Teva Founders Prize

Teva Founders Prize and Research Grants

Each year since 1993, Teva has awarded the Teva Founders Prize and research grants to leading researchers who excel in the field of life sciences and the bio-medical fields.

The Prize is awarded in partnership with the Israel National Academy for Sciences. Grants are awarded by the Israel Science Foundation with the guidance and support of Teva.

TThe purpose of the Prize is to encourage scientific excellence in life sciences and bio-medical fields.

  • 2011 Winners

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    Academic Institution

    Topic

    Prof. Karen Avraham Tel Aviv University One of the leading researchers in the world in inherited hearing loss. Out of the ~200 genes involved, Prof. Avraham identified or was involved in identifying 22 out of the 61 genes already discovered.
    Prof. Eli Sprecher The Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center Contribution to research in the field of genetic skin diseases
  • 2010 Winners

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    Academic Institution

    Topic

    Prof. Hadassa Degani Weizmann Institute of Science Imaging of diseases research
  • 2009 Winners

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    Academic Institution

    Topic

    Prof. Smadar Cohen Ben-Gurion University of the Negev Breakthrough research in bio-medical sciences and application of biomaterials for regenerating tissues
  • 2008 Winners

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    Academic Institution

    Topic

    Prof. Irun Cohen Weizmann Institute of Science Research in autoimmunity and development of cell therapy for down-regulation of autoimmune diseases
    Prof. Ofer Mandelboim The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Outstanding contribution to the function of natural killer cells and the use of anti-micro RNA to combat cancer
  • 2007 Winners

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    Academic Institution

    Topic

    Prof. Yinon Ben-Neriah School of Medicine , Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Hadassah Genetics and immunology of cancer
    Prof. Adi Kimchi Department of Molecular Genetics, Weizmann Institute of Science Genetics and immunology of cancer
  • 2006 Winners

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    Academic Institution

    Topic

    Prof. Hermona Soreq Department of Molecular Biotechnology, Hebrew University of Jerusalem Molecular medicine
    Prof. Joel L. Sussman Department of Structural Biology, Weizmann Institute of Science Molecular medicine
    Prof. Israel Silman Department of Neurobiology, Weizmann Institute of Science Molecular medicine
  • 2005 Winners

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    Academic Institution

    Topic

    Prof. Naama Barkai, Prof. Uri Alon Department of Biology, Weizmann Institute of Science Breakthroughs in bio-medical science – systems biology
  • 2004 Winners

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    Academic Institution

    Topic

    Prof. Yossi Yarden Department of Biological Regulation, Weizmann Institute of Science Signal transduction
    Prof. Zvi Selinger Department of Biological Chemistry, Hebrew University of Jerusalem Signal transduction
  • 2003 Winners

    Winner

    Academic Institution

    Topic

    Prof. Nissim Benvenisty Department of Genetics, Hebrew University of Jerusalem Breakthrough in stem cell research
    Dr. Lior Gepstein Biophysics and Physiology Department of the Faculty of Medicine, the Technion Breakthrough in stem cell research
  • 2002 Winners

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    Academic Institution

    Topic

    Prof. Israel Vlodavsky Department of Oncology, Hadassah -Hebrew University Hospital Distinction in cancer research
  • 2001 Winners

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    Academic Institution

    Topic

    Prof. Yosef Shaul Department of Molecular Genetics, Weizmann Institute of Science Transformation of liver cells to insulin-producing cells for the treatment of diabetes
  • 2000 Winners

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    Academic Institution

    Topic

    Prof. Yechezkel Barenholtz School of Medicine , Hebrew University of Jerusalem Translocation of violence-inducing proteins from bacteria to epithelial cells through type III secretion system
  • 1999 Winners

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    Academic Institution

    Topic

    Prof. Ron Dagan Pediatric Infectious Disease Unit, Soroka Hospital Breakthrough in the treatment of infectious diseases in light of growing antibiotic resistance
  • 1998 Winners

    Winner

    Academic Institution

    Topic

    Prof. Avi Domb School of Pharmacy, Hebrew University of Jerusalem Breakthrough in development of biodegradable polymers enabling the targeting of drugs for the treatment of diseases
  • 1997 Winners

    Winner

    Academic Institution

    Topic

    Prof. David Wallach Weizmann Institute of Science Pioneering research on the transmission of signals in cells
  • 1996 Winners

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    Academic Institution

    Topic

    Prof. Yoram Gruner Weizmann Institute of Science Work on and contribution to the Human Genome Project
    Prof. Yossi Shilo Tel Aviv University Work on and contribution to the Human Genome Project
    Dr. Batsheva Kerem Hebrew University of Jerusalem Work on and contribution to the Human Genome Project
  • 1995 Winners

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    Academic Institution

    Topic

    Prof. Moshe Abeles Hebrew University of Jerusalem Central nervous system
    Prof. Amiram Grinvald Weizmann Institute of Science Central nervous system
  • 1994 Winners

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    Academic Institution

    Topic

    Dr. Levy Ulanovsky Weizmann Institute of Science Breakthrough in biotechnology
  • 1993 Winners

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    Academic Institution

    Topic

    Prof. Ilana Gozes Tel Aviv University Research towards and development of an anti-impotence therapeutics
    Mati Fridkin Weizmann Institute of Science Research towards and development of an anti-impotence therapeutics