Our latest research was featured on the cover of Theranostics.
Our study shows that molecular profiling can enhance radiotherapy. Using personalized targeted gold nanoparticles, we enhanced the radiosensitivity and imaging of adenoid cystic carcinoma.
EU Awards €6 Million to our multidisciplinary HORIZON 2020 consortium, funding our nTRACK project led by Prof. Popovtzer.
nTRACK aims to develop a multimodal nanoparticle for tracking of stem cell therapy. The particle will be ready for clinical testing on human beings within four years.
Read more: https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/1.816461
Click on the link below to read Ha'aretz's coverage of the project.
Channel 10 interviewed our PhD student Oshra Betzer about our new Horizon 2020 project, which will develop a multimodal nanoparticle for structural and functional tracking of stem cells within the body.
Click on the link below to watch!
Our lab has recently attended the annual conference of the BIU Faculty of Engineering. The Faculty was enriched by numerous interesting talks, with an excellent talk given by our MSc student, Renana Opochinski, and many engaging posters, including those presented by our PhD students. See more under the Lab Life tab in the main Menu.
Check out our newest publications!
In ACS Nano, Theranostics, Nanomedicine, Journal of Biophotonics, and Wiley Inderdisciplinary Reviews: Nanomedicine and Nanobiotechnology.
Click on the Publications tab in the Menu for full text.
Our new review on non-invasive tracking of therapeutic cells, using CT and gold nanoparticles, is now featured on WIREs' Advanced Science News. Please click below for access.
Congratulations to our Lab Manager, Dr. Menachem Motiei, who has just received his second (!) MSc degree, in Public Health and Health System Management. This degree now joins his post doctorate in Bioengineering, his PhD in Pharmacology, and his MSc in Physical Chemistry. Keep up the great work!
Our PhD student Eran Barnoy won the Excellence Award for Medical Optics short lectures at the 2017 ISMBE Biomedical Engineering conference. Congratulations!
Our MSc student Renana Opochinsky won the Excellence Award for Nanomedicine short lectures at the 2017 ISMBE Biomedical Engineering conference. Congratulations!
Our lab has won the prestigious NIH Cutting-Edge Basic Research Award, for highly innovative and conceptually creative research that is high-risk and potentially high-impact. The proposal won a top score, for studying treatment of cocaine addiction with gold nanoparticle-labeled mesenchymal stem cells. The research will be conducted together with Prof. Yadid of Bar Ilan's Brain Research center. Congratulations!
Congratulations to our PhD student, Oshra Betzer, for winning the Excellence Prize of the Israeli Society for Medical and Biological Engineering (ISMBE), for her outstanding achievements in studies and research, commendable motivation, and significance of her PhD research to the field of Biomedical Engineering.
Winning image of the NanoArt competition at the Bar Ilan Academy of Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials Conference, Ein Gedi, 2017. PhD student Eran Barnoy’s winning fluorescence lifetime image shows dried liposomes, containing fluorescent dye and gold nanorods. The color variation expresses the different states of fluorescent dye binding in the liposome.
Congratulations to our lab member, Dr. Inbal Hazkany, for receiving the the Israeli Medical Association (IMA) prize for Outstanding Basic Research. The ceremony was held in the presence of the IMA chairman, the Scientific Council members and all six outstanding prizewinning researchers. Dr. Hazkany studied the impact of molecular profiling guided targeted gold nanoparticles on radiosensitivity of metastatic salivary gland adenoid cystic carcinoma.
Our PhD students Oshra Betzer, Tamar Dreifuss and Rinat Meir participated in the World Molecular Imaging Congress (WMIC) in New York, after all three won travel grants from the Ministry of Science and Technology for presenting their research in the conference.
Our research on non-invasive, quantitative and longitudinal cell tracking with gold nanoparticle-based CT imaging was reviewed by Philip Hunter in EMBO Reports (Hunter P, 17(12), Dec 2016), as a promising method for tracking of manifold cell types and prediction of treatment outcome, including cancer immunotherapy, treatment of Duchenne muscular dystrophy, and more.
Congratulations to Renana Opochinsky on the birth of her son.
Congratulations to Malka Shilo for receiving her PhD degree.
Congratulations to Dr. Inbal Hazkany for winning the prize for Excellence in Basic Research from the Israeli Medical Scientific Council, for her research entitled “The impact of molecular profiling guided targeted gold nanoparticles on radiosensitivity of metastatic salivary gland adenoid cystic carcinoma”.
PhD student Rinat Meir presented her research on “Tracking cancer-specific T-cells in vivo with CT imaging”, at the CLINAM conference for Clinical Nanomedicine in Bazel, Switzerland.
Congratulations to PhD candidate Rinat Meir for winning the Dan David Prize Scholarship for young researchers. The international Dan David Prize doctoral scholarships are given annually to outstanding researchers from around the world. The prestigious prize is awarded for innovative and interdisciplinary research
Oshra Betzer, Rinat Meir and Tamar Dreifuss was awarded a travel expenses stipend from the Ministry of Science, Technology and Space, for active participation in the international conference WMIS World Molecular Imaging Society that will be held in NYC in September 2016.
Congratulations to PhD candidate Rinat Meir, awarded the Wolf Foundation Scholarship. The Wolf foundation awards international prizes to outstanding scientists and artists for achievements in the interest of mankind.
Congratulations to Oshra Betzer for winning a travel grant to participate and present her poster, entitled "Nanoparticle-based CT Imaging Technique for Stem Cell Tracking within the brain", at the 3rd BIRAX conference for Regenerative Medicine, Oxford University, UK.
Congratulations to Rinat Meir for winning a travel grant to participate and present her poster, entitled “Tracking Cancer-Specific T-cells in vivo with CT Imaging”, at the BIRAX Conference for Regenerative Medicine at Oxford University, UK.
Congratulations to Tamar Dreifuss on the birth of her daughter.
Our lab welcomes Prof. Mostafa El-Sayed, an Egyptian-American chemical physicist, a leading nanoscience researcher, a member of the National Academy of Sciences and a US National Medal of Science laureate. Prof. El-Sayed heads the laser dynamics Laboratory at Georgia Institute of Technology .
PhD student Oshra Betzer presented a poster entitled "Nanoparticle-based CT Imaging Technique for Stem Cell Tracking within the brain", at the Nano-Israel conference, Tel Aviv.
Congratulations to PhD students Oshra Betzer and Tamar Dreifuss for winning a three-year scholarship for Bio-medical engineering for Outstanding Students, granted by the Ministry of Science, Technology and Space (2016-2018).
Congratulations to our PhD student Oshra Betzer for receiving the best poster award at the 3rd conference of the Israel Society for Biotechnology Engineering (ISBE), for her study entitled "Nanoparticle-based CT Imaging and quantitative stem cell tracking within the brain: application in neuropsychiatric disorders
Oshra Betzer presented her research, entitled "Stem-cells therapy for drug addiction combined with nanotechnology-based CT imaging", at the Israel Society for Neuroscience (ISFN) conference in Eilat.
Prof. Rachela Popovtzer was chosen as one of the 50 most influential women in Israel by the Israeli Globes financial magazine