Professor, Scientific Director, Head of MSc program in Biotechnology, Tel Hai College, GGA - Galil Genetic AnalysisBiography
Prof' Bercovich expertise are the specialization in preforming complex genetic screening in humans genomic DNA, which were acquired during his post-doctoral in the Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, which was one of the five major human genome project centers. When the genomic location of a genomic component (loci - gene) is unknown, Prof; Bercovich is assisted by using linkage testing techniques (genetic chips with SNP) and then using the techniques of sequencing of the entire EXOM to reveal new genes for human diseaseNew gene mutations, which were identified in laboratory studies of Prof. Bercovich, were used for intracellular studies in the laboratory, and identified the biological effects of those changes. Professor Bercovich working in recent years to develop new diagnostic methods using genetic chips and has resulted in the development stages and final clinical validation of genetic chips for prenatal screening and common mutations which defend predisposition peoples to genetic diseases & cancers, using the Fluidigm nano-chips, by careful planning using higher density of nanometers Taqman reactions. The combination of advances in genetics research in general and human genetics in particular, and the development of various techniques of laboratory tests, led the field of bioinformatics as a center stage to preform quality of laboratory work, and this is a key process in today's medical interpreting test results in research, and in medical services. Professor Bercovich bought himself a place in recent years, to be one of the leading groups in this country; he acquired vast experience in the field and is considered a noticeable expert in the field of molecular Genetics.Prof' Bercovich has publish of 60 pear review articles in high impact factors journals including The Lancet (Bercovich et al Lancet, 2008).