Invited Speaker

Ester Segal, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Israel

Dr. Segal is an Associate Professor of Biotechnology and Food Engineering at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology and is the coordinator of NanoPack, an EU-funded project aimed to introduce nanotechnology-based antimicrobial packaging to enhance food safety and reduce food waste (

The research in her group focuses at the broad interface between nanomaterials science and biotechnology to address problems in food safety, medical diagnostics and therapy. Dr. Segal trained at the University of California – San Diego, where she was a Rothschild postdoctoral fellow with Prof. Mike Sailor (2004-2007); she obtained her PhD in Chemical Engineering from the Technion (2004). Dr. Segal has authored more than 80 peer-reviewed journal articles, reviews, book chapters, and patents. She has received numerous prestigious fellowships and prizes over the course of her career, most recently she was elected for the “Young Researchers Forum” of the Sciences Division of the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities.

Twitter: @E_Segal_Lab

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