and education about recent developments in genetics. The society provides a forum for communication among scientists who are involved in genetics research in model organisms, in medicine, in agriculture and education. The Society offers membership to scientists interested in the field of genetics.
The main activity of the Society has been, since its foundation in 1950’s, to sponsor an annual meeting where recent advances in genetics are presented by scientists from Israel and abroad, via lectures and posters. The Society members assembly and elections are held during the annual meeting. With the penetration of genetics into all fields of society, such as health (diagnostics and therapy), agriculture (transgenic food), industry (biotechnology) and ethics (cloning), it becomes essential to educate laymen and policy makers in genetics. One of the goals of the Society for the coming years is to rise to this challenge.
The activities of the Society are conducted by the elected board of directors:
Martin Kupiec, President, Tel Aviv University
Yuval Eshed, Weizmann Institute of Science
Itai Yanai, Treasurer, Technion,
Eran Meshorer, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Tzipora Falik-Zaccai, Western Galilee Hospital Naharia
Anat Ben-Zvi, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Karen Avraham, Comptroller, Tel Aviv University
Dan Mishmar, Comptroller, Ben Gurion University of the Negev