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Born in Marseille (France), Prof. Cyrille Cohen is the Head of the laboratory of tumor immunology and immunotherapy at Bar-Ilan University, Israel. He made Alyah from France at the age of 17 and completed all his advanced studies in the Technion. He then trained at the National Cancer Institute (NIH, USA) for 4 years. In 2007, he established his independent lab at the Goodman Faculty of Life Sciences in Bar-Ilan University. Prof. Cohen's research aims at studying and improving the immune response against cancer, showing it is possible to manipulate human T cells to generate a “custom-made” immune response against different types of cancer. He is a member of the national committee for approval of clinical trials in Israel and was awarded several prizes for excellence in research and teaching (Knesset award, Rothschild and Alon Fellowship, NIH's Innovation award).

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification


Jan 1999Jan 2003


Jan 1997Jan 1999

ביולוגיה, Bachelor

Jan 1993Jan 1997


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