Prof Dr Aaron Ciechanover
Dr Ciechanover received his doctorate in biochemistry in 1982 from the Technion (the Israel Institute of Technology), in Haifa. He is currently a Professor in the Ruth and Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine and Research Institute at the Technion. Ciechanover is a member of the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities, the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, and is a foreign associate of the United States National Academy of Sciences. In 2004 he won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for characterizing the method that cells use to degrade and recycle proteins using ubiquitin.