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Benhamou Research Group

Chemical Biology & Drug Design 

About the lab

Our research laboratory is focused on the emerging role of RNA as a target at the interface between chemical biology, medicinal chemistry, and molecular/cellular biology. We are using organic chemistry as a tool to answer fundamental questions in RNA-biology. The goal of our research is to synthesize and evaluate small molecules that bind to and alter the function of specific RNA motifs in disease cellular models. These small molecules are used as probes to study and interrogate RNA complexes or as drugs to alleviate disease-associated characteristics. Importantly, our research is applicable to most of the pathologies from genetic diseases such as cancer to infectious diseases such as viral and bacterial infections.

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News & Events

18.04.2024: Congratulations to Elias on receiving the PhD fellowship from the Neubauer Family Foundation!


11.04.2024: Congratulations to Salma for successfully defending her Master's thesis.


05.04.2024: New article online - Small Molecules Targeting MicroRNAs. Congrats Kisanet -

03.04.2024: Congratulations to Elias and Aseel for their poster presentation at the 20204 Israel Chemical Society (ICS) conference.

01.01.2024: Welcome to Dipak and Omri! Dipak joins us as a postdoctoral fellow, and Omri joins as a master's student.

Open Positions 

Come join a new and exciting lab at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HUJI).

We are looking for talented, highly motivated M.Sc, Ph.D., and postdocs to join our team.

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