Ehud Gazit

Tel Aviv University

Prof. Ehud Gazit’s research focuses on Molecular self-assembly of biological and bio-inspired materials, Peptide optics, mechanics, photonics and electronics, Supramolecular peptide chemistry and nanotechnology, Protein and metabolite amyloid formation and inhibition, Supramolecular biopolymers and biopolymers. He holds an Endowed Chair at the Department of Molecular Microbiology and Biotechnology, Faculty of Life Sciences and the Department of Material Science and Engineering at Tel Aviv University.
He is also the academic director of the BLAVATNIK CENTER for Drug Development and Head of the Laura Schwartz-Kipp Institute for Biotechnology, Gazit is a member of the National Council for Research and Development (NCRD) (appointed in 2014). From 2012-2014 he served as the Chief Scientist of the Israeli Ministry of Science and Technology. From 2008-2012 he served as Tel Aviv University Vice President for Research and Development and the Chairman of Board of Directors of Ramot Ltd. Gazit received his B.Sc. (summa cum laude) after completing his studies at the Special Program for Outstanding Students of Tel Aviv University and his Ph.D. (with highest distinction) as at the Weizmann Institute of Science in 1997. For his Ph.D. work, he received the John F. Kennedy Award. He has been a faculty member at Tel Aviv University since 2000, after completing his postdoctoral studies at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) where he also had held a visiting appointment. Gazit had received numerous awards and honors including Landau Research Award, Hestrin Award and Kadar Family Award. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC) and a member of the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO). In 2015, he was knighted by the Italian Republic for his services to science and society.

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