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Abraham J. Domb

Abraham J. Domb is a Professor for Medicinal Chemistry and Biopolymers at the School of Pharmacy- Faculty of Medicine and for Forensic Sciences at the faculty of Law of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He earned Bachelor’s degrees in Chemistry, Pharmaceutics and Law studies; Diplomas in Business management and Textile science and PhD degree in organic chemistry from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He did his postdoctoral training at MIT and Harvard Univ. Cambridge USA and was R&D manager at Nova Pharm. Co. Baltimore US during 1988-1991. Since 1991 he is a faculty member at the Hebrew university. During 2007-2012 he headed the Division of Forensic Science at the Israel Police, rank: Brigadier General. During 2014-2016 he served as president of the Jerusalem College of Engineering (JCE). Since 2018, he is the head of the School of Pharmacy of the Hebrew University. His research focus on pharmaceutics, medicinal chemistry and forensic science. His research resulted in several products, including: Gliadel, Superfloc, Inspace, Bioprotect, Canker Cover, OraMiost, Deximun and Maze.

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  • 874,000 residents
  • 2,000+ active archaeological sites
  • 50+ churches, 33 mosques, and 300 synagogues
  • 60+ museums
  • 1,500+ public parks and gardens
  • Some of the olive trees in Jerusalem are more than 800 years old.
  • There are more than 26 wineries in and around Jerusalem.
  • There are more than 50 Christian churches, 33 Muslim mosques, and 300 Jewish synagogues in the city.
  • Jerusalem hosts more than 30 annual festivals for everything from opera to film and from books to wine tasting, the most in all of Israel.
  • Jerusalem hosts Israel’s second-largest Pride parade, which draws more than 25,000 marchers.
  • Jerusalem has over 2,000 archeological sites.
  • There are 90 hotels in Jerusalem hosting over 9,000 hotel rooms.
  • There are over 6,000 species of plants in the Jerusalem Botanical Gardens.
  • Jerusalem has 1,578 public gardens and parks

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