The Principal investigator
Prof. Amir Roey J.
Roey was born and raised in Tel-Aviv and after backpacking through North and South America he started his chemistry studies in Tel-Aviv University. He received his Ph.D. from TAU under the supervision of Prof. D. Shabat, and had a major part in the development of the concept of Self-Immolative Dendrimers. Later, Roey joined the lab of Prof. C. J. Hawker as a Rothschild post-doctoral researcher at the Materials Research Laboratory in UCSB, where he used enzymatic degradation as a trigger for the self-assembly of block copolymers. In 2012, Roey joined the faculty of the School of Chemistry at TAU as a senior lecturer. Roey’s research group focuses on the utilization of high molecular precision for the design of enzyme-responsive polymeric amphiphiles and their utilization as nanocarriers for controlled drug delivery applications. Roey was selected in 2017 as a PMSE Young Investigator and in 2018 he received tenure and promoted to associate professor. Later that year he was awarded with the Israel Chemical Society Prize for Outstanding Young Scientist. Since March 2017, Roey serves as the academic head of the medicinal chemistry unit at the Blavatnik Center for Drug Discovery and starting from 2020, he is heading the new ADAMA Center for Novel Delivery Systems In Crop Protection in TAU.