Raz Jelinek

Associate Professor- Department of Chemistry
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Beer-Sheva 84105
Phone: 972-8-646 17 47; Fax: 972-8-647 29 43
Email: razj@bgumail.bgu.ac.il
Web: http://www.bgu.ac.il/~razj


Raz was born in 1964 and grew up in Beer Sheva. He studied Chemistry at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and received his B.Sc. in 1988. Raz moved to California and completed his PhD in 1993 at the University of California, Berkeley with Professor Alexander Pines in the field of solid state Nuclear Magnetic Resonance. From 1993 until 1996 he worked as a Cancer Research Institute Post-doctoral Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania on structural biology of short antimicrobial peptides. He joined the Chemistry Department of Ben-Gurion University in 1996, where he is currently an Associate professor and Chairman.

Selected Publications

• "Selective detection of catecholamines by synthetic receptors embedded in chromatic polydiacetylene vesicles" Sofiya Kolusheva, Oliver Molt, Michael Herm, Thomas Schrader, Raz Jelinek, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2005, 127, 10000-10001.
• "Temperature dependence of the organization and molecular interactions within phospholipid / diacetylene Langmuir films", F. Gaboriaud, R. Volinsky, A. Berman, R. Jelinek, J. Coll. Interface Sci., 2005, 287, 191-197.
• "Membrane interactions of host defense peptides studied in model systems". R. Jelinek, S. Kolusheva, Curr. Prot. Pep. Sci., 2005, 6, 103-114.
• "Visualization of membrane processes in living cells by surface-attached chromatic polymer patches”, Z. Orynbayeva, S. Kolusheva, E. Livneh, A. Lichtenshtein, I. Nathan, R. Jelinek, Angew. Chem. Intl. Ed., 2005, 44, 1092-1096 (designated a Very Important Paper [VIP]).


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