ביומכניקה ואדפטציה של רקמות ביולוגיות, ביומכניקה של מערכת השלד והשרירים, התנהגות מכאנית של רקמות בריאות ושינויים בהתפתחות מחלות ופציעות.
פרופ' עמית גפן
Amit Gefen received the B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering and M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from Tel Aviv University in 1994, 1997, and 2001, respectively. During 2002-2003 he was a post-doc at the University of Pennsylvania, USA. He is currently a Full Professor with the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the Faculty of Engineering of Tel Aviv University. His research interests are in studying normal and pathological effects of biomechanical factors on the structure and function of cells, tissues and organs, with emphasis on applications in chronic wound research. On 2007-2008 he was a visiting scientist in Eindhoven University of Technology, where he developed tissue-engineered model systems to study pressure ulcers.
To date, Prof. Gefen published more than 150 articles in peer-reviewed international journals, many of which on chronic wounds and their prevention, and he also edited several relevant books. He is now editing a book series on Mechanobiology, Tissue Engineering and Biomaterials published by Springer, and is Associate Editor or serving at Editorial Boards of several international journals, PLOS ONE, the Annals of Biomedical Engineering, the Journal of Biomechanics, Clinical Biomechanics, Medical Engineering & Physics, Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering, Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, the Journal of Tissue Viability and the Journal of Wound Care, to mention a few. Prof. Gefen is currently the President of the European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (EPUAP, www.epuap.org).