2nd International
Brain Technology Conference

March 11-12, Hangar 11, Tel Aviv Port, Israel

Moderator: Gal Richter-Levin, PhD

President, Israel Society for Neuroscience; Director, Institute for Study of Affective Neuroscience, University of Haifa

Professor Gal Richter-Levin

Prof. Gal Richter-Levin is the founder and head of the Haifa Forum for Brain and Behavior, and the director of the Institute for the Study of Affective Neuroscience (ISAN), at the University of Haifa.

He obtained his PhD in Neurobiology (1992) at the Weizmann Institute, Rehovot, Israel, under the supervision of Prof. Menahem Segal, and after two years as an HFSP postdoctoral fellow at the National Institute for Medical Research, London, UK, with Prof. Tim Bliss, he joined the University of Haifa in 1995. Since 2006 he is a full professor in both the Sagol Department of Neurobiology and the Department of Psychology.

Prof. Richter-Levin has published over a 125 scientific papers and has supervised over 50 graduate and postgraduate students. Many of which have already developed their independent career. In 2013 he was awarded The Israeli Association for Biological Psychiatry prize for a lifetime excellence in mentoring of young researchers in basic science.

He served as the president of the Israeli Society for Biological Psychiatry, and as the Dean of the Faculty of Natural Sciences, University of Haifa. He is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the National Institute for Psychobiology, member of the European Dana Alliance for the Brain (EDAB), and a member of the British-Israeli Life Science Council.
Recently he was elected as the president of the Israel Society for Neuroscience (ISFN).

Prof. Richter-Levin is a world renowned researcher of the emotional brain, and of emotional brain pathologies, including depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
He has made major contributions to developing novel translational animal models of mood and anxiety disorders, as well as towards the understanding of the role of the emotional brain in traumatic memory and depression.