Prof. Gili Bisker

Dep. of Bio-Medical Engineering
מחלקה להנדסה ביו-רפואית סגל אקדמי בכיר


We develop optical nanosensors for biomolecular targets using optically active nanoparticles, to probe living systems at the nano-scale. These sensors can provide both spatial and temporal information about the analytes of interest. Our goal is to monitor important biomarkers in real-time and advance novel nanotechnologies for diagnostics and treatment. We employ near-infrared spectroscopy and imaging, fluorescence microscopy, super-resolution, advanced image analysis, signal processing, and machine learning algorithms. 
Further, we work on theoretical projects in the field of nonequilibrium physics aiming to model and understand the physics of living systems. We develop analytical and numerical tools to quantify nonequilibrium activity for stochastic processes driven far-from-equilibrium using the framework of stochastic thermodynamics and machine learning.



Postdoc, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Ph.D., Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology
M.Sc., Physics, Cum Lauda, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology
B.A., Mathematics and Physics, Summa Cum Lauda, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology

Selected Publications

Dendron-Polymer Hybrids as Tailorable Coronae of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube
Verena Wulf, Gadi Slor, Parul Rathee, Roey J. Amir, and Gili Bisker
ACS Nano (2021)


Oncometabolite Fingerprinting Using Fluorescent Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes
Dean Amir, Adi Hendler-Neumark, Verena Wulf, Roni Ehrlich, and Gili Bisker
Advanced Materials Interfaces, 9, 2101591 (2021)


In vivo imaging of fluorescent single-walled carbon nanotubes within C. elegans nematodes in the near-infrared window
Adi Hendler-Neumark, Verena Wulf, and Gili BiskerMaterials Today Bio, 12, 100175 (2021)


Optical Nanosensors for Real-time Feedback on Insulin Secretion by β-Cells
Roni Ehrlich, Adi Hendler-Neumark, Verena Wulf, Dean Amir, and Gili Bisker
Small 17(30), 2101660 (2021)


Dissipate your way to self-assembly
Gili Bisker
Nature Physics, 16(7), 707-708, (2020)


Inferring broken detailed balance in the absence of observable currents
Ignacio A. Martínez*, Gili Bisker*, Jordan M. Horowitz, Juan M.R. Parrondo
Nature Communications, 10(1), 1-10 (2019)


Nonequilibrium associative retrieval of multiple stored self-assembly targets
Gili Bisker and Jeremy L. England
PNAS, 115 (45), E10531-E10538 (2018)


Insulin detection using a corona phase molecular recognition site on single-walled carbon nanotubes
Gili Bisker, Naveed A. Bakh, Michael A. Lee, Jiyoung Ahn, Minkyung Park, Ellen B. O'Connell, Nicole M. Iverson, and Michael S. Strano
ACS Sensors, 3(2), 367-377 (2018)


Hierarchical Bounds on Entropy Production Inferred from Partial Information
Gili Bisker, Matteo Polettini, Todd R. Gingrich, and Jordan M. Horowitz
Journal of Statistical Mechanics: Theory and Experiment (9), 093210 (2017)


Protein Targeted Corona Phase Molecular Recognition
Gili Bisker, Juyao Dong, Hoyoung D. Park, Nicole M. Iverson, Jiyoung Ahn, Justin T. Nelson, Markita P. Landry, Sebastian Kruss, and Michael S. Strano
Nature Communications, 7 (2016)

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