Prof. Ehud Gazit
Ehud Gazit is a Professor and Endowed Chair at the Department of Molecular Microbiology and Biotechnology and the Department of Materials Science and Engineering of Tel Aviv University. Gazit is also the academic director of the BLAVATNIK CENTERforDrug Development.From 2012-2014 he served as the Chief Scientist of the Israeli Ministry of Science and Technology. From 2008-2012 Gazit served as Tel Aviv University Vice President for Research and Development and the Chairman of the Ramot Ltd. Gazit had received numerous awards and honors including Landau Research Award, Hesterin Award and Kadar Family Award. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and member of the European Molecular Biology Organization. In 2015, he was knighted by the Italian Republic for his service to science and society. Gazit had published more than 200 peer-reviewed publications in top journals including Science,Nature Nanotechnology, Nature Physicsand Nature Chemical Biology. He is also one of the most prolific inventors in Israel academia with more 100 international patents including 38 issued US patents. His technology transfer achievements were acknowledged by inclusion in the 2008 list of 100 Innovations from academic Research to Real-World Application by the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM) and in a list of 100 Technology Offers stemming from EU Biotechnology RTD results of three Research Framework Programmes (FP5, FP4, and FP3). He is also an awardee of the prestigious European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Grant. He delivered more than 200 invited presentations including opening lectures, keynote presentations and named lectures such as the Thomas McMahon Lectureship, School of Engineering & Applied Sciences, Harvard University, Cambridge MA, USA and EMBO Keynote Lecture at BioMAT 2017, Weimer, Germany.