Prestigious HFSP Long-Term Fellowship for Gal Ofir

Gal Ofir is joining us from the lab of Rotem Sorek at the Weizmann Institute, where he has helped to discover and characterize new immunity systems that bacteria use to defend themselves against phages. Check out Gal’s impressive publication record on Google Scholar.

For his postdoctoral work, Gal has proposed to explore “the combinatorial space of plant immune receptors and pathogen signals”. A main goal will be to establish high-throughput methods for monitoring plant immune responses to an array of viruses, and to use these to characterize not only members of known immune gene families, but also to discover potential new families.

This year’s class of HFSP Fellows has been announced here.