Oded Shoseyov: How we're harnessing nature's hidden superpowers
Oded Shoseyov - Nanobiotechnologist
Oded Shoseyov’s researches plant molecular biology protein engineering and nanobiotechnology, creating super-performing materials that are could change the way we build our future products. Full bio
to suffer from mechanical failures.
do not survive severe earthquakes.
of our scientists for a simple reason:
carry a quality assurance
for hundreds of years
by high-resolution electron microscopy,
called nanocrystalline cellulose.
is so strong, on a weight basis,
believe that nanocellulose
materials for the entire industry.
a half a ton of nanocellulose
you can even Alibaba.
thousands of scientific papers --
are going to say this is a great material,
we can do with it.
together with our partners in Sweden,
of an industrial-scale process
we didn't want to cut trees.
the sludge of the paper industry.
three kilometers high,
it's an environmental problem,
on an industrial scale in Israel,
with the material.
only a small percent of nanocellulose
as my shirt is made of,
for making amazing things,
and medical applications.
in the Venice Biennale for Architecture.
about a hundred times their height.
of Liberty Island in New York,
this wonderful material,
which is a protein,
to the environment.
would like to have that material.
enough to catch one.
organism like a plant.
to produce lots of resilin.
really cool at the university.
produced by the plant kingdom
produced by the insect kingdom --
elastic and transparent.
that can be done with this material.
for computers and smartphones,
we continue to implant
that this is not a good idea.
for its performance.
properties do not really fit
is much more fundamental.
and screws it onto my neck,
and glues it onto my body.
insect or human being,
for nanobio building blocks.
that make other materials,
about all these materials
on which cells are proliferating
and together bring life.
about 10 years ago, decided to focus
biomaterial for humans,
about 25 percent of our dry weight.
other than water, in our body.
parts of human beings
than 1,000 medical implants
dermal fillers to reduce wrinkles,
medical implants, like heart valves.
in our winery in Israel.
to the one that I showed you before,
was implanted in his body.
that these heart valves start to fail
that is falling apart.
those bricks and build a new wall.
for better alternatives.
human genes responsible
to make human collagen brand new,
in 25,000 square meters of greenhouses
small plantlets of tobacco.
type I collagen.
by cooling trucks to the factory.
the collagen starts.
essentially, the same thing.
the juice that contains the collagen.
for the final purification,
identical to what we have in our body --
different medical implants:
into the market here in Europe
for diabetic foot ulcers,
for use in the clinic.
to make medical implants
we've been able to make collagen fibers
than the Achilles tendon.
with artificial tendons or ligaments
after the surgery
we'll be able to make
that nature provided for us --
resilin and many more.
better machines perform better,
is not going to be the same
that the book was written.
About the speaker:Oded Shoseyov - Nanobiotechnologist
Oded Shoseyov’s researches plant molecular biology protein engineering and nanobiotechnology, creating super-performing materials that are could change the way we build our future products.
Why you should listen
A professor at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Oded Shoseyov is an expert in nanobiotechnology; he has authored or co-authored more than 160 scientific publications and is the inventor or co-inventor of 45 patents. Shoseyov received the Kaye Innovation Award from the Hebrew University in 2010, and an honorable mention from the Israeli Prime Minister for his contributions in entrepreneurship and innovation in 2012. He has founded ten companies, several of which are focused on engineering new materials for use in human tissue, jet fuel and food packaging.
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