Juludan Prize at 30
For biomedical applications
Prof. Alon Wolf delivers his acceptance lecture at the Juludan Prize ceremony
The Juludan Prize was established in 1984 by three survivors of WWII and the Holocaust, living in the UK. While Julius Tigner, Ludwig Kleiner and Daniel Falkner are now all deceased, Technion celebrated their legacy and generosity for the 30th time, in March 2016. The Juludan Prize recognizes outstanding scientific research achievements that show promise of having valuable scientific-technological applications and are channeled to enhance man's welfare and prolong the human life span.
Executive Vice President for Research Prof. Wayne Kaplan said, "While Technion was chosen to administer the prize, it is open to researchers from all Israeli universities. Its recipients over the past 30 years are a wonderful example of the great talent and quality of research that Israel has to offer. Another interesting point is the diversity in the fields of research represented. This last point is significant as it represents the true nature of transformative scientific research. When looking for great discoveries and inventions that influence humanity, one should look for the researchers that work well together in a multidisciplinary environment."
“Its recipients over the past 30 years are a wonderful example of the great talent and quality of research that Israel has to offer.”
Prof. Marcelle Machluf, of the Faculty of Biotechnology and Food Engineering, was acknowledged for her breakthrough work in a novel drug delivery system and Prof. Alon Wolf, of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, was recognized for his research into improvement to gait following total knee replacement surgery.
Michael Kaye, a family member representing the founders, said how much he admires the brains and effort that go into research. He commented that the awardees' strength, bravery, and readiness to gamble parts of their lives to pursuing their research, when the outcome is yet uncertain, are "a perfect memorial to those three gentlemen."