Practices and Polices
Our team includes 8 students, creating a dynamic and heterogenic group, studying various subjects:
Economics and politics
Brain and Cognition Science
We are supervised by Prof. Smadar Cohen, Dr. Emil Ruvinov, and Dr. Efrat Forti from the department of Biotechnology Engineering.
Our ambition is to contribute to establish Israel and BGU at the forefront of development and innovation in the field of synthetic biology.
, 26, studying Medicine (3rd year)
Interesting facts about Shoham:
Volunteered in a rural hospital in Ethiopia for a month with Ethiopian and north- Korean staff.
Volunteered at a horse camp in Canada, where I learned how to train and ride horses
A total junkie for dogs
"Life is short, eat dessert first"
, 29, M.Sc. student
Interesting facts about Shai:
Research area: protein engineering and molecular biology. A student at prof' Amir Aharoni's lab.
Walked across the USA along the continental divide trail.
Loves basketball and hopes that David Blatt will win the NBA finals
Has a twin sister
"Don’t believe catchphrases"
, 25, studying Biotechnology engineering (3rd year)
Interesting facts about Bar:
loves trekking, playing soccer and knows to appreciate good food.
Volunteered in the IDF as software developer for 3 years.
Worked at Zim Integrated Shipping Services as ABAP developer.
"Life is short, make every day count"
, 25, 3rd year Economics & Political Science
Interesting facts about Dafna:
A member in the non-profit org. WIIS- international security women in Israel. Organization whose goal is to promote women in the public sector and promotion to key positions in Israel.
Volunteering for "Paamonim"
Dancing is her life :)
"Live with passion today and everyday!"
, 26, B.Sc in ISE, Pursuing M.A. in Brain Science
Interesting facts about Adi:
Multi-disciplinary entrepreneur with a background in information system engineering, technology & web companies.
Worked at Intel.
Represented Israel students in delegations to south Korea & u.s.a
Lead and StandWithUs programs Alumni.
"Don't be afraid to fail, afraid not to try"
, 25, 3rd year biotechnology student
Interesting facts about Vlad:
Loves science, traveling, nature and good music.
Worked as web developer and designer.
In IDF served as battalion combat medic.
"Never, never, never give up."
, 29, Medicine
Interesting facts about Ori:
Happily married with one amazing daughter
Works for a mobile health startup
Founded a project to improve healthcare in Israel's periphery
"The best way to predict the future is to create it"
, 27, B.Sc in Biology (2nd year)
Interesting facts about Shalev:
Will distinguish a cat from a dog 9/10 times.
Loves nature as if it's his mother or something.
Flew an airplane ten times.
Has delicious white strawberries in his garden.
"Education is the kindling of the flame, not the filling of a vessel."
Dr. Efrat Forti
, 36, post doctoral fellow
Interesting facts about Efrat:
Research area: Bio-inspired nanocarriers for Nucleic acid delivery
Addicted to Italy and Italian food
Mother to Noa (5) and Ela (3)
Dancing and Teaching Nia
"Always search for the balance in life"
, 36, PhD in Biotechnology Engineering.
Interesting facts about Shalev:
Researcher in Prof. Smadar Cohen Lab
Research areas include biomaterial-based applications for drug delivery, tissue engineering, and regenerative medicine
Published several papers and co-aוauthored book chapters in the field of cardiac tissue engineering and regeneration
"You can't always get what you want"
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Ben Gurion 1, Beer Sheva 8410501, Israel