Dr. Kimchi is a full Professor at the Weizmann Institute in the Department of Molecular Genetics. She studies the molecular mechanisms that underlie Programmed Cell Death, and their deregulation in cancer cells. By performing large scale knock down screens she identified several components of the cell death machinery, named the DAP genes. She discovered new paradigms underlying several types of cell death including the cross talk with autophagy. Recently she developed System level platforms to analyzing the complex network of cell death, comprising about 100 proteins, by utilizing high throughput RNAi mediated perturbations and running global screens of split luciferase complementation assays. Adi is a member of the EMBO, and of the Academia Europaea. She served in the Council for Higher
Education in Israel, and chaired the Department of Molecular Genetics and the council of Professors at the Weizmann. She has been awarded several prizes in recognition of her scientific achievements. Dr. Kimchi holds the Helena Rubinstein Professorial Chair in Cancer Research at the Weizmann Institute in Israel and has headed the Department of Molecular Genetics there since January 2001.Among the prizes and honors she has received are the Milstein Award for Excellency in Cytokine Research(1999), the Landau Award for Excellency in Biology and Biotechnology (1999) and the Seroussi Award for Cancer Research (2002).