CV E. Trifonov


1961 M.Sc. -Moscow Physico-Technical Institute. Biophysics.

1970 Ph.D. -Moscow Physico-Technical Institute. Molecular Biophysics.

 Working experience:

1961-1964-Research, Moscow Physico-Technical Institute.

1965-1975-Research, Biological Department, I. Kurchatov Institute of Atomic Energy, Moscow.

1976-1991-Associate Professor, Dept. of Polymer Research

1992-2002-Professor, Department of Structural Biology, The Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel.

Since 2003-Professor Emeritus, The Weizmann Institute of Science.

1992-1995-Head, Center for Genome Structure and Evolution, Institute of Molecular Medical Sciences, Palo Alto, USA (visiting position).

Since 2002-Head, Genome Diversity Center, Institute of Evolution, University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel.

Since 2007-Professor, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic.

 Teaching and invited series of lectures:

 1970-1975-Moscow Physico-Technical Institute.

1981-2000-The Feinberg Graduate School (The Weizmann Institute of Science).

1987-University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA

1988-University of Wuerzburg, FRG

1988-1992-International Summer School for talented high school students (Long Island, USA).

1989-Research Computer Center of Academy, Pushchino, USSR

1990-Yale University, New Haven, USA

1990-L. Pauling Institute of Science and Medicine, Palo Alto, USA

1992, 95, 97-Bar-Ilan University (Tel-Aviv, Israel).

1993, 95-The Fromm Institute of Lifelong Learning, University of San Francisco (San Francisco, USA).

1999, 2007-Masaryk University and Inst. of Biophysics (Brno, Czech Republic).

1999-Lomonosov Moscow State University.

2000-University Paris Sud, Orsay

2000-Murdoch University, Australia

Since 2002-University of Haifa

2005, 2009-University of Rome "Sapienza"

Since 2007-Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic


 1970-1975-Physical chemistry of proteins and nucleic acids, for undergraduate students

1974-Grammar of genetic language, for undergraduate and graduate students.

1981-Physical chemistry and molecular biology of nucleic acids, for graduate students.

1984- New chapters in nucleic acids research, for graduate students

1988-1992-Molecular biology of the gene, for talented high school students.

1990-Molecular and sequence structure of nucleic acids, for graduate students.

1992, 96, 97-Molecular and sequence structure of genomes, for graduate students.

1993, 95-Talking to DNA, for retirees.

1995-Molecular evolution, for graduate students.

Since 1998-Genetic codes, for graduate students.

Since 2002-Early molecular evolution, for graduate students


Since 1965-Supervisor of 19 master, 23 doctoral theses and 4 postdoctoral fellows in Molecular Biophysics and Bioinformatics

 Invited lectures at scientific meetings: over 150

 Editorial and advisory boards:

 1970-1975-Editor, Microbiology and Biochemistry Sections of Russian "Biological Abstracts".

1988-1995-Editor, Journal of Biomolecular Structure and Dynamics.

1993-2004-Editorial board and Associate Editor, Journal of Molecular Evolution

1994-1999-Academic Council of the College of Judea and Samaria(Kedumim-Ariel, Israel).

Since 1997-Editorial Board of "Gene Therapy and Molec. Biology".

Since 2006-Editorial Board of OMICS, J. of Integrative Biology

2010-Editorial Advisory Board, J. Biomol. Str. and Dynamics

 Membership in learned societies:

1970-USSR Biochemical Society

1987-The Israel National Committee for CODATA

1993-International Society of Molecular Evolution

1997-International Society of Gene Therapy and Molecular Biology.


1969-I. Kurchatov Prize for Young Scientists

1971-I. Kurchatov Prize for Basic Research

1982-2002-J. Kleeman Professor of Molecular Biophysics

1999-Adjunct Professor of Lomonosov Moscow State University

2003-The Stanislaw Ulam Memorial Lecture at the 2003 RECOMB meeting, Berlin

2004-Mendel Lecture, Brno, Abbey of St. Thomas, October 7

2007-INNOLEC Lectureship Award, Masaryk University, Brno

2008-Distinguished Membership Award of Israeli Society for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (ISBCB)

2009-Distinguished Citizen Fellow, University of Indiana, South Bend, IN

  Publications: over 200 titles.

 Current Ph. D. students

 Gabdank I, Ben-Gurion University, Beer-Sheva, 2006 -

Rapoport A, UH, 2007 -

Zbolinsky Alex, UH, 2009 -

Pergamentz Rochel, UH, 2009 -

 Current postdocs

 Frenkel Zakharia  Nucleosome positioning sequence pattern. 2009-

Salih Fadil  3D structure of chromatin, 2009-

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