Online symposium

Translational Research and Biotech Innovation Symposium 2022

By ScienceAbroad

Registration Required

Translational Research is basic research translated into results that directly benefit humans

For the first time, ScienceAbroad will host a symposium that highlights translational research conducted by young Israeli researchers worldwide, in academia and in industry,  addressing global challenges and making an impact on environmental and human health.

This event will be held live using the zoom platform and will also be broadcasted on ScienceAbroad Facebook live page. Registration is required 

We invite academia and biotech scientists to join the symposium and the networking session! 

Registration is now open

Research in Industry and Collaborations with Academia Panel Discussion

Our panelists will discuss their experience and viewpoints on research in industry and collaborations between biotech companies and academic labs. Joining us on the panel are:

Dr. Natalie Yivgi-Ohana

Founder and CEO, Minovia Therapeutics

Prof. Hossam Haick

Prof. Chemical Engineering, Technion, Founder at Feelit

Dr. Neta Lavon

CTO and VP R&D, Aleph Farms

Prof. Oded Shoseyov

Prof. Protein Engineering and Nano-Biotechnology, Hebrew University and cofounder of 17 companies (including Collplant, Futuregene, and Savor-eat)

Moderator

Dr. Elena Itskovich

ScienceAbroad online community manager and mAcademia Podcast host

Selected Speakers

Dr. Gal Dishon

UC San Diego

Dr. Or Perlman​

Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital

Dr. Jacob Koffler

UC San Diego

Dr. Anat Arzi

Hebrew University

Dr. Shani Koshrovski-Michael

Tel Aviv University

Dr. Irit Milman Krentsis

MD Anderson

Dr. Zvi Yaari

Memorial Sloan Kettering

Dr. Rona Harari Steinfeld

Arsenal biosciences, (ex Refuge biotechnologies)

Moderators

Dr. Rachel Blau

Marie Curie Fellow, San Diego & San Diego Regional Manager

Dr. Natasha Shtraizent

Senior Scientist, BMS and CEO, Founder at GritBIO, ScienceAbroad NYC Industry Forum Manager
Networking Round Tables

Join us for a networking session! Participants will be able to select from several networking discussion rooms that will include the following hosts that will lead a discussion:

Room 1

Scientific entrepreneurship with Dr. Elena Itskovich and Dr. Natasha Shtraizent

Dr. Elena Itskovich ScienceAbroad Online Community Manager and mAcademia Podcast host Dr. Natasha Shtraizent Senior Scientist,  BMS and CEO & Founder at GritBIO Will discuss entrepreneurship for scientists and will introduce a new entrepreneurship program for Israeli scientists worldwide by ScienceAbroad.

Room 2

Venture Capital with Dr. Shiran Ferber

Dr. Shiran Ferber Venture Partner at Target Global, Director of Scientific Affairs at the GBC Foundation.
Target Global is a leading  investment firm, nurturing innovative companies into global success stories, providing investment, strategic advice, and practical support from concept through to exit. Founded in 2012 and with offices across many of the most exciting tech hubs, they make investments across the fintech, healthtech, consumer-enabled SaaS, mobility, and edtech sectors.

Room 3

Research at Ukko with Dr. Moshe Ben-David

Dr. Moshe Ben-David is the CTO at Ukko.
Ukko is a biotech startup focusing on food allergies and sensitivities. Before joining Ukko, Moshe conducted research focusing on protein engineering and structural biology in world-leading research groups. During his postdoctoral studies he served as the Regional Manager of ScienceAbroad in Toronto.

Room 4

Research at Alpha Farms with Dr. Neta Lavon

Dr. Neta Lavon is the CTO and VP R&D, Alpha Farms.
Aleph Farms grows cultivated beef steaks, from non-genetically engineered cells, that are not immortalized, isolated from a living cow, without slaughtering the animal and with a significantly reduced impact to the environment.

Room 5

Research at Minovia with Dr. Noa Sher

Dr. Noa Sher is the Chief Scientist at Minovia Therapeutics.
Minovia Therapeutics is a clinical-stage international biotechnology research company focused on treatment innovation for mitochondrial disease 

Room 6

Negotiating IP licensing with Mayan Katz from Goodwin

Mayan Katz is Partner, Tech & Life Sciences Group at Goodwin
and will lead a session on negotiating IP licensing with universities.
Goodwin is a Global law firm serving innovators and investors in a rapidly changing, technology-driven economy.

Room 7

AION Labs with Mati Gill

AION Labs is an alliance of global pharma and technology leaders
and investors that have come together to create and adopt gateway AI and computational technologies that will transform the process of drug discovery and development for the betterment of human health.

Moderator

Dr. Avital Weiss

Senior Program Manager, Taysha and A2I Manager at ScienceAbroad

Program

19:30 - 19:40

Opening Remarks

Mr. Nadav Duani

19:30 - 19:40

19:40 - 20:30

Research in Industry and Collaborations with Academia Panel Discussion

Dr. Natalie Yivgi-Ohana Founder and CEO,  Minovia Therapeutics

Dr. Neta Lavon CTO and VP R&D, Aleph Farms 

Prof. Oded Shoseyov Prof. Protein Engineering and Nano-Biotechnology, Hebrew University and cofounder of 17 companies (including Collplant, Futuregene, and Savor-eat)

Prof. Hossam Haick Prof. at the Department of Chemical Engineering and Russell Berrie Nanotechnology Institute, Technion, head of five major European consortia and founder at Feelit

Moderator – Dr. Elena Itskovich, ScienceAbroad online community manager and mAcademia Podcast host

19:40 - 20:30

20:30 - 21:50

Speakers

Dr. Gal Dishon, University of California San Diego
Domesticating The Red Seaweed Asparagopsis Taxiformis – A Key to Methane Emission Mitigation

Dr. Or Perlman, Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital
AI boosted molecular MRI reveals the tumor apoptotic response to oncolytic virotherapy

Dr. Jacob Koffler, UC San Diego
Biomimetic 3D-printed scaffolds for spinal cord injury repair

Dr. Anat Arzi, Hebrew University;
A biomarker for consciousness: Olfactory sniffing signals consciousness recovery in unresponsive patients with brain injuries

Dr. Shani Koshrovski-Michael, Tel Aviv University
Co-delivery of BRAF and MEK inhibitors in P-selectin targeted PLGA-PEG nanoparticles demonstrated superior anti-tumor efficacy in melanoma

Dr. Irit Milman Krentsis, MD Anderson
Multi-lineage lung regeneration by stem cell transplantation across major genetic barriers using a safer conditioning regimen and clinical grade reagents.

Dr. Zvi Yaari, Memorial Sloan Kettering
Machine Learning-Enabled Optical Sensors for The Early Detection of Gynecologic Cancers

Dr. Rona Harari Steinfeld, Arsenal biosciences, (ex Refuge biotechnologies)

Moderators

Dr. Rachel Blau Marie Curie Fellow, San Diego, San Diego Regional Manager

Dr. Natasha Shtraizent Senior Scientist, BMS and CEO, Founder at GritBIO, ScienceAbroad NYC Industry Forum Manager

20:30 - 21:50

21:50 - 22:00

Award Nominations

Dr. Dan Gincel, Longeverone

Mati Gill, AION Labs

21:50 - 22:00

22:00 - 23:00

Networking Session

Room 1 – Scientific entrepreneurship with Dr. Elena Itskovich and  Dr. Natasha Shtraizent 

Room 2 – Venture Capital with Dr. Shiran Ferber 

Room 3 – Research at Ukko with Dr. Moshe Ben-David  

Room 4 Research at Alpha Farms with Dr. Neta Lavon  

Room 5 – Research at Minovia with Dr. Noa Sher

Room 6 – Negotiating IP licensing with Mayan Katz from Goodwin

​​Room 7 – AION Labs with Mati Gil

Moderator: Dr. Avital Weiss

22:00 - 23:00

Sponsors

$1000 award and invitation to present to AION Labs for the best abstract using AI and computational technologies for drug discovery

$1000 Global Impact Award by Longeveron

Organizers

Dr. Avital Weiss

Dr. Natasha Shtraizent

Dr. Rachel Blau

Dr. Elena Itskovich