Functional Polymers for Human Health

Sun, 28/10/2018 11:35 to Wed, 31/10/2018 11:35
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Israel Institute for Advanced Studies



Avraham Domb (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)


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.


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Aiman Abu Ammar, Azrieli College of Engineering
Seema Agarwal, University of Bayreuth
Cameron Alexander, University of Nottingham
Roy Amir, Tel Aviv University
Rosa Azhari, Azrieli College of Engineering, Jerusalem
Ofra Benny, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Ben Boyd, Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Monash University
Luis Campos, Columbia University
Smadar Cohen, Ben-Gurion University
Daniel Cohn, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Omar Elmalak, Orthospace Ltd. Caesarea
Shady Farah, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Bernard Green, Semorex Inc
Andreas Greiner, University of Bayreuth
Dirk Grijpma, University of Twente
Marc Hans, Weteq Inc., Luxembourg
Hossein Hosseinkhani, Taiwan University
Dietmar W. Hutmacher, Queensland University of Technology
Haytam Kasem, Azrieli College of Engineering
Wahid Khan, National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education & Research
Jacob Klein, Weizmann Institute
Joseph Kost, Ben-Gurion University
Michael J. Kubek, Indiana University
Andreas Lendlein, Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht Centre for Materials and Coastal Research
Dan Lewitus, Shenkar College
Shlomo Margel, Bar-Ilan University
Yitzhak Mastai, Bar-Ilan University
Guy Mechrez, Volcany Institute
Boaz Mizrahi, Technion
Amos Ophir, Shenkar College
Dan Peer, Tel Aviv University
Hanna Rapaport, Bar-Ilan University
Ruben R. Rosencrantz, Fraunhofer-Institut für Angewandte/ Universität Potsdam
Ronit Satchi-Fainaro, Tel Aviv University
Avi Schroeder, Technion
Roy Shenhar, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Tzviel Sheskin, Taro
Yasuhiko Tabata, Kyoto University
Eylon Yavin, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Meital Zilberman, Tel Aviv University 
Eyal Zussman, Technion