2nd International
Brain Technology Conference

March 11-12, Hangar 11, Tel Aviv Port, Israel

Ayal Ben-Zvi, PhD

Ayal Ben-Zvi, PhD

Senior Lecturer, Dept of Developmental Biology & Cancer Research, Faculty of Medicine, Hebrew University

Ayal Ben-Zvi currently serves as Senior lecturer (Principle Investigator), The Department of Developmental Biology and Cancer Research, Institute for Medical Research IMRIC, Faculty of Medicine, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Before assuming this post in 2015, he was Postdoctoral Fellow under the supervision of Dr. Chenghua Gu at the Department of Neurobiology, Harvard Medical School. Dr. Ben-Zvi has published extensively

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Stanisa Raspopovic, PhD

Stanisa Raspopovic, PhD

Swiss Inst. of Technology & Biorobotics Institute

Dr. Stanisa Raspopovic is Scientist at both The Swiss Institute of Technology in Lausanne and The Biorobotics Institute in Pisa Italy. He earned the PhD in Neural Engineering in 2011 from Scuola Superiore Sant Anna, Pisa, Italy and has worked as a visiting scientist in University Autonoma of Barcelona and in ETH Zurich. Dr. Raspopovic’s research interests

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Miri Polachek

Miri Polachek

Executive Director, Israel Brain Technologies

Miri Polachek is an Israeli-American with 20 years of experience and passion in the life sciences sector. She held financial management positions at Teva Pharmaceuticals in Israel and at Pfizer in New York and served as VP Finance at IntegraMed America, specialty healthcare services firm. After more than a decade in New York, Miri moved

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Allan Jones, PhD

Allan Jones, PhD

Chief Executive Officer, Allen Institute for Brain Science

Dr. Allan Jones is the Chief Executive Officer of the Allen Institute. Jones joined the Allen Institute in 2003 and has been instrumental in building a multidisciplinary team of engineers, scientists and managers, setting industry standards to create a systematic approach to answer questions in neuroscience. In his first three years, Jones worked closely with

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Moussa B.H. Youdim, PhD

Moussa B.H. Youdim, PhD

Founder, CSO , President & Chairman, Abital Pharma Pipelines

Prof. Moussa Youdim was chairman of Pharmacology from its inception from 1977 to 1994. He was the Finkelstein Professor of Life Sciences and Professor of Pharmacology   at the Technion- Rappaport Family Faculty of Medicine . He is Professor Emeritus and  the Director of the Eve Topf  and National Parkinson Foundation (USA) Centers of Excellence for

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Rick Hamilton

Rick Hamilton

Cloud Offering Evangelist and Master Inventor, IBM

Rick Hamilton, IBM’s Cloud Offering Evangelist and Master Inventor, is an innovation authority and the company’s most prolific inventor, holding more than 580 U.S. patents in services, software, and hardware. He is recognized as the 33rd most prolific inventor in world history, and has spoken with corporations, governmental authorities, and NGO’s about innovation and intellectual

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Yoav Broza, PhD

Yoav Broza, PhD

Senior Researcher, Technion Israel Institute of Technology

Dr. Broza received his PhD in Biotechnology & Food Engineering in 2009 from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology. He has been a senior researcher and a project leader in the Laboratory for Nanomaterial-Based Devices, headed by Prof. Haick, since 2009, and a researcher at the Alfred Mann Institute for biomedical devices between the years

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Tobias Moser, PhD

Tobias Moser, PhD

Founding Director, Institute for Auditory Neuroscience

Dr. Tobias Moser is the Founding Director of the Institute for Auditory Neuroscience, University Medical Center in Göttingen, Germany.  He is also Group Leader at the MPIs for Experimental Medicine and for Biophysical Chemistry, Göttingen and German Primate Center, Göttingen. From 2007 to 2014 Dr. Moser served as Professor of Auditory Neuroscience, Department of Otolaryngology, University

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Efi Cohen-Arazi

Efi Cohen-Arazi

Founder & CEO, Rainbow Medical

Mr. Cohen-Arazi has over 20 years of experience in the medical and biotech industries involving executive management responsibility for both development and business. Prior to establishing Rainbow Medical, Mr. Cohen-Arazi served as CEO of IntecPharma, Israel, a company specializing in drug development and delivery. Previously, Mr. Cohen-Arazi was V.P. Corporate Manufacturing, Head of Contract Manufacturing

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Neta Zach, PhD

Neta Zach, PhD

Chief Scientist Officer, Prize4Life

Neta Zach is scientific director at Prize4Life since 2011. She is managing the PRO-ACT database, an award winning, largest of its kind database of ALS patient data from past clinical trials, and crowdsourcing initiatives around it. Before joining Prize4Life, she was a faculty member at the University of Pennsylvania in the biology of behavior program.

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Jay D. Kranzler, MD, PhD

Jay D. Kranzler, MD, PhD

Global Head, External R&D Innovation, Pharmatherapeutics & Neuroscience Lead, Worldwide R&D Pfizer

Dr. Jay Kranzler is Global Head, External R&D Innovation, Pharmatherapeutics & Neuroscience Lead, Worldwide Research & Development at Pfizer.  He holds an MD and PhD from Yale University, and served as Adjunct Professor at NYU’s Schools of Medicine and Management.  Previously to Pfizer, Dr. Kranzler  served as CEO of Cytel Corp.Cypress Bioscience, a public biotech company,

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Thomas M. Hyde, MD, PhD

Thomas M. Hyde, MD, PhD

Co-director, Lieber Institute Brain Tissue Repository

Thomas M. Hyde, M.D., Ph.D. attended the University of Pennsylvania as an undergraduate, where he received a B.A. in Biology, Summa cum Laude, in 1978.  In 1984, he earned a joint M.D.-Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, and was recognized as the outstanding clinician-researcher in his class.  Following a general medical internship

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Ryan D’Arcy, PhD

Ryan D’Arcy, PhD

Co-Chair, Surrey Innovation Boulevard, Canada

Dr. Ryan C.N. D’Arcy is a Canadian neuroscientist specializing in translational neurotechnologies. He is a full professor of engineering and computer science at Simon Fraser University and holds the Surrey Memorial Hospital Foundation BC Leadership Chair in Medical Technologies. He is also head of health sciences and innovation at Fraser Health’s Surrey Memorial Hospital. In

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Michal Preminger, PhD

Michal Preminger, PhD

Executive Director, Harvard Office of Technology Development

Dr. Michal Preminger is currently Executive Director at Harvard University’s Office of Technology Development, overseeing industry partnerships, startup formation and development of scientific programs and discoveries emerging from research at Harvard Medical School. Prior to joining Harvard in 2005, she held a number of business development and technology development positions in the biotech and hi-tech

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Moderator: Shy Shoham, PhD

Moderator: Shy Shoham, PhD

Associate Professor, Dept. of Biomedical Engineering, Technion

Shy Shoham is an Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering in the Technion- Israel Institute of Technology.   He heads the Technion’s Neural Interface Engineering Lab (NIEL), which develops and applies photonic, acoustic and computational tools for spatio-temporal interfacing with large neuronal populations in the retina and the brain. Prof. Shoham holds a B.Sc. in Physics from

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Karlheinz Meier, PhD

Karlheinz Meier, PhD

Co-Director, Future Computing, EU Human Brain Project

Karlheinz Meier is a Professor in the Experimental Physic at the Kirchhoff-Institute for Physics. His research interests include physics instrumentation, physical foundations of information processing, and physical models of neural circuits. Since 2011 he has been a co-Director of the European Commission’s Human Brain Project Flagship Project and an invited professor at École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne

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Moderator: Rafi Gidron, PhD

Moderator: Rafi Gidron, PhD

Founder and Chairman, Israel Brain Technologies

Dr. Rafi Gidron is an entrepreneur who founded and managed technology companies in multiple disciplines including fields such as telecommunications, nanotechnology, neurotechnology and cleantech. Most notably, Gidron was involved in one of the most successful exits in Israel’s hi-tech industry: the acquisition of Chromatis Networks by Lucent in 2000. Gidron serves as the founder and chairman

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John Donoghue, PhD

John Donoghue, PhD

Director, Brown Institute for Brain Science and Professor of Neuroscience & Engineering at Brown University

John Donoghue is a neuroscientist known for pioneering work in brain computer interfaces and basic research on how the cerebral cortex transforms plans into action. He is the Director of the Institute for Brain Science and Professor of Neuroscience and Engineering at Brown University. He has translated his basic work to create BrainGate, a novel

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John Jeans

John Jeans

Life Sciences Champion for MedTech Appointed by Prime Minister (UK)

John Jeans is Chairman of the Council of Cardiff University and Imanova (an imaging research partnership between three London Universities and the MRC). In addition he chairs the Board of UK Biocentre Ltd, is a non-executive Director of Renishaw plc and a Board member of the University and College Employers Association. An advisor to public

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Henry Markram, PhD

Henry Markram, PhD

Director, Blue Brain Project & EU Human Brain Project

Henry Markram is a professor of neuroscience at the Swiss Federal Institute for Technology (EPFL). He is the founder of the Brain Mind Institute, founder and director of the Blue Brain Project, and the coordinator of the Human Brain Project, one of two ten-year one billion Euro Flagship Projects selected in January 2013 by the

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Adam Gazzaley, MD PhD

Adam Gazzaley, MD PhD

Professor in Neurology; Director of Neuroscience Imaging Center at UCSF

Dr. Adam Gazzaley obtained an M.D. and a Ph.D. in Neuroscience at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York. He completed his clinical residency in Neurology at the University of Pennsylvania, and postdoctoral training in cognitive neuroscience at UC Berkeley. He is a Professor in Neurology, Physiology and Psychiatry at the UC San

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Shay Rishoni

Shay Rishoni

CEO, Prize4Life

Shay Rishoni is the CEO of Prize4Life, a non-profit organization dedicated to accelerating the discovery of treatments and a cure for ALS. In addition he is the CEO and co-founder of Mediterraneo 365, a sports production company that specializes in large cycling races. Previously, he used to work for Flying Cargo Group, where, in his

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Eyal Zadicario

Eyal Zadicario

VP, Research & Development; Director, Neuro Programs, InSightec

Eyal has been involved in technology research and development, and program management of multidisciplinary projects for the past 25 years. He has been on the InSightec team since it was founded in 1999. In this period the company grew from a technology startup to becoming the global leader of MR guided focused ultrasound technology. Eyal holds

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Shimon Eckhouse, PhD

Shimon Eckhouse, PhD

Founder & Chairman, Syneron/Candela; Founder & Chairman, Alon MedTech Ventures

Dr. Shimon Eckhouse is an inventor and active entrepreneur and investor in the field of medical devices and medical technology. Dr. Eckhouse is currently the Chairman of the Board of Syneron Medical Ltd. (Nasdaq ELOS) which he co-founded in 2001 and took public on Nasdaq in 2004 and through a secondary offering in Nasdaq in

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Moderator: Anya Eldan

Moderator: Anya Eldan

General Manager, Early Stage Companies & Incubator Program, Office of Chief Scientist, Ministry of Economy

Anya Eldan is the GM of Early Stage Companies and Incubators at the Office of Chief Scientist. Anya was responsible for the BrainTech 2013 Conference Program and has been actively involved in the neuroTech industry through innovation, entrepreneurship, seed investments, commercialization of proven research projects and strategy development for clinical applications. Anya has over 25

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Son Preminger, PhD

Son Preminger, PhD

Founder & CEO, Intendu

Dr. Preminger is the Founder and CEO of Intendu a cognitive rehabilitation company, and Assistant Professor at IDC (Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya). Son has 13 years of experience in research and development of cognitive training and rehabilitation (IDC, Sheba rehab hospital, Weizmann, Yad Sara rehab). Prior to that she worked in the software industry in product

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Avi Hasson

Avi Hasson

Chief Scientist of the Ministry of Economy

Mr. Hasson is the Chief Scientist of the Ministry of Economy of Israel. The Office of the Chief Scientist (the “OCS”) is the government entity in charge of the execution of government policy for support of industrial R&D. The goal of the OCS is to assist in the development of technology in Israel as a means of fostering

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Rep. Chaka Fattah

Rep. Chaka Fattah

U.S. Congressman

Chaka Fattah is serving in his 10th term in the U. S. House of Representatives.  Before his election to United States Congress in 1994, Fattah served six years as a Representative in the State House followed by six years as a State Senator. In May of 1986, Congressman Fattah earned a Master’s degree in Governmental

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Ilana Nisky, PhD

Ilana Nisky, PhD

Senior Lecturer, Biomedical Engineering, Ben-Gurion Univ

Ilana Nisky received her B.Sc., M.Sc., and Ph.D. from the Department of Biomedical Engineering, Ben-Gurion University, Israel. After a postdoctoral fellowship in the Collaborative Haptics and Robotics in Medicine Lab at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University, she recently joined the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev as a Senior

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Michal Schwartz PhD

Michal Schwartz PhD

Professor of Neuroimmunology, Weizmann Institute

Michal Schwartz is Professor of Neuroimmunology at the  Department of Neurobiology, Weizmann Institute of Science. Schwartz’s work focuses on the role of innate and adaptive immunity in central nervous system (CNS) plasticity in health and disease. She is the world pioneer in demonstrating that circulating immune cells, including blood macrophages and autoimmune T cell network are needed for

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Ron Suskind

Ron Suskind

Pulitzer Prize-winning author and inventor of Affinity Therapy

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author Ron Suskind has written some of America’s most important works of nonfiction, framing national debates about presidential power, the U.S. economy and America’s role in the world, while exploring complexities of the human experience. In April 2014 Mr. Suskind published a memoir, Life, Animated: A Story of Sidekicks, Heroes, and

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Stefan Vilsmeier

Stefan Vilsmeier

Founder & CEO, Brainlab

Since founding Brainlab in 1989, Stefan Vilsmeier has served as its CEO and has been the driving force behind the company’s innovation and customer focus. A self-taught computer programmer, Vilsmeier prepared the ground for his enterprise at the age of 17 when he wrote a book on 3D Graphics. With more than 50,000 copies sold,

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Shimon Peres

Shimon Peres

Ninth President of the State of Israel

During his lifelong service to Israel, Shimon Peres has held every position of note in Israel’s government. A member of the Knesset since 1959, Shimon Peres served as Deputy Minister of Defense from 1959-1965. After leaving the Mapai Labor Party with Ben-Gurion in 1965, he became Secretary General of Rafi, and in 1968, was instrumental

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Ronen Segal

Ronen Segal

COO, Brainsway; Chairman, BSMT Consortium

Ronen Segal serves as the Chief Operating Officer of Brainsway and the Chairman of the BSMT (Brain Stimulation and Monitoring Technology) consortium. Before that Mr. Segal served as the company’s Chief Technology Officer with more than 20 years of top leadership roles in various fields including vast hi-tech management experience in a wide range of

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Irit Akirav, PhD

Irit Akirav, PhD

Senior Lecturer, Dept of Psychology, University of Haifa

Irit Akirav specializes in the study of the involvement of the endocannabinoid system in stress, emotional trauma and memory. Irit is a senior lecturer at the University of Haifa since 2010.  Before that she was lecturer at the University of Haifa and before that, in 2002-2006 she was Fellow at the Department of Neurobiology of the Weizmann Institute of Science.  Irit

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Itzhak Fried, MD

Itzhak Fried, MD

Professor of Neurosurgery, Director of the Epilepsy Surgery Program, UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine

Dr. Itzhak Fried’s research and clinical work is dedicated to the treatment of intractable seizure disorders and epilepsy and to the study of human memory from single neuron level to clinical intervention. Dr. Fried is Professor of Neurosurgery and Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences at UCLA. He is Director of the Adult Epilepsy Surgery Program there,

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Ronen Gadot

Ronen Gadot

CEO, ElMindA

Recognizing the significance of better understanding brain function for improving the lives of millions affected by neuro-psychiatric disorders, Ronen joined ElMindA’s board as an investor in 2006, and soon thereafter became the company’s CEO.  Prior to his business career, Ronen’s track record of excellence began with an eight-year service as an F-16 fighter pilot and

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Ariel Garten

Ariel Garten

Co-founder & CEO, InteraXon

Ariel Garten is the co-founder and CEO of InteraXon, makers of Muse: the brain sensing headband. Muse senses your brain activity and sends that information to your smartphone or tablet, helping you to do more with your mind. Ariel studied at the University of Toronto and did research on hippocampal neurogenesis at Toronto’s Krembil Neuroscience

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Inez Jabalpurwala

Inez Jabalpurwala

President & CEO, Brain Canada Foundation

Inez Jabalpurwala is the President and CEO of the Brain Canada Foundation (formerly Brain Canada Foundation and NeuroScience Canada Partnership), a position she has held since 2001. Brain Canada is a national non-profit organization that supports brain research. In 2006, NeuroScience Canada received The Conference Board of Canada/Spencer Stuart National Awards in Governance award in

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Moderator: Yesha Sivan

Moderator: Yesha Sivan

Executive Director, Coller Institute of Venture

Prof. Yesha Sivan is the Executive Director of the Coller Institute of Venture at Tel Aviv University Faculty of Management. He is professor of Management Information Systems (MIS) at the School of Management and Economy at the Tel-Aviv-Yaffo Academic College. He is also the founder of Metaverse Labs (MVL) – a leading think tank focusing

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Peter St. George-Hyslop, PhD

Peter St. George-Hyslop, PhD

Wellcome Trust Principal Research Fellow, Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Cambridge

Prof. Peter St. George-Hyslop is the Wellcome Trust Principal Research Fellow at the Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Cambridge, and Director of the Tanz-Centre for Research in Neurodegenerative Diseases, University of Toronto. He was the first to discover key mutations in proteins involved in the early onset of Alzheimer’s disease and implicated in late

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Iris Shichor, PhD

Iris Shichor, PhD

Co-founder & CEO, SipNose

Dr. Shichor holds a Ph.D. from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Her background includes strong expertise in biochemistry and physiology, neuroscience and drug delivery systems. Before co-founding SipNose, Dr. Shichor was VP R&D at ClearFarma, and a senior scientist and project leader at NanoCyte Ltd. where she developed an innovative platform technology for transdermal delivery.

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Moderator: Neal Ungerleider

Moderator: Neal Ungerleider

Science & Technology Reporter, Fast Company Magazine

Neal Ungerleider is a Los Angeles-based reporter for Fast Company magazine covering science and technology. His work has been published in Forbes, Wired, Slate, Mashable, and other outlets.

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Zafrira Avnur, PhD

Zafrira Avnur, PhD

Global Head, Academic Collaborations & Neglected Diseases, Roche Partnering

Zafrira holds a post doctorate (Cancer Biology) from Stanford University, and a Ph.D. from Weizmann Institute (cell Biology). She was based in Palo Alto, California, USA, from 1987 until 2006, in various positions in the Research and Development area at Roche. Amongst the positions she held are Distinguished Scientist in Roche Bioscience; Disease Area Head

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Martin Rossor, MD

Martin Rossor, MD

NIHR National Director for Dementia Research (UK) & Professor of Clinical Neurology, National Hospital for Neurology & Neurosurgery

Martin Rossor trained in Neurology at the National Hospital, Queen Square and undertook research into the neurochemistry of degenerative dementia at the MRC Neurochemical Pharmacology Unit, Cambridge. He is Professor of Clinical Neurology at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, and established a specialist cognitive disorders clinic which acts as a tertiary referral service

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Daniel Offen, PhD

Daniel Offen, PhD

Professor of Neuroscience, Rabin Medical Center & Tel Aviv University

Daniel Offen earned his PhD in Molecular Biology at Weizmann Institute of Science and did his post-doctoral studies at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in N.Y. Prof. Offen heads the Neurology Laboratory at Tel Aviv University in the Department of Human Genetics and Biochemistry. Prof. Offen enjoys an internationally recognized reputation in neuroscience research.

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Yaacov Michlin

Yaacov Michlin

President & CEO, Yissum Technology Transfer, Hebrew University

Yaacov Michlin serves as Yissum’s President and Chief Executive Officer since 2009. Michlin has been leading more than 200 licensing deals and the creation of more than 30 startup companies. Michlin also led Yissum to the signing of long term collaborations with Roche, P&G, Coca Cola and other multinational companies and also led the creation

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Gal Kaminka, PhD

Gal Kaminka, PhD

Professor, Gonda Multidisciplinary Brain Research Center, Bar Ilan University

  Gal is interested in the mechanisms that underly intelligent social behavior, whether artificial or natural. In particular, modeling others from observations of their behavior, and using such models for cooperative, coordinated, or other social behavior. His research emphasizes using robots and simulations to synthesize social intelligence in the lab, and in real-world applications.

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Shachar Maidenbaum

Shachar Maidenbaum

Head of R&D in the Amedi Multi-Sensory Research Lab, Hebrew University

Shachar is currently head of R&D in the Amedi Multi-Sensory Research Lab. He joined the lab in 2010 after completing his undergraduate studies in Hebrew University in Computer Science and Computational Biology as part of the elite Amirim-Teva honors program and since then he has completed his M.Sc. in Medical Neurobiology magna Cum Laude. Shachar’s work in the lab has included

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Einat Zisman, PhD

Einat Zisman, PhD

CEO, FutuRx

Dr. Einat Zisman is the CEO of FutuRx Ltd., the Israeli Biotechnology accelerator that was established in January 2014 by OrbiMed Israel Partners, Johnson & Johnson Innovation – JJDC, and Takeda Pharmaceutical Company, through its venture group Takeda Ventures Inc. after winning the tender of the Office of the Chief Scientist (OCS) in Israel.  Prior to

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Ely Simon, MD

Ely Simon, MD

Founder & Chief Medical and Science Officer, Neurotrax

Dr. Simon is a board-certified Neurologist and a Biomedical Engineer. He is also Assistant Clinical Professor of Neurology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine (Bronx, NY), and is former Director of the Center for Memory and Attention Disorders at Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center (Tel Aviv, Israel). Prior to founding NeuroTrax in 2000, Dr. Simon

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Stephen Dunne

Stephen Dunne

Director Neuroscience Research, Starlab & Neuroelectrics

Stephen Dunne has over ten years experience translating cutting-edge R&D into real world technologies. He is currently leading the Neuroscience team at Starlab that successfully spun-out Neuroelectrics, one of the world’s leading wireless, neuro-monitoring and neuro-modulation technology companies. Stephen is now developing a new line of neuroscience data services under the brand Neurokai focussed on human experience,

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Moderator: Gal Richter-Levin, PhD

Moderator: Gal Richter-Levin, PhD

President, Israel Society for Neuroscience; Director, Institute for Study of Affective Neuroscience, University of Haifa

Prof. Gal Richter-Levin is the founder and head of the Haifa Forum for Brain and Behavior, and the director of the Institute for the Study of Affective Neuroscience (ISAN), at the University of Haifa. He obtained his PhD in Neurobiology (1992) at the Weizmann Institute, Rehovot, Israel, under the supervision of Prof. Menahem Segal, and

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Opening Remarks: Sir Mark Walport

Opening Remarks: Sir Mark Walport

Government Chief Scientific Advisor, UK

Sir Mark Walport was appointed Government Chief Scientific Adviser (GCSA) and Head of the Government Office for Science in April 2013. As GCSA Mark is co-chair of the Prime Minister’s Council for Science and Technology (CST). His previous career highlights include: Director of the Wellcome Trust Professor of Medicine and Head of the Division of

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Ziv Yekutieli, PhD

Ziv Yekutieli, PhD

Co-founder & CEO, Montfort

Ziv is an electrical engineer and brain scientist. For more than 15 years Ziv has been linking between the two domains, starting with nano-wires connections to single neurons, through linking ex-vivo neural networks to a PC, and all the way up to ECoG signal analysis of the entire brain during epileptic seizures. Ziv has been

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Moderator: Hamutal Meridor

Moderator: Hamutal Meridor

Founder, "Brainihack" neuro-hackathon

Hamutal is a multi-disciplinary entrepreneur with a background in cognitive science, computer science, technology & web companies and entrepreneurship. Hamutal holds a BSc in Computer Science & Cognitive Science from the Hebrew University, and an MSc in Natural Language Processing from the University of Edinburgh’s School of Informatics, where she received numerous awards for academic

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Ajay Verma, MD PhD

Ajay Verma, MD PhD

Vice President, Experimental Medicine, Biogen Idec

Ajay Verma studied zoology at the University of Maryland and received his MD and PhD from The Johns Hopkins University. His neuroscience training was in the laboratory of Dr. Soloman Snyder and his neurology training was at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center where he was a staff Neurologist for 11 years. He was also a tenured Professor in Neurology, Neuroscience, Anesthesiology

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Yves Joanette, PhD

Yves Joanette, PhD

Scientific Director, CIHR Institute of Aging (Canada)

Yves Joanette is Professor of Cognitive Neurosciences and Aging at the Faculty of Medicine of the Université de Montréal. He is currently the Scientific Director of the Institute of Aging of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). He previously served as the Director of the Centre de recherche de l’Institut universitaire de gériatrie de

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Tsvia Walden, PhD

Tsvia Walden, PhD

Professor of Psycholinguistics, Ben Gurion University of the Negev

Prof. Tsvia Walden, Psycholinguist, Direstor of Youth Studies, Social work Department, Ben Gurion University of the Negev. Between 1995-2007 Walden served as D&R, Meysam, I.I.L.C, Institute for Inititatives, Language and Computers. Between 1988 – 2007 she was  D&R, Hatikshuv – Shacham, C.E.S, Computer Educational Services. Between 1986 – 1994 Walden was Founder and Director: Melel, C.C.L.L, Center for Children’s

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Moderator: Yossi Bahagon, MD

Moderator: Yossi Bahagon, MD

CEO, Luminox

Dr. Bahagon is a clinically active Family Physician, entrepreneur and a worldwide opinion leader in the fields of e-health, m-Health & Tele-Care. Dr. Bahagon founded Clalit Health Services (CHS) Digital Health Division. CHS is the largest Health Maintenance Organization in Israel and the second largest healthcare organization worldwide. CHS Digital-Health suite has created a dramatic

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Moderator: Neal Kassell, MD

Moderator: Neal Kassell, MD

Founder & Chairman, Focused Ultrasound Foundation; Professor of Neurosurgery, University of Virginia

Dr. Kassell is a member of numerous medical societies in the United States and abroad.  He has served on many standing and ad hoc committees of the National Institutes of Health and in an editorial capacity for a variety of academic journals.  He has contributed more than 500 publications and book chapters to the literature.

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Conor Russomanno

Conor Russomanno

Co-Founder & CEO, OpenBCI

OpenBCI co-founder and CEO, Conor Russomanno, comes from a mixed background of art, engineering, and science. He has dedicated the first chapter of his career to interfacing the brain, rethinking business, and turning crazy ideas into reality.

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Uri Nevo, PhD

Uri Nevo, PhD

Founder, LifeGraph

Dr. Uri Nevo co-founded & served as the academic director of President Peres’ program for nurturing Israel’s future scientists and inventors.  From October 2009 he has been serving as Senior Lecturer in the Department of Biomedical Engineering & the Sagol School of Neuroscience, Tel-Aviv University.  From  2004 he served for 4 years as a postdoctoral fellow

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Aziz Kaddan

Aziz Kaddan

CEO & Co-Founder, Myndlift

Aziz Kaddan co-founded Myndlift, a braintech startup that addresses ADHD, and has been managing a center for computerized ADHD diagnosis tests for the past 4 years. His professional background also includes software development and wearable operating systems.  He received his BSc in Computer Science from Haifa University at the age of 19.

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