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Yitzhak Pilpel

Prof. Yitzhak Pilpel

Prof. Yitzhak Pilpel is the recipient of the Helen and Martin Kimmel 2020 Award for lnnovative lnvestigation


Mapping where these errors occur was a feat they said couldn't be done. It turns out many are not random

bacteria compete

The principles of test-tube evolution may guide new biotechnology research 

slow: beginning translation

Slowing ribosomes as they "enter" the RNA highway keeps protein production flowing

which came first

In evolution, both chicken and egg may come first

Algorithm-generated comparisons among the genomes of cells from 450 tissue samples: The analysis revealed a striking similarity (red colors, upper right rectangle) in tRNA signatures among cancerous cells and healthy dividing cells, as well as a degree of similarity among the non-dividing cells (red colors, lower left rectangle), whereas no such similarity (blue) was found when dividing cells were compared with non-dividing ones

Synonyms in the gene code spell differences in cell division

Yeast tRNA. Blue and gray are the anticodon end, purple translates to amino acid. Image: Yikrazuul via Wikimedia Commons

Translators in the cell help out when a teammate is in trouble

Prof. Yitzhak Pilpel

Prof. Yitzhak Pilpel received the IBM Faculty Award

Chromosome pairs: Does doubling them help or hurt? Image: Wikimedia commons

Does a non-standard number of chromosomes help or hurt the cell?

Prof. Yitzhak Pilpel

Prof. Yitzhak Pilpel received the Michael Bruno Memorial Award, granted each year to Israeli scholars and scientists who have revealed...