Prof. Yoram Cohen

School of Chemistry
School of Jewish Studies
ביה"ס לכימיה סגל אקדמי בכיר
Prof. Yoram Cohen
Phone: 03-6407232
Another phone: 03-6406949
Fax: 03-6407469
Office: Ornstein - Chemistry, 328


  • Supramolecular Systems in Solution; Applications of Diffusion NMR to Supramolecular Systems (Complexation, Structure Elucidation and Hydration); 

  • Hydrogen-Bond Molecular Capsules in Solution; Solution Host-Guest Chemistry; 

  • Synthesis and Applications of Target Specific MRI Contrast Agents; 

  • Applications of Diffusion MRI and MRS for Studying Brain Structure and Mechanisms of Brain Injury (Stroke, Trauma and other Neurological Disorders); 

  • q-Space diffusion MRI (QSI) of the  Central nervous System (CNS); 

  • Double Pulsed-Field Gradient (d-PFG) NMR and MRI: From Model Systems to Imaging of the CNS: Gleaning Microstructural Information on Opaque and Neuronal Systems by d-PFG MRS and MRI.

  • Cellular and Molecular MR imaging in the CNS.


  • B.Sc. in Chemistry, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 1981

  • Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry (Summa cum Laude), The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 1987

  • Fulbright Post-doctoral Fellow, University of California San Francisco (UCSF), 1988-1990

Academic Appointments

  • Lecturer, School of Chemistry, Tel Aviv University, 1992-1996

  • Senior Lecturer, School of Chemistry, Tel Aviv University, 1996-2000

  • Associate Professor, School of Chemistry, Tel Aviv University, 2000-2004

  • Professor, School of Chemistry, Tel Aviv University, 2004-Present

  • Head of the School of Chemistry, Tel Aviv University, 2008-2012

Awards and Prizes

  • Yehoiachim Kenat Award, 1982 

  • Pulver Award. Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 1985

  • Fulbright Scholarship for postdoctoral appointment, 1987-1988

  • Gerhard M. J. Schmidt Award, the Weizmann Institute of Science, 1990

  • Juludan Award, Technion, Israel Institute of Technology,1993

  • The Brown Roger-Ziguel Award of the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities, 2002

  • ‏The Josefa and Leonid Olschwang Award from the ISF, 2008

  • Fellow of the International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM), 2010

  • The Joshua Jortner Chair in Chemistry, 2011

  • The Israel Chemical Society (ICS) Prize for Outstanding Scientist (Feb. 2016), 2015

  • On the list of scientists who contributed 3 or more papers to the 100 most cited papers in the history of NeuroImaging. (NeuroImage, 139, 149-156 (2016), 2016

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