Irena Bronshtein-Berger

Department of Physics,Iren
Bar-Ilan University,
Ramat Gan 5290002, Israel
Phone: +972-3-531-7393
Fax: +972-3-738-4054
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Research Overview

Spatial and Temporal Organization of Telomeres in the Nucleus

Research Experience

Present –  Lab maneger
2007 – 2008 Post-Doc. under the supervision of Prof. Amiram Grinvald, Department of Neurobiology, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel.

Education

2010-2015 – Ph.D. in Biology, under the supervision of Prof. Yaron Shav-Tal and Prof. Yuval Garini, Bar-Ilan University, Israel.
2006 – Ph.D. in Physics, under the supervision of Prof. Benjamin Ehrenberg, Bar-Ilan University, Israel.
2003 – M.Sc. in Physics, under the supervision of Prof. Benjamin Ehrenberg, Bar-Ilan University, Israel.
2000 – B.Sc., Department of Optics and Spectroscopy, Faculty of Physics, Kazan University, Russia.

Prizes and Awards

2011 – Awarded for the best poster presentation in “Annual Meeting of the Israel Biophysical Society” conference, Tel Aviv, Israel
2004 – Awarded the scholarship for excellent Ph.D. students named by the President of Bar Ilan University.
2003 – Dean of the Exact Sciences Faculty for outstanding research students award.

Publications

  1.  I. Bronshtein, I. Kanter, E. Kepten, M. Lindner, S. Berezin, Y. Shav-Tal and Y. Garini, Exploring chromatin organization mechanisms through its dynamic properties. Nucleus 7, 1-7 (2016). [Download PDF]
  2. I. Bronshtein, E. Kepten, I. Kanter, S. Berezin, M. Lindner, A. B. Redwood, S. Mai, S. Gonzalo, R. Foisner, Y. Shav-Tal and Y. Garini, Loss of lamin A function increases chromatin dynamics in the nuclear interior. Nature Communications, 6, 8044 (2015).
  3. E. Kepten, I. Bronshtein and Y. Garini, Improved estimation of anomalous diffusion exponents in single-particle tracking experiments. Physical Review E 87, 052713 (2013).
  4. E. Kepten, I. Bronshtein and Y. Garini, Ergodicity convergence test suggests telomere motion obeys fractional dynamics. Physical Review E 83, 041919 (2011).
  5. M. Lindner, G. Nir, H. R. C. Dietrich, I. T. Young, E. Tauber, I. Bronshtein, L. Altman and Y. Garini, Studies of single molecules at their natural form, Israel Journal of Chemistry, 2009 49(3-4).
  6. I. Bronstein Berger, Y. Israel, E. Kepten, S. Mai, Y. Shav-Tal, E. Barkai and Y. Garini, Transient anomalous diffusion of telomeres in the nucleus of mammalian cells. Physical Review Letters 103, 018102 (2009).
  7. Ben-Dror S., Bronshtein I., Weitman H., Smith K.M. , O’Neal , Jacobi & B. Ehrenberg W.G. P.A. The binding of analogs of porphyrins and chlorins with elongated side chains to albumin. Submitted to publication.
  8. Ben-Dror S., Bronshtein I., Smith K. M. and Ehrenberg B. The mode of porphyrin binding to albumin. Submitted to publication
  9. Bronshtein I., Aulova S., Juzeniene A., Iani V., Ma L., Smith K. M., Malik Z., Moan J. and B. Ehrenberg (2006) In vitro and in vivo photosensitization employing protoporphyrins possessing different vertical localization in a membrane. Photochem. Photobiol. Accepted and published online 1 June 2006.
  10. Ben-Dror S., Bronshtein I., Wiehe A., Senge M., and B.Ehrenberg (2006) On the correlation between hydrophobicity, liposome binding and cellular uptake of porphyrin sensitizers. Photochem. Photobiol. 82 695-701.
  11. Juzeniene A., Juzenas P., Bronshtein I., Vorobey A. and J. Moan (2006) The influence of temperature on photodynamic cell killing in vitro with 5-aminolevulinic acid. Photochem. Photobiol. B: Biol. 84: 161-166.
  12. Bronshtein I., Kevin M. Smith and B. Ehrenberg (2004) The effect of pH on the topography of porphyrins in lipid membranes. Photochem. Photobiol. 81: 446-451.
  13. Bronshtein I., M. Afri, H. Weitman, A. A. Frimer, K. M. Smith and B. Ehrenberg (2004) Porphyrin Depth in Lipid Bilayers as Determined by Iodide and Parallax Fluorescence Quenching Methods and Its Effect on Photosensitizing Efficiency. Biophys. J. 87:1155-1164.

Scientific Activities

  • Gave a talk in the Graduate Student Seminar of The Mina & Everard Goodman Faculty of Life Sciences, Bar Ilan University, Israel, 2011: ” Study of nuclear organization through the dynamic properties of chromatin”
  • Presented a poster in “Annual Meeting of the Israel Biophysical Society” conference, Tel Aviv, Israel, 2011: “High resolution microscopy and single particle tracing for study the genome organization in the nucleus”.
  • Presented a poster in “Nano Israel 2010” conference, Tel Aviv, Israel, 2010: “High resolution microscopy and single particle tracing for study the genome organization in the nucleus”.
  • Gave a talk in the “BINA – Bar Ilan Institute of Nanotechnology & Advanced Materials Internal Conference” meeting, Ohalo, Israel, 2009: “Transient anomalous diffusion of telomeres in the nucleus of mammalian cells”.
  • Gave a talk in the “Israel Physical society” meeting, Beer Sheva University, Israel, 2008: “Spatial and temporal organization of telomeres in the nucleus”.
  • Gave a talk in the Seminar at the Israel Live Imaging forum , Tel Aviv University, Israel, 2008: “Spatial and temporal organization of telomeres in the nucleus”.
  • Presented a poster and participated in the meeting “ISAC-2008” Budapest, Hungary, 2008: “Spatial and temporal organization of telomeres in the nucleus”.
  • Participated in the meeting “Israel Live Imaging forum”, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel, 2007.
  • Participated in the “Israel Physical society” meeting, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel, 2007.
  • Participation in a 2-weeks hands-on workshop “Complex molecular imaging and analysis, genome-wide screening” and “Quantitative fluorescence analyses of cells, tissues, and chromosomes”, Winnipeg, Canada, 2007.
  • Participated in the 11th congress of the European society for photobiology, Aix-les-bains, France, 2005.
  • Participated in “Symposium in Biophotonics-04” organized by the Royal Institute of Technology, Laboratory of Theoretical Chemistry, Sweden, 2004.
  • Participated in the international meeting of Nobel Laureates in Physics with Ph.D. students and young scientist in Lindau, Germany, 2004.
  • Participated in “Biophotonics-03” summer school for graduate students in Sweden, 2003, organized by Lund University of Technology, Sweden and Riso National Laboratory, Denmark.