Professor Amiram Ariel, Head, The Laboratory for Molecular Pathways in the Resolution of Inflammation
A. Major research interests.
#Molecular and cellular mechanisms in the resolution of inflammation, with particular emphasis on the role played by macrophages in controlling tissue structure and function and prevention of pathological conditions.
#The role of apoptotic neutrophils in shaping macrophage phenotypes, and specifically, characterizing, gene profiling, and elucidating the function of non-phagocytic (satiated) macrophages during the healing of injury and prevention of tissue fibrosis in various organs.
# Molecular effectors of interest include 12/15-lipoxygenase, chemokines and their receptors, galectin-1, STING and IFNb.
B. Honors and awards.
2001- The Rothschild Foundation
2003- The McDuffie award from the Arthritis foundation
2006- The young scientist award from Teva Pharmaceuticals LTD.
2016- The Rosetrees Foundation scholar award
C. Offices in Professional Academic Administration
2017-2020 Secretary/Vice president of the Israel Immunological Society
2021-present President of the Israel Immunological Society
2021-present Treasurer of the Federation of Israeli Societies for Experimental Biology (FISEB)
2023-present Speaker of the EFIS Study Group on “Innate immunity in sterile inflammation, autoimmunity, and their resolution”
D. Organizing Academic Events
2018 - Chair of the workshop on Phagocyte Biology, The 52nd ESCI meeting, Barcelona, Spain
2018 - Member of the abstract selection committee for the 5th ECI, Amsterdam, ND
2019 - Member of the organizing committee for the first joint IIS-ISCR meeting, Tel Aviv, Israel
2019-2021 - Member of the steering committee for the 6th (virtual) ECI, Belgrade, Serbia
2022- President, The 2nd Immuno-oncology meeting of the IIS, Haifa, Israel
2023 - Member of the organizing committee for the 9th FISEB 2023 congress, Eilat, Israel
2023 – Member of the organizing committee, 3rd Resolution days meeting, Besancon, France
2022-2023 Head of the academic committee, The 3rd Immuno-oncology meeting of the IIS and ISCR, Beer Sheva, Israel
2023-2024 Member of the organizing committee, The 1st German-Israel Immunology workshop, Rehovot, Israel
2022-2024 Member of the steering committee for the 7th ECI, Dublin, Ireland