Analysis and Chemical Processes in Biomedical Systems

  • - Identification of bio-markers related to unusual physiological conditions in: urine, breath, sweat and feces
    - Production, characterization and functionalization of gold and silver nanoparticles for bioaplications
    - Examination of changes in the distribution of heavy metals in the brain due to in pathological conditions
    - Drug delivery through the blood-brain barrier
    - Particle-substrate (biomaterials) adhesion measurements​

Biomedical Robotics

  • - Human-centred teleoperation and haptics control for medical applications
    - Computational models of surgeon’s sensorimotor control and learning in robot-assisted surgery
    - Computational models of perception and action in teleoperation and physical human-robot interaction
    - The effects of delay and sensorimotor transformations on  representation and adaptation in the motor system
    - Sensory substitution and sensory augmentation for medical applications

PI: Dr. Ilana Nisky (nysky@bgu.ac.il)

Biomedical Signal Processing

  • - Maximization of clinical and physical information through the physiological-signal technology
    - New methods for signal processing offering effective solutions for diagnosing various medical problems
    - The research focuses on sleep, respiratory and heart disorders

PI: Dr. ​Yaniv Zigel (yaniv@bgu.ac.il)


Bio-Pharmaceuticals and Nano-Medicine

  • - Pharmaceuticals and drug delivery systems
    - Delivery of therapeutics via transdermal, topical and mucosal routes
    - Pharmacokinetics and controlled release of active ingredients
    - Nanoparticles and nano-sized emulsions as carriers for pharmaceuticals

PI: Prof. Amnon Sintov (asintov@bgu.ac.il)


  • Computational Motor Control Laboratory

    - Behavioral and Computational Neuroscience
    - Human-Machine Interfaces
    - Potential Applications for Rehabilitation

  • Computational Neuroscience

  • - Theory of neural coding and learning and plasticity in the central nervous system
  • PI: Prof. Maoz Shamir (shmaoz@bgu.ac.il)

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Computational Theoretical Biophysics

  • - Complexes of lipids and DNA molecules (in collaboration with Niels Gronbech-Jensen)
    - Supported membranes with reconstituted proteins.
    - Non-equilibrium dynamics in actomyosin systems (in collaboration with Anne Bernheim)


PI: Prof. Oded Farago (ofarago@bgu.ac.il)


Mathematical Models in Biomedical Systems

  • - Mathematical models for nanoparticles as vehicles for transport and controlled release of drugs
    - Development of identification and detection methods for biomedical indicators for diagnostics
    - Population dynamic models for optimization of phage growth use for treating bacterial infections
    - Population dynamic models for optimal growth of baculoviruses for uses as pesticides

PI: Dr. Giora Enden (genden@bgu.ac.il)


Motor Learning

      • - Physiological characteristics of individual neurons in cerebellar cortex
        - Neural correlates of motor learning at the level of the single cell
        - Anatomical identification of sub-regions of cerebellar cortex involved in different aspects of motor learning 
        •    using voxel based morphometric analysis of three dimensional anatomical scans
          - Models of the cerebellum and cerebellar function
          - Sensorimotor transformations in the archer fish

PI: Prof. Opher Donchin (donchin@bgu.ac.il)


Nanobioelectronics

  • - Bioelectronic signal transduction mechanisms at the interface of biology and microelectronics.
    - Bio-micro- and nano-electromechanical systems (Bio-M/NEMS) for functional sensing and actuation of chemical
  •     and biological molecules
    - Real-time and mobile analysis of chemical and biological markers for personalized health monitoring
    - Holistic biosensing systems development and integration for real-world solutions
    - System-level study of mobile devices for in-vivo and in-vitro applications in the world of the Internet of Things.

PI: Dr. Hadar Ben-Yoav (benyoav@bgu.ac.il)

Nano-Optics and Biomedical Optics

  • - Optical signal processing for applications in biology and medicine
    - Development of optical technologies for bio-imaging at the nanometer resolution
    - Medical diagnostics through optical technologies

PI: Dr. Alberto Bilenca (bilenca@bgu.ac.il)


Spatial cognition and rehabilitation

Human interaction with our surroundings - how do we know where we are, remember where are stuff is, plan routes and navigate them? Beyond interaction with the physical world and the neural systems supporting it, we also focus on other types of spaces, such as social and emotional, and especially with virtual and augmented spaces. To understand how humans can perform these tasks, and to assist people with challanges in them (e.g. DTD, Alzheimers, Stroke etc.) we research on several levels - behaviorally, using extended reality tools (AR, VR), computationally, using machine learning and computational neuroscience tools, and neurally, using neuroimaging tools (fMRI, ECoG, EEG)​

PI: Shachar Maidenbaum (mshachar@bgu.ac.il​)​