Spearheading Medical Research
Spanish Friends of TAU hosted an entertaining fundraiser for its scholarship program at the Los Monteros Hotel in Marbella. With several prominent guests in attendance the event raised much-needed scholarship funds to help Spanish students study at TAU, in both undergraduate and graduate programs.
The evening’s guest lecturer was Prof. Karen Avraham, Vice Dean of the Sackler Faculty of Medicine, who spoke about the groundbreaking research at TAU in general, and within her faculty in particular.
Speaking about the importance of research into genome sequencing and its potential impact in diagnosing and treating diseases such as cancer and Alzheimer’s, Prof. Avraham said, “The use of next generation sequencing has reduced the time needed to sequence one genome from approximately 6 months to 24 hours and the cost from thousands of dollars to five hundred dollars.”
Among the more than sixty guests in attendance were: Francisca Caracuel, Third Vice President of the Provincial Diputation of Málaga and Deputy Mayor of Marbella; Rafael Cohen, Honorary Consul of Israel in Andalusia; Ben Nemenyi, Governor and Treasurer of Spanish Friends, and Patricia Nahmad, Co-President of Spanish Friends.