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Head of Institute: Prof. Oren Tirosh

Administrative manager: Rakefet Kalev

Office Address:
Institute of Biochemistry, Food Science and Nutrition,
Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment,
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 
Herzl 229, Rehovot 7610001, ISRAEL

Tel: +972 - (0)8-9489385
Fax: +972 - (0)8-9363208
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Curriculum Vitae

Academic Degrees

1998 - Ph.D. in Physics, Technion, Haifa, Israel. "Imaging of The Temperature Fields Around a Dendritic Crystal" under the supervision of Prof. Steve. G. Lipson

1992 - B.A. in Physics, summa cum laude, Technion, Haifa, Israel.


October 2017 - current, Head of BSc Program in Biochemistry and Food Science, Institute of Biochemistry, Food Science, and Nutrition.

July 2017, National representative of the ISEKI (Integrating Food Science and Engineering Knowledge into the Food Chain)- Food Association, IFA.

October 2014 - June 2018, Director, Inter-Faculty Biotechnology Program, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Faculty of Agriculture, Food, and Environment, Rehovot, Israel

June 2014 - ,Associate Professor, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Faculty of Agriculture, Food, and Environment, Rehovot, Israel

April 2010 - June 2014, Senior Lecturer, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Faculty of Agriculture, Food, and Environment, Rehovot, Israel

January 2013 - ,Adjunct Professor, Department of Physics and AstronomyOhio University, Athens, OH

September 2009 - December 2012, Associate Professor, Department of Physics and AstronomyOhio University, Athens, OH

August 2003 - August 2009, Assistant Professor, Department of Physics and AstronomyOhio University, Athens, OH

2000-2003 - Postdoc at Caltech, Pasadena, California. Applied Physics, Prof. Steve Quake Group. In collaboration with Prof. Henry Lester, Biology, Caltech.

1998-1999 Postdoc at the Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel. Department of Physics of Complex Systems Prof. Joel Stavans Group

Visiting Scientist

2016-2017 Visiting Prof at Stanford University, California, USA

Dec 2007 Physics of Complex SystemsWeizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel

July 2004 Department of Materials & InterfacesWeizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel

Consulting and Companies

2019  Co-founder, MicroIce, nanoliter osmometers.

2018   Co-founder, SavorEat, 3D food printing.

2013-2018 Consulting "Melodea" on ice templating of cellulose structures. 

2004-2007: Consulting "Helicos BioSciences", on single-molecule DNA sequencing techniques.


Biophysical Society

American Physical Society

Cryobiology Society

Israel Biophysics Society

Current projects

Ice Binding Proteins investigation by:

  • Atomic force microscopy
  • Fluorescence microscopy and microfluidics devices
  • Ice nucleation and supercooling preservation

Cryobiology improvements by infrared heating, directional freezing, and IBPs

Heating methods for 3D printing of food


2012 Krill Prize

2011 Invitation fellowship programs for research in Japan,JSPS

2000-2001 CMB fellowship, Caltech interdisciplinary program funded by Burroughs Wellcome Fund.

2000 Lester Deutsch, Technion-Caltech fellowship.

1999-1998 The Sir Charles Clore Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Weizmann Institute of Science.

1997-1992 Successive Technion graduate school scholarships including excellence scholarship 1992.

1992 Technion Physics' Dean honors

1991 Participation in distinguished students summer in physics, sponsored by the Amos De-Shalit foundation, Weizmann institute of science.

1991 Technion Physics' Dean honors.

1990 Technion President's honors.





Marie Curie International Reintegration Grant



Unit Operation In Food Tech

Introduction to Food Science - Principles & Processes



Professional Activities

Co-organizing conference

2017 Ice Binding Protein Conference III, Israel

2014 Ice Binding Proteins Conference II, Japan

2011 Ice Binding Proteins Conference I, Canada

Session Chair

2014 IBP Session 4: Biotechnical and commercial applications for IBPs Co-chairs: Ido Braslavsky and Sakae Tsuda

2013 New Processing Methods / Chairs: D.CHUNG & I. Braslavsky, at the EUROFOODCHEM XVII conference, Istanbul, Turkey.

2013 Cryo, The 50th Anniversary of the Society for Cryobiology's Annual Meeting

2011 Biotechnology Use of Ice Binding Proteins, and poster session chair at the 1st International Ice binding Proteins Conference.

2010 PCI, Physics and Chemistry of Ice, Sapporo Japan, Session 9-A2 topic: Ice and biology.

2006 APS March Meeting Session D9: Methods in Nanobiotechnology

Research Interests

Ice Template

Experimental complex systems physics, Biophysics, Applied optics.

Anti-freeze proteins: Hyperactive Ice binding proteins, Investigation with fluorescence microscopy and microfluidic devices.

Ice physics, Electrofreezing, The double pyramid structure of ice, growth-melt asymmetry,

Refractive index of water, Crystal growth.

Temperature controlled Microfluidics

Single molecule detection and manipulation: DNAProtein interactions, Single molecule DNA sequencing,

DNA Oxidation at the single molecule level.

Optics: Interferometric measurements, Tomographic interferometry, Confocal fluorescent microscopy, Optical tweezers, Evanescent illumination, Darkfield microscopy, Wavefront Shaping.