Functional Polymers for Human Health

Event date: October 28 - October 31, 2018

    Avraham Domb (Hebrew University) ()


    Polymers are widely used in daily life in a variety of applications, from road construction to artificial hearts. This workshop focuses on functional polymers adapted to human health in the fields of medicine, personal hygiene, cosmetics, agriculture, and food. The developments in polymers include novel chemical structures of new features, surface modification and grafting, polymers that change shape in external stimulation, combining polymers and ceramic and metals, bioactive polymers, flocculants for water purification and food additives. The progress and utilization of computational design, engineering, nanotechnology and developments in biology and medicine have opened new horizons in the polymer field.

    It is the objective of this workshop to gather experts in the field for in-depth discussions on past, present and future of functional polymers for human health.



    Aiman Abu AmmarAzrieli College of Engineering, Jerusalem
    Amos OphirShenkar College, Ramat Gan
    Andreas Greiner University of Bayreuth
    Andreas LendleinHelmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht Centre for Materials and Coastal Research
    Avi Schroeder Technion, Haifa 
    Boaz MizrahiTechnion 
    Cameron Alexander University of Nottingham
    Dan PeerTel Aviv University
    Daniel CohnThe Hebrew University 
    Dietmar Hutmacher University of Brisbane
    Dirk GrijpmaUniversity of Twente
    Eylon Yavin The Hebrew University 
    Guy MechrezVolcany Institute
    Hanna RapaportBar Ilan University 
    Haytam KasemAzrieli College of Engineering, Jerusalem
    Jacob KleinWeizman Institute
    Joseph KostBen Gurion University
    Luis CamposColumbia University
    Marc HansWeteq Inc., Luxemburg 
    Meital ZilbermanTel Aviv University  
    Michael J. KubekIndiana University 
    Ofra BennyThe Hebrew University
    Omar ElmalakOrthospace Ltd. Caesarea 
    Ronit Satchi-Fainaro Tel Aviv University
    Rosa AzhariAzrieli College of Engineering, Jerusalem
    Roy AmirTel Aviv University 
    Roy ShenharThe Hebrew University
    Ruben R. RosencrantzFraunhofer-Institut für Angewandte / Universität Potsdam
    Shlomo MargelBar Ilan University
    Smadar CohenBen Gurion University
    Wahid KhanNational Institute of Pharmaceutical Education & Research 
    Yasuhiko TabataKyoto University
    Yitzhak MastaiBar Ilan University
    Dan LewitusShenkar College, Ramat Gan
    Seema Agarwal  University of Bayreuth
    Hossein HosseinkhaniTaiwan Universiy
    Dietmar W. Hutmacher Queensland University of Technology
    Shady FarahMassachusetts Institute of Technology
    Bernard GreenSemorex Inc
    Eyal ZussmanTechnion
    Ben BoydMonash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Monash University
    Tzviel SheskinTaro