ashraf

Curriculum Vitae

Born on June 29, 1973, Israel.

Education
* 1998-2001: Ph.D. Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Department of Chemistry, Haifa, Israel. Advisor: Professor Ehud     Keinan, jointly with The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, California. Advisor: Professor Phillip Dawson. 
* 1996-1998: M.Sc. Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Department of Chemistry, Haifa, Israel.
* 1993-1996: B.Sc. Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Department of Chemistry, Beer Sheva, Israel.

Positions 
* March 2015:  Full Professor, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Schulich Faculty of Chemistry, Israel. 
* March 2012:  Full Professor, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Department of Chemistry, Beer Sheva, Israel. 
* April 2011-February2012:  Associate Professor, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Department of Chemistry, Beer Sheva, Israel.
* 2007-2011: Senior Lecturer (Assistant Professor), Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Department of Chemistry, Beer Sheva, Israel.
* 2004-2006: Senior Research Associate, The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, California, (with Professor Chi-Huey Wong).
* 2002-2004: Postdoctoral Associate, The Scripps Research Institute La Jolla, California, (with Professor Chi-Huey Wong).

Awards and Fellowship
* 2017: The Henry Taub Prize for Academic Excellence.
* 2015: The 11th Hirata Award
* 2015: The Friedrich Bessel Research Award from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
* 2013  Teva Award for Excellence in Memory of Eli Horovitz.
* 2013  The Tetrahedron Young Investigator Award in Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry for 2013.
* 2012   Ben-Gurion University -Toronto prize for excellence in research.
* 2011   The 2011 Israel Chemical Society prize for Outstanding Young Chemist.
* 2011   JSP Fellowship, the 46th Bürgenstock Conference, May 1-6, 2011 at Brunnen, Switzerland.
* 2009   Dean’s Honors for Excellent Researcher (Faculty of Natural Sciences Ben-Gurion University).
* 2006-2009   Ma’of Fellowship: The fellowship covers the university salary for the first three years of my position as a Sr. Lecturer at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, in addition to a research budget).
* 2002-2004   Postdoctoral Fellowship: Israel Science Foundation (ISF).
* 1998-2001   Eshkol Scholarship for Graduate Students: Israel Ministry of Science.
* 1995-1996   B.Sc. Dean’s Honors for Excellency (Ben-Gurion University).


Professional Activities
* 2012-present: Member of the International Advisory Board of Asian Journal of Organic Chemistry.
* 2001-present: Member of the American Chemical Society (ACS).
* 2012-present: Member of the Editorial Board of Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry.
* 2009-present: Member of the American Peptide Society (APS).
* 2009-present: Elected member of the executive board of the Israel Chemical Society.
* 2007-present: Member of the Israel Chemical Society (ICS).