Advisory Board

Professor Doron Lancet

Doron Lancet, Ph.D. is The Ralph D. and Lois R. Silver Professor of Human Genomics, Weizmann Institute of Science. He pioneered genome research in Israel, and currently is the head of the Crown Human Genome Center at the Weizmann Institute and of Israel’s National Laboratory for Genome Infrastructure. He is also on the Scientific Advisory Board of the Archon X PRIZE for Genomics.
His research interests span human genome research, the genetic basis sense of smell, bioinformatics (the merger of biology and computing), and the evolution of life on earth. His team has pioneered the studies of the molecular basis olfaction, discovering how smell signals are amplified and terminated. He also developed Gene Cards, a world-known “encyclopedia” of human genes.
Doron received the Hestrin Prize of the Israel Biochemical Society (1986), the First Takasago Award of the American Association for Chemoreception Sciences (1986), and the USA R.H. Wright Award in Olfactory Research (1998). He has been a member of the European Molecular Biology Organization since 1996.
Doron coauthored Genetic elucidation of human hyperosmia to isovaleric acid, Coevolution of compositional protocells and their environment, Novel definition files for human GeneChips based on GeneAnnot, CatSper2, a human autosomal non-syndromic male infertility gene, Ancient genomic architecture for mammalian olfactory receptor clusters, Early Systems Biology and Prebiotic Networks, GeneTide — Terra Incognita Discovery Endeavor: a new transcriptome focused member of the GeneCards/GeneNote suite of databases, and USH3A transcripts encode clarin-1, a four-transmembrane-domain protein with a possible role in sensory synapses. Read the full list of his publications!
His patents include Markers associated with the therapeutic efficacy of glatiramer acetate, Method for the use of information derived by the application of a probability law suitable for chiral selection and methods and systems employing same, and Erythrocyte differentiation factor, gene encoding same, and methods of use thereof.
Doron earned his B.Sc. degree in Chemistry and Physics at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 1970 and his Ph.D. degree in Chemical Immunology at the Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot in 1978. He is on the Editorial Board of Biology Direct.
Read Lipids Proposed As Original Life Form. Learn about his origin of life research.