2016 SYMPOSIUM – WELCOME

Dear Colleagues,

Welcome to the Michigan – Israel Partnership for Research and Education Scientific Symposium. This year marks our 5th year of partnership, collaboration and synergy.

Please join us as we explore the convergence of biomedicine and bioengineering. We have an exceptional program planned this year with keynote speakers from three world class academic institutions who will present the latest research on topics ranging from engineering molecules, cells and tissues to biomedical and bioengineering impacts on patient lives. Additional topics include new insights into the biology of stem cells and technology advances leading to scientific discoveries.

Creating collaborations between institutions to enhance discovery is the main goal of the partnership. To that end, the Kahn symposium will also feature past partnerships during the “Tackling Biomedical Challenges Through International Research Partnership” session.

Don’t miss the gallery highlighting the past 5 years of the partnership. We’ve had some very energizing scientific symposium sessions as well as some fantastic social events to further solidify the collaborations and ideas developed at the Kahn symposium.

We look forward to a symposium filled with dynamic presentations, thoughtful discussions, new partnerships, and continued advancement of past partnerships toward new discoveries!

In collaboration,

David J. Pinsky
David J. Pinsky, M.D.

Griswold Ruth M.D. & Margery Hopkins Ruth Professor of Internal Medicine
Professor of Molecular and Integrative Physiology
Founding Scholar – A. Alfred Taubman Medical Research Institute
Chief, Cardiovascular Medicine
Director, Samuel and Jean Frankel Cardiovascular Center

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Zvi Livneh

The Maxwell Ellis Professor of Biomedical Research
Dean, Faculty of Biochemistry
Department of Biomolecular Sciences
Weizmann Institute of Science

Michael Aviram
Michael Aviram, D.Sc.
Professor Head, Lipid Research Laboratory, Rappaport Technion Faculty of Medicine
Bernice R. and Joseph Tanenbaum Chair in Preventive Medicine
Senior Vice Dean, Technion Rappaport Faculty of Medicine
The Technion Council, Board of Governors (BOG) and Senate

2016 SYMPOSIUM – PROGRAM

LOCATION:

Ross School of Business
Robertson Auditorium
701 Tappan Ave
Ann Arbor, Mi 48109

SATURDAY, MAY 14

Breakfast — 8:30am

Tour — 10:00am - 12:00pm

Rouge River Plant
(9:00am Bus Departure)

Lunch — 1:00pm

Ross School of Business

Opening Remarks — 3:00pm - 3:30pm

David Pinsky – Symposium Welcome
Mickey Aviram – The history of our collaboration
Zvi Livneh – Weizmann Overview

Keynote Speakers — 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Shuichi Takayama
Paul Cederna

Poster Session — 4:30pm - 6:00pm

Strolling Hors D’oeuvres

Group Dinner

SUNDAY, MAY 15

Opening Remarks — 8:30am - 8:45am

Session 1 — 8:45am - 10:45am

NEW INSIGHTS INTO THE BIOLOGY OF STEM CELLS
Ofer Binah
José Jalife
Jacob Hanna
Tsvee Lapidot
Coffee Break

Session 2 — 11:00am - 2:15pm

ENGINEERING MOLECULES, CELLS AND TISSUES FOR STUDYING AND TREATING HUMAN DISEASES

11:00am – 12:00pm
Jérôme Kalifa
Yaakov Levy

Noon – 12:45pm
Working Lunch

12:45pm – 2:15pm
Joerg Lahan
Israel Vlodavsky
Zvulun Elazar

Coffee Break

Session 3 — 2:30pm - 4:00pm

TACKLING BIOMEDICAL CHALLENGES THROUGH INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH PARTNERSHIP
Talila Volk
Marcelle Machluf
Elazar Zelzer
Gil Levkowitz
Timor Baasov
Michael Glickman

Closing Remarks — 4:00pm

Welcome Dinner — 6:30pm

MONDAY, MAY 16

Opening Remarks — 8:15am - 8:30am

Session 4 — 8:30am - 10:00am

TECHNOLOGY ADVANCES LEADING TO NEW SCIENTIFIC DISCOVERY

Georgios Skinotis
Moran Ben Ami
Reut Shalgi
Michal Neeman

Poster Awards — 10:00am - 10:15am

Coffee Break

Session 5 — 10:30am - 12:00pm

BIOMEDICAL AND BIOENGINEERING RESEARCH IMPACTING PATIENTS LIVES

Scott Hollister
Avi Schroeder
Yehuda Assaraf

Closing Remarks / Grab & Go Lunch

Tours — 12:30pm - 4:00pm

Gala Dinner — 7:00pm

Institutional Representatives
TUESDAY, MAY 17

Individual Lab Meetings