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I-CORE Second Wave

Physical Approaches to Quantifying Dynamic Processes in Living Systems

Physical Approaches to Quantifying Dynamic Processes in Living Systems

Physical approaches to Quantifying Dynamical Processes in Living Systems: From Single Molecules to Single Cells

 

Participating Researchers and Institutions:
 

The group selected to establish this I-CORE is a group under the scientific management of Prof. Amit Meller of the Technion consisting of researchers from the Technion, Bar-Ilan University, the Hebrew University, Tel-Aviv University and the Weizmann Institute of Science.

 

Scientific Director:

 

  • Prof. Meller Amit, Biomedical Eng., Technion

 

Scientific Management Members:

 

  • Prof. Meller Amit, Biomedical Eng., Technion
  • Dr. Friedman Nir, Immunology, Weizmann Institute of Science
  • Prof. Garini Yuval, Physics, Bar-Ilan University
  • Prof. Sivan Uri, Physics, Technion

 

Additional I-CORE Members:

 

  • Dr. Ebenstein Yuval, Chemical Physics, Tel Aviv University
  • Prof. Haas Elisha, the Mina Everard Goodman Faculty of Life Sciences, Bar-Ilan University
  • Prof. Kafri Yariv, Physics, Technion
  • Dr. Kaplan Ariel, Biology, Technion
  • Prof. Levenberg Shulamit, Biomedical Engineering, Technion
  • Prof. Rabin Yitzhak, Physics, Bar-Ilan University

 

New Faculty: 

2013-14:

  • Dr. Itzkovitz Shalev, The Weizmann Institute of Science, returned from MIT
  • Dr. Tomer Kalisky, Bar-Ilan University, returned from Stanford Unviersity
  • Dr. Zaslaver Alon, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, returned from Caltech

 

Research Focus:

 

Major physical methodology developments in recent years have enabled direct manipulation and probing of biological processes at the single-molecule and single-cell levels. These capabilities continuously produce novel scientific insights with unprecedented precision and resolution. They probe the physical properties of diverse biological systems, unveiling the essential role embodied by noise and fluctuations within biological processes. These approaches are bound to provide a statistical description of biological processes and systems, leading to a new generation of biomedical applications and eventually instrumentation.
There are three complimentary, interconnected themes, for the I-CORE:
1. Biomolecular systems (organizational mechanics of genomes, transcriptional dynamics, protein translation initiation and folding).
2. Cellular processes (cell differentiation and cell-cell interactions).
3. Experimental Methods and Techniques development.

 

For the I-CORE website: http://biolphys.net.technion.ac.il/