The 4th Conference of
The Israel Society for Biotechnology Engineering
December 17, 2017
Dan Panorama Hotel, Tel-Aviv
This multi-disciplinary conference provides a stimulating forum for sharing emerging research results presented by researchers and students as well as new technologies presented by industry professionals. Research equipment and supplies will be displayed in a commercial exhibition.
The conference program will be comprised of plenary sessions by leading scientists and professionals, invited lectures, presentations in parallel sessions including short talks by graduate students, posters display and a commercial exhibition. All these will reflect the state of the art in the field of biotechnology engineering in the academy and in the industry. This year we will hold a special session on "Biotech Innovations" in which start-up companies will present their work.
The conference will feature the following sessions:
Medical Diagnostics – Chair: Rachela Popovtzer, Bar-Ilan University
Tissue Engineering – Chair: Tal Dvir, Tel Aviv University
Bio-Energy and Environment – Chair: Alexander Goldberg, Tel Aviv University
Bio-Materials – Chair: Yoav Livney, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology
Agro Biotech – Chairs: Lilach Iasur Kruh, Ort Braude and Elena Poverenov, ARO, Volcani Center
Computational Tools for Bioengineering – Ora Furman, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
We invite you to take part in this important conference.
Dr. Niv Papo, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev – Conference Chairperson
Prof. Rosa Azhari, Azrieli College of Engineering, Jerusalem
Prof. Levi Gheber , Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Prof. Ayelet Fishman, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology
Prof. Hanna Rapaport, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Prof. Esty Segal, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology
The Israel Society for Biotechnology EngineeringThe purpose of the society is to become home to the multidisciplinary community of those involved in the field of biotechnology engineering. It is geared towards scientists and students from universities and colleges, R&D professionals and biotechnology engineers from the industry.
The discipline of Biotechnology Engineering encompasses the understanding of biological systems based on their chemical, physical properties and on engineering principles. Its basic aim is to utilize biological and biomimetic systems to develop technologies and research fields needed to promote human health through medical advances and to protect the environment via the sustainable use of natural resources.
Biotechnology Engineering resides in the junction between life sciences, chemical process engineering, chemistry, and physics. Together with a profound understanding of living systems from the genetic level that incorporates in-depth knowledge of biomaterials and biological processes involved, this field engages engineering principles that enable the development of methods and processes on an industrial scale.
Biotechnology Engineers are trained to interact with and unify a variety of scientific and engineering disciplines with the ultimate goal of initiating collaborative interdisciplinary research and industrial activities related to living systems.