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GGA Leading Team

Dr. (PhD) Shirley Horn-Saban

Dr. Horn-Saban holds a PhD in Genomics and Molecular Biology from the Weizmann Institute of Science. Shirley established the first unit in Israel for genomic technologies at the Weizmann Institute and headed it for 15 years, being the first person to engage and implement NGS technology in Israel. Shirley is an expert in the introduction of advanced genomic technologies, their implementation and tailoring their use according to the needs of the project, while interfacing with bioinformatics solutions.

Efrat Kellerman (MSc)
Molecular Lab Manager


Efrat Kellerman holds a BA in Chemistry and Biology and a Master's Degree in Human Genetics from the Faculty of Medicine at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Prior to joining GGA Genetic Center, Efrat worked for 9 years at the Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem, as a laboratory worker in the Research Laboratory of the Medical Genetics Unit and before that in the Research Unit of the Metabolic Unit.

 Advisory Board 

Prof. (PhD) Dani Berkovich

Co-Founder, Scientific Director

Prof. Berkovich is an expert in molecular genetics and former head of the graduate program in biotechnology at the Tel Hai Academic College. Dani participated in the Human Genome Project as part of his studies at the Baylor University School of Medicine, USA. His main areas of research are genetic and molecular analysis of known and new genetic diseases, genetic susceptibility to cancers of various types, such as colorectal cancer, Lynch syndrome, As well as pharmacogenetics and personalized medicine. Dani published many articles in these fields.

Dr. (PhD), Adv. Yoram Plotsky
Co-Founder, CEO

Dr. Plotsky holds a PhD in Genetics and Molecular Biology and is an expert lawyer in genetics and legal systems.  Yoram is one of the leading experts in Israel on the subject and as such lectures in several universities on genetics and molecular biology and on "Ethics and Genetics". The main research topics: molecular genetics, prenatal genetic diagnosis of hereditary diseases, genetic diagnosis and determination of family relationships, new methods in molecular biology, DNA as forensic evidence. Yoram published articles and chapters in books on these subjects.

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