PhD Theses – Biotechnology and Food Engineering

Department Biotechnology and Food Engineering
Department Web Site www.technion.ac.il/technion/food
Student Name Graduation Year Advisors Abstarcts Research Name
Shiran Vainberg 2018 Kashi Yechezkel, Chowers Yehuda, Abstracts Gut Microbiota and Host Immune Interactions
Lubov Kolik Shmuel 2018 Danino Dganit Abstracts Mechanistic Aspects in the 1D Self-Assembly of lipids into Nano- and Microtubes
Vera Efimov 2018 Kashi Yechezkel Abstracts Virulence Characterization of the Human Pathogen Vibrio Vulnificus
Tal Zeltzer 2017 Shoham Yuval Abstracts Studying Gene Expression in the Cellulolytic Bacterium Clostridium Thermocellum in Batch and Continuous Cultures
Elena Tenenbaum-Gonikman 2017 Segal Ester H. Abstracts Development and Characterization of Optical Biosensors for Bacteria Detection
Yousef Joubran 2016 Lesmes Uri Abstracts Impact of the Maillard Reaction on the Antioxidant Capacity of Bioactive Milk Proteins
Yao Wang 2015 Machluf Marcelle Abstracts Developing Vascularization in Cardiac Decellularized Porcine ECM Graft using Bioreactor (The research and thesis were conducted at Technion and NTU Singapore)
Avital Weiss 2014 Meyron Holtz Esther Abstracts Mechanism and Regulation of Iron Trafficking through the Kidney
Emmanuel Kalily 2014 Yaron Sima Abstracts Characterization of Salmonella Enterica Serovar Senftenberg Resistance to Linalool and its Impact on Survival in Basil
Naama Ivanir 2013 Segal Ester H. Abstracts Development and Characterization of Porous Silicon/Hydrogel Hybrids for Biosensing Applications
Keren Buhnik Rosenblau 2012 Kashi Yechezkel Abstracts The Genetic Aspect of Host-Bacteria Interaction in the Gut
Hadar Sarig 2012 Mor Amram Abstracts Antimicrobial Properties of Short OAKs
Inbal Abutbul Ionita 2011 Danino Dganit Abstracts Structure-Function Studies of Proteins of the Dynamin Family
Orly Niderman-Meyer 2010 Shimoni Eyal, Kashi Yechezkel, Abstracts Adherence Mechanism of the Bacterium Vibrio cholerae to Starch Granules
Efrat Hartog 2009 Yaron Sima Abstracts Regulation and Function of the MAR Proteins in Salmonella Typhimurium
Koby Gvili 2009 Machluf Marcelle Abstracts Development and Characterization of PLGA Particles for Gene Therapy and DNA Vaccination
Limor Baruch 2008 Machluf Marcelle Abstracts Development and Characterization of Polymeric Systems Entrapping Genetic Engineered Cells for Antiangiogenic Cancer Therapy
Keren Scher 2008 Yaron Sima Abstracts Caracterization of the Biofilm Produced by Salmonella Typhimurium at the Air-Liquid Interface
Yael Ungar 2006 Shimoni Eyal Abstracts Degradation and Modification of Soy-Isoflavones and the Effects on their Bioavailability and Bioactivity
Maya Kedmi-Nachshon 2004 Yannai Shmuel (Deceased), Fares Fuad, Abstracts Effects of Dietary Indole Derivatives on Proliferation of Prostate Cancer Cells and Investigation of their Mode of Action
Neomi Wolff 2004 Yannai Shmuel (Deceased), Karin Nathan, Cogan Uri, Abstracts Molecular Factors Involved in the Allergenic Reactivity of Sesame Seeds and Their Suppression by Physical and Biochemical Treatments
Yael Haimovich 2018 Meyron Holtz Esther Abstracts Regulation of Iron Homeostasis in the Male Reproductive Tract in Health and During Bacterial Infection
Yoav Livney 2002 Cogan Uri, Mizrahi Shimon, Abstracts Mechanisms of Swelling and Contraction of Non-Ionic Hydrophilic Polymer Gels in Presence of Low Molecular Weight Co-Solutes
Nitsan Fourier 2018 Levi Ben-Zion Abstracts Characterization of the Molecular Mechanisms Governing Lineage-Restricted Expression of IRF-8
Michal Brunwasser 2018 Amit Roee Abstracts Studying Looping-Based Transcriptional Regulation Using Synthetic Biology Tools
Katharina Urmann 2017 Segal Ester H. Abstracts Aptamer-based optical biosensors (The research and thesis were conducted at Technion and Leibniz Univ. Hannover, Germany)
Ora Burger 2001 Neeman Ishak (Deceased) Abstracts Adhesion of Helicobacter Pylori to Human Gastric Cell Line and to Human Gastric Mucin. Inhibition by a High Molecular Weight Constituent of Cranberry Juice
Rachel Salama 2016 Shoham Yuval Abstracts Biochemical and Structure-Function Studies of Geobacillus Stearothermophilus Enzymes Involved in the Utilization of Arabinan
Alice Maayan Moscovici 2016 Lesmes Uri Abstracts Impact of Maillard Reaction on the Digestibility and Prebiotic effects of Milk Protein-Carbohydrate Mixtures
Oren Ben-Israel 1998 Ulitzur Shimon (Deceased) Abstracts The Use of the Microbial Lux System for Elucidation of the Anti-Bacterial Activity of Toxic Agents in Water
Yael Lupu 2015 Machluf Marcelle Abstracts Elucidating the Mechanism of Interactions of Nano-Ghosts with the Tumor Niche
Dov Schlisselberg 2014 Yaron Sima Abstracts Mechanisms of Antimicrobial Resistance in Biofilm-Associated Salmonella
David Semyonov 2014 Shoham Yuval, Shimoni Eyal, Abstracts Developing Nano-Sized Vehicles Based on Tailored Oligosaccharides and Polysaccharides Produced by Organic and Enzymatic Synthesis
Adva Mishali 1998 Shoham Yuval Abstracts Structure-Function Studies on Xylanase T-6
Yael Bardoogo-Leichtmann 2013 Meyron Holtz Esther Abstracts Mechanisms and Controls of Iron Transport through the Blood Testis Barrier
Orly Tabachnikov 2012 Shoham Yuval Abstracts Protein Engineering and Structure-Function Relationships of Enzymes Involved in Galactan Utilization from Geobacillus Stearothermophilus
Eshetu Kebede 1997 Mannheim Chaim (Deceased), Miltz Joseph, Abstracts Quality of Shelf Stable Foods in High Barrier Plastic Trays
Ariel Gilert 2012 Machluf Marcelle Abstracts Development and Characterization of Polymeric Micro Particles for Controlled Delivery of Short Peptides towards Specific Immune Response
Moran Brouk 2011 Fishman Ayelet Abstracts Directed Evolution and Rational Mutagenesis of Toluene Monooxygenases for Synthesis of Hydroxytyrosol
Rakefet Sharf 1995 Levi Ben-Zion Abstracts The Characterization of the Interaction of ICSBP with DNA and other Transcription Factors
Lior Ziserman 2010 Danino Dganit, Mor Amram, Abstracts Nanoconstructs and Self-Assembly of Lipoamino-Acid Amphiphiles
Imad Zakharia 2009 Shimoni Eyal Abstracts Development of a Submicron Optochemical Probe for Near Field Scanning Microscopy
Yaakov Adar 1993 Ulitzur Shimon (Deceased) Abstracts Food Engineering and Biotechnology
Amit Goren 2009 Machluf Marcelle Abstracts Development and Optimization of Cell Encapsulation System towards Host Immune Tolerance and Tumor Therapy
Uri Lesmes 2008 Shimoni Eyal Abstracts Effects of Guest Molecules on the Structure and Functionality of Amylose-Based Nanocapsules
Yifat Fundoiano-Hershcovit 2007 Shoham Yuval Abstracts Mechanistic and Structure-Function Studies on Bacterial Aminopeptidases
Fayad Sheaheber 1989 Yannai Shmuel (Deceased) Abstracts Experimevts in Elimination of Toxic Metals by Extracorporeal
Dalia Shallom 2005 Shoham Yuval Abstracts Structure-Function Studies on Alpha-Glucuronidase and Alpha-Arabinofuranosidase from Geobacillus Stearothermophilus
Tsafrir Bravman 2004 Shoham Yuval, Cogan Uri, Abstracts The Catalytic Mechanism of beta-Xylosidases from Families 39 and 52 Glycoside Hydrolases
Adi Jonas Levi 2004 Neeman Ishak (Deceased) Abstracts Effect of 6-O- Palmitoyl Ascorbate on Collagen Synthesis
Tali Dror 2002 Shoham Yuval Abstracts Regulation of the Cellulosomal Genes in Clostridium thermocellum
Smadar Shulami 2000 Shoham Yuval Abstracts Molecular Characterization of the Alpha-D-Glucuronic Acid Utilization Operon from Bacillus Stearothermophilus T-6
Sarah Gilead-Gropper 1998 Shoham Yuval Abstracts Cloning, Sequencing and Regulation Studies of L-Arabinose Utilizing Genes from Bacillus Stearothermophilus T-6
Yiftach Finkelstein 1998 Levi Ben-Zion Abstracts The Baculovirus Expression System – Characterization of the Polyhedrin Promoter and Improvement of the Expression System
Shiran Garnai Hirsch 2018 Segal Ester H. Abstracts Development and Characterization of Methods for Studying and Predicting Polyethylene Degradation
Orit Gat 1996 Shoham Yuval Abstracts Cloning, DNA Sequence and Characterization of the Xylanase Gene from Bacillus Stearothermophilus T-6
Edna Hochgraf 1995 Cogan Uri, Mokady Shoshana, Abstracts Structural and Functional Changes in Biological Membranes Caused by Dietary Oxidized Oil
Sivan Isaschar Ovdat 2018 Fishman Ayelet Abstracts Crosslinking Soy Proteins with Tyrosinase from Bacillus Megaterium for Modulating Functionality
William Boadi 1991 Yannai Shmuel (Deceased) Abstracts The Effect of Toxic Metals on Placental Metabolism and Function
Maksym Krepker 2018 Segal Ester H. Abstracts Development and Characterization of Polymer Systems with Antimicrobial Activity
Shany Ofaim 2017 Kashi Yechezkel, Abstracts The Development of Computational Approaches for the Modeling of Metabolic Functional-Division in Bacterial Communities
Rotem Shemesh 2016 Segal Ester H. Abstracts Development and Characterization of Polymer Systems with Antimicrobial Activity
Evelyne Bao-Vi Nguyen 2015 Machluf Marcelle Abstracts Engineering 3D Thick Porcine Extracellular Matrix for Cardiac Regeneration (The research and dissertation were con. at Technion and NTU Singapore)
Carmit Shani Levi 2015 Lesmes Uri Abstracts Development of Dynamic In Vitro Gastrointestinal Models and Their Application to Study Protein and Hydrocolloid Digestion
Naama Toledano Furman 2014 Machluf Marcelle Abstracts Development of Primary Cells Derived Vesicles Based Drug Delivery System Platform for Targeted Cancer Therapy
Guy Kisluk 2014 Yaron Sima Abstracts Salmonella Enterica in Leafy Greens: Contamination, Survival and Interactions
Natali Shirron 2013 Yaron Sima Abstracts Molecular Study of the Interactions of Salmonella Entrica and Plants
Udi Sarig 2012 Machluf Marcelle Abstracts Engineering Thick, Stem Cell-ECM Based Myocardial Constructs with In-Situ Microvasculature
Vered Shuster-Ben-Yosef 2011 Fishman Ayelet Abstracts Isolation and Characterization of a Novel Bacterial Tyrosinase
Nitsan Dahan 2011 Machluf Marcelle Abstracts Developing Potent Small Caliber Xenogenic Arterial Graft Using Perfusion Bioreactor System
Viktoria Held-Kuznetsov 2010 Mor Amram Abstracts Antitumoral Properties of Peptido-Mimetic Library: Functional and Mechanistic Characterization
Michal Alter-Koltunoff 2009 Levi Ben-Zion Abstracts The Role of IRF-8 in Innate Resistance to Intraphagosomal Pathogens through the Regulation of Nramp1
Hadas Solnik-Isaac 2009 Yaron Sima Abstracts Salmonella enterica Serotype Virchow: Molecular Characterization of Virulence and Resistance Factors
Mamduh Khateb 2018 Levi Ben-Zion Abstracts Chromatin Remodeling Mediated by IRF8 3rd Intron Restricts its Expression in Non-Hematopoietic Cells
Tal Katz Ezov 2008 Kashi Yechezkel, Cogan Uri, Abstracts Molecular-Genetic Biodiversity in Natural Populations of yeast S. cerevisiae
Almog Bregman Cohen 2018 Fishman Ayelet Abstracts Protein Engineering of 2-Hydroxybiphenyl 3-Monooxygenase for Modulating Activity and Selectivity
Nitzan Letko Khait 2018 Machluf Marcelle Abstracts Targeted Cell-Derived Nano-Ghosts as Drug Carriers to Inflammatory Tissues
Maayan Duvshani-Eshet 2007 Machluf Marcelle Abstracts Ultrasound Wave for Delivery of Genes into Cells and Tissue: Therapeutic Application and Mechanistic Studies
Yifat Cohen 2018 Livney Yoav Abstracts Bioaccessibility and Bioavailability of Hydrophobic Nutraceuticals Encapsulated within Protein Nanoparticles
Hanoch Glassner 2017 Yaron Sima, Einat Zchori-Fein, Abstracts Characterization of Endophytic Bacteria with Agricultural Traits in Melon
Heidi Leonard 2018 Segal Ester H., Halachmi Sarel, Abstracts Rapid Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing using Photonic Silicon Microarrays
Hanan Gancz 2005 Kashi Yechezkel, Meir Broza, Abstracts Interactions between the Bacterium Vibrio cholerae and Chironomids (Non-Biting Midges)
Galoz Kaneti 2017 Mor Amram Abstracts Overcoming Multiple Drug Resistance and Virulence Mechanisms in Staphylococcus Aureus Using Oligomers of Acylated Cations
Galia Zaide 2004 Shoham Yuval Abstracts Regulation of the Xylanolytic System from Geobacillus stearothermophilus T-6
Gal Israeli Lev 2016 Livney Yoav Abstracts Controlling Crystallization of Hydrophobic Bioactives Using Proteins:Towards Application in Delivery Systems
Andy Sand 2017 Shoham Yuval Abstracts Regulation of Cellulolytic Genes in Clostridium Thermocellum by Alternative Sigma Factors
Shirly Moshe-Belizowsky 2015 Meyron Holtz Esther Abstracts Iron Regulatory Protein 1 is a Key Player of the Inflammatory Process in Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Sharon Hashmueli 2002 Levi Ben-Zion Abstracts Structure Function Analysis of the Interactions among the IRFs
Moran Bahalul Gendelman 2015 Kashi Yechezkel Abstracts EZ-Spore Isolation and Genetic Improvement of S. cerevisiae Yeast
Limor Kaneti 2016 Machluf Marcelle Abstracts Developing Cell-Derived Vesicles as a Gene Delivery Vehicle for Cancer Therapy
Edna Odelia Kler 2014 Yaron Sima Abstracts Post Transcription Regulation of avrA of Salmonella entrica by the Csr Regulatory System
Galit Meshulam-Simon 2001 Shoham Yuval, Jonah Gavrieli, Abstracts Isolation and Characterization of Lipases from Thermophilic Bacteria for the Preparation of Optically Active Compounds
Yigal Achmon 2014 Fishman Ayelet Abstracts Molecular and Process Engineering Approaches for Biotechnological Production of 2-phenylethanol
Marianna Truman-Rosentsvit 2016 Meyron Holtz Esther Abstracts New Insights into the Mechanisms and Regulation of Ferritin Trafficking and Secretion
Myriam Bouhnik 1999 Mizrahi Shimon, Talmon Yeshayahu, Abstracts Interactions Between Polyelectrolytes and Surfactants
Dan Goldman 2012 Shoham Yuval Abstracts Biochemical Characterization of the Glycoside Hydrolase Family 68 Levansucrase from Zymomonan Mobilis
Revital Cohen Benshitrit 2012 Shimoni Eyal Abstracts Molecular Complexes of Amylose for Controlled Release of Polyphenolic Bioactives
Tzafra Cohen 1998 Levi Ben-Zion, Neufeld Gera, Abstracts Characterization of the VEGF Growth Factors Family
Arie Zehavi 2015 Shoham Yuval Abstracts Biochemical Characterization and Structure-Function Analysis of 6-phospho-beta-glycosidases from Geobacillus Stearothermophilus
Yakir Nataf 2011 Shoham Yuval Abstracts Regulation and Functional Analysis of Cellulose Utilization Elements in Clostridium Thermocellum
Sigal Eichler 1997 Mizrahi Shimon Abstracts Shrinkage Processes in Foods During Dehydration
Tomer Bronshtein 2010 Machluf Marcelle, Pollack Shimon, Abstracts Co-Receptor Conjugated Liposomes: A Novel Drug-Delivery System to HIV-Infected Cells
Onit Alalouf 2014 Shoham Yuval Abstracts Biochemical Characterization and Structure-Function Studies of Acetylxylan Esterases from Geobacillus Stearothermophilus
Lyora Cohen 2010 Meyron Holtz Esther Abstracts Characterization of Mouse Serum Ferritin and Mechanism of Ferritin Secretion
Xiaokang Ge 1996 Yannai Shmuel (Deceased) Abstracts Anti-Carcinogenic Indole Derivatives from Cruciferous Vegetables and Their Mechanism of Action
Yoav Broza 2009 Kashi Yechezkel Abstracts Genetic Variation, Environmental and Epidemiology Study of the Invasive Human Pathogen Vibrio vulnificus
Ari Feder 2014 Kashi Yechezkel, Yaakov Tadmor, Abstracts Regulation of the Flavonoid Pathway in Cucumis melo L
Bernard Solliway 1994 Yannai Shmuel (Deceased), Pratt Hillel, Abstracts Combined Toxicological and Electrophysiological Monitoring of Chronic Exposure of Adult Humans and Rats to Lead
Shahar Rotem 2009 Mor Amram Abstracts Essential Biophysical Requirements for Potency and Selectivity of Antimicrobial Peptides
Yehonatan Gottlieb 2013 Meyron Holtz Esther Abstracts Response of Macrophages to Erythtrophagocytosis
Ofir Menashe 2008 Yaron Sima Abstracts The Response of Intracellular and Extracellular Salmonella enterica Serovars to Aminoglycosides Treatment
Sharbil Habib 1990 Mizrahi Shimon, Kopelman Ishaiah (Deceased), Abstracts Food Technology
Nili Raz 2012 Kashi Yechezkel Abstracts Development of Microarray Technology Based on Comparative Genomics for Typing of the Human Pathogen Vibrio vulnificus
Ofra Benny 2007 Machluf Marcelle Abstracts Development of Polymeric Microspheres Releasing Angiogenesis Inhibitors and Anti-cancer Drugs for the Treatment of Glioma Tumor
Tali Kizhner 2005 Machluf Marcelle, Werman Moshe, Abstracts Molecular and Biochemical Modifications Induced by Reducing Sugars in the Mitochondria
Janna Shainsky-Roitman 2012 Fishman Ayelet Abstracts Structure-Function Correlations of Mono-and Di-Oxygenases and Pro-Chiral Sulfides
Gennady Zolotnitsky 2004 Shoham Yuval, Cogan Uri, Abstracts Characterization of Enzyme Substrate Interactions in Xylanase T-6
Ludmila Abezgauz 2011 Danino Dganit Abstracts Structure of Viscous Micellar Solutions
Ayelet Fishman 2002 Cogan Uri Abstracts Modification of Enzymes for Usage in Organic Solvents
Yuval Eitan 2010 Machluf Marcelle Abstracts Acellular Native Porcine Myocardial Extracellular Matrix as a Biomaterial Scaffold for Tissue Engineering
David Mararo 2001 Levi Ben-Zion Abstracts The Role of Protein-Protein and DNA-Protein Interactions in Modulating Biological Activities of IRFs
Zohar Ben-Barak Zelas 2009 Yaron Sima, Cohen Shai, Abstracts Regulation of avrA from Salmonella Enterica and its Role in the Bacterial Virulence
Maoz Gropper 1999 Talmon Yeshayahu, Mizrahi Shimon, Abstracts The Phase Separation Mechanism of Whey Protein in Dextran Containing Solutions
Eyal Shimoni 1998 Shoham Yuval Abstracts Bioconversion of Essential Oil Compounds To Natural Flavors and Fragrances
Alon Ben-David 2009 Shoham Yuval Abstracts Engineering Glycoside Hydrolases for Novel Applications and Properties
Michal Maoz 1997 Neeman Ishak (Deceased) Abstracts Tayunin- a New Compound from Inula Viscosa Leaves and Its Antifungal Activity Against Dermatophytes and The Yeast Candida Albicans
Einat Naveh 2008 Shoham Yuval Abstracts Structure-function Studies on Arabinases from Geobacillus stearothermophilus
Avraham Dvorin 1995 Mokady Shoshana, Abstracts The Extra-Caloric Effect of Soybean Oil in Broiler Feed – Nutritional and Physiological Aspects
Natalie Dror 2007 Levi Ben-Zion Abstracts Characterization of IRF-8 and IRF-1 Regulatory Network in Mature Macrophages
Galit Levin 1994 Mokady Shoshana Abstracts Metabolism of Betacarotene Isomers from the Alga Dunaliella Bardawil in Animals' Body
Moshe Werman 1990 Neeman Ishak (Deceased), Mokady Shoshana, Abstracts Food Chemistry
Tal Handelsman 2005 Shoham Yuval, Edward Bayer, Abstracts Protein-Protein Interactions in the Cellulosome Complex of Clostridium thermocellum
Lilach Somer 2004 Kashi Yechezkel Abstracts Variation of Microsatellites Sequences in Listeria monocytogenes Genome
Michael Uzzan 2002 Mizrahi Shimon, Kopelman Ishaiah (Deceased), Abstracts Mechanisms of Effect of Microwave Heating on the Mechanical Properties of Protein-Starch Foam Systems
Boaz Levy 2001 Werman Moshe Abstracts The Effect of Reducing Sugars on Mollecular Changes in Proteins and Nucleic Acids and on Ageing Parameters
Sima Yaron 1999 Shoham Yuval Abstracts Structure and Interactions of Functional Domains from the Cellulosome of Clostridium Thermocellum
Ronit Ben-Avraham Shomer 1998 Ulitzur Shimon (Deceased) Abstracts The Determination of Biodegradable Organic Carbon and Aquatic Bacterial Regrowth Using the Microbial Luminescence System
Ofer Shenker 1998 Shoham Yuval Abstracts Regulation of Xylanase Production by Bacillus Stearothermophilus T-6
Ronit Ashkenazy 1996 Yannai Shmuel (Deceased) Abstracts Removal of Metallic Ions from Waters through the Use of Biosorbents Derived from Yeast Cell Walls
Anat Weis 1994 Levi Ben-Zion Abstracts Cloning and Characterization of (H-ICSBP) – Human- Interferon Consensus Sequence Binding Protein – a Transcription Factor Involved in Gene Regulation by Interferon
Mobada Simaan 1991 Ulitzur Shimon (Deceased) Abstracts The Effect of Sub-Units & and B of Luciferase on Luminescen