Prof. Isaac BERENBLUM z"l

 

 

Born:     Bialystok, Poland, 26.08.1903

 

Died:     Rehovot, Israel, 18.04.2000

 

Married:   Doris L. Bernstein who was born in Liverpool, England on 26.02.1904 and died in Rehovot on 13.09.1985.

                  Two daughters:  Tirtsa Cohen, Rehovot, Israel

                                              Hanna Szoke, Fremont, CA, USA

 

Education:     Elementary schools in Antwerp, Belgium (1907-14)

                     Bristol Grammar School, England (1914-20)

                     Leeds University, England (1920-26)

 

Degrees:       B.Sc. with honors Physiology and Biochemistry (1923)

                    M.B., Ch.B. (1926)

                    M.D. with distinction (1930)

                    M.Sc. (1936)

 

Fields of research:     Biological and metabolic aspects of carcinogenesis and leukaemogenesis.  Radiation biology

 

FELLOWSHIPS AND APPOINTMENTS

 

1927-36:     Riley-Smith Research Fellow, Department of Experimental Biology & Cancer Research, University of Leeds

 

1936-40:     Beit Memorial Research Fellow, Dunn School of Pathology, University of Oxford

 

1938-48:     In charge of Oxford University Research Centre of the British Empire Cancer Campaign

 

1940-49:     Departmental demonstrater, and later University demonstrater (lecturer) at the Dunn School of Pathology, University of Oxford

 

1948-50:     "Special Fellow" at the National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD, USA (on leave from Oxford University)

 

1950-71:     Head of the Department of Experimental Biology, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel.  Jack Cotton Professor of Cancer Research

 

1951-71:     (part-time) Visiting Professor of Oncology, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel

 

1966:          Visiting Professor at the University of Texas, M.D. Anderson Hospital and Tumor Institute, Houston, TX, USA.  (6 months)

 

1971:           Scholar-in-Residence, Fogarty International Center, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA.  (6 months)

 

1971:            Professor Emeritus, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel

  

ELECTIONS TO LEARNED SOCIETIES, AWARDS, etc.

 

1952-59:     Member of the Israel Research Council

 

1954-66:     Member of the Cancer Research Commission of the International Union Against Cancer

 

1954-    :      Honorary member of Sociedad de Biologia de Santiago de Chile

 

1955-75:     Chairman, Israel Cancer Association

 

1956-    :     Bronze Medal, Belgian Chemical Society

 

1957-    :     Foreign corresponding member of the Societa Italiana di Cancerologia

 

1958-60:     Member of the Israel Council for Higher Learning

 

1958-    :     Honorary Life Member of the New York Academy of Sciences

 

1959-    :     Founding Member of the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities

 

1959:          Weizmann Prize of Honor for Biological Sciences, Municipality of Tel Aviv-Yaffo, Israel

 

1960:           Hamdi Saud Aknar Konferansi Lecture & Bronze Medal of the Turkish Cancer Association

 

1961-    :     Charter Member of the World Academy of Arts and Sciences

 

1965-68:     Member of the Scientific Council of the International Agency for Research on Cancer  ( Lyon )

 

1966-70:    Member of the Council of the International Union Against Cancer

 

1966:          Rothschild Prize for Biology (Israel)

 

1967:          Brodetsky Memorial Lecture, Leeds University,  Leeds, England

 

1969-    :     Honorary Member of the American Association for Cancer Research

 

1974:           Israel Prize for Biology

 

1978:           Ernst W. Bertner Memorial Award & Medal, University of Texas System Cancer Center, Houston, TX

 

1980:           Alfred P. Sloan Prize and Gold Medal, General Motors Cancer Foundation

 

 

  

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