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Dr Liat Ben-Tovim

Moshe Vilenski 3/3, Tel Aviv, 69623
03 644 3185 / 054 599 201
7 November 1971, Safed, Israel
Dual U.S.A./ Israeli citizenship
Marital status

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Academic Career

Cambridge University, Clare College October 93 - October 99
MB/PhD course leading to MB, ChB and PhD qualifications. PhD thesis: "NMR studies of Ras and its interactions", supervised by Dr. Ernest Laue, Department of Biochemistry, passed December 1999 Awarded MB, ChB with passes in Medicine and Surgery, December 1998.

Bristol University October 90 - June 93
Awarded BSc (1st Class Honours) in Biochemistry, June 1993. Awarded 2nd MB, ChB, June 1992.

Lady Eleanor Holles School - Hampton, Middlesex 1982-90
GCE 'A' levels: Chemistry (A), Physics (A), Mathematics (A), Further Mathematics (A) 1990
Use of English examination (pass) 1990
GCE 'A/O' level: Mathematics (A) 1988
GCSE examinations: English Literature (A), French (A), German (A), Latin (A), Physics (A), Chemistry (A), Biology (A) 1988
GCE 'O' levels: Mathematics (A), English Language (B) 1987

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Prizes and awards

Smith Kline Beecham Prize
For the most outstanding seminar given at the MB/PhD Symposium. November 1996
Wellcome Trust Scholarship
Awarded for exceptional research potential to fund PhD research. October 1994 - June 1998
Wolfson Grant
Awarded for exceptional academic merit to fund intercalated BSc. October 1993
2nd MB Prize
For outstanding results in the 2nd MB examinations. June 1992
LEH School Prizes
Scholarship for sixth form studies and school prizes for Science, French and English. 1988, 1990

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Publications and Posters

An approach to global fold determination using limited NMR data from larger proteins selectively protonated at specific residue types. The Journal of Biomolecular NMR, Vol 8 (1996) pp 360-368. Co-authored with Brian O. Smith, et al.

NMR studies of the Ras p21 - Raf-1interaction. Poster at the 17th International conference on magnetic resonance in biological systems, Keystone, Colorado. (August 1996)

Structural studies of Ras p21 and its interactions. Poster at the International school of biological magnetic resonance, Erice, Sicily. (May 1995)

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Native in English and Hebrew. Fluent in written and spoken German and French. Familiarity in written Russian and Latin.

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Work Experience/ International work placements

RIKEN Institute of Physical and Chemical Research, Wako, JAPAN
Two placements of over a month, working with collaborator Yutaka Ito running NMR spectroscopy experiments. 1997
Clare College, Cambridge University
Supervisor for Natural Sciences 1994-5
MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge UK
Summer studentship 1992
Young Enterprise
Managing Director of a Young Enterprise company. Sponsored by Thames TV and Thorn EMI. 1988

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Have lived or travelled in North and South America, South Africa, Australia, Japan, much of Europe, Israel, Egypt, Britain and countries of the Far East.
Swimming, fencing (silver standard), skiing, snow-boarding and running

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Dr. Ernest Laue
PhD Supervisor
Department of Biochemistry, University of Cambridge
80 Tennis Court Rd, Old Addenbrookes Site, Cambridge CB2 1GA


+44 (0) 1223 333 677
fax +44 (0) 1223 766 002

Professor T.M. Cox
Professor of Medicine
Department of Medicine, University of Cambridge
Level 5, Addenbrookes Hospital, Box 157
Hills Road, Cambridge, CB2 2QQ

+44 (0) 1223 336 866
fax +44 (0) 1223 336 846

Dr. Roger Tapp
Graduate Tutor
Clare College, Cambridge, CB2 ITL


+44 (0) 1223 333 200
fax +44 (0) 1223 333 219