The honorary degree is being awarded In recognition of his groundbreaking achievements and significant contribution to the development of cutting-edge approaches to non-invasive medical diagnosis of early-stage disease; for his extraordinary abilities to apply his research findings into advanced and efficient medical devices; for his continued investment in the education of a future generation of scientists through an understanding that the best investment is in promoting research and knowledge among young people; for his contribution and extensive community activities that support the integration of technology in the educational system, and for his work to advance higher education in Israel.
The paper “Diagnosis and Classification of 17 Diseases from 1404 Subjects via Pattern Analysis of Exhaled Molecules” received the #2 most read paper in December 2016 and the list of top-10 of 2016, with more than 13,000 views, in less than 9 days since its publication.
Prof. Hossam Haick is heading a research consortium that is developing a product that, when coupled with a smartphone, will be able to screen the user’s breath for early detection of life-threatening diseases.
Prof. Hossam Haick met with Microsoft founder Bill Gates in South Africa. Gates, who is working to eradicate infectious diseases in the Third World, wanted to learn about the innovative technology developed by Prof. Haick: an “adhesive bandage” for fast and inexpensive diagnosis of tuberculosis.
The award is given to prominent researchers who have significantly influenced their fields of study, provided they maintain some type of cooperation with research institutes in Germany. It is granted in recognition of a researcher’s achievements as a whole – discoveries, theories, and insights.
Prof. Haick received the award for his tremendous contribution to the diagnosis of diseases through innovative markers that he discovered in his research at Technion. These are markers that are present in the breath and skin.
The prize was given for creative management in the 21st Century High Technology. The prize is conferred for the FeelIT Project that is being transformed from basic research to products, solutions and/or processes that can compete in global markets.
The list includes honorees from 37 countries and sorts them by six categories: health; earth; justice & equality; spaces; information; and stories. This recognition is in honors of the efforts of Prof. Haick to deliver non-invasive diagnostic tools that can contribute for better health being at affordable cost, both in the developed and developing countries.
The Baroness Ariane de Rothschild Women Doctoral Program aspires to promote gender equality in Israeli society and academia by supporting highly motivated and talented women of various backgrounds and different fields.