Antibody Engineering Saves Lives
Computational biology, which analyzes multiple DNA segments using computational tools from the field of big data, allows Dr. Gur Yaari to search for treatments for diseases such as celiac, hepatitis type C, multiple sclerosis, and cancer.
Looking Towards the World
The Faculty of Engineering held its first, unique summer course in Nanophotonics last June, in which approximately thirty Chinese students participated. The ultimate goal, says Prof. Dror Fixler, is to become an international Faculty and to attract the best students, not only from China but from all over the world.
Research with a Heart
If you, or one of those dear to you, is taken to the hospital with chest pain, what you would want the hospital to have at hand is the novel technology for identifying heart attacks, developed by Dr. Amos Danielli of the Faculty of Engineering.
Relief for a Suffering Soul
Bioengineering research can promote the development of technologies for treatment of neuropsychiatric disorders. In the Faculty of Engineering and Brain Research laboratories, PhD student Oshra Betzer is currently developing innovative technologies based on nanoparticles for treatment of depression and addiction.
Incentives for Outstanding Students
Undecided about whether to go into industry or remain in the academic world? An abundance of scholarships and grants are available for outstanding advanced degree students. Robert Giterman, a doctoral student in Nanotechnology at Bar Ilan University's Faculty of Engineering, has won three scholarships in recent years.
Prof. Zeev Zalevsky’s In-Fiber Optical Neural Network
Artificial neural networks seek to mimic – in silico – what the biological brain does naturally: real-time parallel processing of massive data sets. Now, the Engineering Faculty’s Prof. Zeev Zalevsky, together with post doctoral researcher Dr. Eyal Cohen and Zalevsky’s colleague from Hebrew University Dr. Mickey London, has presented the first-ever conceptual design for an in-fiber optical neural network – a portable, photonic processor in which light-based signals are shared within a “feed forward” neural network computational structure.
Engineering Faculty’s EnICS Lab Hosts Semiconductor Conference
This past March, the Emerging Nanoscaled Integrated Circuits & Systems Laboratory (EnICS) – in the Faculty of Engineering – hosted a major conference. Entitled “New Horizons in the Semiconductor Industry”, the gathering allowed EnICS – along with conference co-sponsor BIRAD, the University’s Technology Transfer company – to throw open its doors. At the same time, it allowed EnICS’s busy directors to throw something else: a birthday party.
Dr. Carmit Hazay: Sharing Data While Securing Secrets
Cybersecurity has become the arms race of the 21st century, in which a “tag team” of hackers try to overcome each new security protocol as it is produced. Maximizing the benefits of the digital revolution – and minimizing its risks – is at the heart of cryptography research being conducted by the Engineering Faculty’s Dr. Carmit Hazay.
Wolf Foundation Scholarship Awarded toPhD Candidate Rinat Meir
Cancer immunotherapy is a general term for clinical methods that seek to boost the body’s innate ability to target and destroy tumors. But while this approach – first explored over a century ago – has become the basis of a number of successful treatments, scientists have never been able to directly observe this success in action. Now, doctoral student Rinat Meir has changed all that, by demonstrating a new method for tracking the activity of cancer-specific T-cells in an animal model.
Using Light to Create Sound
Researchers from Bar Ilan University have developed a novel chemical sensory method, based on optical fibers that use internally contained light to create external sound waves, and thus receive indirect information on the surrounding environment. This new method can improve the sensory abilities of a wide variety of applications, including industrial processes, and remote detection of chemicals.