THE BEE TEAM
Dr. Vernick received his B.Sc in biology from Tel-aviv University in 2003 and his M.Sc. in biotechnology in 2005 (cum laude) from the faculty of life sciences in Tel-aviv university, for a pioneering research project in Nanobiotechnology. He gained his Ph.D. in electrical engineering in 2012 (faculty of engineering, Tel-aviv University) for the development of an "Integrated multi-method biosensing for colorectal cancer diagnosis". Dr Vernick has completed a five year post-doctoral research in the Bioelectronic systems lab in Columbia University where he developed a single-molecule carbon nanotube field-effect transistor with applications in genomic identification. Dr. Vernick joined the Institute of Agricultural Engineering in Volcani Center in 2017. Research in the BEE lab is focused on the development of bioelectronic platforms for diagnostic applications and the study of biomolecular interactions.
Idan Ashur is a Ph.D. in chemistry and is currently the BEE lab manger. Idan has graduated the Weizmann Institute of Science and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Arizona State University where he developed methods for monitoring electrochemical activity of redox-active proteins. Working as a research assistant at the Technion, the Weizmann Institute of Science, and Bar-Ilan University, Idan gained extensive experience with fabrication and characterization of nano-constructs, surface modifications, and bioconjugation
Abraham Ogungbile received his B. Tech in Crop and Environmental Protection in 2015 from the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomosho, Nigeria. He obtained his MSc in Environmental Quality Sciences in 2019 from the Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment in the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, for a research work in examining soil salinization at the slope scale and impact of slope inclination on the nature of salt accumulation.
Abraham joined the Bioelectronics and Electrochemistry (BEE) lab in March 2019 and his PhD research is focused on the development of bioelectrochemical biosensors for the detection of cyanotoxins (Microcystins) in water
Ph.D. in Biotechnology (2015) – University of Madras, Tamil Nadu, India.
National Postdoctoral Fellow (2016-2018) - IIT Madras, Tamil Nadu, India.
Research Interest: Development of Nanobiosensor, Electrochemical Biosensor and bioelectronic Devices.
Postdoctoral Research Associate