Prof. Michael Belkin, MD

Prof. Michael Belkin, MD

Former Chair of Ophthalmology, Founder & Director, the Eye Research Institute at TAU

Prof. Belkin has been involved in biotechnology ventures since the creation of the field and initiated the establishment of over 15 medical start-ups in ophthalmology and other fields. He  serves as a consultant to numerous biotechnology projects and companies.

Prof. Belkin is currently a professor emeritus of Ophthalmology and  held  the Fox Chair of Ophthalmology in Tel-Aviv University. He is also the director of the Ophthalmic Technologies Laboratory at the university’s Eye Research Institute located at the Sheba Medical Center, Israel, and serves as senior advisor to the Singapore Eye Research Institute.

Prof. Belkin served previously as Director of Research, Development and Non-conventional Warfare Medicine in the Israel Defense Forces’ Medical Corps, was the first full-time director of the Tel Aviv University Eye Research Institute, Chairman of the Tel-Aviv University Department of Ophthalmology and President of the Israel Society of Eye and Vision Research of which he was a founder.

Prof. Belkin, who is the author of over 300 scientific publications and holds >40 patents, received an MA in Science from Cambridge University, England, and an MD in Medicine from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel.

(FP7-NMP-2009- LARGE-3). Prof. Shenkman is the medical director of several medical

high-tech companies in Israel and he serves as the medical director of BioGenCell’s clinical study.

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