Faculty

Aharon Agranat

Aharon Agranat
Prof.
Aharon
Agranat
Director of the Brojde Center for Innovative Engineering and Computer Science
The N. Jaller Professor of Applied Science
+972-2-6584710
agranat@savion.huji.ac.il

Brief Summary of research: 

Ronny Agranat's research is aimed towards the creation of generic methods, devices, and materials to be used in novel computing, communication, and sensing schemes and architectures.

Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology: 

Nir Bar-Gill

Nir BAr- Gill
Prof.
Nir
Bar-Gill
Department of Applied Physics, The Racah Institute of Physics, Faculty of science
Bergman Build., room 214
+972-2-6584441
bargill@phys.huji.ac.il

Brief Summary of research: 

Our research focuses on addressing and manipulating isolated quantum systems, with the following goals:

  • Studying fundamental quantum physics and quantum information science
  • Using them as building blocks for quantum computing and quantum simulation of many-body systems
  • Devising novel, sensitive nanoscale sensors

Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

Nano-sensors (nano-MRI, magnetic sensing), nano-quantum devices (quantum information processing, superconducting structures).
 

     

    Amir Capua

    Amir Capua
    Dr.
    Amir
    Capua
    Department of Applied Physics, Faculty of Science
    +972-2-5494896
    amir.capua@mail.huji.ac.il

    Brief Summary of research: 

    "We manipulate electronic spins in atomically engineered devices to overcome the limits of conventional electronics for sensing, processing, and memory applications." 

    Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

    Spintronics 

    Ori Katz

    Ori Katz2
    Prof.
    Ori
    Katz
    Associate Professor, Department of Applied Physics
    orik@mail.huji.ac.il

    Brief Summary of research: 

    At the Advanced Imaging Lab we are developing new optics-based techniques that can look deep into opaque samples and also around corners, by combining controlled light, sound and advanced computational approaches, going way beyond what conventional cameras can do.

    Shlomi Kotler

    Shlomi Kotler
    Dr.
    Shlomi
    Kotler
    Department of Applied Physics, The Racah Institute of Physics, Faculty of science
    +972-2-6586582
    shlomi.kotler@mail.huji.ac.il

    Brief Summary of research: 

    Experimental physicist in Quantum Information Processing specializing in trapped ions, superconducting qubits, hybrid-quantum devices and mechanical objects in the quantum regime.

    Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

    Experimental research of quantum information processing platforms:

    • Non-classical states of macroscopic mechanical objects (Quantum Mechanical Circuits)
    • Superconducting Quantum Information Processing with microwave
    • Quantum-limited measurement
    • Hybrid quantum systems with charged particles: electrons and superconductors, mechanical systems with trapped ions
    • Quantum sensing using quantum information processing techniques
    • Quantum information theory: tomography, benchmarking and entanglement witnesses, macroscopicity of quantum mechanics

    Uriel Levy

    Uriel Levy
    Prof.
    Uriel
    Levy
    Director of the Center, Department of Applied Physics
    +972-2-6584256
    ulevy@mail.huji.ac.il

      Brief Summary of research

      Research is mainly focused on Silicon Photonics, Polarization Optics, Plasmonics and Opto-Fluidics.

      Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

      Nano-photonics, metasurfaces, plasmonics, light-vapor interactions on chip.

       

      Aaron Lewis

      Lewis
      Prof.
      Aaron
      Lewis
      Department of Applied Physics Faculty of Science
      +972-2-6584764
      a.lewis@mail.huji.ac.il

      Brief Summary of research: 

      Nanometric confinement, manipulation and analysis of light, chemicals and light/material interactions.

       

      Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

      • Super-resolution optical microscopy
      • Near-field optics
      • Second harmonic generation of membrane voltage
      • Chemical nanolithography of carbon nanotubes devices
      • Ultrahigh resolution laser medical devices for clinical intervention

       

      Gilad Marcus

       Gilad  Marcus
      Prof.
      Gilad
      Marcus
      Department of Applied Physics, Faculty of Science
      +972-2-6586188
      gilad.marcus@mail.huji.ac.il

      Brief Summary of research: 

      Research is focus on the  development of new attosecond* radiation sources and on pushing attosecond  tools into new areas.

      Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology: 

      High harmonic generation.
       

      Dan Marom

      Dan mar
      Prof.
      Dan
      Marom
      The Applied Physics Department
      danmarom@mail.huji.ac.il

      Brief Summary of research: 

      Our core mission is to innovate at the photonic device and optical subsystem level, to enable next generation optical communications in support of society’s information consumption.

      Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

      Photonic devices.

      Yossi Paltiel

       Yossi  Paltiel
      Prof.
      Yossi
      Paltiel
      Department of Applied Physics, Faculty of Science
      02-6585760
      paltiel@mail.huji.ac.il

      Brief Summary of research: 

      Research is mainly focused on quantum nano-structures.

      Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology: 

      Nano sensors, nano memories, molecules separation.
       

      Adi Pick

      Dr. Adi Pick
      Dr.
      Adi
      Pick
      Department of Applied Physics, Faculty of Science
      02-6584781
      adi.pick@mail.huji.ac.il

      Research intrests: 
      1) Studying resonance phenomena in open quantum systems
      2) Exploring rapid yet robust protocols for quantum information processing

      Liron Stern

      Liron Stern
      Dr.
      Liron
      Stern
      Department of Applied Physics Faculty of Science
      Consultant of the Applied Physics track
      Liron.Stern@mail.huji.ac.il

      Brief Summary of research: 

      The Lab explores the foundation building blocks of chip-scale metrology with a strong focus on Quantum Sensors and Time and Frequency applications and disciplines.

      Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology: 

      Interactions among diverse ‘flavors’ of photons and atoms in order to:

      • develop novel types of miniature quantum-sensors
      • understand the unique interactions of light and atoms that occur at micro- and nano- scale dimensions.

       

      Raed Abu-Reziq

      Raed Abu-Reziq
      Prof.
      Raed
      Abu-Reziq
      Institute of Chemistry, Faculty of Science
      Area of Specialization: HR TEM F20, E-SEM, HR-SEM, XHR-SEM, STA
      +972-2-6586097
      Raed.Abu-Reziq@mail.huji.ac.il

      Brief Summary of research: 

      Design and construction of nano-catalytic systems; polymeric and inorganic micro-and nanoreactors; sol-gel based methods for micro-and nanoencapsulations.

      Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

      • Catalytic nano- and microreactors
      • Magnetically separable nanocatalysts
      • Catalytic periodic mesoporous organosilica (PMO) nanospheres
      • Particulate ionic liquids, deep eutectic solvents and PEGs
      • Smart nanosystems for the slow-release of pheromones

      Micha Asscher

      micha asscher
      Prof.
      Micha
      Asscher
      Institute of Chemistry, Faculty of Science
      Los Angeles Bulid., room 31
      +972-2-6585742
      Micha.Asscher@mail.huji.ac.il

      Brief Summary of research: 

      • Laser Pattering and lithography
      • Collision induced processes
      • Clusters characterisation and catalysis
      • Photo-catalysis of cage molecules
      • Reactiviry of porous silica

      Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology: 

      Model Heterogeneous catalysis over metallic nanoclusters, Plasmonic photocatalysis, Charged amorphous solid water nano-films as model for interstellar medium conditions.
       

       

       

      David Avnir

      David Avnir
      Prof.
      David
      Avnir
      Institute of Chemistry, Faculty of science
      Alberman Build., room 10
      +972-2-6585332
      david.avnir@mail.huji.ac.il

      Brief Summary of research: 

      • Molecularly doped metals
      • The Measurement of Symmetry and Chirality: Concepts and applications
      • Sol-Gel Materials: Entrapment of Organic and Bioorganic Molecules
      • Fractal Geometry in Chemistry and Physics
      • Chemically Driven Hydrodynamic Instabilities

      Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

      Nanoporosity, nanocrystals, nanohybrid materials.

      Uri Banin

      Uri  Banin
      Prof.
      Uri
      Banin
      Institute of Chemistry, Faculty of science
      +972-2-6584515
      uri.banin@mail.huji.ac.il

      Brief Summary of research: 

      Chemistry, physics and application of nanocrystals. A special focus is given to semiconductor nanocrystals and to hybrid metal-semiconductor nanoparticles.

      Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology: 

      • Science and Technology of Nanocrystals: 
      • Synthesis and characterization of novel nanocrystals systems
      • Optical and electronic properties of nanocrystals
      • Single Particle Microscopy & Spectroscopy
      • Deciphering the nanocrystals surface
      • Photocatalysis
      • 3D and 2d printing with nanocrystals
      • Doped NCs for Printed electronics
      • Bio-medical application with nanocrystals

      Liraz Chai

      Liraz Chai 1
      Dr.
      Liraz
      Chai
      Institute of Chemistry, Faculty of Science
      Los Angeles Build., room 33
      +972-2-6585305
      Liraz.Chai@mail.huji.ac.il

      Brief Summary of research: 

      Intermolecular interactions that govern extracellular biological processes. The major research topic is bacterial biofilms. 

      Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

      Biomineralization, protein aggregation and network formation.

      Daniel Cohn

      daniel cohn
      Prof.
      Daniel
      Cohn
      Institute of Chemistry, Faculty of Science
      Casali Build., room 210
      +972-2-6584520
      danielc@mail.huji.ac.il

      Brief Summary of research: 

      • Biodegradable polymers. Design, synthesis and development of new biodegradable polymeric systems.
      • Tissue engineering. Tailoring of polymers for scaffolding and regeneration of functional human tissue, especially arterial reconstruction.
      • Plasma surface treatments. Surface modification of polymers by means of polymerization of functionalization under plasma conditions, for biomedical purposes.
      • Biomedical injectables. Development of novel polymeric systems for in situ generated implants.
      • Biomedical composites. Fiber reinforced polymers for hard and soft tissue implants and prostheses.

       

       

      Lioz Etgar

      Lioz Etgar
      Prof.
      Lioz
      Etgar
      Institute of Chemistry, Faculty of Science
      Los Angeles Build., room 37
      +972-2-6585325
      lioz.etgar@mail.huji.ac.il

      Brief Summary of research: 

      The research in focuses on the development of radically new nanostructures and molecular materials for the production of innovative solar cells, third generation solar cells.

      Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology: 

      • Thin film
      • nanoparticles
         

       

      Moran Frenkel-Pinter

      Moran Frenkel
      Dr.
      Moran
      Frenkel-Pinter
      Institute of Chemistry, Faculty of Science
      +972-2-6585313
      moran.fp@mail.huji.ac.il

      Brief Summary of research: 

      Development of accurate, general and predictive models of molecular complexity is essential to understanding the chemical origins of life and the very basics of current biochemistry.

      Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

      The Frenkel-Pinter lab studies evolution of chemical systems (i.e. chemical evolution) and generation of novel polymers with new emergent properties such as structure and function. The Frenkel-Pinter lab is merging concepts from origins-of-life and biotechnology to harness the creative potential of chemical evolution towards development of evolving functional biodegradable polymers for biotechnological applications.

       

      Assaf Friedler

      Assaf Friedler
      Prof.
      Assaf
      Friedler
      Institute of Chemistry, Faculty of science
      Philadelphia Build., room 311
      +972-2-6585746
      Assaf.Friedler@mail.huji.ac.il

      Brief Summary of research: 

      Our group is interested in the quantitative biophysical analysis of protein-protein interactions in health and disease, and the use of the data as a basis for rational drug design. We are looking at biological systems that are affected in disease, such as cancer-related pathways in the cell, or viral infection. 

      Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

      Peptide and protein chemistry, medicinal chemistry, nano-bio.

      Nissim Garti

      nissim garti
      Prof.
      Nissim
      Garti
      Institute of Chemistry, Faculty of Science
      Casali Build., room 359
      +972-2-6520262
      garti@mail.huji.ac.il

      Brief Summary of research: 

      Novel micellar nanostructures and micellosomes for improved solubilization and delivery of bioactives.

      Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

      Novel Micellar Cubic Nanostructures and the Corresponding Micellosomes for Improved Solubilization and Delivery of Bioactives -

      • Liquid nano-vehicles based on microemulsions and emulsified microemulsions.
      • Novel nanosized self-assembled liquid vehicles (NSSL technology).
      • Lyotropic liquid crystals as solubilization for non-soluble bioactives.
      • Transdermal and transmembrane competitive transport via nano-carriers.
      • Nutraceuticals and food supplements- structure, mechanisms and bioavailability.
      • Regioselectivity and interfacial enzymatic reactions.
      • Development of new and advanced analytical tools for studying structural aspects of nanosized systems such as SAXS, SD-NMR, Cryo-TEM, Dielectric Spectroscopy, DSC, rheology, EPR, NMR-chromatography.

       

      Ori Gidron

      Ori Gidron
      Prof.
      Ori
      Gidron
      Institute of Chemistry, Faculty of Science
      Consultant of the Chemistry track
      Los Angeles Build., room 29
      +972-2-6585324
      Ori.Gidron@mail.huji.ac.il

      Brief Summary of research: 

      Research focuses on the design, synthesis and characterization of advanced functional materials. In particular, we target conjugated molecules and polymers, with interesting electronic and optical properties.

      Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology: 

      Graphene Nanoribbons, Organic Electronics


       

      Ronen Gottesman

      ronen gottesman
      Dr.
      Ronen
      Gottesman
      Institute of Chemistry, Faculty of Science
      +972-2-6584356
      ronen.gottesman@mail.huji.ac.il

      Brief Summary of research: 

      Our group studies the chemistry, material science, and application of solar energy conversion materials. The research focuses on plasma-enhanced growth processes, combinatorial approaches, advanced characterization, and fundamental studies of novel functional materials, primarily hetero-anionic semiconductors, for solar energy-driven conversion of cheap, abundant resources (such as water and CO2) into chemical fuels.

      Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

        Hetero-anionic materials consist of metal cation(s) and at least two anionic species (e.g., O2-, N3-, S2-, and H-) in a single phase, offering a broader avenue to tune properties than homo-anionic materials due to differences in anions properties. Plasma-enhanced growth processes can increase the stability of hetero-anionic materials, unlocking new chemical spaces inaccessible through conventional solid-state reactions and accelerated by combinatorial approaches.

        Discovering new semiconductor materials with enhanced physicochemical properties and stability in aqueous solutions is an age-old task in photoelectrochemical water-splitting research. Oxynitrides are predicted to contain such desired material compositions. We investigate pioneering synthesis routes, physicochemical properties, and working mechanisms of oxynitride perovskite model systems and fully assembled photoelectrochemical devices for water splitting.

        Elad Gross

        elad gross
        Prof.
        Elad
        Gross
        Institute of Chemistry, Faculty of science
        Los Angeles Build., room 40
        +972-2-6584926
        elad.gross@mail.huji.ac.il

        Brief Summary of research: 

        Our group aims at elucidating the mechanisms that governs catalytic processes in order to prepare highly controllable catalysts suited for energy-needs of the 21st century society. In order to uncover the full potential of heterogeneous catalysis for energy applications, our research focuses on surface analysis of catalytic systems via high resolution nano spectroscopy.

        Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

        Catalysis, Energy, Materials.

         

        Ido Hadar

        Ido Hadar
        Dr.
        Ido
        Hadar
        Institute of Chemistry, Faculty of Science
        Aronberg Bld., Room 65
        +972-2-6586720
        ido.hadar@mail.huji.ac.il

        Brief Summary of research:

        Our research is focused on studying the properties of novel soft-lattice semiconductor compounds (soft-semiconductors). Soft-semiconductors, such as lead-halide perovskite, combine desirable optical and electrical properties with simple, low-cost, and versatile synthesis

        Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

        • Interactions of low-dimensionality (2D, 1D, and 0D), soft-semiconductors with light and X-ray radiation
        • Development of mixed-dimensionality composite semiconductors for light emission applications
        • Study of scintillator detectors based on low-dimensionality compounds and nanocrystals

        Daniel Harries

        Daniel Harries
        Prof.
        Daniel
        Harries
        Institute of Chemistry, Faculty of science
        +972-2-6585484
        daniel.harries@mail.huji.ac.il

        Brief Summary of research: 

        Our main interest is in the way biologically diverse environments create conditions for macromolecules to associate and dissociate and form complexes that carry specific functions in cells.

        Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

        Self assembly in complex solvating environments.
         

        Mattan Hurevich

        Mattan Hurevich
        Dr.
        Mattan
        Hurevich
        Institute of Chemistry, Faculty of Science
        +972-2-6586201
        mattan.hurevich@mail.huji.ac.il

        Brief Summary of research: 

        Our research involves the developments of practical tools to synthesize complex sugars. We are developing automated machines that will enable the synthesis of complex sugars and will facilitate their accessibility.

        Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

        Biosensors, surfaces.

        Ovadia Lev

        Ovadia Lev
        Prof.
        Ovadia
        Lev
        Institute of Chemistry, Faculty of science
        Casali Build., room 132
        +972-26584191
        ovadia@mail.huji.ac.il

        Brief Summary of research

        Analytical chemistry and advanced materials

        Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology: 

        Nanomaterials

        Shlomo Magdassi

        Shlomo Magdassi 3
        Prof.
        Shlomo
        Magdassi
        Institute of Chemistry, Faculty of Science
        02-6584967
        magdassi@mail.huji.ac.il

        Brief Summary of research: 

        The research focuses on materials science and nanotechnology. The main research fields of the group are formation and stabilization of inorganic and organic nanomaterials, formulation of these materials in various inks and delivery systems, and their application in a variety of fields such as 3D and functional printing, solar energy and bio-medical systems. Current research projects include: conductive inks for printed electronics, transparent conductive electrodes, materials for 3D printing, inkjet inks formulations, coatings and inks for solar energy applications, nanoparticles for bio-imaging, drug delivery and cosmetic formulations.

        Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

        Nanomaterials, printing, drug delivery.

        Daniel Mandler

        Daniel Mandler
        Prof.
        Daniel
        Mandler
        Institute of Chemistry, Faculty of science
        Los Angeles Build., room 328
        +972-2-6585831
        Daniel.Mandler@mail.huji.ac.il

        Brief Summary of research: 

        Mandler's group deals with a wide range of scientific activities spanning from basic to applied research. The common base of these activities is either electrochemistry, surface science or coatings.

        Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

        Self assembly in complex solvating environments.
         

        Ahmad Masarwa

        Dr. Ahmad Masarwa
        Dr.
        Ahmad
        Masarwa
        Institute of Chemistry, Faculty of Science
        Los Angeles Building, Room 111
        +972-2-6584881
        ahmad.masarwa1@mail.huji.ac.il

         

           

          Norman Metanis

          Norman Metanis
          Prof.
          Norman
          Metanis
          Institute of Chemistry, Faculty of Science
          +972-2-6586562
          metanis@mail.huji.ac.il

          Brief Summary of research: 

          My interdisciplinary research interests range from total chemical synthesis of proteins,development of chemoselective reactions in protein chemistry, development of therapeutic
          proteins, and understanding the function of little-studied human selenoproteins. Innovations in selenium chemistry, many of which are pioneered in my group, facilitate these projects.1 Some advances include preparing seleno-organic catalysts for oxidative protein folding,2 studying the effect of cysteine (Cys) to selenocysteine (Sec) substitution on both protein structure3 and folding pathways,3-4 uncovering new chemoselective reactions based on Sec reactivity,5-6 developing new tools for total chemical protein synthesis,7 and synthesizing and characterizing human selenoproteins (Figure 1).8 These and other ongoing research projects deal with basic scientific questions with far-reaching applications in chemical biology and medicinal chemistry.

          Danny Porath

          Danny Porath
          Prof.
          Danny
          Porath
          Institute of Chemistry, Faculty of Science
          Los Angeles Build, room 26A
          +972-2-6586948
          Danny.porath@mail.huji.ac.il

          Brief Summary of research: 

          Development of molecular nanoelectronics based on DNA. Addressing by physical approaches, central biological and medical challenges for humanity, such as DNA sequencing, early, sensitive and rapid detection of cancer and other targets like the corona virus.

          Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology: 

          • Investigation of the morphology, electrical properties and energy spectra of DNA, G4-DNA, and metalized DNA by atomic force microscopy and related methods, by scanning tunneling microscopy and spectroscopy (STM/STS) and by direct electrical transport measurements.
          • Development and investigation of new DNA-based nanowires and nanodevices using the above methods and above candidates in collaboration with other groups.
          • Development of solid-state and biological nanopores and investigation of DNA translocation through them towards DNA sequencing and other, also bio-oriented, applications.
          • Development of biomarkers detection sensors and methods, based on nanotechnology tools.

          Uri Raviv

          Uri Raviv
          Prof.
          Uri
          Raviv
          Institute of Chemistry, Faculty of Science
          Los Angeles Build., room 36
          +972-2-6585030
          Uri.Raviv@mail.huji.ac.il

          Brief Summary of research: 

          Our research group focuses and experts at studying macromolecular assemblies in realistic solution conditions. The structures were are investigating are often too dynamic, too soft, or too large in molecular weight to be crystalized and in some cases too thick or dense for electron microscopy. The molecular subunits of the large assemblies are often too small for optical microscopy. Hence, in many cases, the challenges of structural biophysics were inaccessible. Our lab is developing pioneering solution X-ray scattering-based technology to address and resolve these challenges.

          Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

          X-ray scattering (SAXS and WAXS), self-assembly of virus nanoparticles, protein nanotubes (microtubule, flagellar). 
           

           

          Meital Reches

          Meital Reches
          Prof.
          Meital
          Reches
          Institute of Chemistry, Faculty of Science
          Philadelphia Building, room 312
          +972-2-6584551
          meital.reches@mail.huji.ac.il

          Brief Summary of research: 

          Formation of amyloid fibrils and the self-assembly of peptides into ordered nanometric structures. 

          Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology: 

          Single-molecule force spectroscopy, peptide-based materials, self-assembly, antifouling materials

          Renata Reisfeld

          renata reisfeld
          Prof.
          Renata
          Reisfeld
          Institute of Chemistry, Faculty of Science
          Alberman Build., room 65
          +972-2-6585319
          Renata.Reisfeld@mail.huji.ac.il

          Brief Summary of research: 

          Novel Materials for Solar Energy, Lasers and Sensors Applying Nanotechnology - Professor Reisfeld research group interest is concentrated on theoretical and practical development of luminescent solar concentrators which will allow decrease of price of photovoltaic electricity. The work is based on long time research in spectroscopy of lanthanides and organic dyes in glasses; basic studies of energy transfer between ions and molecules in amorphous media. 

          Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

          • Theoretical and practical study of sophisticated glasses including luminescent solar concentrators
          • Spectroscopy and energy transfer of rare earths and transition metal elements
          • Nanotechnology of quantum dots and noble metal plasmon in glasses
          • Porous glasses doped by luminescent species, noble metal nanoparticles its.

          Yoel Sasson

          Yoael Sasson
          Prof.
          Yoel
          Sasson
          Institute of Chemistry, Faculty of Science
          Casali Build., room 252
          +972-2-5667065
          ysasson@huji.ac.il

          Brief Summary of research: 

          Phase transfer catalysis, theory and applications. Catalytic process development. Liquid phase autoxidations. Formate salts as hydrogen and energy carriers. Gas and liquid phase halogenations. Selective bromination processes.

          Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

          • Novel Bismuth based visible light photocatalysts
          • C3N4 catalysts
             

           

          Daniel Sharon

          Daniel Sharon
          Dr.
          Daniel
          Sharon
          Institute of Chemistry, Faculty of Science
          daniel.sharon@mail.huji.ac.il

          Brief Summary of research: 

          Solid-State Ionics, Polymer Science, Electrochemistry, Thin films, Nanofabrication, and Energy storage

          Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

          Our group investigate ionic transport behavior within multiphase organic (polymers), inorganic (ceramics) and hybrid solid-state nanostructured electrolytes, as well as applying them in electrochemical energy conversion and storage systems. We use advance thin film self-assembly and nanofabrication methods to design structured electrolytes with deterministically defined ionic pathways and interfaces, that can be later visualize and quantify at the nanoscale level.

          Roy Shenhar

          Roy Shenhar
          Prof.
          Roy
          Shenhar
          Institute of Chemistry, Faculty of Science
          Philadelphia Build., room 206
          +972-2-6586 311
          roys@huji.ac.il

          Brief Summary of research: 

          We love structure and order. Nature does too sometimes (when enthalpy prevails), but sometimes not (when entropy wins).
          We study the principles of self-assembly in order to learn how to control it and obtain structured materials.

          Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

          Nanoparticles, block copolymers, self-assembly.
           

           

          Gil Shoham

          gil shoham
          Prof.
          Gil
          Shoham
          Institute of Chemistry,The Laboratory for Structural Chemistry and Biology, Faculty of Science
          +972-2-6585611
          gil2@mail.huji.ac.il

          Brief Summary of research

          The relationship between the 3D structure of proteins and their biological function and biochemical activity.

          Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

          • Protein oligomers that form nano-structures of 5-20 nanometers
          • Enzymes that form nano-fibers of proteins and/or sugar polymers
             

           

          Daniel Strasser

          Daniel Strasser
          Prof.
          Daniel
          Strasser
          Institute of Chemistry, Faculty of science
          Los Angeles Build., room 38
          +972-2-6585909
          strasser@mail.huji.ac.il

          Brief Summary of research: 

          We use intense femtosecond laser pulses to excite and probe ultrafast molecular dynamics. By combining ultrafast laser techniques with advanced fast beam imaging techniques we develop time resolved photo-fragment imaging that allows detection of molecular dissociation events on the relevant ultrafast time scales.

          Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

          Size Resolved Atomic and Molecular Cluster Ions.
           

          Yonathan Anahory

          Yonathan Anahory
          Dr.
          Yonathan
          Anahory
          The Racah Institute of Physics, Faculty Of Science
          Danciger B Build., room 223
          +972-2-6585849
          yonathan.anahory@mail.huji.ac.il

          Brief Summary of research: 

          Our group focuses on nanoscale thermal and magnetic imaging using scanning SQUID-on-tip microscopy. We are interested in molecular magnetism and superconductivity.

          Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

          Scanning SQUID microscopy at the nanoscale.


           

             

            Yinon Ashkenazy

            Yinon Ashkenazy
            Prof.
            Yinon
            Ashkenazy
            The Racah Institute of Physics' Faculty Of Science
            Popick Build., room 130
            +972-2-6585178
            yinon.ash@mail.huji.ac.il

            Brief Summary of research: 

            Physical mechanism controlling material behavior, specifically in driven system. I work on phase transitions, response to external load (stress and irradiaiton) and other strong drive conditions. My work includes theoretical and computaitonal modeling of response to external load as well as kinetics and thermodynamics modeling.

            Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

            Nano-plasticity, mechanisms controlling response of metallic nano-structures to external drive.
             

               

               

              Michael Assaf

              michael assaf
              Prof.
              Michael
              Assaf
              The Racah Institute of Physics, Faculty Of Science
              Popick Build., room 116
              +972-2-6584593
              assaf@phys.huji.ac.il

              Brief Summary of research: 

              • Stochastic gene regulation under environmental noise
              • Population dynamics on static and time-varying complex networks

              Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

              Gene regulatory networks, Mathematical models of microbial evolution.

               

                 

                 

                  Isaac Balberg

                  Prof. Isaac Balberg
                  Prof.
                  Isaac
                  Balberg
                  The Racah Institute of Physics, Faculty Of Science
                  Levin Build., room 106
                  +972-2-6585680
                  balberg@mail.huji.ac.il

                  Brief Summary of research: 

                     

                     

                      Rivka Bekenstein

                      Dr. Rivka Bekenstein
                      Dr.
                      Rivka
                      Bekenstein
                      The Racah Institute of Physics, Faculty Of Science
                      rivka.bekenstein@mail.huji.ac.il

                      Brief Summary of research: 

                      Quantum devices in the nanoscale for quantum information processing:

                      We are developing nanophotonic quantum materials that can process quantum information by scattering of light from quantum emitters:

                      • Nanophotonics for efficient quantum optics
                      • Quantum Information processing with photons
                      • Gravity Analogues with nonlinear optics and nanophotonics

                       

                       

                         

                         

                          Yaron Bromberg

                          Prof. Yaron Bromberg
                          Prof.
                          Yaron
                          Bromberg
                          The Racah Institute of Physics, Faculty Of Science
                          Danciger B Bldg. Room 123
                          972-2-6584614
                          yaron.bromberg@mail.huji.ac.il

                          Brief Summary of research: 

                           

                           

                             

                             

                              Hagai Eisenberg

                              hagai eisenberg
                              Prof.
                              Hagai
                              Eisenberg
                              The Racah Institute of Physics, Faculty of Sciene
                              Marks Build., room 104
                              +972-2-6585228
                              hagai.eisenberg@huji.ac.il

                              Brief Summary of research: 

                              Quantum optics with multi-photon states and the precision of optical measurements.

                              Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

                              • Quantum limited resolution of measurements
                              • A single photon on-demand source using a surface wave plasmonic collimator

                               

                              Yuri Feldman

                              Yuri Feldman
                              Prof.
                              Yuri
                              Feldman
                              Department of Applied Physics, Faculty of Science
                              Bergman Build., room 215
                              +972-2-6586187
                              yurif@mail.huji.ac.il

                              Brief Summary of research: 

                              The research interests of my laboratory are centred on the area of soft condensed matter physics for investigation of the structure, dynamics, and macroscopic behaviour of complex systems. (CS). CS is a very broad and general class of materials, which include associated liquids, polymers, biomolecules, colloids, porous materials and liquid crystals.

                              Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

                              Water in Nano confinement.
                               

                              Israel Felner

                              israel felner
                              Prof.
                              Israel
                              Felner
                              The Racah Institute of Physics, Faculty Of Science
                              Kaplun Build., room 22
                              +972-2-6585752
                              israela@vms.huji.ac.il

                              Brief Summary of research: 

                              Superconductivity and magnetism of amorphous carbon; Fe-As superconductors.

                              Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

                              Search for superconductivity in the YFe2Si2 doped systems

                              Nadav Katz

                              Nadav Katz
                              Prof.
                              Nadav
                              Katz
                              The Racah Institute of Physics, Faculty Of Science
                              +972-2-6584133
                              katzn@phys.huji.ac.il

                              Brief Summary of research: 

                              The purpose of the Quantum Coherence Lab (QCL) at HUJI is to explore the phenomena of macroscopic quantum coherence and decoherence. We study superconducting Josephson circuits, in which macroscopic physical quantities such as magnetic flux behave quantum mechanically. We also study implementations of macroscopic quantum coherence in slow and stored light in atomic ensembles, manipulating and storing non-trivial patterns of light and subsequently retrieving them.

                              Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

                              Superconducting qubits.
                               

                              Oded Millo

                              Oded Millo
                              Prof.
                              Oded
                              Millo
                              The RakahInstitute of Physics, Faculty of science
                              Levin Build., room 102
                              +972-2-6585670
                              milode@mail.huji.ac.il

                              Brief Summary of research: 

                              My group focuses on local probe measurements of the electronic properties of nanoparticles and systems that exhibit inhomogeneous electrical properties on the nano-scale level.  In particular, we employ cryogenic Scanning Tunneling Microscopy and Spectroscopy (STM and STS) and Conductance Atomic Force Microscopy (C-AFM), along with other AFM techniques.

                              Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

                              • Superconducting Spintronics: triplet and p-wave superconductivity with ferromagnets, graphene and chiral-molecules
                              • Electrical properties of individual colloidal semiconductor nanocrystals
                              • Solar-cell thin-films: Perovskites and CIGSe

                                Nathalie Questembert-Balaban

                                Nathalie Balaban
                                Prof.
                                Nathalie
                                Questembert-Balaban
                                The Racah Institute of Physics, Faculty of science
                                Danciger B Buld., ground floor
                                +972-2- 6585400
                                nathalie.balaban@mail.huji.ac.il

                                Brief Summary of research: 

                                The goal of Biological Physics is to reach an understanding of biological processes that is based on a mathematical description that is quantitative and predictive. In Einstein’s words, we would like to describe biological systems with equations that are “as simple as possible, but not simpler”.

                                Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

                                Microfluidics, single cell fluorescence microscopy.
                                 

                                 

                                   

                                  Ronen Rapaport

                                  Ronen Rapaport
                                  Prof.
                                  Ronen
                                  Rapaport
                                  The Racah Institute of Physics, Faculty Of Science
                                  Danciger B Build., room 122
                                  +972-2-6586270
                                  ronenr@phys.huji.ac.il

                                  Brief Summary of research: 

                                  Our general research interest is of physics on the nanoscale. We are actively exploring the physics of semiconductor nanostructure, and in particular are studying collective quantum phenomena in low dimensional nano-structures as well as light matter interaction in nano-photonic and nano-plasmonic hybrid devices. Our interests range from the fundamental understanding of new physical systems and effects, to new concepts of photonic devices for possible future real-life applications.

                                  Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

                                  Light-matter interactions in nanostructures, electronic excitations in nanostructures, quantum dots, single photon sources, Excitons, Exciton-polaritons, Quantum fluids of excitatations in semiconductor nanostructures.


                                   

                                     

                                    Alex Retzker

                                    Alex Retzker
                                    Prof.
                                    Alex
                                    Retzker
                                    The Rakah Institute of Physics, Faculty of Science
                                    Danciger B Build., room 203
                                    +972-2- 6586329
                                    retzker@phys.huji.ac.il

                                    Brief Summary of research: 

                                    • Quantum technologies, Quantum sensing, Quantum optics
                                    • Quantum infromation, Quantum Simulations, Trapped Ions
                                    • NV ceneters in diamond, Nanomechanics and optomechanics
                                    • Bose Einstein condensates

                                    Guy Ron

                                    Guy Ron
                                    Prof.
                                    Guy
                                    Ron
                                    Associate Professor, The Racah Institute of Physics
                                    Kaplun Build, room 18
                                    02-6585200
                                    gron@phys.huji.ac.il

                                    Brief Summary of research:  

                                    Study of two of the fundamental forces of nature, the ElectroWeak force, and the Strong Nuclear Force by conducting experiments on systems which are affected by these forces.

                                    Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology: 

                                    Positron annihilation spectroscopy.

                                     

                                    Amir Saar

                                    Amie Saar
                                    Prof.
                                    Amir
                                    Saar
                                    The Racah Institute of Physics, Faculty Of Science
                                    +972-2-6585701
                                    saar@vms.huji.ac.il

                                    Brief Summary of research: 

                                    Research is aimed at developing semiconductor-based nanostructures, investigating their fundamental properties and developing a variety of electronic, optoelectronic and photonic devices that are based on these nanostructures. 

                                    Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

                                    Semiconductor nanostructures.

                                     

                                     

                                    Eran Sharon

                                    Eran Sharon
                                    Prof.
                                    Eran
                                    Sharon
                                    The Racah Institute of Physics, Faculty Of Science
                                    Levin Build., room 21
                                    +972-2-6585674
                                    erans@mail.huji.ac.il

                                    Brief Summary of research: 

                                    Experimental study of pattern formation in complex systems, equilibrium configurations of thin sheets with nontrivial intrinsic geometry.

                                    Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

                                    Self assembly.

                                     

                                     

                                       

                                      Eilon Sherman

                                      eilon sherman
                                      Prof.
                                      Eilon
                                      Sherman
                                      The Racah Institute of Physics, Faculty Of Science
                                      Danciger B Build., room 102
                                      +972-2-6586878
                                      sherman@phys.huji.ac.il

                                      Brief Summary of research: 

                                      We develop and apply combinations of single molecule localization microscopy (SMLM), including photoactivated localization microscopy (PALM) and direct stochastic optical reconstruction (dSTORM) in multiple colors. 

                                      Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

                                      Super-resolution microscopy, single molecule spectroscopy, biophysics at the nanoscale.
                                       

                                       

                                      Itay Shomroni

                                      Dr. Itay Shomroni
                                      Dr.
                                      Itay
                                      Shomroni
                                      The Racah Institute of Physics, Faculty Of Science
                                      Consultant of the Physics track
                                      Danciger B Build., room 123
                                      +972-2-6586329
                                      itay.shomroni@mail.huji.ac.il

                                      Brief Summary of research: 

                                      We aim to explore quantum science in the novel regime of macroscopic objects, using laser light to measure and control the motion of nanostructures. We expand on the microscopic  realm of atoms and molecules to investigate the foundations of quantum mechanics and to develop new technologies. 

                                      Hadar Steinberg

                                      Hadar  Steinberg
                                      Prof.
                                      Hadar
                                      Steinberg
                                      The Racah Institute of Physics, Faculty Of Science
                                      02-6584339
                                      hadar.steinberg@gmail.com

                                      Brief Summary of research: 

                                      Electronic transport and tunneling in van-der-Waals devices. 

                                      Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

                                      Two-dimensional materials, graphene, superconductivity.

                                      Ady Vaknin

                                      adi vaknin 2
                                      Dr.
                                      Ady
                                      Vaknin
                                      The Racah Institute of Physics, Faculty Of Science
                                      Danciger B Build., room 121
                                      +972-2-6584266
                                      avaknin@phys.huji.ac.il

                                      Brief Summary of research: 

                                      Recent and on-going development of fluorescence microscopy techniques made it possible to detect directly and quantitatively the action of various components within living cells.  Interactions between molecules, physical deformation of molecules, production rate, and other molecular functions can be measured in real time, reviling new aspects of live-cells functioning.  

                                       

                                      Jonah Waissman

                                      Jonah Waissman
                                      Dr.
                                      Jonah
                                      Waissman
                                      The Racah Institute of Physics, Faculty Of Science
                                      jonah.waissman@mail.huji.ac.il

                                      Brief Summary of research: 

                                      The research focuses on the measurement of heat flow, or thermal transport, in low-dimensional materials. Low-dimensional materials, like 2D atomic layers such as graphene, or 1D channels such as carbon nanotubes, have a wide variety of physical behaviors of fundamental interest and with promise for future applications in efficient nanoelectronics, flexible electronics, high-performance thermoelectrics, quantum sensing, and more. Thermal transport can reveal many exotic phenomena since it is sensitive to any emergent degree of freedom regardless of electrical charge. Heat is also one of the key bottlenecks for modern processor performance, leading to frequency throttling and safety issues, but measuring the electronic heat generated in nanoscale devices is a long-standing challenge.

                                       

                                      Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

                                      I developed a new kind of thermal transport measurement called nonlocal noise thermometry with graphene thermometers. Using high-bandwidth microwave-frequency measurements of electronic noise, the electronic temperature of graphene can be measured. By placing multiple contacts along a specific geometry, and measuring the nonlocal noise at different pairs of terminals with a novel differential noise measurement circuit, we can measure the temperature at different locations in a multiterminal device. Using the ability of graphene to easily interface easily with many low-dimensional materials, I used this to measure electronic thermal transport properties of 2D hydrodynamic electrons, 1D electrons in carbon nanotubes, and even 0D, localized electron heat transport. Furthermore, I showed that this approach is sensitive to the heat carried in insulating materials, like spin waves in a 2D magnetic insulator, and neutral modes of a 3D spin liquid candidate material. My research depends on high-quality nanofabrication, which is crucial to the creation of these low-dimensional material-based devices. Typical processes include reactive ion etching, electron beam lithography, and thermal evaporation, as well as photolithography and sputtering.

                                      Haitham Amal

                                      Haitham Amal
                                      Dr.
                                      Haitham
                                      Amal
                                      School of Pharmacy - Institute for Drug Research
                                      +972-2-6758683
                                      haitham.amal@mail.huji.ac.il

                                      Brief Summary of research: 

                                      In the field of omics technology, my group use nano-LC system combined with mass spec to identify posttranslational modifications (PTMs) such as S-nitrosylation and phosphorylation in order to provide critical information on the cellular state and cell signaling. The ultimate goal is to develop nano-based drug delivery systems to treat autism spectrum disorder, Alzheimer's disease, and other neurological disorders. The Amal combines biochemical, omics, bioinformatics, pharmacological, and behavioral tools to reach their ultimate goals
                                      Throughout my Ph.D. studies, we developed novel technology-based nano-sensors for building algorithms for disease diagnosis via exhaled breath. We designed analyzer devices from fabricated nanomaterial-based sensor arrays that were evaluated in 14 hospitals worldwide and developed analytical chemistry techniques for the detection of biomarkers for 17 different diseases

                                      Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

                                      Throughout my scientific career and together with other scientists, we developed novel technology-based nano-sensors for building algorithms for disease diagnosis via exhaled breath. We designed analyzer devices from fabricated nanomaterial-based sensor arrays that were evaluated in 14 hospitals worldwide and developed analytical chemistry techniques for the detection of biomarkers for 17 different diseases. I published 12 papers in this field

                                      In the field of proteomics, my group use nano-LC system combined with mass spec to identify posttranslational modifications (PTMs) such as S-nitrosylation and phosphorylation in order to provide critical information on the cellular state and cell signaling. Our approach will lead to the discovery of drug targets. The ultimate goal is to develop nano-based drug delivery to treat autism spectrum disorder, Alzheimer's disease, and other neurological disorders. I published 8 papers in this field

                                      Chezy Barenholz

                                      Chezy Barenholz
                                      Prof.
                                      Chezy
                                      Barenholz
                                      Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, The Faculty of Medicine
                                      +972-2-6758507
                                      chezyb@ekmd.huji.ac.il

                                      Brief Summary of research: 

                                      Development of Liposomes based nano-drugs and lipid biophysics.

                                      Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

                                      Development of liposomes based nano-drugs for the treatment of cancer, diseases that involves inflammation and auto-immune diseases, bacterial infection, osteoarthritis and toxicology of nano-particles (mainly liposomes).

                                       

                                       

                                      Ayal Ben-Zvi

                                      Ayal Ben Zvi 2
                                      Dr.
                                      Ayal
                                      Ben-Zvi
                                      Department of Developmental Biology and Cancer Research, The Institute for Medical Research Israel-Canada, Faculty of Medicine
                                      ayalb@ekmd.huji.ac.il

                                      Brief Summary of research: 

                                      Neuro-Vascular research focused on the molecular and cellular aberrations of the Blood Brain Barrier (BBB) in central nervous system (CNS) pathologies. We also study the differentiation processes of BBB endothelial cells during embryonic development.

                                      Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

                                       

                                      BBB research.
                                       

                                       

                                      Raphael Isaac Benhamou

                                      Raphael Isaac Benhamou
                                      Dr.
                                      Raphael
                                      Isaac
                                      Benhamou
                                      School of Pharmacy - Institute for Drug Research
                                      +972-2-6758620
                                      raphael.benhamou@mail.huji.ac.il

                                      Brief Summary of research: 

                                      Our research laboratory is focused on the emerging role of RNA as a target at the interface between chemical biology, medicinal chemistry, and molecular/cellular biology. We are using organic chemistry as a tool to answer fundamental questions in RNA-biology. The goal of our research is to synthesize and evaluate small molecules that bind to and alter function of specific RNA motifs in disease cellular models. These small molecules are used as probes to study and interrogate RNA complexes or as drugs to alleviate disease-associated characteristics. Importantly, our research is applicable to most of the pathologies from genetic diseases such as cancer to infectious diseases such as viral and bacterial infections.

                                      Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

                                      Our lab research resides in the broad field of chemical biology. This field includes various areas of research such as organic/combinatorial chemistry, medicinal chemistry, structural biology, biochemistry, cell biology, microbiology, molecular biology… Notably, most of the research is done within the walls of our lab where biological and chemical infrastructures coexist. Our chemical biology lab is equipped with state-of-the-art equipment that contributes to the development of novel chemical approaches to drug disease-related RNA complexes.

                                       

                                      Simon Benita

                                      Simon Benita
                                      Prof.
                                      Simon
                                      Benita
                                      School of Pharmacy, Institute for Drug Research
                                      +972-2-6758668
                                      simonb@ekmd.huji.ac.il

                                      Brief Summary of research: 

                                      Polymeric Nanocarriers for Drug Targeting and Improved Drug Delivery.

                                      Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

                                      • Enhanced percutaneous permeation of poorly permeating drugs by means of lipid and polymeric nanocarriers
                                      • Targeted delivery of chemotherapeutic drugs to specific cancerous cells using nanoparticles conjugated to monoclonal antibodies for decreased toxicity, enhanced drug-cell penetration and performance.
                                      • Various formulations of natural and synthetic cannabinoids  are being investigated in original self-nanoemulsifying formulations , nanoparticles , nanocapsules ,  some of them embedded in Microparticles for improved oral bioavailability of these poorly absorbed compounds.
                                      • Oxaliplatin palmitate acetate, a novel Pt(IV) chemical entity,  derived from Oxaliplatin  is more lipophilic than OXA  and exhibits a quick clearance rate  from the blood circulation.  Its  systemic prolonged exposure  needs to be  investigated using   nano-delivery systems  to reach better efficacy and safety profile . 
                                      • Design of Nanoemulsions and Nanoparticles for improved  ocular drug delivery.
                                         

                                       

                                       

                                      Ofra Benny

                                      Ofra  Benny
                                      Prof.
                                      Ofra
                                      Benny
                                      School of Pharmacy - Institute of Drug Research, Faculty of Medicine
                                      Consultant of the Drug Research track, Head of the committee
                                      +972-2-6757268
                                      ofra.benny@mail.huji.ac.il

                                      Brief Summary of research: 

                                      Developing novel therapies and drug-delivery systems based on nanotechnology and functional biomaterials.

                                      Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology: 

                                      Nanoparticles; nanomaterials; 3D printing; responsive drug delivery; microfluidics; organ on chip; biodegradable polymer

                                      Galia Blum

                                      galia blum
                                      Prof.
                                      Galia
                                      Blum
                                      School of Pharmacy - Institute for Drug Research, Faculty of Medicine
                                      +972-2-6758682
                                      galiabl@ekmd.huji.ac.il

                                      Brief Summary of research: 

                                      Research in the Blum lab is diverse and multidisciplinary, where we use a combination of organic chemistry and biochemical methodologies. One area of our research focuses on proteases which are enzymes that cleave proteins. 

                                      Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

                                      Nano imaging materials.
                                       

                                         

                                        Avi Domb

                                        Avi Domb
                                        Prof.
                                        Avi
                                        Domb
                                        School of Pharmacy - Institute for Drug Research
                                        +972-2-6757504
                                        avid@ekmd.huji.ac.il

                                        Brief Summary of research:

                                        Polymers play a vital role in the world of medicine. In our lab, we focus on the development of new polymers and formulations thereof to be used in enhanced and novel therapies. Our current focus is on the development of injectable biopolymers extended delivery of anticancer and antibiotic drugs, anti-depressants, cannabinoid formulations and stability, gene delivery, tissue engineering scaffolds, antimicrobial polymers and small molecules, agriculture and cosmetic  applications of controlled release, oral delivery of insoluble drugs, novel antimicrobials, oral delivery of proteins, forensic science and much more.

                                        Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

                                        • Improved bioavailability of drugs using lipid nanoparticles
                                        • Surface crystallization of drugs
                                        • Antimicrobial nanoparticles
                                        • Gene delivery using cationic polysaccharide nano-complexes
                                           

                                         

                                        Sara Eyal

                                        sra eyal
                                        Prof.
                                        Sara
                                        Eyal
                                        School of Pharmacy, Institute for Drug Research
                                        +972-2-6758667
                                        sarae@ekmd.huji.ac.il

                                        Brief Summary of research: 

                                        Our research is aimed at better understanding of the factors that affect drug distribution across the blood-brain barrier (BBB), introducing novel markers for studying molecular changes at the BBB itself and developing delivery systems which would be able to overcome the anatomical and functional barriers to the CNS. In particular, we focus on identification and targeting epileptogenic brain tissue. 

                                        Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

                                        Improving treatment of epilepsy using nanotechnologies.

                                         

                                        Dan Gazit

                                        Dan Gazit
                                        Prof.
                                        Dan
                                        Gazit
                                        Faculty of Dental Medicine, Faculty of Medicine
                                        danga@ekmd.huji.ac.il

                                        Brief Summary of research: 

                                        Our mission is to investigate the use of stem cell and gene therapies for skeletal tissue regeneration and to translate these technologies to clinical practice.

                                        Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

                                        Gene therapy.
                                         

                                        Gershon Golomb

                                        gershon golomb
                                        Prof.
                                        Gershon
                                        Golomb
                                        School of Pharmacy - Institute for Drug Research, Faculty of Medicine
                                        +972-2-6758658
                                        gershong@ekmd.huji.ac.il

                                        Brief Summary of research: 

                                        Targeting of nanoparticles containing cannabinoids/endocannabinoids to specific organs/tissues, and studying their effect on monocytes/macrophages.

                                        Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

                                        Nanoparticles of Drugs/siRNA/Imaging agents.

                                         

                                           

                                           

                                            Amnon Hoffman

                                            Amnon Hoffman
                                            Prof.
                                            Amnon
                                            Hoffman
                                            Institute of Drug Research, School of Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine
                                            +972-2-6757014
                                            amnonh@ekmd.huji.ac.il

                                            Brief Summary of research: 

                                            The main theme of our lab is to optimize drug therapy according to pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics principles. This is based on both clinical and preclinical investigations, with special interests in the biological aspects of drug delivery systems.

                                            Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

                                            Mechanobiology of oocytes and embryos.
                                             

                                            Philip Lazarovici

                                            Philip lazarovici
                                            Prof.
                                            Philip
                                            Lazarovici
                                            School of Pharmacy, Institute for Drug Research
                                            +97-2-26758729
                                            philipl@ekmd.huji.ac.il

                                            Brief Summary of research: 

                                            We are investigating neuronal and non-neuronal pharmacological activities of nerve growth factor (NGF), focusing on the role of its receptors trkA, p75NTR and α9β1-integrin and their signaling in neuroprotection, angiogenesis and neural tumor development. We are isolating and characterizing from Israeli scorpions and snake venoms unique toxins which may serve as lead compounds towards novel drug development. We are collaborating with medicinal chemists from our institute in preclinical research aimed to develop novel polymers for regenerative medicine as well as new drugs for neurological disorders. Intensive efforts are dedicated towards cell therapy of neurological disorders using human umbilical cord stem cells.

                                            Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

                                            Nanofibers wound healing neural engineering stem cells nanocarriers.
                                             

                                               

                                              Katy Margulis

                                              Katy Margulis
                                              Dr.
                                              Katy
                                              Margulis
                                              School of Pharmacy - Institute for Drug Research
                                              katy.margulis@mail.huji.ac.il

                                              Brief Summary of research

                                                Focus on the design of innovative drug-delivery systems and employing advanced mass spectrometry imaging technologies to address fundamental questions in medicine. 

                                                Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

                                                Developing methods for modifying basic physicochemical properties of drugs in order to assign desired characteristics to the final dosage form.

                                                Abraham Rubinstein

                                                Abraham Rubinstein
                                                Prof.
                                                Abraham
                                                Rubinstein
                                                School of Pharmacy, Institute for Drug Research, The Faculty of Medicine
                                                +972-2-6758603
                                                avrir@ekmd.huji.ac.il

                                                Brief Summary of research: 

                                                Research interests are focused on site-specific therapy and real-time diagnostics of inflammation and malignant processes in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. 

                                                 


                                                 

                                                Taw​feeq Shekh-Ahmad

                                                Taweffeq shekh-ahmad
                                                Dr.
                                                Taw​feeq
                                                Shekh-Ahmad
                                                School of Pharmacy, Institute for Drug Research
                                                +972-2-6757227
                                                Tawfeeq.Shekh-Ahmad@mail.huji.ac.il

                                                Brief Summary of research: 

                                                we investigate the processes and sources that contribute to the generation of free radicals and reactive oxygen species that lead to oxidative stress, and its relation with pathophysiological functions in CNS disorders, mainly in epileptogenesis (the process by which brain injury leads to chronic epilepsy) and established epilepsy. We aim to develop antioxidant therapies centered around the multiple neuroprotective effects of the nuclear factor erythroid 2-related factor 2 (Nrf2), described as the "master regulator" of the anti-oxidant response. In addition, we study novel gene therapy approaches that will be implemented in different rodent models, target genes and genetic approaches, to develop antioxidant gene therapy for targeting oxidative stress in CNS diseases.

                                                 

                                                Yossi Tam

                                                Yossi Tam
                                                Prof.
                                                Yossi
                                                Tam
                                                School of Pharmacy, Institute for Drug Research
                                                +972-2-675-7645
                                                yossi.tam@mail.huji.ac.il

                                                Brief Summary of research: 

                                                Our lab is focused on uncovering the involvement of the endocannabinoid system in the pathogenesis of obesity and its metabolic complications, with therapeutic prospects for the development of an effective drug therapy.  

                                                Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

                                                • Nanoparticles for peripheral administration of CB1 receptor blockers
                                                • Tissue (Cell and Organelle) targeted of cannabinoid drugs for the treatment of fatty liver and chronic kidney diseases

                                                Gali Umschweif-Nevo

                                                Gali Nevo
                                                Dr.
                                                Gali
                                                Umschweif-Nevo
                                                School of Pharmacy Faculty of Medicine
                                                +972-2-6757025
                                                gali.umschweif@mail.huji.ac.il

                                                Brief Summary of research: 

                                                Our group is interested in the structural and synaptic changes induced by depression and antidepressants. We focus on Neurensin-2, a recently identified depression-mediating protein that is also regulated by antidepressants. 

                                                Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:
                                                The expression of Neurensin-2 remarkedly regulates the neuronal function and emotional behavior, possibly by synapse morphology alterations.
                                                By applying electron microscopy imaging approaches, we aim to elucidate dynamic changes in the neuronal nanostructure after stress, treatment with antidepressants, and altered Neurensin-2 expression.

                                                Zvi Yaari

                                                Dr. Zvi Yaari
                                                Dr.
                                                Zvi
                                                Yaari
                                                School of Pharmacy - Institute of Drug Research, The Faculty of Medicine
                                                zvi.yaari@mail.huji.ac.il

                                                Developing optical nanosensors based on single-walled carbon nanotubes and drug-delivery platforms based on lipid nanoparticles to detect, monitor, and treat inflammatory-based diseases.

                                                Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:
                                                Nanosensors; carbon nanotubes; near-infrared spectroscopy; in vivo imaging nanoprobes; nanomaterials; nanoparticles; liposomes

                                                Eylon Yavin

                                                Eylon Yavin
                                                Prof.
                                                Eylon
                                                Yavin
                                                School of Pharmacy, The Faculty of Medicine
                                                eylony@ekmd.huji.ac.il

                                                Brief Summary of research: 

                                                Our laboratory focuses on the design and synthesis of PNAs as diagnostic and therapeutic molecules.

                                                Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

                                                Drug delivery.

                                                  Raed Abu-Reziq

                                                  Raed Abu-Reziq
                                                  Prof.
                                                  Raed
                                                  Abu-Reziq
                                                  Institute of Chemistry, Faculty of Science
                                                  Area of Specialization: HR TEM F20, E-SEM, HR-SEM, XHR-SEM, STA
                                                  +972-2-6586097
                                                  Raed.Abu-Reziq@mail.huji.ac.il

                                                  Brief Summary of research: 

                                                  Design and construction of nano-catalytic systems; polymeric and inorganic micro-and nanoreactors; sol-gel based methods for micro-and nanoencapsulations.

                                                  Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

                                                  • Catalytic nano- and microreactors
                                                  • Magnetically separable nanocatalysts
                                                  • Catalytic periodic mesoporous organosilica (PMO) nanospheres
                                                  • Particulate ionic liquids, deep eutectic solvents and PEGs
                                                  • Smart nanosystems for the slow-release of pheromones

                                                  Aharon Agranat

                                                  Aharon Agranat
                                                  Prof.
                                                  Aharon
                                                  Agranat
                                                  Director of the Brojde Center for Innovative Engineering and Computer Science
                                                  The N. Jaller Professor of Applied Science
                                                  +972-2-6584710
                                                  agranat@savion.huji.ac.il

                                                  Brief Summary of research: 

                                                  Ronny Agranat's research is aimed towards the creation of generic methods, devices, and materials to be used in novel computing, communication, and sensing schemes and architectures.

                                                  Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology: 

                                                  Haitham Amal

                                                  Haitham Amal
                                                  Dr.
                                                  Haitham
                                                  Amal
                                                  School of Pharmacy - Institute for Drug Research
                                                  +972-2-6758683
                                                  haitham.amal@mail.huji.ac.il

                                                  Brief Summary of research: 

                                                  In the field of omics technology, my group use nano-LC system combined with mass spec to identify posttranslational modifications (PTMs) such as S-nitrosylation and phosphorylation in order to provide critical information on the cellular state and cell signaling. The ultimate goal is to develop nano-based drug delivery systems to treat autism spectrum disorder, Alzheimer's disease, and other neurological disorders. The Amal combines biochemical, omics, bioinformatics, pharmacological, and behavioral tools to reach their ultimate goals
                                                  Throughout my Ph.D. studies, we developed novel technology-based nano-sensors for building algorithms for disease diagnosis via exhaled breath. We designed analyzer devices from fabricated nanomaterial-based sensor arrays that were evaluated in 14 hospitals worldwide and developed analytical chemistry techniques for the detection of biomarkers for 17 different diseases

                                                  Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

                                                  Throughout my scientific career and together with other scientists, we developed novel technology-based nano-sensors for building algorithms for disease diagnosis via exhaled breath. We designed analyzer devices from fabricated nanomaterial-based sensor arrays that were evaluated in 14 hospitals worldwide and developed analytical chemistry techniques for the detection of biomarkers for 17 different diseases. I published 12 papers in this field

                                                  In the field of proteomics, my group use nano-LC system combined with mass spec to identify posttranslational modifications (PTMs) such as S-nitrosylation and phosphorylation in order to provide critical information on the cellular state and cell signaling. Our approach will lead to the discovery of drug targets. The ultimate goal is to develop nano-based drug delivery to treat autism spectrum disorder, Alzheimer's disease, and other neurological disorders. I published 8 papers in this field

                                                  Yonathan Anahory

                                                  Yonathan Anahory
                                                  Dr.
                                                  Yonathan
                                                  Anahory
                                                  The Racah Institute of Physics, Faculty Of Science
                                                  Danciger B Build., room 223
                                                  +972-2-6585849
                                                  yonathan.anahory@mail.huji.ac.il

                                                  Brief Summary of research: 

                                                  Our group focuses on nanoscale thermal and magnetic imaging using scanning SQUID-on-tip microscopy. We are interested in molecular magnetism and superconductivity.

                                                  Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

                                                  Scanning SQUID microscopy at the nanoscale.


                                                   

                                                     

                                                    Yinon Ashkenazy

                                                    Yinon Ashkenazy
                                                    Prof.
                                                    Yinon
                                                    Ashkenazy
                                                    The Racah Institute of Physics' Faculty Of Science
                                                    Popick Build., room 130
                                                    +972-2-6585178
                                                    yinon.ash@mail.huji.ac.il

                                                    Brief Summary of research: 

                                                    Physical mechanism controlling material behavior, specifically in driven system. I work on phase transitions, response to external load (stress and irradiaiton) and other strong drive conditions. My work includes theoretical and computaitonal modeling of response to external load as well as kinetics and thermodynamics modeling.

                                                    Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

                                                    Nano-plasticity, mechanisms controlling response of metallic nano-structures to external drive.
                                                     

                                                       

                                                       

                                                      Michael Assaf

                                                      michael assaf
                                                      Prof.
                                                      Michael
                                                      Assaf
                                                      The Racah Institute of Physics, Faculty Of Science
                                                      Popick Build., room 116
                                                      +972-2-6584593
                                                      assaf@phys.huji.ac.il

                                                      Brief Summary of research: 

                                                      • Stochastic gene regulation under environmental noise
                                                      • Population dynamics on static and time-varying complex networks

                                                      Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

                                                      Gene regulatory networks, Mathematical models of microbial evolution.

                                                       

                                                         

                                                         

                                                          Micha Asscher

                                                          micha asscher
                                                          Prof.
                                                          Micha
                                                          Asscher
                                                          Institute of Chemistry, Faculty of Science
                                                          Los Angeles Bulid., room 31
                                                          +972-2-6585742
                                                          Micha.Asscher@mail.huji.ac.il

                                                          Brief Summary of research: 

                                                          • Laser Pattering and lithography
                                                          • Collision induced processes
                                                          • Clusters characterisation and catalysis
                                                          • Photo-catalysis of cage molecules
                                                          • Reactiviry of porous silica

                                                          Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology: 

                                                          Model Heterogeneous catalysis over metallic nanoclusters, Plasmonic photocatalysis, Charged amorphous solid water nano-films as model for interstellar medium conditions.
                                                           

                                                           

                                                           

                                                          David Avnir

                                                          David Avnir
                                                          Prof.
                                                          David
                                                          Avnir
                                                          Institute of Chemistry, Faculty of science
                                                          Alberman Build., room 10
                                                          +972-2-6585332
                                                          david.avnir@mail.huji.ac.il

                                                          Brief Summary of research: 

                                                          • Molecularly doped metals
                                                          • The Measurement of Symmetry and Chirality: Concepts and applications
                                                          • Sol-Gel Materials: Entrapment of Organic and Bioorganic Molecules
                                                          • Fractal Geometry in Chemistry and Physics
                                                          • Chemically Driven Hydrodynamic Instabilities

                                                          Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

                                                          Nanoporosity, nanocrystals, nanohybrid materials.

                                                          Isaac Balberg

                                                          Prof. Isaac Balberg
                                                          Prof.
                                                          Isaac
                                                          Balberg
                                                          The Racah Institute of Physics, Faculty Of Science
                                                          Levin Build., room 106
                                                          +972-2-6585680
                                                          balberg@mail.huji.ac.il

                                                          Brief Summary of research: 

                                                             

                                                             

                                                              Uri Banin

                                                              Uri  Banin
                                                              Prof.
                                                              Uri
                                                              Banin
                                                              Institute of Chemistry, Faculty of science
                                                              +972-2-6584515
                                                              uri.banin@mail.huji.ac.il

                                                              Brief Summary of research: 

                                                              Chemistry, physics and application of nanocrystals. A special focus is given to semiconductor nanocrystals and to hybrid metal-semiconductor nanoparticles.

                                                              Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology: 

                                                              • Science and Technology of Nanocrystals: 
                                                              • Synthesis and characterization of novel nanocrystals systems
                                                              • Optical and electronic properties of nanocrystals
                                                              • Single Particle Microscopy & Spectroscopy
                                                              • Deciphering the nanocrystals surface
                                                              • Photocatalysis
                                                              • 3D and 2d printing with nanocrystals
                                                              • Doped NCs for Printed electronics
                                                              • Bio-medical application with nanocrystals

                                                              Nir Bar-Gill

                                                              Nir BAr- Gill
                                                              Prof.
                                                              Nir
                                                              Bar-Gill
                                                              Department of Applied Physics, The Racah Institute of Physics, Faculty of science
                                                              Bergman Build., room 214
                                                              +972-2-6584441
                                                              bargill@phys.huji.ac.il

                                                              Brief Summary of research: 

                                                              Our research focuses on addressing and manipulating isolated quantum systems, with the following goals:

                                                              • Studying fundamental quantum physics and quantum information science
                                                              • Using them as building blocks for quantum computing and quantum simulation of many-body systems
                                                              • Devising novel, sensitive nanoscale sensors

                                                              Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

                                                              Nano-sensors (nano-MRI, magnetic sensing), nano-quantum devices (quantum information processing, superconducting structures).
                                                               

                                                                 

                                                                Chezy Barenholz

                                                                Chezy Barenholz
                                                                Prof.
                                                                Chezy
                                                                Barenholz
                                                                Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, The Faculty of Medicine
                                                                +972-2-6758507
                                                                chezyb@ekmd.huji.ac.il

                                                                Brief Summary of research: 

                                                                Development of Liposomes based nano-drugs and lipid biophysics.

                                                                Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

                                                                Development of liposomes based nano-drugs for the treatment of cancer, diseases that involves inflammation and auto-immune diseases, bacterial infection, osteoarthritis and toxicology of nano-particles (mainly liposomes).

                                                                 

                                                                 

                                                                Tsevi Beatus

                                                                Tsevi Beatus
                                                                Dr.
                                                                Tsevi
                                                                Beatus
                                                                The Alexander Silberman Institute of Life Science and the Benin School for Computer Science and Engineering
                                                                Silberman Build., room 236
                                                                +972-2-5494537
                                                                tsevi.beatus@mail.huji.ac.il

                                                                Brief Summary of research: 

                                                                Flying insects can perform a wide range or aerial maneuvers better than any man-made flying device. Some insects can land upside down, change direction in a split of a second and engage prey or mates in mid-air. To achieve such impressive capabilities, insects have evolved unique flight mechanisms, including a control system that exhibits the fastest reflexes in the animal kingdom. Our goal is to understand these flight control mechanisms experimentally and eventually implement them in robotic systems. This challenge involves cutting-edge topics in control theory, fluid dynamics, physiology, neuroscience and robotics.

                                                                Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology: 

                                                                3d printing.
                                                                 

                                                                 

                                                                Rivka Bekenstein

                                                                Dr. Rivka Bekenstein
                                                                Dr.
                                                                Rivka
                                                                Bekenstein
                                                                The Racah Institute of Physics, Faculty Of Science
                                                                rivka.bekenstein@mail.huji.ac.il

                                                                Brief Summary of research: 

                                                                Quantum devices in the nanoscale for quantum information processing:

                                                                We are developing nanophotonic quantum materials that can process quantum information by scattering of light from quantum emitters:

                                                                • Nanophotonics for efficient quantum optics
                                                                • Quantum Information processing with photons
                                                                • Gravity Analogues with nonlinear optics and nanophotonics

                                                                 

                                                                 

                                                                   

                                                                   

                                                                    Shimshon Belkin

                                                                    Shimshon Belkin
                                                                    Prof.
                                                                    Shimshon
                                                                    Belkin
                                                                    The Alexander Silberman Institute of Life Science
                                                                    Silberman Build., room 482
                                                                    +972-2-6585559
                                                                    shimshon.belkin@mail.huji.ac.il

                                                                    Brief Summary of research:

                                                                    Microbial ecology of extreme environments, with a focus on the microbial populations of salt-excreting plants; Microbial water quality; Genetically engineered microbial sensors for environmental monitoring, with an emphasis on toxicity and genotoxicity assessment and on the detection of specific classes of compounds, including trace pharmaceuticals and explosives.

                                                                    Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

                                                                    Whole-cell biosensors.

                                                                     

                                                                      Ayal Ben-Zvi

                                                                      Ayal Ben Zvi 2
                                                                      Dr.
                                                                      Ayal
                                                                      Ben-Zvi
                                                                      Department of Developmental Biology and Cancer Research, The Institute for Medical Research Israel-Canada, Faculty of Medicine
                                                                      ayalb@ekmd.huji.ac.il

                                                                      Brief Summary of research: 

                                                                      Neuro-Vascular research focused on the molecular and cellular aberrations of the Blood Brain Barrier (BBB) in central nervous system (CNS) pathologies. We also study the differentiation processes of BBB endothelial cells during embryonic development.

                                                                      Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

                                                                       

                                                                      BBB research.
                                                                       

                                                                       

                                                                      Raphael Isaac Benhamou

                                                                      Raphael Isaac Benhamou
                                                                      Dr.
                                                                      Raphael
                                                                      Isaac
                                                                      Benhamou
                                                                      School of Pharmacy - Institute for Drug Research
                                                                      +972-2-6758620
                                                                      raphael.benhamou@mail.huji.ac.il

                                                                      Brief Summary of research: 

                                                                      Our research laboratory is focused on the emerging role of RNA as a target at the interface between chemical biology, medicinal chemistry, and molecular/cellular biology. We are using organic chemistry as a tool to answer fundamental questions in RNA-biology. The goal of our research is to synthesize and evaluate small molecules that bind to and alter function of specific RNA motifs in disease cellular models. These small molecules are used as probes to study and interrogate RNA complexes or as drugs to alleviate disease-associated characteristics. Importantly, our research is applicable to most of the pathologies from genetic diseases such as cancer to infectious diseases such as viral and bacterial infections.

                                                                      Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

                                                                      Our lab research resides in the broad field of chemical biology. This field includes various areas of research such as organic/combinatorial chemistry, medicinal chemistry, structural biology, biochemistry, cell biology, microbiology, molecular biology… Notably, most of the research is done within the walls of our lab where biological and chemical infrastructures coexist. Our chemical biology lab is equipped with state-of-the-art equipment that contributes to the development of novel chemical approaches to drug disease-related RNA complexes.

                                                                       

                                                                      Simon Benita

                                                                      Simon Benita
                                                                      Prof.
                                                                      Simon
                                                                      Benita
                                                                      School of Pharmacy, Institute for Drug Research
                                                                      +972-2-6758668
                                                                      simonb@ekmd.huji.ac.il

                                                                      Brief Summary of research: 

                                                                      Polymeric Nanocarriers for Drug Targeting and Improved Drug Delivery.

                                                                      Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

                                                                      • Enhanced percutaneous permeation of poorly permeating drugs by means of lipid and polymeric nanocarriers
                                                                      • Targeted delivery of chemotherapeutic drugs to specific cancerous cells using nanoparticles conjugated to monoclonal antibodies for decreased toxicity, enhanced drug-cell penetration and performance.
                                                                      • Various formulations of natural and synthetic cannabinoids  are being investigated in original self-nanoemulsifying formulations , nanoparticles , nanocapsules ,  some of them embedded in Microparticles for improved oral bioavailability of these poorly absorbed compounds.
                                                                      • Oxaliplatin palmitate acetate, a novel Pt(IV) chemical entity,  derived from Oxaliplatin  is more lipophilic than OXA  and exhibits a quick clearance rate  from the blood circulation.  Its  systemic prolonged exposure  needs to be  investigated using   nano-delivery systems  to reach better efficacy and safety profile . 
                                                                      • Design of Nanoemulsions and Nanoparticles for improved  ocular drug delivery.
                                                                         

                                                                       

                                                                       

                                                                      Ofra Benny

                                                                      Ofra  Benny
                                                                      Prof.
                                                                      Ofra
                                                                      Benny
                                                                      School of Pharmacy - Institute of Drug Research, Faculty of Medicine
                                                                      Consultant of the Drug Research track, Head of the committee
                                                                      +972-2-6757268
                                                                      ofra.benny@mail.huji.ac.il

                                                                      Brief Summary of research: 

                                                                      Developing novel therapies and drug-delivery systems based on nanotechnology and functional biomaterials.

                                                                      Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology: 

                                                                      Nanoparticles; nanomaterials; 3D printing; responsive drug delivery; microfluidics; organ on chip; biodegradable polymer

                                                                      Galia Blum

                                                                      galia blum
                                                                      Prof.
                                                                      Galia
                                                                      Blum
                                                                      School of Pharmacy - Institute for Drug Research, Faculty of Medicine
                                                                      +972-2-6758682
                                                                      galiabl@ekmd.huji.ac.il

                                                                      Brief Summary of research: 

                                                                      Research in the Blum lab is diverse and multidisciplinary, where we use a combination of organic chemistry and biochemical methodologies. One area of our research focuses on proteases which are enzymes that cleave proteins. 

                                                                      Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

                                                                      Nano imaging materials.
                                                                       

                                                                         

                                                                        Ido Braslavsky

                                                                        Ido br
                                                                        Prof.
                                                                        Ido
                                                                        Braslavsky
                                                                        Institute of Biochemistry, Food Science, and Nutrition, The Robert H Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment
                                                                        +972-8-9489385
                                                                        ido.braslavsky@mail.huji.ac.il

                                                                        Brief Summary of research: 

                                                                        Research interests include ice-binding proteins investigation with fluorescence microscopy and microfluidic devices, cryobiology, freeze casting for porous materials, and food structure.

                                                                        Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

                                                                        Ice binding proteins and their interaction with ice crystals, 3D printing of food materials, Cryopreservation. 
                                                                         

                                                                         

                                                                        Yaron Bromberg

                                                                        Prof. Yaron Bromberg
                                                                        Prof.
                                                                        Yaron
                                                                        Bromberg
                                                                        The Racah Institute of Physics, Faculty Of Science
                                                                        Danciger B Bldg. Room 123
                                                                        972-2-6584614
                                                                        yaron.bromberg@mail.huji.ac.il

                                                                        Brief Summary of research: 

                                                                         

                                                                         

                                                                           

                                                                           

                                                                            Amnon Buxboim

                                                                            Amnon Buxboim
                                                                            Dr.
                                                                            Amnon
                                                                            Buxboim
                                                                            The Alexander Silberman Institute of Life Science
                                                                            +972-2-6585951
                                                                            amnon.buxboim@mail.huji.ac.il

                                                                            Brief Summary of research: 

                                                                            Our group is studying how mechanobiological inputs direct cell-fate decision-making by integrating state-of-the-art single-cell genomics, microrheology, and deep learning AI. We focus on the mechanobiology of preimplantation embryo development, stem cell differentiation, inflammation, and nucleus mechanotransduction.

                                                                            Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

                                                                            Mechanobiology of oocytes and embryos.

                                                                            Amir Capua

                                                                            Amir Capua
                                                                            Dr.
                                                                            Amir
                                                                            Capua
                                                                            Department of Applied Physics, Faculty of Science
                                                                            +972-2-5494896
                                                                            amir.capua@mail.huji.ac.il

                                                                            Brief Summary of research: 

                                                                            "We manipulate electronic spins in atomically engineered devices to overcome the limits of conventional electronics for sensing, processing, and memory applications." 

                                                                            Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

                                                                            Spintronics 

                                                                            Liraz Chai

                                                                            Liraz Chai 1
                                                                            Dr.
                                                                            Liraz
                                                                            Chai
                                                                            Institute of Chemistry, Faculty of Science
                                                                            Los Angeles Build., room 33
                                                                            +972-2-6585305
                                                                            Liraz.Chai@mail.huji.ac.il

                                                                            Brief Summary of research: 

                                                                            Intermolecular interactions that govern extracellular biological processes. The major research topic is bacterial biofilms. 

                                                                            Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

                                                                            Biomineralization, protein aggregation and network formation.

                                                                            Benny Chefetz

                                                                            Benny Chefetz
                                                                            Prof.
                                                                            Benny
                                                                            Chefetz
                                                                            The Robert H Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment
                                                                            +972-8-9489384
                                                                            benny.chefetz@mail.huji.ac.il

                                                                            Brief Summary of research: 

                                                                            Physico-chemical processes of organic pollutants occurring in water, reclaimed wastewater, soils and sediments. An overarching goal is to elucidate physical, chemical and biological processes that influence the fate of organic molecules in the environment with special emphasize on the agricultural environment.

                                                                            Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

                                                                            Environmental Chemistry.


                                                                             

                                                                            Daniel Cohn

                                                                            daniel cohn
                                                                            Prof.
                                                                            Daniel
                                                                            Cohn
                                                                            Institute of Chemistry, Faculty of Science
                                                                            Casali Build., room 210
                                                                            +972-2-6584520
                                                                            danielc@mail.huji.ac.il

                                                                            Brief Summary of research: 

                                                                            • Biodegradable polymers. Design, synthesis and development of new biodegradable polymeric systems.
                                                                            • Tissue engineering. Tailoring of polymers for scaffolding and regeneration of functional human tissue, especially arterial reconstruction.
                                                                            • Plasma surface treatments. Surface modification of polymers by means of polymerization of functionalization under plasma conditions, for biomedical purposes.
                                                                            • Biomedical injectables. Development of novel polymeric systems for in situ generated implants.
                                                                            • Biomedical composites. Fiber reinforced polymers for hard and soft tissue implants and prostheses.

                                                                             

                                                                             

                                                                            Avi Domb

                                                                            Avi Domb
                                                                            Prof.
                                                                            Avi
                                                                            Domb
                                                                            School of Pharmacy - Institute for Drug Research
                                                                            +972-2-6757504
                                                                            avid@ekmd.huji.ac.il

                                                                            Brief Summary of research:

                                                                            Polymers play a vital role in the world of medicine. In our lab, we focus on the development of new polymers and formulations thereof to be used in enhanced and novel therapies. Our current focus is on the development of injectable biopolymers extended delivery of anticancer and antibiotic drugs, anti-depressants, cannabinoid formulations and stability, gene delivery, tissue engineering scaffolds, antimicrobial polymers and small molecules, agriculture and cosmetic  applications of controlled release, oral delivery of insoluble drugs, novel antimicrobials, oral delivery of proteins, forensic science and much more.

                                                                            Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

                                                                            • Improved bioavailability of drugs using lipid nanoparticles
                                                                            • Surface crystallization of drugs
                                                                            • Antimicrobial nanoparticles
                                                                            • Gene delivery using cationic polysaccharide nano-complexes
                                                                               

                                                                             

                                                                            Hagai Eisenberg

                                                                            hagai eisenberg
                                                                            Prof.
                                                                            Hagai
                                                                            Eisenberg
                                                                            The Racah Institute of Physics, Faculty of Sciene
                                                                            Marks Build., room 104
                                                                            +972-2-6585228
                                                                            hagai.eisenberg@huji.ac.il

                                                                            Brief Summary of research: 

                                                                            Quantum optics with multi-photon states and the precision of optical measurements.

                                                                            Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

                                                                            • Quantum limited resolution of measurements
                                                                            • A single photon on-demand source using a surface wave plasmonic collimator

                                                                             

                                                                            Rivka Elbaum

                                                                            Rivka Elbaum
                                                                            Prof.
                                                                            Rivka
                                                                            Elbaum
                                                                            The RH Smith Institute for Plant Sciences and Genetics in Agriculture, The Faculty of Agriculture,
                                                                            Build. A, room 2118, Rehovot campus
                                                                            +972-8-9489335
                                                                            rivka.elbaum@mail.huji.ac.il

                                                                            Brief Summary of research: 

                                                                            We study the nano and micro structure, and the chemical composition of plant tissues. We work mainly in two directions:

                                                                            • Hygroscopic movement in seed dispersal
                                                                            • The roles of silicon oxide in plant physiology.

                                                                            Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

                                                                            • BIOMINERALIZATION: Production of  bio-silica by plants
                                                                            • HYGROSCOPIC MOVEMENT: Cellulose-based structure creating movement under changes of the ambient humidity

                                                                             

                                                                            Simon Emmanuel

                                                                            simon emmanuel
                                                                            Prof.
                                                                            Simon
                                                                            Emmanuel
                                                                            logo Institute of Earth Sciences The Fredy & Nadine Herrmann
                                                                            +972-2-6586875
                                                                            swemmanuel@gmail.com

                                                                            Brief Summary of research: 

                                                                            Our group studies nano-scale geological processes central to hydrology and the oil and gas industry. We use a diverse array of methods, combining cutting edge lab technology, state-of-the-art modeling, and field work.

                                                                            Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

                                                                            Water-rock interaction, Environmental geochemistry.
                                                                             

                                                                             

                                                                            Lioz Etgar

                                                                            Lioz Etgar
                                                                            Prof.
                                                                            Lioz
                                                                            Etgar
                                                                            Institute of Chemistry, Faculty of Science
                                                                            Los Angeles Build., room 37
                                                                            +972-2-6585325
                                                                            lioz.etgar@mail.huji.ac.il

                                                                            Brief Summary of research: 

                                                                            The research in focuses on the development of radically new nanostructures and molecular materials for the production of innovative solar cells, third generation solar cells.

                                                                            Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology: 

                                                                            • Thin film
                                                                            • nanoparticles
                                                                               

                                                                             

                                                                            Sara Eyal

                                                                            sra eyal
                                                                            Prof.
                                                                            Sara
                                                                            Eyal
                                                                            School of Pharmacy, Institute for Drug Research
                                                                            +972-2-6758667
                                                                            sarae@ekmd.huji.ac.il

                                                                            Brief Summary of research: 

                                                                            Our research is aimed at better understanding of the factors that affect drug distribution across the blood-brain barrier (BBB), introducing novel markers for studying molecular changes at the BBB itself and developing delivery systems which would be able to overcome the anatomical and functional barriers to the CNS. In particular, we focus on identification and targeting epileptogenic brain tissue. 

                                                                            Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

                                                                            Improving treatment of epilepsy using nanotechnologies.

                                                                             

                                                                            Yuri Feldman

                                                                            Yuri Feldman
                                                                            Prof.
                                                                            Yuri
                                                                            Feldman
                                                                            Department of Applied Physics, Faculty of Science
                                                                            Bergman Build., room 215
                                                                            +972-2-6586187
                                                                            yurif@mail.huji.ac.il

                                                                            Brief Summary of research: 

                                                                            The research interests of my laboratory are centred on the area of soft condensed matter physics for investigation of the structure, dynamics, and macroscopic behaviour of complex systems. (CS). CS is a very broad and general class of materials, which include associated liquids, polymers, biomolecules, colloids, porous materials and liquid crystals.

                                                                            Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

                                                                            Water in Nano confinement.
                                                                             

                                                                            Israel Felner

                                                                            israel felner
                                                                            Prof.
                                                                            Israel
                                                                            Felner
                                                                            The Racah Institute of Physics, Faculty Of Science
                                                                            Kaplun Build., room 22
                                                                            +972-2-6585752
                                                                            israela@vms.huji.ac.il

                                                                            Brief Summary of research: 

                                                                            Superconductivity and magnetism of amorphous carbon; Fe-As superconductors.

                                                                            Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

                                                                            Search for superconductivity in the YFe2Si2 doped systems

                                                                            Gali (Galit) Fichman

                                                                            Dr. Gali Fichman
                                                                            Dr.
                                                                            Gali (Galit)
                                                                            Fichman
                                                                            The Institute of Biochemistry, Food Science and Nutrition, The Robert H Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment
                                                                            +972-8-9489280
                                                                            gali.fichman@mail.huji.ac.il

                                                                            Brief Summary of research:
                                                                            Research in the Fichman lab is at the intersection of chemical biology, bionanotechnology, and materials science, focusing on functional bioinspired materials for food and healthcare applications. We exploit self-assembling systems to develop advanced biomaterials and characterize them at the nano-, micro-, and macro-scale.

                                                                            Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:
                                                                            Self-assembly | Peptides | Food-gels | Bacteria-material interactions | Antibacterial materials | Drug delivery

                                                                            Moran Frenkel-Pinter

                                                                            Moran Frenkel
                                                                            Dr.
                                                                            Moran
                                                                            Frenkel-Pinter
                                                                            Institute of Chemistry, Faculty of Science
                                                                            +972-2-6585313
                                                                            moran.fp@mail.huji.ac.il

                                                                            Brief Summary of research: 

                                                                            Development of accurate, general and predictive models of molecular complexity is essential to understanding the chemical origins of life and the very basics of current biochemistry.

                                                                            Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

                                                                            The Frenkel-Pinter lab studies evolution of chemical systems (i.e. chemical evolution) and generation of novel polymers with new emergent properties such as structure and function. The Frenkel-Pinter lab is merging concepts from origins-of-life and biotechnology to harness the creative potential of chemical evolution towards development of evolving functional biodegradable polymers for biotechnological applications.

                                                                             

                                                                            Assaf Friedler

                                                                            Assaf Friedler
                                                                            Prof.
                                                                            Assaf
                                                                            Friedler
                                                                            Institute of Chemistry, Faculty of science
                                                                            Philadelphia Build., room 311
                                                                            +972-2-6585746
                                                                            Assaf.Friedler@mail.huji.ac.il

                                                                            Brief Summary of research: 

                                                                            Our group is interested in the quantitative biophysical analysis of protein-protein interactions in health and disease, and the use of the data as a basis for rational drug design. We are looking at biological systems that are affected in disease, such as cancer-related pathways in the cell, or viral infection. 

                                                                            Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

                                                                            Peptide and protein chemistry, medicinal chemistry, nano-bio.

                                                                            Nissim Garti

                                                                            nissim garti
                                                                            Prof.
                                                                            Nissim
                                                                            Garti
                                                                            Institute of Chemistry, Faculty of Science
                                                                            Casali Build., room 359
                                                                            +972-2-6520262
                                                                            garti@mail.huji.ac.il

                                                                            Brief Summary of research: 

                                                                            Novel micellar nanostructures and micellosomes for improved solubilization and delivery of bioactives.

                                                                            Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

                                                                            Novel Micellar Cubic Nanostructures and the Corresponding Micellosomes for Improved Solubilization and Delivery of Bioactives -

                                                                            • Liquid nano-vehicles based on microemulsions and emulsified microemulsions.
                                                                            • Novel nanosized self-assembled liquid vehicles (NSSL technology).
                                                                            • Lyotropic liquid crystals as solubilization for non-soluble bioactives.
                                                                            • Transdermal and transmembrane competitive transport via nano-carriers.
                                                                            • Nutraceuticals and food supplements- structure, mechanisms and bioavailability.
                                                                            • Regioselectivity and interfacial enzymatic reactions.
                                                                            • Development of new and advanced analytical tools for studying structural aspects of nanosized systems such as SAXS, SD-NMR, Cryo-TEM, Dielectric Spectroscopy, DSC, rheology, EPR, NMR-chromatography.

                                                                             

                                                                            Dan Gazit

                                                                            Dan Gazit
                                                                            Prof.
                                                                            Dan
                                                                            Gazit
                                                                            Faculty of Dental Medicine, Faculty of Medicine
                                                                            danga@ekmd.huji.ac.il

                                                                            Brief Summary of research: 

                                                                            Our mission is to investigate the use of stem cell and gene therapies for skeletal tissue regeneration and to translate these technologies to clinical practice.

                                                                            Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

                                                                            Gene therapy.
                                                                             

                                                                            Ido Braslavsky

                                                                            Ido br
                                                                            Prof.
                                                                            Ido
                                                                            Braslavsky
                                                                            Institute of Biochemistry, Food Science, and Nutrition, The Robert H Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment
                                                                            +972-8-9489385
                                                                            ido.braslavsky@mail.huji.ac.il

                                                                            Brief Summary of research: 

                                                                            Research interests include ice-binding proteins investigation with fluorescence microscopy and microfluidic devices, cryobiology, freeze casting for porous materials, and food structure.

                                                                            Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

                                                                            Ice binding proteins and their interaction with ice crystals, 3D printing of food materials, Cryopreservation. 
                                                                             

                                                                             

                                                                            Benny Chefetz

                                                                            Benny Chefetz
                                                                            Prof.
                                                                            Benny
                                                                            Chefetz
                                                                            The Robert H Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment
                                                                            +972-8-9489384
                                                                            benny.chefetz@mail.huji.ac.il

                                                                            Brief Summary of research: 

                                                                            Physico-chemical processes of organic pollutants occurring in water, reclaimed wastewater, soils and sediments. An overarching goal is to elucidate physical, chemical and biological processes that influence the fate of organic molecules in the environment with special emphasize on the agricultural environment.

                                                                            Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

                                                                            Environmental Chemistry.


                                                                             

                                                                            Rivka Elbaum

                                                                            Rivka Elbaum
                                                                            Prof.
                                                                            Rivka
                                                                            Elbaum
                                                                            The RH Smith Institute for Plant Sciences and Genetics in Agriculture, The Faculty of Agriculture,
                                                                            Build. A, room 2118, Rehovot campus
                                                                            +972-8-9489335
                                                                            rivka.elbaum@mail.huji.ac.il

                                                                            Brief Summary of research: 

                                                                            We study the nano and micro structure, and the chemical composition of plant tissues. We work mainly in two directions:

                                                                            • Hygroscopic movement in seed dispersal
                                                                            • The roles of silicon oxide in plant physiology.

                                                                            Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

                                                                            • BIOMINERALIZATION: Production of  bio-silica by plants
                                                                            • HYGROSCOPIC MOVEMENT: Cellulose-based structure creating movement under changes of the ambient humidity

                                                                             

                                                                            Gali (Galit) Fichman

                                                                            Dr. Gali Fichman
                                                                            Dr.
                                                                            Gali (Galit)
                                                                            Fichman
                                                                            The Institute of Biochemistry, Food Science and Nutrition, The Robert H Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment
                                                                            +972-8-9489280
                                                                            gali.fichman@mail.huji.ac.il

                                                                            Brief Summary of research:
                                                                            Research in the Fichman lab is at the intersection of chemical biology, bionanotechnology, and materials science, focusing on functional bioinspired materials for food and healthcare applications. We exploit self-assembling systems to develop advanced biomaterials and characterize them at the nano-, micro-, and macro-scale.

                                                                            Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:
                                                                            Self-assembly | Peptides | Food-gels | Bacteria-material interactions | Antibacterial materials | Drug delivery

                                                                            Ido Goldstein

                                                                            dr. Ido Goldstein
                                                                            Dr.
                                                                            Ido
                                                                            Goldstein
                                                                            Institute of Biochemistry, Food Science, and Nutrition, The Robert H Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment
                                                                            Fribourg Bldg. Ground floor. Room 23
                                                                            +972-8-9489626
                                                                            ido.goldstein@mail.huji.ac.il

                                                                            Brief Summary of research: 

                                                                            Our lab investigates the response of the body to fasting. The liver is responsible for supplying the body with fuel (glucose and ketone bodies). During fasting, a set of responses are triggered within the liver in order to maintain the supply of energy to the body. This chain of reactions is made possible by thousands of genes being turned “on” and “off”.  If these reactions are not regulated, we are unable to survive fasting for more than a few hours. Conversely, if the liver produces too much fuel, this can lead to the development of diseases such as diabetes, at the root of which lies the excess unregulated production of glucose. Using genomic, metabolic and molecular biology approaches, we study the gene regulatory networks that mediate the liver’s response to fasting. We aim to better understand these networks and how their dysregulation can contribute to obesity and diabetes.

                                                                            Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

                                                                            • In studying transcriptional and chromatin regulation, we focus on the interaction of transcription factors with DNA. The affinity and dynamics of TF-DNA interaction lays at the heart of gene expression regulation. These interactions occur at the nano scale and our lab has optimized methods to characterize, quantify and manipulate TF-DNA interaction in the natural setting of chromatin-wrapped DNA in living cells. 

                                                                            Zvi Hayuka

                                                                            zvi hayuka
                                                                            Dr.
                                                                            Zvi
                                                                            Hayuka
                                                                            Biochemistry, Food Science and Nutrition The Robert H Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment
                                                                            +972-8-9489019
                                                                            zvi.hayouka@mail.huji.ac.il

                                                                            Brief Summary of research: 

                                                                            In my lab we will develop chemical tools to inhibit microbial or fungal growth in food. The interdisciplinary research program will combine food science, peptide chemistry, biochemistry and microbiology toward the design of novel antimicrobial agents for applications in food science.

                                                                            Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

                                                                            Design and synthesis of copper nano-crystal for crop protection.
                                                                             

                                                                            Yael Mishael

                                                                            Yael Mishael
                                                                            Prof.
                                                                            Yael
                                                                            Mishael
                                                                            Soil and Water Sciences, The Robert H Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment
                                                                            Lubell Build., room 3, Rehovot campus
                                                                            +972-8-9489171
                                                                            yael.mishael@mail.huji.ac.il

                                                                            Brief Summary of research: 

                                                                            My scientific interests within the fields of soil chemistry and mineralogy center on colloid and interface phenomena. My approach has been to conduct basic science studies which serve as a basis for environmental application-oriented research.My expertise is modifying clay surfaces to design optimized sorbents which in turn efficiently bind pollutants. The modification is achieved by adsorbing organic molecules as monomers, micelles or polymers on the clay surface. I focus on characterizing these clay composites and studying the interactions within the composite (clay surface and modifiers) and the interactions of pollutants with these composites.

                                                                            Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

                                                                            Colloid assembly, polymer-clay composites.
                                                                             

                                                                             

                                                                            Masha Niv

                                                                            Masha Niv
                                                                            Prof.
                                                                            Masha
                                                                            Niv
                                                                            The Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment
                                                                            +972-8-9489664
                                                                            masha.niv@mail.huji.ac.il

                                                                            Brief Summary of research: 

                                                                            We are intrigued by the sense of taste, and are aiming to understand how bitterness and sweetness are elicited and modified by molecules.

                                                                            Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

                                                                            Peptides, biosensors  for taste(via collaboration).

                                                                               

                                                                              Doron Shkolnik

                                                                              Dr. Doron Shkolnik
                                                                              Dr.
                                                                              Doron
                                                                              Shkolnik
                                                                              The Robert H. Smith Institute of Plant Sciences & Genetics in Agriculture, Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment
                                                                              08-9489317
                                                                              doron.shkolnik@mail.huji.ac.il

                                                                              Brief Summary of research: 

                                                                               

                                                                              Oded Shoseyov

                                                                              oded shoseyov
                                                                              Prof.
                                                                              Oded
                                                                              Shoseyov
                                                                              Plant Sciences and Genetics in Agriculture, The Robert H Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment
                                                                              08-9489084
                                                                              shoseyov@agri.huji.ac.il

                                                                              Brief Summary of research: 

                                                                              Combining plant molecular biology, protein engineering and nano-biotechnology to develop super-performing materials for affordable and sustainable applications.

                                                                              Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

                                                                              • SP1 as a nanopore for ""nanopore sequencing""
                                                                              • Cellulose Nano Crystal films and coating materials
                                                                              • Functional Coatings Comprised of Cellulose Nano Crystals
                                                                              • Strong scaffolds for tissue engineering and regenerated medicine
                                                                              • 3D printed hybrid skin implants

                                                                              Tsevi Beatus

                                                                              Tsevi Beatus
                                                                              Dr.
                                                                              Tsevi
                                                                              Beatus
                                                                              The Alexander Silberman Institute of Life Science and the Benin School for Computer Science and Engineering
                                                                              Silberman Build., room 236
                                                                              +972-2-5494537
                                                                              tsevi.beatus@mail.huji.ac.il

                                                                              Brief Summary of research: 

                                                                              Flying insects can perform a wide range or aerial maneuvers better than any man-made flying device. Some insects can land upside down, change direction in a split of a second and engage prey or mates in mid-air. To achieve such impressive capabilities, insects have evolved unique flight mechanisms, including a control system that exhibits the fastest reflexes in the animal kingdom. Our goal is to understand these flight control mechanisms experimentally and eventually implement them in robotic systems. This challenge involves cutting-edge topics in control theory, fluid dynamics, physiology, neuroscience and robotics.

                                                                              Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology: 

                                                                              3d printing.
                                                                               

                                                                               

                                                                              Shimshon Belkin

                                                                              Shimshon Belkin
                                                                              Prof.
                                                                              Shimshon
                                                                              Belkin
                                                                              The Alexander Silberman Institute of Life Science
                                                                              Silberman Build., room 482
                                                                              +972-2-6585559
                                                                              shimshon.belkin@mail.huji.ac.il

                                                                              Brief Summary of research:

                                                                              Microbial ecology of extreme environments, with a focus on the microbial populations of salt-excreting plants; Microbial water quality; Genetically engineered microbial sensors for environmental monitoring, with an emphasis on toxicity and genotoxicity assessment and on the detection of specific classes of compounds, including trace pharmaceuticals and explosives.

                                                                              Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

                                                                              Whole-cell biosensors.

                                                                               

                                                                                Amnon Buxboim

                                                                                Amnon Buxboim
                                                                                Dr.
                                                                                Amnon
                                                                                Buxboim
                                                                                The Alexander Silberman Institute of Life Science
                                                                                +972-2-6585951
                                                                                amnon.buxboim@mail.huji.ac.il

                                                                                Brief Summary of research: 

                                                                                Our group is studying how mechanobiological inputs direct cell-fate decision-making by integrating state-of-the-art single-cell genomics, microrheology, and deep learning AI. We focus on the mechanobiology of preimplantation embryo development, stem cell differentiation, inflammation, and nucleus mechanotransduction.

                                                                                Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

                                                                                Mechanobiology of oocytes and embryos.

                                                                                Nir Kalisman

                                                                                Nir Kalisman
                                                                                Dr.
                                                                                Nir
                                                                                Kalisman
                                                                                Department of Biological Chemistry, The Silberman Institute of Life Sciences
                                                                                Silberman Build., room 451
                                                                                +972-26584487
                                                                                nirka@mail.huji.ac.il

                                                                                Brief Summary of research: 

                                                                                Structural biology of large protein complexes. Mass-spectrometry. Computational structural modeling based on multiple information sources. Protein structure prediction.

                                                                                Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

                                                                                Structural characterization of macro-molecular nano-machines.
                                                                                 

                                                                                Eitan Lerner

                                                                                eitan lerner
                                                                                Dr.
                                                                                Eitan
                                                                                Lerner
                                                                                The Alexander Silberman Institute of Life Science
                                                                                Silberman 1 Build., room 435
                                                                                +972-2-6585457
                                                                                eitan.lerner@mail.huji.ac.il

                                                                                Brief Summary of research: 

                                                                                This laboratory is dedicated to the direct measurement of these characteristics of protein systems one molecule at a time, protein-after-protein. Using these techniques we study the molecular mechanisms leading to bacterial resistance to antibiotic molecules, through structural changes in the bacterial transcription complex. Additionally, we study the mechanisms allowing  the transduction of chemical signals through proteins mechanically, and how they assist in transcriptional regulation in bacteria and in signal transduction in the eukaryotic cell.

                                                                                Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

                                                                                Fabrication of micro & nano fluidic chips.
                                                                                 

                                                                                 

                                                                                Oren Ram

                                                                                Oren Ram
                                                                                Dr.
                                                                                Oren
                                                                                Ram
                                                                                The Alexander Silberman Institute of Life Science
                                                                                Silberman Build., room 611
                                                                                +972-2-6585408
                                                                                oren.ram@mail.huji.ac.il

                                                                                Brief Summary of research: 

                                                                                Our lab focuses on establishing and utilizing cutting edge single cell technologies to probe chromatin and transcriptional output at the single cell level. Our lab integrates optimization of microfluidic devices, molecular and cellular biology and computational biology, to reveal how regulation at the epigenetic level is established, maintained and altered during development. Our mission is to characterize chromatin mechanisms to better understand cellular processes in helath and disease. 

                                                                                Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

                                                                                Microfluidics, single cell technology development.

                                                                                 

                                                                                   

                                                                                   

                                                                                    Dana Reichmann

                                                                                    dana
                                                                                    Prof.
                                                                                    Dana
                                                                                    Reichmann
                                                                                    Dept. of Biological Chemistry, The Alexander Silberman Institute of Life Science
                                                                                    danare@mail.huji.ac.il

                                                                                    Brief Summary of research: 

                                                                                    One of the major focuses in the lab is understanding how cells maintain their “healthy” and complex protein structures during increased oxidation, which is one of the main hallmarks of aging and age-related diseases (e.g., Alzheimer, Parkinson and others). Our overarching goal is to develop a novel technology that will enable us to unravel the mystery of the cellular “redox code” and the way it defines cells and their aging process. To achieve this goal, we utilize and develop an extensive toolbox of technologies which able to quantify changes on cellular and molecular levels. For example, we have developed fluorescence-based sensors, expressed inside cells at different organelles to monitor and quantify precise changes in intracellular oxidation. This allows us to study redox-dependent heterogeneity on a single cell level as well as isolate a subset of cells with pre-defined cellular oxidation for investigation of its proteome and redox-dependent regulation. On a protein level, we have established a toolbox of cutting-edge mass spectrometry technology to map conformational changes in proteins upon interactions and/or oxidation, specifically focusing on structurally challenging proteins, such as large and dynamic protein complexes. These technologies include an automatized, high-resolution platform for conducting Hydrogen/Deuterium exchange coupled with mass spectrometry (HDX-MS), as well as in-vivo and in-vitro crosslinking (XL-MS). Currently, we are the only lab in Israel that the HDX-MS system

                                                                                     

                                                                                    Ruth Sperling

                                                                                    Ruth Sperling
                                                                                    Prof.
                                                                                    Ruth
                                                                                    Sperling
                                                                                    The Alexander Silberman Institute of Life Science
                                                                                    Silberman Build., room 554
                                                                                    +972-2-6585162
                                                                                    r.sperling@mail.huji.ac.il

                                                                                    Brief Summary of research:

                                                                                    Structure and function of the nuclear pre-mRNA processing machine. Pre-mRNA splicing. Pre-mRNA processing. Regulation of gene expression in eukaryotes. Assembly and structural studies of biological systems. Autoantibodies against nuclear RNPs-probes for inflammatory myopathies and RNA processing. Physical biochemistry. Electron microscopy.

                                                                                    Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

                                                                                    Cryo-EM of the endogenous spliceosome.
                                                                                     

                                                                                      Micha E. Spira

                                                                                      micha spira 2
                                                                                      Prof.
                                                                                      Micha
                                                                                      E.
                                                                                      Spira
                                                                                      The Alexander Silberman Institute of Life Science
                                                                                      Silberman Build., room 231
                                                                                      +972-2-6585091
                                                                                      spira@cc.huji.ac.il

                                                                                      Brief Summary of research: 

                                                                                      Development of neuron-electronic hybrid systems.Neural plasticity, a multidisciplinary approach to study the mechanisms underlying short- and long-term neuronal and synaptic remodeling.The cellular, molecular and biophysical mechanisms underlying growth cone formation, navigation of neurites, target recognition, synapse formation and neuronal network construction in development, regeneration and simple forms of learning and memory processes.

                                                                                      Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology: 

                                                                                      • Development and fabrication of  3D microelectrodes arrays  for simultaneous multi-site wireless intracellular recordings  of neurons from freely behaving rats.
                                                                                      • Development of multisite intracellular recordings and stimulation of cultured neurons, myocytes and striated muscle fibers.

                                                                                       

                                                                                      Alon Zaslaver

                                                                                      Alon Zaslaver
                                                                                      Prof.
                                                                                      Alon
                                                                                      Zaslaver
                                                                                      The Alexander Silberman Institute of Life Science
                                                                                      +972-2-6585758
                                                                                      alonzas@mail.huji.ac.il

                                                                                      Brief Summary of research: 

                                                                                      As a Systems Biology lab we combine experiments and theory to understand the design principles of biological networks.

                                                                                      Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

                                                                                      Microfabrication of microfluidic devices.
                                                                                       

                                                                                      Computer Science & Engineering

                                                                                      Tsevi Beatus

                                                                                      Tsevi Beatus
                                                                                      Dr.
                                                                                      Tsevi
                                                                                      Beatus
                                                                                      The Alexander Silberman Institute of Life Science and the Benin School for Computer Science and Engineering
                                                                                      Silberman Build., room 236
                                                                                      +972-2-5494537
                                                                                      tsevi.beatus@mail.huji.ac.il

                                                                                      Brief Summary of research: 

                                                                                      Flying insects can perform a wide range or aerial maneuvers better than any man-made flying device. Some insects can land upside down, change direction in a split of a second and engage prey or mates in mid-air. To achieve such impressive capabilities, insects have evolved unique flight mechanisms, including a control system that exhibits the fastest reflexes in the animal kingdom. Our goal is to understand these flight control mechanisms experimentally and eventually implement them in robotic systems. This challenge involves cutting-edge topics in control theory, fluid dynamics, physiology, neuroscience and robotics.

                                                                                      Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology: 

                                                                                      3d printing.
                                                                                       

                                                                                       

                                                                                      Yaakov Nahmias

                                                                                      Yaakov Nachmias
                                                                                      Prof.
                                                                                      Yaakov
                                                                                      Nahmias
                                                                                      Grass Center for Bioengineering
                                                                                      Silberman 3 Build., room 512
                                                                                      +972-2-5494640
                                                                                      ynahmias@cs.huji.ac.il

                                                                                      Brief Summary of research: 

                                                                                      Our work is focused on the application of tissue engineering and microfluidics to study how cells process information under dynamic physiological conditions to make metabolic decisions. Our work elucidated the metabolic regulation of viral infection, early human development, tissue morphogenesis and regeneration. Applications range from faster drug development and personalized medicine, to animal-free toxicity studies, and the development of cultured meat.  

                                                                                      Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

                                                                                      Microfluidics, Micropatterning, Human on Chip.

                                                                                       

                                                                                      Simon Emmanuel

                                                                                      simon emmanuel
                                                                                      Prof.
                                                                                      Simon
                                                                                      Emmanuel
                                                                                      logo Institute of Earth Sciences The Fredy & Nadine Herrmann
                                                                                      +972-2-6586875
                                                                                      swemmanuel@gmail.com

                                                                                      Brief Summary of research: 

                                                                                      Our group studies nano-scale geological processes central to hydrology and the oil and gas industry. We use a diverse array of methods, combining cutting edge lab technology, state-of-the-art modeling, and field work.

                                                                                      Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

                                                                                      Water-rock interaction, Environmental geochemistry.
                                                                                       

                                                                                       

                                                                                      Oded Navon

                                                                                      Oded NAvon
                                                                                      Prof.
                                                                                      Oded
                                                                                      Navon
                                                                                      Institute of Earth Sciences The Fredy & Nadine Herrmann
                                                                                      +972-2-6585549
                                                                                      oded.navon@mail.huji.ac.il

                                                                                      Brief Summary of research: 

                                                                                       I am fascinated by volcanoes, diamonds and pink granites*.  Perhaps this is why I am interested in the role of water and other volatiles in magmatic processes.  Volatiles are involved in most igneous processes.  They are central in formation of melts, play a major role in transporting trace elements and radio-isotopes between mantle reservoirs or between mantle and crust, and are the driving force of explosive volcanic eruptions. 

                                                                                      Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

                                                                                      Nano-inclusions in minerals.


                                                                                       

                                                                                         

                                                                                        Yaakov Weiss

                                                                                        YAAKOV WEISS
                                                                                        Dr.
                                                                                        Yaakov
                                                                                        Weiss
                                                                                        The Fredy & Nadine Herrmann Institute of Earth Sciences The Hebrew University
                                                                                        yakov.weiss@mail.huji.ac.il

                                                                                        Brief Summary of research

                                                                                        The overarching aim of my research is to better understand the global material cycles in our planet, especially how the recycling of volatiles such as carbon and hydrogen from the surface to the deep Earth are related to the fluxes of oceanic and continental crust through time.  

                                                                                        Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

                                                                                        I combine petrographic, geochemical and spectroscopic work utilizing various analytical capabilities (including TEM, EPMA, LA-ICP-MS, TIMS, gas mass spectrometry and Raman and infra-red spectroscopy), to study the trapped minerals and fluids in diamonds and the compositions of basaltic magmas that cover the spectrum of mantle compositional “flavors”, as monitors of deep Earth processes.