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Liora Strichman-Almashanu

Patent Attorney
  • Industries: Life sciences/biology, genetics, genomics, immunology, molecular biology, cancer biology, genetic engineering, biomarkers
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  • E-mail : liora@benami.com
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Field of Expertise

Liora joined Ben-Ami in 2010, after becoming a certified patent attorney in 2009. She deals mainly with drafting and prosecution of patent applications throughout the world, in all fields of life science, especially in biology, immunology, biochemistry, genetics, pharmacology, biotechnology, and diagnostics, and drafts patentability and freedom-to-operate opinions. Her experience in research and industry enables her to understand the inventor's needs and the biological basis for complex inventions in the field.

Education

B.A. in Biology, 1987, the Technion, Haifa

M.Sc in Medical Sciences, 1993, the Technion, Haifa

Ph.D in Human Genetics, 2000, Johns Hopkins University, Maryland, USA

Post doctorate, 2003, The NCBI, NIH, Maryland, USA

Post doctorate, 2005, The Weizmann Institute, Rehovot

Staff scientist, 2006, The Weizmann Institute, Rehovot

Memberships

Israel Patent Attorneys Association AIPPI

Professional Background

After finishing her Ph.D. thesis in the field of human genetics and genomics, Liora completed postdoctoral training in the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) at the NIH, where she has used bioinformatics tools to investigate the human genome. After returning to Israel in 2003, she joined the GeneCards database at the Weizmann institute, where she developed innovative tools for analysis of genetic information in the database. In 2006, Liora joined Protea ltd., a company directed to develop a vaccine against bacterial pneumonia as a bioinformatics consultant.