Scientific Advisory Board

Scientific Advisory Board


Prof. Aaron Ciechanover, Nobel Prize laureate, TechnionProf. Ciechanover is one of Israel’s first Nobel Laureates in Science.  H is also a member of the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities, the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, and is a foreign associate of the United States National Academy of Sciences.

In 2005, he was voted the co-31st-greatest Israeli of all time. As one of Israel’s first Nobel Laureates in Science, he is honored in playing a central role in the history of the State of Israel and in the history of the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology.

Prof. Lotan Chaim, Director of the Heart Institute, Hadassah Medical CenterProf. Chaim Lotan is the head of The Heart Institute of the Hadassah University Medical Center.

He was born in Hadera, Israel in 1952, and trained in medicine/cardiology at the Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical Center. He has served as Director of Interventional Cardiology at Hadassah, and has been Director of the Hadassah Heart Institute since 2000.

As Professor of Medicine in Cardiology at The Hebrew University, he established the Hadassah Cardiovascular Research Center in 2004. Prof. Lotan also founded the Israeli Working Group for Interventional Cardiology in Israel and served as its Secretary General for four years. He was President of the Israel Heart Society in 2011–2013. He is Chairman of the Committee for Certification & Licensing of Coronary Stents in the Israel Ministry of Health.  Prof. Lotan has participated in various research projects, initiating and directing many study protocols, and continues to do so. He is also a consultant to several start-up companies. Prof. Lotan is Course Co-Director of the international scientific congress ‘Innovations in Cardiovascular Interventions’ held in Israel.

Prof. Nissim Garti, 104 patents, Applied chemistry, Jerusalem UniversityProf. Garti is a world-renowned scientist, having published over 400 peer-reviewed papers, written over 80 review chapters and edited 11 books.

Prof. Garti is a full professor of physical and colloid chemistry at the Hebrew University and is incumbent of the Ratner Chair of Chemistry. He is an international expert in the field of Colloids and Interfacial Sciences, with many years of experience in the healthcare industry. Prof. Garti is a member of the scientific boards of several scientific journals and received national and international awards in his field including the AOCS Chang Award, the Rockefeller Award, the IFT Award, Life Time Achievement Award and the prestigious Supelco/Nicholas Pelick Research Award. Prof. Garti is the former CEO of NutraLease Ltd, which was acquired by Frutarom.

Prof. Ron Naaman, Nano-tubes, Chemical Physics, Weizmann InstituteProf. Naaman is a Faculty Member at the Weizmann Institute and an expert in the field of molecular electronics. He has published more than 140 scientific papers and has 10 patents in his name.

Prof. Naaman started his career at the Weizmann Institute studying reactions of van der Waals molecules, using various lasers for diagnosis. He was in the group pioneering the Coulomb Explosion method for obtaining the structure of ions and small molecules. In the course of work, he developed the Microsphere plate as a device for amplifying electrons’ current. For the last 15 years, he has been working on various aspects of the electronic properties of molecules. During which, he developed the Molecular Controlled Semiconductor Resistor (MOCSER) as a new type of sensor. In the course of these studies, his research group developed expertise in controlling the surface properties of metals and semiconductors using adsorbed organic layers, transferring information through supra-molecular structure and electron transmission through organic layers. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society. Since 1981 he has been a Faculty Member at the Weizmann Institute, and he served as Head of the Chemical Physics Department. He spent two years at Stanford University as a postdoctoral fellow holding the Weizmann fellowship, and then a year at Harvard University as a lecturer. He holds a BSc in chemistry from Ben Gurion University, Beer-Sheva, Israel, and a PhD in chemical physics from the Weizmann Institute (1978).

Prof. Judith Rishpon, Biotechnology & Biosensors, Tel-Aviv UniversityProf. Judith Rishpon heads the Biosensors Laboratory, Department of Molecular Microbiology and Biotechnology, Tel-Aviv University.

Her main research areas are the development of electrochemical biosensors and characterization of biomolecules at interfaces. Prof. Judith Rishpon received her BSc degree in chemistry from the Hebrew University Jerusalem, Israel, in 1968, and her MSc and PhD degrees in chemistry from the Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel, in 1972 and 1978, respectively. From 1979 to 1980, she was with NASA Ames Research Center. She joined Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv, Israel, in 1980, first in the Department of Chemistry and then the Department of Biotechnology in the Faculty of Life Science in 1984. From 1989 to 1990, she was a research associate at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Prof. Yechezkel Sidi, Head of Internal Medicine, Sheba medical centerProf. Sidi is Head of Internal Medicine at Sheba Medical Center, Israel.

He completed medical school at the Hebrew Univeristy in Jerusalem from 1965 to 1972. He served in the IDF as a medical officer from 1972 to 1975.  Prof. Sidi specialized in Internal Medicine at the Beilinson Medical Center from 1975-1980. During 1980 he was a Visiting Scientist at the Hammersmith Postgraduate Medical School, London, England. From 1982-84 Prof. Sidi completed a Research Fellowship in the Hematology-Oncology Division at the University of Michigan, USA. Beverly S. Mitchell, M.D., and William N. Kelly, M.D. were his mentors.

Prof. Jacob Glazer, Head of Health Economics, Tel-Aviv UniversityProf. Glazer is a professor of economics at the Faculty of Management, Tel Aviv University and the Department of Economics, the University of Warwick.

He is also the Chair of the Master of Health Administration (MHA) program and the Academic Director of the Executive MBA programs at Tel Aviv University. In addition, he serves as the Head of the Kovens Institute for Health Systems’ Management and is the incumbent of the Issachar Haimovich Chair for Strategic Management at Tel Aviv University. Prof. Glazer’s main areas of research are health economics, industrial organization and game theory. He has served as a consultant to many research projects funded, among others, by the NIH, NIA and the VA, in the US and to various organizations in Israel such as the Israeli Medical Association, the Israeli Ministry of Health and the Maccabi Healthcare Services. He is currently an Associate Editor of the Journal of Health Economics. He holds a PhD in Economics from the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, USA.