Amos Panet

Amos Panet,


Positions held

1982 – Present Hebrew University - Hadassah Medical School, Jerusalem, Israel, Professor of Virology.

2003 – 2008  Chairman, Department of Virology, Hebrew University-Hadassah Medical School.

2001 – 2002  National Institutes of Health, Vaccine Research Center, Bethesda. MD. Sabbatical, Visiting Scientist.

1992 – 2000  Bio-Technology General Corp, Israel, Chief Scientist of the company                       

1991 – 1992  College of Physicians of Columbia University, New York, NY. Sabbatical, Visiting Professor at the Department of Biochemistry.

1986 – 1991  Bio-Technology General Corp, Israel, Director of Research of the company.                               

1985 – 1986  Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA. Sabbatical, Visiting Professor at the Whitehead Institute.               

1979 – 1982  Hebrew University - Hadassah Medical School, Jerusalem, Israel. Associate Professor of Virology.

1979 – 1980  National Institutes of Health, MD. USA. Sabbatical, Visiting Scientist.

1978 – 1979  Hebrew University - Hadassah Medical School, Jerusalem, Senior Lecturer of Virology.

1975 – 1977  Hebrew University - Hadassah Medical School, Jerusalem, Lecturer of Virology.

1973 – 1975  Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Center for Cancer Research, Cambridge, MA. D.S.R. Staff Member - in Dr. David Baltimore's laboratory. 

1971 – 1973  Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Biology and Chemistry, Cambridge, MA. Research Associate- in Dr. Gobind Khorana's laboratory.

Prizes and awards

1979  Recipient of The Hestrin Prize for Biochemical Research, awarded by the Israel Biochemical Society.

1985  Recipient of The Eleanor Roosevelt International Award for Cancer Research.

1995- Present   Incumbent of the Dame Susan Garth Chair for Cancer Research.

2004 Recipient of the Sarov Prize, awarded by the Israel Microbiology Society. 

1990, 1998 and 2004   Recipient of the Hebrew University Rector prize for exellence in teaching.

Biotechnology applications

1986 - 2000  Director of research and Chief scientist of BioTechnology Corp. Responsible for the        devison of research and development.  Development of three clinicaly approved products, recombinant Human Growth Hormone, Hyaluronic acid and a vaccine aginst  Hepatitis B virus.    

2000  License through The Hebrew University of the “Bio-pump” invention to Medgenics Corp and Cofounder of the company Medgenics. The company is now in the clinical phase of the Bio pump development for in vivo production of therapuitic proteins.

2000  License through the Hebrew University of the “Oncolytic virus” invention to Theravir Corp. and Cofounder of the company Theravir. A phase 1 clinical study has been completed successfully with patients suffereing of Glioblastoma.  


Scientific articles 188, published in international refered journals.

Patents and patent applications 21, published in patent data bases.