Tal Dvir, Israel

Tal Dvir is a Professor at Tel Aviv University, Israel. He obtained his B.Sc. (2003) and Ph.D. (2008) degrees from the faculty of Engineering at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel. His Ph.D. research focused on cardiac tissue engineering and regeneration. Tal continued his postdoctoral studies in the laboratory of Prof. Robert Langer in the Department of Chemical Engineering at MIT. His postdoc research focused on advanced materials for tissue engineering and regeneration. On October 2011 Tal was recruited by the Department of Biotechnology and the Center for Nanotechnology at Tel Aviv University to establish the Laboratory for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine. On 2013, Tal has also joined the newly established Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Tel Aviv. Currently, Tal’s laboratory designs and develops smart bio and nanomaterials and technologies for engineering complex tissues, such as the heart, brain, spinal cord, intestine, eyes and more. During his career Tal has published many high impact papers and received numerous prizes and awards. Tal is also an inventor of numerous patents. Tal will present keynote lecture during plenary session on 25 February “Engineering Personalized Tissue Implants: From 3D Printing to Bionic Organs”. In this talk he will describe cutting-edge technologies for engineering functional tissues and organs, such as the heart, brain spinal cord, intestine and retina. He will focus on the design of new biomaterials mimicking the natural microenvironment, or releasing biofactors to promote stem cell recruitment and tissue protection. In addition, he will discuss the development of patient-specific materials and 3D-printing of personalized vascularized tissues and organs. Finally, he will show a new direction in tissue engineering, where, micro- and nanoelectronics are integrated within engineered tissues to form cyborg tissues.

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Plenary Session

Keynote lecture: Engineering Personalized Tissue Implants: From 3D Printing to Bionic Organs

Session Type
Plenary Session
25.02.2020, Tuesday
Session Time
12:10 - 14:00
Hall B
Lecture Time
13:30 - 14:00