About the CenterThe Nicholas and Elizabeth Slezak Super Center for Cardiac Research and Biomedical Engineering was founded in 1996 in order to provide an interdisciplinary academic frame for teaching and research in the cardiovascular system and biomedical engineering.
The cardiovascular organs are complex bioengineered systems whose normal and optimal functioning is based on a delicate interaction between the flowing blood and complex structural frameworks. This is probably the explanation for the fact that heart and vascular diseases are the causes for more than one third of deaths in the world. Biomedical engineering is one of today's most exciting and rapidly growing fields that applies scientific and engineering approaches to solve problems in biology and medicine. It advances fundamental concepts, creates knowledge for the molecular to the organ systems levels, and develops innovative materials, processes and devices for prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases.
ObjectiveThe objective of the Nicholas and Elizabeth Slezak Super Center is to advance interdisciplinary teaching and research that combines the fields of the cardiovascular system and biomedical engineering. It will support graduate students, seminars, conferences and interdisciplinary research projects in all cardiovascular and biomedical engineering aspects.
AffiliationThe Nicholas and Elizabeth Slezak Super Center for Cardiac Research and Biomedical Engineering is jointly affiliated to the faculties of Engineering, Exact Sciences, Life Sciences and Medicine of the Tel Aviv University. It is operated by the scientific committee which is headed by representatives from the faculties of Engineering and Medicine.
ManagementDirector: Prof. Shmuel Banai, Director of the Department of Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology , Tel-Aviv sourasky medical center. School of Medicine, Tel-Aviv University
Chairman, Scientific Committee: Prof. Uri Nevo, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Tel Aviv University.)
Dr. Gil Marom, School of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Tel Aviv University
Prof. Amit Segev, Interventional Cardiologist, Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Israel. School of Medicine, Tel-Aviv University
Prof. Uri Uron, Department of Zoology, Faculty of Life Sciences, Tel-Aviv University.
Prof. Tal Dvir, Department of Molecular Micro. & Biotechnology, Faculty of Life Sciences and the Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Tel Aviv University.
Prof. Eli Eisenberg, School of Physics and Astronomy, Faculty of Exact Sciences, Tel Aviv University.
Prof. Roy Beck, School of Physics & Astronomy, Faculty of Exact Sciences, Tel Aviv University.Secretary: Keren Navon-Kimel. ( firstname.lastname@example.org )
Address:Goldschleger Building for Interdisciplinary Research in Engineering and Exact Sciences,