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Uri Wormser

Professor & Researcher

Hebrew University of Jerusalem



Prof. Wormser is a Faculty member in the Institute of Drug Research, School of Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His fields of interest include skin irritation, autoimmune diseases, and cancer. Prof. Wormser developed a simple and cheap antidote to prevent/treat skin burns caused by noxious stimuli. He discovered that topical treatment of skin with povidone-iodine after exposure to chemical or heat stimuli dramatically reduced and even nullified skin damage and dermal inflammation. The therapeutic effect of povidone-iodine was demonstrated in experimental animals and hundreds of human cases. These findings led Prof. Wormser to the discovery of novel peptides for the treatment of autoimmune diseases including multiple sclerosis and systemic lupus erythematosus. He also developed potent peptides for the treatment of various types of malignancies including mammary and glioblastoma multiforme cancers. Prof. Wormser has over 35 years of experience in basic and applied drug research. His academic background includes B.Sc. and Ph.D. (direct program) at the Hebrew University and post-doctoral studies at ETH, Zurich, Switzerland. Prof. Wormser is the author of more than 100 publications and patents.

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