Hossam Haick
Hossam Haick
Professor, The Department of Chemical Engineering and Russell Berrie Nanotechnology Institute, Technion
Israel Institute of Technology
Speech Title: 
Bio-Inspired Sensing Technologies for Remote Diving into the Body's Health
An emerging approach for diagnosing diseases relies on profiling volatile biomarkers that are emitted from cells in the affected area. These volatile biomarkers can be detected either via the exhaled breath or from the skin, without going invasively into the human body. The current talk will present bio-inspired sensing systems that make use of cross-reactive nanosensor arrays that are trained in their ensemble to detect such volatile disease biomarkers. These systems are termed artificial nose and electronic skin. The development and the use of these systems to identify high-risk groups for specific diseases and genetic mutations and to monitor the therapy provided to people affected by that disease will be presented and discussed.

Hossam Haick is a Professor in the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology and an expert in the field of nanotechnology and non-invasive disease diagnosis. Prof. Haick is the recipient of the prestigious Marie Curie Excellence Award, ERC Award, and the FP-7 Health Award. He is also the recipient of more than 42 international honors and prizes for his achievements, including a Knight of the Order of Academic Palms (conferred by the French Government) and the “List of the World’s Top 35 Young Scientists”, and the Discovery Award of the Bill & Melinda Gates. Prof. Haick is the founder and the leader of a European consortium of eight universities and companies for the development of advanced generation of nanosensors for disease diagnosis. He also serves as an advisory consultant to the Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) – the world's authority for chemical information - a senior scientific advisory member of several national and international companies and institutes, and as a scientific evaluator in several international foundations.

Website: http://LNBD.technion.ac.il and www.lcaos.eu

November 20-21, 2013