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Rachela Popovtzer

PROF. RACHELA POPOVTZER

Prof. Rachela Popovtzer is the Vice Dean of the Faculty of Engineering at Bar Ilan University, and a member of the Bar-Ilan Institute of Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials (BINA). She has previously served as head of the Bioengineering Track at Bar Ilan University, and was a visiting Professor at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, NY.
Prof. Popovtzer is a winner of numerous international biomedical grants and awards, from the NIH, Israel Science Foundation, Israel Innovation Authority, and the Ministry of Science and Technology.
She has recently been awarded 8 million Euro from the European Union's Horizon 2020 program, to scientifically lead a European consortium focused on developing multimodal nanoparticles for non-invasive tracking of therapeutic stem cells for muscle regeneration.

Featured publication

**Trimodal Nanoparticle Contrast Agent for CT, MRI and SPECT Imaging: Synthesis and Characterization of Radiolabeled Core/Shell Iron Oxide@Gold Nanoparticles**

Nanoparticles have emerged as promising contrast agents for various imaging applications. In our recent paper, we demonstrated synthesis and characterization of a novel hybrid nano-structure, consisting of an iron oxide@gold nanoparticle, labeled with technetium-99m, for trimodal SPECT/CT/MRI imaging. The particles showed efficient capabilities as a CT/MRI imaging agent, and high radiochemical yield, indicating a potential single hybrid material for multimodal SPECT/CT/MRI.

This project received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Program, and was published in Chemistry Letters 2019, doi.org/10.1246/cl.180780.

**Please visit our Horizon 2020 project here: https://www.n-track.eu/ ***

Congratulations to our medical intern researcher, Dr. Oded Cohen, for winning the Israeli Medical Association Award for Outstanding Basic Research! Dr. Cohen studied the tracking of exosomes labeled with gold nanoparticles in head and neck cancer.

November 2021

Congratulations to our medical intern researcher, Dr. Oded Cohen, for winning the Israeli Medical Association Award for Outstanding Basic Research! Dr. Cohen studied the tracking of exosomes labeled with gold nanoparticles in head and neck cancer.

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Our new study, titled "Noninvasive Tracking of Natural Killer Cells Using Gold Nanoparticles", has been published in ACS Omega. 
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October 2021

Our new study, titled "Noninvasive Tracking of Natural Killer Cells Using Gold Nanoparticles", has been published in ACS Omega.
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