May 2023: Stern joins the Young Israel Academy for Sciences
Prof. Adi Stern, Edmond J. Safra member, was appointed as a member of the Young Israeli Academy for Sciences.
Prof. Adi Stern, Edmond J. Safra member (Life Sciences), was appointed as a member of the Young Israeli Academy for Sciences.
The Young Academy members are scientists of the humanities and exact sciences, under the age of 45, who have demonstrated excellence in research and original thinking, and who have won prestigious awards or grants.
Prof. Stern studies evolution and genomics of viruses, and analyzes changes in their genome sequences with the help of computational tools. Prof. Stern sequenced, for the first time, the genome of COVID-19 virus as it appeared in Israel and identified specific mutations that indicate chains of infection and the routes of movement of the virus from abroad to Israel and from place to place within the country.