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    The Man Who Studies Deadly Diseases

    Israel21c profiles Dr. Ron Diskin, whose expertise in x-ray crystallography made him a key member of a groundbreaking Caltech-Rockefeller University team researching HIV. Now, as a new scientist at the Weizmann Institute, he is building a lab to advance his structural research on HIV and tropical Arena viruses that cause fatal diseases.

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    Israel Start-Up Preparing for a Post-Antibiotics World

    Israeli startup BiomX, which is developing a treatment that selectively kills specific bacteria, last week completed a $24 million financing round. The company was founded in 2015 on the basis of research by two Weizmann Institute scientists: Dr. Eran Elinav, a specialist in microbiome – the mix of bacteria in the human body (he is also known from DayTwo, which developed an app for nutritional consultation according to a person's individual composition of bacteria), and Professor Rotem Sorek, an expert in genetic engineering and bacterial genetics. The third founder is MIT Professor Timothy K. Lu, who specializes in genetic engineering of anti-bacterial viruses.