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Prof. Yair Anikster

Prof. Yair Anikster, M.D. Ph.D., serves as the director of the Metabolic Disease Unit at the Edmond and Lily Safra Children's Hospital, Sheba Medical Center, since 2002. He graduated from the Haddasah and Hebrew University of Jerusalem Medical School, and specialized in Pediatrics in the Shaare Tzedek Medical Center. In 1999 he completed his Fellowship at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in both Biochemical Genetics Clinical Genetics and Molecular Genetics. Then, he was awarded the prestigious Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Postdoctoral Research Fellowship for Physicians at the NIH. Prof Anikster is the recipient of numerous awards and serves as the Chairman of the Israeli Society of Metabolic Disease. He holds a position of Associate Professor at the Sackler faculty of Medicine, Tel-Aviv University.