Prof. Avner Yayon, Ph.D, M.D
A pioneer and a leading scientist in the fields of polypeptide growth factors, the extracellular matrix and the mechanisms underlying human skeletal disorders. The scientific founder of ProChon Biotech Ltd., and served as its President and CSO since its inception in 1996, focusing on the molecular mechanisms underlying FGF-related genetic and acquired skeletal disorders and the development of its advanced cartilage regeneration system, BioCart™II. Founder and CEO of Procore-Biomed Ltd., a biotechnology company developing innovative, cost effective solutions for cell and tissue regeneration.
Prof. Yayon received his Ph.D. and M.D. degrees at the Hebrew University and Hadassah Medical School in Jerusalem.
He subsequently served as a Research Associate in the department of surgical research, Harvard Medical School, and was a scientist and Associate Professor of Molecular Cell Biology at the Weizmann Institute of Science.