Scientific Advisory Board
Prof. Shmuel Kivity
Prof. Kivity is the director of the Allergy and Asthma unit and the Clinical immunology unit at the Pulmonology/Allergy department of Tel Aviv Sourasky medical centre. Prof. Kivity obtained his MD degree at Hadassah Medical School, the Hebrew university of Jerusalem and he is Board certified in Allergy, Clinical Immunology and Pediatrics. Prof. Kivity also obtained M.Sc. in Organic Chemistry from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Prof. Kivity has an extensive academic and clinical allergy background and is a renowned allergy expert.
Prof. Smadar Cohen
Prof. Cohen is a world-renowned polymer expert with extensive experience in delivery systems. Prof. Cohen is a Professor and Head of the Department of Biotechnology Engineering at Ben Gurion University. Prof. Cohen has authored over 20 patents and received prestigious awards for excellence in scientific research such as the Teva Founders Award and the Juludan Prize for Outstanding Scientific Achievements by the Technion. Prof. Cohen is a frequent guest lecturer, has published over 100 articles and a Member of the National Science Foundation (USA) Review Panel. Prof. Cohen received her B.Sc, M.Sc., and Ph.D. (Cum Laude) in Biochemistry/Biophysics from Tel Aviv University and held a postdoctoral fellowship at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Prof. Meir Wilchek
Ad hoc Scientific Advisor
Prof. Wilchek is a professor of molecular biology at the Weizmann Institute, Prof. Wilchek is well known in the international scientific community. He received numerous awards including the Israel Prize in Life Sciences and Biotechnology, the Wolf Prize in Medicine, the Pierce Award in Affinity Chromatography, and the Sarstedt Prize for the avidin-biotin system. He is a member of the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities and the European Academy of Sciences and Arts, and is the only Israeli to be elected a Foreign Associate Member in the Institute of Medicine of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences. Prof. Wilchek pioneered a technique known as immunotargeting for improving medical treatments that enable reaching specific sites in the body without affecting other organs. He played a major role in the development of the bio-molecular "superglue" (biotin-avidin) that has generated multimillion-dollar markets in areas from pollution control to disease diagnosis.
Dr. Yossi Ben Ari
Dr. Josef Ben-Ari is the founder and director of the pediatric emergency unit at "Meir" Medical centre. Previously he was the director of the pediatric emergency unit at "Dana" Children's hospital, and Director of the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at the Institute of Critical Care, Pediatric Pulmonology and Sleep Center, Tel Aviv Sourasky medical centre. Dr. Ben Ari obtained his MD degree at Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, and he is Board certified in Pediatrics, Pediatric Pulmonology & Pediatric Intensive Care. Dr. Ben Ari has an extensive academic and clinical background as his dozens of prizes, articles and professional memberships suggests