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Floor 1 Auditorium
The Faculty of Biotechnology & Food Engineering, Technion, Haifa
(Waze: Biotechnology & Food Engineering, Haifa)
About the conference
The conference seeks to bring together academic, governmental, industrial and nonprofit entities from around the world in order to catapult cultured meat research forward.
The conference is organized by the Modern Agriculture Foundation, a non-profit organization, promoting research, development and commercialization of cultured meat as a viable alternative for the global food industry. The Foundation partners with academia, commercial companies and the general public, aiming to raise awareness and resources for the cultured meat field.
Prof. Mark Post
Professor Mark Post is an MD, PhD and chair of the Physiology Department at Maastricht University. His main research interest is the engineering of tissues for medical applications and for food, which has lead to the development of cultured beef from bovine skeletal muscle stem cells in an effort to supplement and transform the traditional meat production through livestock. In August 2013, he presented the world’s first hamburger from cultured beef. He is CSO and co-founder of two companies, MosaMeat and Qorium that will commercialize cultured meat and cultured leather.
Prof. Shulamit Levenberg
Faculty of Biomedical Engineering, Technion
Prof. Levenberg conducts interdisciplinary research on stem cells and tissue engineering. She did her post doctorate research on tissue engineering with Prof. Robert Langer at MIT and joined the Technion Biomedical Engineering department on 2004. During 2011-2012 she spent her sabbatical year as a visiting professor at the Wyss institute for Biology inspired Engineering at Harvard. In her research she studies vascularization of engineered tissues with a focus on inducing vessel network formation in engineered 3D skeletal muscle tissue constructs. She is also developing micro bioreactors and nanoliter droplet devices for cell growth and manipulations. Levenberg received the Krill Prize for excellence in scientific research by the Wolf Foundation, and was named by Scientific American as a “Research Leader” in Tissue Engineering for her studies on vascularization of engineered tissues. Prof. Levenberg is currently the elected Dean of the Biomedical Engineering Department at the Technion and a member in the Israel National Bioethics committee.
Coffee & refreshments
Dr. Yaron Bogin, The Modern Agriculture Foundation, Israel
Scientific Hurdles to Culture Meat at Large Scale
Prof. Mark Post, Maastricht University, The Netherlands
Application of Tissue Engineering to the Development of Cultured Meat Products
Prof. Shulamit Levenberg, Technion, Israel
Bioengineered Tools for Cultured Meat
Prof. Smadar Cohen, Ben Gurion University, Israel
Cultured Meat, What Might Really Work? Industry Perspective
Prof. Eyal Shimoni, Strauss Group, Israel