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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 have demonstrated the 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 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.

Our PhD student, Noy Elmaliach, presented her work entitled "Gold nanoparticle-labeled exosomes as vehicles for tumor targeting", at the annual conference of the Institute for Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials.

February 2020

Our PhD student, Noy Elmaliach, presented her work entitled "Gold nanoparticle-labeled exosomes as vehicles for tumor targeting", at the annual conference of the Institute for Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials.

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Honored to participate in the Malta IX Frontiers of Science conference for Research and Education in the Middle East as a Bridge to Peace. This important conference had very good vibes and promoted important scientific cooperation.

December 2019

Honored to participate in the Malta IX Frontiers of Science conference for Research and Education in the Middle East as a Bridge to Peace. This important conference had very good vibes and promoted important scientific cooperation.

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