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Dganit Danino

Professor, Head of Biotechnology and Food Engineering program

Prof. Danino completed her Engineering, MSc and PhD studies in Chemical Engineering at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology. In 2002, after 2 years of postdoctoral training at NIDDK, NIH she joined the Faculty of Biotechnology and Food Engineering and the Russell Berrie Nanotechnology Institute at the Technion, where she is heading the CryoEM Laboratory of soft Matter. Prof. Danino was a visiting scholar for the year 2012-2013 at SEAS, Physics Department, Harvard University, and at Chemical and Biological Engineering, Koch Institute, MIT, and at the KAVIL Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of California, Santa Barbara (Winter 2016). She was 4 years the President of the Israel Society for Microscopy (ISM) and is at present the President of the European Colloid and Interface Society (ECIS). She is a Section Editor in Current Opinion in Colloids and Interface Science (COCIS) from 2004 and Editor in Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces since 2013.


For more than 20 years Prof. Danino is using, developing and educating cryoEM methodologies, including Cryo-TEM, Cryo-SEM, Freeze-fracture and now also Cryo-Tomography. Her research is focused on uncovering mechanisms of self-assembly of soft materials and 1D structures, the development of drug-delivery vehicles, and analyzing the structure of milk and milk proteins, and large GTPases. Dganit co authored more than 135 research articles, review papers and book chapters.


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