Celiac Association of Israel Research Foundation

Our Mission

Celiac Association of Israel’s research foundation aims to promote and sponsor medical research that will yield novel information regarding Celiac disease and foodtech research that will result in better Gluten Free solutions for celiac patients.


Join us to make a change!

Partnership Opportunities

Join Celiac Association of Israel’s Ced/GF eco-system and be a part of a growing network of stakeholders in the CeD/GF field ranging from investors and entrepreneurs, to academic institutions and medical professionals, to food manufacturers and regulatory authorities. See "Latest Projects" below to read more about some of our projects.


  • Join our academic program:
    The program aims to advance knowledge of celiac disease and to develop healthy gluten free food solutions, by supporting research at leading Israeli academic institutions such as The Technion, Tel-Hai College and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

  • Join our industry acceleration program:
    We are proud to collaborate with FoodTech Israel - a joint venture of Erel Margalit’s Israel Initiative (II2020) and The Israeli Ministry of Economy and Industry. FoodTech Israel is the leading Israeli foodtech community and a non-profit platform of foodtech stakeholders working together to create opportunities, face challenges and produce results for the foodtech sector in Israel.
    Our joint GF industry acceleration program aims to support and fund foodtech initiatives that will better the lives of celiac patients. 

  • Do you have something else in mind?
    We will tailor a program that suits your needs and goals with Startup-Nation’s leading institutions, powered by the top scholars and entrepreneurs in the world.

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Our Team

Dr. Liat Kosovich, Project Management Officer
Shay Sela, Chairperson of the Board
     Business consultant
Prof. Raanan Shamir, Chairperson of Scientific Advisory Board
     Chairman of the Institute of Gastroenterology, Nutrition and Liver Diseases at Schneider Children’s Medical
     Center of Israel, Professor of Pediatrics at the Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel-Aviv, Israel
Orna Levy, VP Nutrition and Health Strategy
     Nutrition, health and industry strategist
Adv. Lior Harish, Legal Adviser
Aviv Taganski, Board Member
Dana Yoffe, Board Member
Esti Glazer, Board Member

Latest Projects

Mad About Data Hackathon
medThe Israeli NPO II2020 led by Dr. Erel Margalit partnered with members of the Israeli health eco-system to produce a hackathon that focused on the theme of big data in digital health.

One of the challenges set for the event by Teva Pharmaceuticals, together with Celiac Association of Israel, the Celiac Disease
Foundation and Azrieli Foundation, was to develop smart tools and algorithms that will enable an early diagnosis of celiac disease.

The aim of the celiac challenge was to yield novel information about celiac patients and to lead to a better diagnoses protocol of Celiac disease than currently available, through the analysis of tens of thousands of patient records.
The ‘CeliACT’ team won first place at the event for their innovative solution: a product that runs on all the medical records in the health provider’s database and alerts the physician when patients with a high risk for Celiac disease are found. The product is based on AI algorithms that were trained and validated on 60,000 medical records (AUC ~0.85).
The leader of the winning team, Shlomit Steinberg-Koch, has founded an innovative startup - ‘Predicta Med’, which provides a decision support platform for early detection of Celiac disease.


We are now working with ‘Predicta Med’ in order to transform their initial idea into viable tool, that will become a gold standard for early diagnosis of Celiac disease in every health organization around the world.standard for early diagnosis of Celiac disease in every health organization around the world.

About the Association

Celiac Association of Israel was established in 1999, in order to benefit the lives of people who suffer from Celiac disease. Our main areas of activity include: Knowledge: Providing up-to-date expert medical information on Celiac and on maintaining a Gluten Free (GF) diet through our Helpline, website, social media, GF food guide and newsletter as well through professional conferences; Advocacy: Lobbying policy makers, healthcare organizations and the food industry; Communication: Public and media campaigns for raising awareness of Celiac disease; Community and family: Organizing family fun activities and gluten-free food fairs; Research: promoting and sponsoring medical and food-tech research; Charity: Bringing GF food to under-privileged families that has a member who suffers from Celiac disease.
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