Program

LOCATION:
Ruth & Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine
1 Efron Street, Bat-Galim (next to Rambam Health Care Campus)
Haifa, 31096, Israel

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE:
Dr. Ofer Binah (Faculty)
Dr. Peleg Hasson (Faculty)
Dr. Ami Aronheim (Faculty)
Mrs. Stephanie Shenor (Administrator)
David J. Pinsky, M.D.
Avraham A. Levy, Ph.D.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 4

Arrival

From Ben Gurion Airport to Dan Carmel Hotel
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5

Transportation — 11:15am - 12:00pm

To Rappaport Faculty of Medicine

Registration & Lunch — 12:00 - 12:50pm

Opening Session — 15:00 – 15:45pm

Technion, WIS and UM Presidents

Keynote Lecture — 14:00 - 15:00pm

Professor Perez Lavie

Welcome Remarks — 15:00 - 15:45pm

Ofer Binah
David Pinsky
Avi Levy
Coffee Break

Session 1 — 16:20 - 17:40pm

STEM CELLS AND TISSUE ENGINEERING
Shulamit Levenberg
Rubi Shalom-Feuerstein
Dan Michele
Eva Feldman
Yakub Hannah
Eldad Tzahor

Session 2 — 17:45 – 19:00pm

MECHANO-SENSING, EXTRACELLULAR MATRIX IN HEALTH AND DISEASE
Shelly Tzlil
Peleg Hasson
Stephen Weiss
Irit Sagi

Dinner — 19:00 - 21:00pm

Rappaport Faculty of Medicine
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6

Breakfast — 7:00 - 7:45am

Dan Carmel Hotel

Transportation — 8:00 - 8:45am

To Rappaport Faculty of Medicine

Opening Remarks — 8:45 - 9:00am

Session 3 — 9:00 - 10:00am

ROBOTICS AND NANO/MICRO-MACHINES IN BIOMEDICINE
Moshe Shoham
Alon Wolf

Session 4 — 10:00 - 11:00am

PROTEIN/mRNA STRUCTURE, FUNCTION AND REGULATION IN HEALTH AND DISEASE
Meytal Landau
Sarel Fleishman
Igor Ulitsky
Coffee Break

Session 5 — 11:20am - 12:20pm

CLOCKS, PUMPS AND TRANSPORTERS IN CELL FUNCTION
Yael Yaniv
Oded Levinson
Raz Palty
Eitan Bibi
Lunch

Session 6 — 13:20 - 14:20pm

MICROBIOME
Naama Geva-Zatorsky
Rotem Sorek
Roi Avraham
Tal Korem

Session 7 — 14:20 - 15:20pm

TURNING BIG DATA INTO HEALTH AND DISCOVERIES
Shai Shen-Orr
Shalev Itzikovitz
Coffee Break

Session 8 — 15:40 - 17:10pm

NEW BREAKTHROUGHS IN DRUG DISCOVERY: NAN-BIO, NAN-CHEMO
Marcell Machluf
Avi Schroeder
Berta Strulovici
Avigdor Scherz
Sascha Goonewardena

Concluding the Conference — 17:10 - 18:00pm

Grant and Fellowship Award Announcements
Closing Remarks

Transportation — 18:10pm

To Dan Carmel Hotel

Welcome Dinner — 20:00 - 22:00pm

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 7

Breakfast — 7:00 - 7:45am

Dan Carmel Hotel

Full Day Tour – 8:00am - 17:30pm

Golan Heights

Gala Dinner — 20:00 - 22:00pm

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 8

Departure

From Dan Carmel Hotel to Ben Gurion Airport

Half Day Tour (optional)

Weizmann Institute