Professor Raphael Mechoulam

1930

1952

1956-1958

1959-1960

1960-1965

1966 -

1975

1979-1982

1993-1994

1999-2000

2007-2013

Born in Sofia, Bulgaria

M.Sc. in Biochemistry, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Ph.D. at Weizmann Institute, Rehovot. Research on steroid synthesis
Advisor: Professor F. Sondheimer

Postdoctoral research at Rockefeller Institute, New York. 
Research on structure of triterpenes

Junior and later Senior Scientist, Weizmann Institute. Research on the

chemistry of natural products, including cannabinoids, terpenes, alkaloids

Hebrew University, Jerusalem: 1968 – Associate Professor; 1972 – Professor

Endowed chair: Lionel Jacobson Professor of Medicinal Chemistry

Rector (Academic Head) of Hebrew University

Visiting Professor, Departments of Pharmacology and Medicinal Chemistry,
Virginia Commonwealth University, Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, USA

President of the International Cannabinoid Research Society

Head, Natural Sciences Section, Israel Academy of Sciences

A Lifetime in the Field of Cannabinoid Research

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Honors: to name only a few

- Israel Prize in Exact Sciences – Chemistry, 2000

- ECNP (European College of Neuropsychopharmaclogy), Lifetime Achievement Award, Paris, 2006

- EMET Prize –Presented by the Prime Minister of Israel, Jerusalem, 2012

- Doctor Honoris Causa, Ben Gurion University, Be’er Sheva, Israel, 2013

- Doctor Honoris Causa, Weizmann Institute of Science, 2019