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Israel Gannot

Prof. Israel  Gannot

Professor of Biomedical Engineering, School of Engineering, Tel-Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
Research Associate Professor, ECE Department, School of Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD


tel: 1-773-289-8363
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E-mail: Igannot1@jhu.edu
Web: http://www.eng.tau.ac.il/~bmoptics

Area of Expertise

Synthesis and characterization of nitride, oxide and CNT nanocomposites


Prof. Israel Gannot received his Ph.D. from Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv, Israel in 1994. Between 1994 and 1997 he held a National academy Sciences post doctoral fellowship at the Office of Science and Technology of the US Food and Drug Administration. Since 1997 he is a member of the Biomedical Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering at Tel-Aviv University. Between 2002 and 2005 he was a senior research scientist at the National Institutes of Health. Between 2005 and 2007 he was a visiting professor of biomedical engineering at the George Washington University, Washington DC. As of May 2010 he joined Johns Hopkins University, as a research professor. Prof. Gannot is a fellow of International Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE). A fellow of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS) and of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE). He authored 60 peer reviewed scientific papers, 90 proceeding papers, 7 book chapters, Biophotonics Books Series editor for McGraw-Hill, and 14 patents. Prof. Gannot has served as the chair of the biomedical engineering department at Tel-Aviv University from 2009-2011. Prof. Gannot emphasize on translational research created collaborations with the Industry, among them, Lumenis, Polymicro, OrNim Medical and Given Imaging. Prof. Gannot is the co-founder and CEO of OptiCul Diagnostics.

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A multi-modal method for diagnostics and treatment of cancer

We propose a nano-particle based detection, treatment with feedback of malignant tumors in its early stages. The method involves a specific binding of super paramagnetic nanoparticles to tumors, exciting them with alternating magnetic field for magneto-acoustic detection and localization, as well as creating confined heat elevation at the tumor location, while measuring the temperature and fluorescence which detects the cell apoptotic stage.

Mid infrared biophotonics

In this tutorial I will discuss and present mid infrared applications in medicine, Sensing, imaging and laser tissue interactions. Those will include functional imaging: thermal and photo-thermal. Tumor status evaluation and laser tissue interaction with feedback using quantum cascade lasers.

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