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Cohen, Nissim Claude
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Nissim Claude Cohen (1941–2010) was born in Egypt, but his family emigrated to France in 1957. As a organic chemist, he headed research teams at Ciba-Geigy and Roussel-Uclaf (now Sanofi-Aventis) in Paris and later at Ciba-Geigy (now Novartis) in Basel, Switzerland, where he was head of molecular modeling. His teams were responsible for many patents. He settled in Jerusalem in 1996 and founded the high-tech company Syntex Ltd.

Nissim Claude Cohen, the great-grandson of Ḥakham Zaki Cohen, was born March 18, 1941 in Cairo, where he attended the Lycée Français up to the bac…

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Raphael Cohen, “Cohen, Nissim Claude”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 01 December 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1878-9781_ejiw_SIM_000668>
First published online: 2010

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