Event Category: Events 2019

Nanotechnology for Cancer Treatment

Harnessing nanotechnology for precision medicine in cancer from RNA therapeutics to targeted cannabinoids


Recently AFTAU hosted an informative evening with experts from the Faculty of Life Sciences, Tel Aviv University, Professors Abed Azem and Dan Peer.

We learnt from Professor Azem about the breadth of the Faculty of Life Sciences and the impact the Faculty’s students, academics and researchers have made across the globe.

On that note, we congratulate PhD candidate, Tom Shlesinger and Prof. Yossi Loya from the Faculty of Life Sciences on their recently published paper in Science, the world’s leading scientific journal where they were also awarded the prized front cover.

As Dean of the Faculty of Life Sciences, Prof. Abed Azem was particularly proud to see this paper as he says “it is a real achievement, not only from the scientific point of view but also as it is not every day only two authors (the student and the supervisor) publish a Science paper.”

Prof. Dan Peer’s enlightened the audience with a presentation on cancer and inflammatory diseases including how the cannabis plant and its derivative compounds have been shown to relieve the symptoms of these diseases.

He inspired us on how the harnessing of nanoparticles to deliver drugs directly into the body’s cells has the potential to transform cancer therapy. It is remarkable to think that these “nano-carriers” loaded with cannabinoids have been observed to shrink tumours and cancerous cells in animal models.

 

Thank you for your support helping Tel Aviv University researchers translate scientific breakthroughs into life-saving treatments for cancer!


Prof. Abdussalam Azem

Dean, The George S. Wise Faculty of Life Sciences


Professor Dan Peer, Ph.D.

Chair, Tel Aviv University Cancer Biology Research Center
Founder and Managing Director, SPARK Tel Aviv, Center for Translational Medicine


Event at a glance:

  • Date: Wednesday, 04 September 2019

  • Time: 7:30pm – 9pm

  • Venue: Caulfield North

  • Tickets: $20 Members $25 Non-members


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The power of positive psychology

THE POWER OF POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY


What a privilege to hear Prof. Tammie Ronen, Dean of the Gershon Gordon Faculty of Social Sciences,  an expert in child and adolescence development as well as cognitive behaviour therapy and positive psychology, who inspired us with her extensive experience, knowledge and thoughts on the pursuit of happiness!


Guest Speaker

Professor Tammie Ronen

Dean, Gershon H. Gordon Faculty of Social Sciences


Event at a glance:

  • Date: Tuesday, 16 July, 2019

  • Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm

  • Venue: Home of Rosie & Dov Potaznik

  • Guests: AFTAU Members and community members


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AFTAU MOVIE EVENT 2019

AFTAU MOVIE EVENT 2019

Showcasing four short films created by students from the prestigious
Steve Tisch School of Film and Television at Tel Aviv University


A fabulous sell-out movie event was held at the Classic Cinema Elsternwick.
Four thought provoking, entertaining and gripping short films created by students at the Steve Tisch School of Film & Television Tel Aviv University.

A huge thank you to directors Shauly Melamed and Alma Hemmo for sharing their experiences with us live from Israel !

Thank you for your support – all proceeds go towards

Scholarships for TAU students


The Movies

  • Borderline

    Director: Dmitry Konoplov

    Best screenplay – Tel Aviv Film Festival 2015.
    Oded, who goes for a routine exchange of packages at the Israeli border, realises that the person across the fence is a frustrated soccer player.

  • On the Side

    Written and Directed by Alma Hemmo

    Best friends, Ella and Yaeli, are stopped by a police officer to check whether they are intoxicated. The girls have to decide whether to obey the law or remain loyal to one another.

  • The First Day of April

    Written and Directed by Shauly Melamed

    Guli wakes up in the middle of the night and finds her father preparing a prank for April Fool’s Day. When she wakes up, she is surprised to hear that her father has died.

  • Till Day’s End

    Director: Amitai Ashkenazi

    Best short film – 2015 Shanghai International Student Film Festival. Best short film – Sehuschte Film Festival (Germany) 2015.
    17-year-old Elai attempts to reciprocate a favour to a boy from the nearby village who offers him protection from violent thieves.

Event at a glance:

  • Date: Sunday, 3 June, 2019

  • Time: 4:00pm – 5:30pm

  • Venue: Classic Cinema Elsternwick  Melbourne

  • Guests: AFTAU Members and community members

  • Guest Speaker: via skype with directors Alma Hemmo ‘On the Side’& Shauly Melamed ‘The First Day of April’


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AFTAM Night of Ideas

AFTAM NIGHT OF IDEAS 2019


WHAT A NIGHT! – AFTAU in collaboration with Monash University honoured their AFTAM award holders at an inspiring “Night of Ideas” held at the Monash Club, Monash University, Clayton.

Prof Ross Coppel, Senior Deputy Dean and Director of Research Faculty of Medicine Nursing & Health Sciences gave the opening address followed by Assoc Prof David Chapple, Dr. Roey Elnathan and Prof Moira Paterson who presented the impact of their joint research projects with fellow colleagues from Tel Aviv University.

Thank you for your support!

All proceeds will be directed to the Australian Friends of Tel Aviv University Research Ltd and Australian Friends of Tel Aviv University Welfare Ltd and disbursed accordingly.


Opening address

Prof. Ross Coppel

Senior Deputy Dean and Director of Research,
Faculty of Medicine Nursing & Health Sciences, Monash University


Presenters

Assoc. Prof. David Chapple

Faculty of Science

“Sustainability – What do Lizards have to do with it?”


Dr. Roey Elnathan

Faculty of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences

“Health – Engineered Nano-Bio Interfaces: From Self-Assembly to Cellular Manipulation”


Prof. Moira Paterson

Faculty of Law

“Data Privacy – Young people’s privacy in an online world”


Event at a glance:

  • Date: Tuesday, 30 April, 2019

  • Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm

  • Venue: Monash University


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Innovations for the Benefit of the World

PURSUING THE UNKNOWN – Innovations for the benefit of the world


The Australian Friends of Tel Aviv University were delighted to welcome Prof. Yossi Rosenwaks, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering to Australia.

Prof. Rosenwaks inspired audiences in Melbourne, Perth and Sydney. From member events to workshops to university roundtables to boardroom presentations, Prof. Rosenwaks brought to life the global impact of TAU innovations and the continual quest at TAU to pursue the unknown.

Thank you for your support!

All proceeds go towards scholarship for underprivileged students!


Prof Yossi Rozenwaks

Dean of the Iby and Aladar Fleischman Faculty of Engineering of Tel Aviv University,
Director of the Renewable Energy Centre at Tel Aviv University

 

Iby and Aladar Fleischman Faculty of Engineering


The topics

• 3D printing • AI & smart mobility • water treatment and cleaning• renewable energy • smart cities and sensors • defence: iron dome, tunnel detection, anti-missile • high tech: image processing, mobile cameras

Event 17 March:

  • Date: Sunday, 17 March,2019

  • Time: 7.00pm – 8.30pm

  • Venue: Salon event at the home of Peter and Karen Kacser

  • Guests: AFTAU Members and community members

Event 20 March:

  • Date: Wednesday, 20 March,2019

  • Time: 7.00pm – 8.30pm

  • Venue: Boardroom lunch at Arnold Bloch Liebler (ABL)

  • Guests: AFTAU Members and community members


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Email: office@aftau.asn.au