Research Grants

  • 2021-2022: MoST Italy-Israel Cooperation Grant,
    Co-PI: Raz Jelinek, Paola Galetti "Biobased and Biodegradable Carbon Dot-Polymeric Nanofibrous Membranes for Solar-Assisted Water Remediation and Oil Spill Cleanup"
  • 2020-2021: Bergida Fund,
    PI: Raz Jelinek "Aromatic carbon dots - a new therapeutic vehicle for Parkinson’s disease"
  • 2020-2024: Israel Science Foundation Personal Grant,
    PI: Raz Jelinek "Carbon dots as new antibacterial and antiviral agents"
  • 2019-2021: “Kamin” Program,
    PI: Raz Jelinek "Supercapacitors for work in high frequencies"
  • 2019-2021: Ministry of Energy Grant,
    Co-PI: Raz Jelinek + Zeev Zalevsky "Wirelessly-charged micro-supercapacitors for reduced energy loss in microelectronics"
  • 2018-2019: BG3C, Cincinnati Children's Hospital and Ben Gurion University,
    Co-PI: Raz Jelinek + David Morales, Zafar Farhan "Non-invasive Continuous Heart Monitor (NICHe Monitor)"
  • 2018-2021: Horizon 2020 Secured Society Grant,
    Co-PI: Raz Jelinek + 8 participants "COSMIC; "CBRNE Detection in Containers""
  • 2017-2018: MoD Grant,
    PI: Raz Jelinek "Novel gas sensor for volatile materials"
  • 2017-2020: Horizon 2020 Grant,
    Co-PI: Raz Jelinek + 7 participants "Capturing non-Amplified Tumor Circulating DNA with Ultrasound Hydrodynamics"
  • 2017-2021: Pazy Foundation Grant,
    Co-PIs: Raz Jelinek, Ofra Paz-Tal "Molecular design and self-assembly of polydiacetylene (PDA)-ligand arrays: A potential tool for radionuclide sensing"
  • 2017-2020: National Grant for Applied and Engineering Research, Ministry of Science and Technology,
    Co-PIs: Raz Jelinek, Dani Mandler, Sharon Marx "New platform for monitoring and speciation of nanoparticles"
  • 2017-2018: China-Israel Cooperative Scientific Research Grant, Ministry of Science and Technology,
    Chief Scientist: R. Jelinek "Carbon quantum dots coupled to metal nanoparticles: properties and applications"
  • 2017-2018: Marcus Foundation,
    Co-PI: Raz Jelinek, Shai Arnon "Carbon quantum dot "light tracers" for monitoring light exposure in aquatic systems"
  • 2016-2018: "Kamin” Program, Ministry of Trade,
    Chief Scientist: R. Jelinek "Supercapacitors based upon gold/graphene electrodes"
  • 2016-2019: "Applied Science and Engineering” Grant Program, Ministry of Science and Technology,
    co-PIs: R. Jelinek, Zeev Zalevsky "Active solar concentrators through a novel piezoelectric nanoparticle/sol-gel design"
  • 2016-2017: The Louis and Bessie Stein Fellowship,
    co-PIs: Raz Jelinek, J.L. Poggio “Biophysical patterns and clinical aspects of colon tumor mitochondrial membranes”
  • 2015-2016: “Nofar” Program, Ministry of Trade and Industry,
    PI: R. Jelinek “Monitoring pollutants in drinking water”
  • 2015: Israel Science Foundation Equipment Grant,
    co-PIs: R. Jelinek, A. Bernheim, S. Cohen “Scanning confocal microscope”
  • 2014-2018: Israel Science Foundation Individual Grant,
    PI: R. Jelinek “Au thiocyanate – a new building block for gold nanotechnology”
  • 2013-2016: US-Israel Binational Agriculture Research and Development Fund (BARD) grant,
    co-PIs: R. Jelinek, P. Dawson, T. Hanks, W. Pennington, J. Northcutt “Bacterial sensors for food processing environments”
  • 2013-2014: M.F.S. Fund, Ben Gurion University,
    PI: R. Jelinek “Single step assembly of ultrathin transparent conductive metal films”
  • 2013-2014: Israel-Czech Republic Science Cooperation grant,
    co-PIs: R. Jelinek, M. Hof “Membrane interactions of proteins associated with Alzheimer’s disease; implications for diseases’ pathologies and therapeutic avenues”
  • 2012: ISF Institutional Equipment Grant, R. Jelinek, Y. Golan, J. Kost “Fast scanning microscope”
  • 2012 - 2013: “Nevet” BGU-Technion Cooperation Grant,
    co-PIs: R. Jelinek, A. Porgador, M. Aviram “Chromaric nanoparticle-based cardiovascular diagnostic technology”
  • 2012-2013: Kamin grant, Ministry of Trade and Industry,
    R. Jelinek “Novel bottom-up nanolithography technology for production of transparent conductive electrodes employed in electronic and photonic devices”
  • 2011-2015: US-Israel BSF,
    co-PIs: R. Jelinek, J. Hanes “Mucus transport and membrane interactions of gene carriers”
  • 2011-2015: MoST Infrastructure Grant,
    co-PIs: R. Jelinek, S. Richter, Z. Zalevsky “Electronic and nanophotonic devices based upon new molecular and soft lithography methods”
  • 2010: Britain-Israel Research and Academic Partnership (BIRAX) grant,
    co-PIs: R. Jelinek, S. Radford “Membrane interactions of amyloid fibrils and pre-fibril oligomers – a fundamental toxicity factor?”
  • 2009-2010: “Nevet” BGU-IIT Cooperation Grant, co-PIs: R. Jelinek, D. Seliktar
    “Biomimetic hydrogels labeled with chromatic polymer nanoparticles for studying cell motility”
  • 2009-2010: MoST Israel-Ukraine Research Grant, co-PIs: R. Jelinek, M. Aviram, O. Kuzmenko
    “Biomimetic chromatic platforms for analysis of membrane-associated oxidative stress processes and disease diagnosis”
  • 2008-2009: BGU Internal Interdisciplinary Research Grant Award, co-PIs: R. Jelinek, A. Porgador, I. Sikular, Y. Shemer
    “Development of Biomimetic Membrane-Based Diagnostic Assay for HCV Prognosis and Treatment Efficacy”
  • 2007-2011: German-Israel Project Cooperation (DIP), co-PIs: R. Jelinek, G. Lederkremer, E. Gazit, N. Ben-Tal, U. Hartl, J. Tatzelt, J. Hohfeld
    “Integrated in vivo, in vitro and in silico studies of protein misfolding diseases”
  • 2006: Wolfson Academic Infrastructure Grant, R. Jelinek (PI) “Live-cell confocal imaging microscope”
  • 2006-2009: Israel Science Foundation grant, R. Jelinek (PI) “Chromatic lipid/polymer films for studying membrane processes”
  • 2006–2010: R. Jelinek, Member, BIOCONTROL, Marie Curie Research Training Network (RTN),
    funded under the EU 6th program (FP6-2005-Mobility-1). “Bio-interfaces: From Molecular Understanding to Application”
  • 2005: Israel Science Foundation Equipment grant – co-PIs: R. Jelinek, Y. Amitay, A. Rudich. "Live cell imaging microscope"
  • 2004–2007: Human Frontiers Science Program – co-PIs: R. Jelinek, E. Gizeli (IMBB Crete, Greece), A. Ouellette (University of California,
    Irvine), J. Kondoh (Shizuoka University, Japan). "Mechanisms of antimicrobial peptide interactions with the target cell membrane"
  • 2005-2007: German-Israel R&D Cooperation BIO-DISC PROGRAM (BMBF- MOST Cooperation in Biotechnology): Co-PIs:
    G. Lederkramer (TAU), R. Jelinek, N. Ben-Tal (TAU), E. Gazit (TAU),
    U. Hartl (Max Planck Ins), J. Hoehfeld (U. Bonn). "Defeating protein misfolding diseases"
  • 2002-2006: “Pharmalogica” MAGNET industry-academy consortium – R. Jelinek (PI)
    “A New Colorimetric Sensor for Screening of Molecular Penetration Through Lipid Barriers:
    Blood-Brain Barrier, Gastrointestinal Mucosa, and Stratum Corneum”
  • 2002-2006: US-Israel Binational Science Foundation [BSF] Grant – R. Jelinek (co-PI),
    A.J. Ouellette, University of California, Irvine (co-PI) - “Novel biomimetic approaches to investigate defensin microbicidal mechanisms”
  • 2003: DPharm Inc. – R. Jelinek (PI) "Determination of membrane binding and penetration of BAPTA analogs"
  • 2003: Faculty of Natural Sciences, Ben-Gurion University – co-PIs: R. Jelinek, B. Horovitz, A. Berman, M. Feingold
    “Conducting polymers as bio-sensors”
  • 2003-2005: Institute for Security Research, Technion - R. Jelinek (PI)
    "A biosensor system for identification of biological and chemical warfare substances”
  • 2001-2004: Israel Science Foundation Grant – R. Jelinek (PI)
    “Novel bio-mimetic colorimetric sensors for studying biomolecular recognition at membranes”
  • 2000-2001: Harry Stern Foundation for Applied Research – R. Jelinek (PI) “Color kits for rapid bio-medical and environmental diagnostics”
  • 1999: The Institute of Applied Biosciences, Ben-Gurion University – R. Jelinek (co-PI), J.P. Lelouche (co-PI), J. Eichler (co-PI)
    “Diacetylenic and archaeal lipids as dual components of novel polymerized biosensor vesicles”
  • 1999-2006: Minerva Center. Co-PI: R. Jelinek, M. Gottlieb, A. Berman, R. Yerushalmi, O. Regev
    “Mesoscale engineering of biological and synthetic polymeric materials”
  • 1998-2001: US-Israel Binational Science Foundation [BSF] Grant. R. Jelinek (Co-PI), D. Charych (Co-PI)
    “Structural studies of molecular recognition and interfacial catalysis using polymerized biosensor vesicles”
  • 1998-1999: Israel Anti Drug Authority. R. Jelinek (Co-PI), Z. Goren (Co-PI)
    “Development of advanced analytical NMR techniques for identification and characterization of illicit drugs”
  • 1998: Institute for Applied Science, Ben-Gurion University. R. Jelinek (Co-PI), A. Berman (Co-PI)
    “Study of membrane signaling and nucleotide recognition by colorimetric sensors”
  • 1998: Israel Academy of Science, Siegel-Roger-Brown Research Prize.
  • 1997-2000: Israel Science Foundation Grant. R. Jelinek (PI) “NMR studies of combinatorial peptide libraries”
  • 1997: Israel Science Foundation Equipment Grant – R. Jelinek (Co-PI), R. Glaser (Co-PI), S. Cohen (Co-PI) High Resolution MAS NMR Probe