The launch of a new $5 million program with MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) enables six Technion PhDs to take up postdoctoral fellowships at MIT, with full funding for their first year. The 10-year program is funded to a sum of $500,000 per annum. Among the five Technion PhDs who accepted the fellowship this inaugural year are two women: Gili Bisker (Nanoscience and Nanotechnology) and Lina Perelman (Civil and Environmental Engineering).
Bisker is researching gold nanoparticles under the supervision of Prof. Dvir Yelin at the Biomedical Engineering Lab. of the Faculty of Biomedical Engineering. Gili's goal is to advance new cures for cancer. "My dream is to develop new therapies and techniques especially for cancer treatments," she says, "where we use gold nanoparticles and laser irradiation to eliminate diseased tissues."
|Gili Bisker, advanced student in Nanotechnology.|