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Research  Bioengineering

Bioengineering is a multidisciplinary field, which deals in the application of engineering principles to address challenges in biology and medicine. The field allows for the generation of new knowledge and a deeper understanding of biological phenomena ranging from the molecular scale to the entire organism. Bioengineering advances the development of medical devices, basic science instruments, analytical processes, and experimental models. As a field it encompasses Biomedical Engineering and is closely related to Biotechnology.

The Center for Bioengineering in the Service of Humanity (CBSH)

Research groups

 

Groups overview

BIOELECTRONICS AND MEDICAL DEVICES
Bioelectronics and Medical Devices  

Research in the field of bioengineering devices technology, design and mathematical modeling with particular applications to: medical imaging and diagnostics, wireless technology and sensors, bioelectronics, minimally invasive surgery, heat and mass transfer processes, biological low power energy sources, low cost technologies for the needs of the economically disadvantaged.

 

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People: Prof. Boris Rubinsky

 

MICROFABRICATION AND TISSUE ENGINEERING
MICROFABRICATION AND TISSUE ENGINEERING  

The development of microfabricated platforms for the study of liver biology, development, regeneration and metabolism. Investigation of the interactions between nuclear receptors and metabolic processes in the context of drug discovery, Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) infection, and embryonic stem cells maturation.

 

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People: Dr. Yaakov Nahmias

 

COMPUTATIONAL BIOLOGY
COMPUTATIONAL BIOLOGY  

As more bodies of data come to light in biology research, it has become eminently clear that our understanding of many of life's processes will emerge as a result of developing novel computational approaches. At the School of Engineering & Computer Science's new Computational Biology Croup experts in molecular biology, bioinformatics, combinatorics, computer theory, machine learning, protein structure, drug design, biophysics, computational structural biology, and statistics form a powerful body of investigators into life's genetic and molecular make-up.

 

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People: Prof. Nir Friedman, Prof. Nati Linial, Prof. Naftali Tishby, Prof. Yair Weiss

 

COMPUTER-AIDED SURGERY
COMPUTER-AIDED SURGERY  

In the Computer-Aided Surgery and Medical Image Processing Laboratory at the Hebrew University's School of Engineering and Computer Science faculty and student teams are developing new algorithms and computer-based systems to improve the planning, execution, and evaluation of diagnostic and surgical procedures.

 

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People: Prof. Leo Joskowicz, Prof. Dani Lischinski

 

MECHANOBIOLOGY OF STEM CELLS AND NUCLEUS
Mechanobiology of Stem Cells and Nucleus  

Mechanobiology of cell-fate decision making. Biophysics of the nucleus and the remodeling of the nuclear matrix of lamins and chromatin. Mechanisms of cellular mechanotransduction. Mechanobiology of lineage reprogramming and preimplantation embryogenic development.

 

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People: Dr. Amnon Buxboim