Every year the Gertner Institutes awards several scholarships to a select group of outstanding students doing research in the field of Medical Nanosystems at Tel Aviv University.

2014-2015 Scholarship Recipients

  • Gali Fichman (PhD candidate), Academic mentor: Prof. Ehud Gazit  ,Research title: Mussel-Inspired Nanotechnology for the Design of Novel Biomaterials.
  • Michal Shevah (PhD candidate), Academic mentor: Dr. Tal Dvir ,Research title: Nanoengineering conductive thermo-responsive hydrogels for treating myocardial infarction.
  • Rachel Blau (PhD candidate), Academic mentor: Prof. Ronit Stachi-Fainaro, Research title: Non-invasive intravital monitoring of drug release from novel polymeric nanomedicines

2013-2014 Scholarship Recipients

  • Guy Jacoby (MSc candidate), Academic mentor: Dr. Roy Beck, Research title: Characterizing Temperature Induced Liquid-Crystal Metastability in Lipid-Based Drug Delivery Vesicles
  • Hadas Gibori (MSc candidate), Academic mentor: Prof. Ronit Satchi-Fainaro, Research title: Targeting pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma with an anti-cancer microRNA polyglycerol-amine polyplex
  • Leeya Engel (PhD candidate), Academic mentor: Prof. Yosi Shacham-Diamand, Research title: Micro/Nano Scale Sensors and Actuators Based on Electroactive Polymer P(VDF-TrFE-CFE)

 2012-2013 Scholarship Recipients

  • Kfir Steinbuch (MSc candidate), Academic mentor: Prof. Michael Gozin (Exact Sciences), Research title: Development of HA-mimicing Polymerizable Self-assembled Nanofibers for Targeted Delivery of Hydrophobic Therapeutic and Diagnostic Agents
  • Ilia Ryvkin (Postdoc), Academic mentor: Prof. Rimona Margalit and Prof. Alexander Kotlyar (life Sciences), Research title: Hyaluronan-targeted gold nanoparticles for cancer phototherapy
  • Michal Shuman (Ph.D candidate), Academic mentor: Dr. Tal Dvir (Life Sciences), Research title: Vascularized micro and nanoenvironment for engineered cardiac patch

 2011-2012 Scholarship Recipients

  • Anat Eldar-Boock, Anti-angiogenic and anticancer polymer therapeutics bearing paclitaxel and RGD peptidomimetics for the treatment of breast cancer
  • Inna Bendikov-Bar, Lysosmal glucocerebrosidase entrapped in nanocarriers as a novel treatment for Gaucher disease
  • Hemda Baabur-Cohen, Polymeric nanomedicines rationally-designed for a non-invasive intravital monitoring of combination drugs
  • Tal Yoetz, Novel Design of Binding Protein-Metal Hybrids for Direct Electrochemical Sensing of Biorecognition Events
  • Arie Ryvkin, Steps towards developing a universal influenza vaccine

Past scholarship recipients (2004-2011)

  • Gil Mor
  • Inbal Mermershtain
  • Dr. Lihi Abramovich
  • Asaf Shoval
  • Lilach Vaks
  • Inna Bar
  • Hanit Marom
  • Eyal Drug
  • Linda Hussami
  • Keren Miller
  • Anat Eldar
  • Ayal Lavinstein
  • Giora Beit Yaakov
  • Dr. Tamir Gabay
  • Tsvi Shmilovich
  • Yariv Wine
  • N Koteeswara Reddy
  • Anat Marom
  • Hila Dagan
  • Dr. Gabi Shefer
  • Anat Grossman-Jonish
  • Dr. Asher Peled
  • Ehud Segal
  • Dr. Ilia Rivkin