IVS – INTEL OUTSTANDING FEMALE SCIENTIST AWARD

IVS – INTEL OUTSTANDING FEMALE SCIENTIST AWARD

IVS – INTEL OUTSTANDING FEMALE SCIENTIST AWARD

Michal Natan (BIU)

Michal has started her academic studies at the Faculty of Life Sciences, completing her B.Sc. in Biotechnology summa cum laude at Bar-Ilan University, where she was on the Rector Honor list twice and received the Wolf fellowship. Michal continued to a Master degree at the Faculty of Biochemistry at the Weizmann Institute of Science under the supervision of Prof. Adi Kimchi, focusing on understanding the mechanisms governing programmed cell death. Michal has then started her Ph.D. in Nanotechnology  at BIU under the joint supervision of Prof. Ehud Banin and Prof. Shlomo Margel.  Michal is focusing on developing nanotechnology-based novel solutions to overcome the increased resistance of bacteria to antimicrobials together with their ability to form essentially untreatable biofilms on surfaces which is a major problem in modern medicine. Her research has already yielded one pending patent application and several publications at high impact journals (in total 20 peer-reviewed papers) for which Michal received many prestigious prizes and awards, including the Rector's Prize for Outstanding studies,  the prestigious Adams Graduate Fellowship awarded by the Israeli Academy of Sciences and delivered numerous oral and poster presentations in Israel and worldwide. She was recently selected to participate as one of the Israeli representatives in the 68th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting.