huji Institute of Biochemistry, Food Science and Nutrition

Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment,
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Dr. Ido Braslavsky

Prof. Ido Braslavsky

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.

Positions

October 2014 - , 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 Astronomy, Ohio University, Athens, OH

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

August 2003 - August 2009, Assistant Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Ohio 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 Systems, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel

July 2004 Department of Materials & Interfaces, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel

Consulting

2004-2007: "Helicos BioSciences" on Single molecule DNA sequencing techniques.

Membership

Biophysical Society

American Physical Society

Cryobiology Society

Israel Biophysics Society

Current projects

Ice Binding Proteins investigation by fluorescence microscopy and microfluidics devices

Cryobiology improvment

Ice casting

Single Molecule Biophysics

Awards

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.

Funding

ERC

FP7

ISF

Marie Curie International Reintegration Grant

NSF

Teaching

Unit Operation In Food Tech

Introduction to Food Science - Principles & Processes

Optics

Modern Physics

Mechanics

Presentations

Invited Lectures and Colloquium

On the dynamic nature of the interaction between IBP and ice 2nd Ice-Binding Protein Conference 8/2014

Ice Binding Proteins and Their Interactions with ice crystals, 2014 World Forum on Biology, Savannah, Georgia, USA. 5/2014

Ice growth control with antifreeze proteins , 4th international nanotechnology conference, NanoIsrael 2014, Tel Aviv. 3/2014

Ice binding proteins and their influence on ice growth in food materials, 5th International Symposium on Delivery of Functionality in Complex Food Systems Physically-Inspired Approaches from the Nanoscale to the Microscale, Haifa, Israel. 10/2013

Ice binding proteins and their potential in controlling freezing processes in food materials, EuroFoodChem XVII International conference, Istanbul, Turkey. 5/2013

Ice Binding Proteins and Their interactions with ice crystals, The Physical Biology of the Cell 2013, Kona Hawaii, USA 4/2013

Ice binding proteins and their dynamic interaction with ice, Advances in Low Temperature Biology , Society of Low Temperature Biology (SLTB) 2012 Conference, London, UK. 10/2012

Ice binding proteins and their dynamic interaction with ice, Cryobiology conference, Rosario, Argentina. 6/2012

Annual Meeting of Japanese Society of Cryobiology and Cryotechnology, Tsukuba, Japan, 5/2012

1st Ice Binding Proteins conference, Kingston, Ontario, Canada 8/2011.

Food in the new era 2011, Tel Aviv, Israel.6/2011

Biological Sensing and Micro Systems, 3rd Peter Brojde Workshop, Yad Ha-Shmona, Israel. 6/2011

Antifreeze Protein Binding Dynamics at Ice Surfaces in the session on Organic and Biological Crystallization at the 16th International Conference on Crystal Growth, Beijing, China, from August 8 to 13, 2010.

Applied Single-Molecule Techniques, Workshop, Biophysical Society, San Francisco, Feb 2010.

Ice & Water in the Universe: from Astrobiology to Terrestrial Bodies, Stockholm, Sweeden, 15-26 September 2008.

Innovative Approaches to DNA Sequencing, New York Academy of Science, New York, Nov 2007

NanoTx 07: Antifreeze proteins and their applications , Dallas, TX, Oct 2007

"Fluorescence Microscopy and Microfluidic Techniques for studyng interactions between antifreeze proteins and ice surfaces", ACS, Antifreeze Proteins: A Memorial Symposium for Robert Feeney , Boston, Aug 2007

"Investigation of the Interactions Between Antifreeze Proteins and Ice Surfaces Using Fluorescence Microscopy and Microfluidic Techniques", Kenyon college Physics Colloquium, Gambier, OH, December 2006

"Single molecule DNA sequencing",Optics in the Southeast 2005 Workshop on Biophotonics, Atlanta, GA, 10/2005

"Single molecule DNA sequencing by cyclic synthesis"ABRF 2005 Biomolecular Technologies: Discovery to Hypothesis, Savannah, February 5 8,2005.

"Single molecule detection and manipulation",Weizmann-wide workshop on physics in biology, 17 January 1999

"The Double Pyramid Structure of Ice", Seminar, Physical Chemistry, Hebrew University 12/97.

Outreach

In Ohio:

1) Snowflakes: No Two Alike, Open House of the Department of Physics and Astronomy, November 5, 2011.

2) Cloudy day, East Elementary School in Athens, March 30, 2010:

3) Public talk on the subject of “Biomineralization”, Athens Public Library, November 24, 2009.

4) Public presentation on Snow Say, Rainbow Day, demonstration of supercooled water, and nucleation using electro freezing effect, Open House of the Department of Physics and Astronomy, November 7, 2009.

5) Rainbow day, Athen Public Library, April 2, 2009.
East Elementary School, May 28, 2009.

6) Snow day, Athens Public Library, January 24, 2008.
Elementary school, February, 2009:
East Elementary School in Athens, January 16, 2010.
East Elementary School in Athens, March 10, 2010.

In Israel:

7) Color and Light, Eshkol Elementary School in Ness Ziona, June 7, 2013.

8) Public lecture on ice binding proteins, Clementine Cafe, Tel Aviv, February 28, 2013.

9) Public lecture on Freeze control, Flora Bar Rehovot, May 23, 2012.

10) Cloud science, Eshkol Elementary School in Ness Ziona, February 14, 2012.

11) Freezing process control with ice binding proteins, Faculty Club, January 12, 2011.

Participation in

50th annual meeting of the society of Cryobiology, Washibgton D.C., USA, 7/2013

EuroFoodChem XVII International conference, Istanbul, Turkey, 5/2013

The Physical Biology of the Cell 2013, Kona Hawaii, USA, 4/2013

Cryo 2013, Berlin, Germany 3/2013

Society of Low Temperature Biology, London, UK, 10/2012

49th annual meeting of the society of Cryobiology, Rosario, Argentina, 6/2012

48th annual meeting of the society of Cryobiology, Oregon, USA, 7/2011

47th annual meeting of the society of Cryobiology, Bristol, UK, 7/2010

Society of Low Temperature Biology, Hannover, Germany, 9/2009

Ice Binding Proteins Workshop, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, 8/2009

46th annual meeting of the society of Cryobiology, Sapporo, Japan, 7/2009

APS, Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, 3/2009

Biophysical Society, 53th annual meeting, Boston 2/2009

Biomineralization, GRC, New Londen, NH, 8/2008

Ice Binding Proteins Workshop, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, 8/2008

45th annual meeting of the society of Cryobiology, Charlotte, NC, 7/2008

NSS5/SPS2, Athens, OH, 7/2008

APS, New Orleans, Louisiana, 3/2008

ACS, Boston, MA, Aug 2007

NanoSummit, Akron Ohio, 4/2007

APS, Denver Colorado, press conference, 3/2007

Ohio Nano Summit, Columbus, Ohio, 4/2006

Frontiers in Chemical Biology: Single Molecules, Cambridge, UK, 3/2006.

APS, Baltimore, MD, 3/2006.

GRC on ThinFilm & Crystal Growth Mechanisms, MA, 6/2005, Hot topic presentation.

APS, Los Angeles, CA 3/2005.

Biophysical Society, 49th annual meeting, Los Angeles, CA 2/2005

Biophysical Society, 48th annual meeting, Baltimore, 2/2004

DNA Sequencing Technologies and Computation, RECOMB 2003, Stanford University, CA, 5/2003

Symposium on Stress Proteins, From Heat Shock to Antifreeze, Bodega, CA, 3/2003 Biomineralization , Gordon Conference, NH, 8/2002

Nanoscale/Molecular Mechanics, Maui, Hawaii, 5/2002

Biophysical Society, 46th annual meeting, San Francisco, California, 2/2002

SPIE, Biomedical Optics, San Jose, California,1/2002

Mathematics And Molecular Biology VII: Modeling Across the Scales: Atoms to Organisms, Santa Fe, New Mexico 1/2002

APS, Seattle 3/2001.

Single molecule biophysics, International EMBO Workshop, Tours, France 7/1999

The Twelfth International Conference on Crystal Growth, 7/1998 Jerusalem, Israel

Optical Methods and Data Processing in Heat and Fluid Flow, London, England 4/1998 (ppt file 2.2Mb)

NATO Advanced Study Institute on Ice Physics in the Natural and Endangered Environment, Acquafredda di Marate, Italy 9/1997

IPS, Ben-Gurion University, Israel 4/1997

Physics of Complex Systems, Bar-Ilan University, Israel 3/1997

Dynamic Days Programs (Minerva Center) Technion, Israel 10/1995

German-Israeli Symposium on Optical Signal and Image Processing, Herzliya, Israel, 6/1994

Seminars at universities and institutions

2009 Biophysics, Michigan University, Ann Arbor, MI, USA

2009 AIST, Sapporo, Japan

2008 Physics, Technion, Israel

2008 Physics, Bar Ilan, Israel

2008 Biochemistry Food Science and Nutrition, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Rehovot campus, Israel

2008 Bioengineering, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel

2008 Physics , Ben Gurion University, Israel

2008 Chemistry, Tel Aviv University, Israel

2007 Soft Matter & Biomaterials and Structural Biology, Weizmann institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel.

2006 Chemistry and Biochemistry, Ohio University, OH

2006 NQPI retreat, Ohio university

2005 Bioengineering, Stanford University, CA

2005 Biotechnology and Food Eng, Israel Institute of Technology

2005 Mathematics, Ohio University, OH

2005 Physics, Ohio-State University, OH

2004 Applied Physics, Harvard, MA

2004 Physics, Cincinnati University, OH

2003 Physics, Brown University, RI

2003 Biotechnology and Food Eng, Israel Institute of Technology

2003 TuDelft, Delft, Netherlands

2003 Intel, Santa Clara, CA

2003 Physics, Riverside, CA

2003 Physics, Santa Barbara, CA

2003 Physics, Austin, Texas

2003 Physics, Athens, Ohio

2003 Physics, Wayne State, MI

2002 Chemistry, Tel Aviv University, Israel

2002 Chemistry, Technion, Israel

2002 Physics, Irvine, California

2001 Material and Interfaces, Weizmann Institute of Science.

2001 Physics department, Israel Institute of Technology.

2001 Chemical Engineering, Israel Institute of Technology.

2001 Physics department, Jerusalem.

2001 Electrical Engineering, Israel Institute of Technology.

2001 Chemical engineering department, Ben Gurion University.

2001 Physics department, Tel Aviv.

Professional Activities

Co-organizing conference

August 2014 Ice Binding Proteins Conference

August 2011 Ice Binding Proteins Conference

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.

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