Bioinformatics and Systems Biology

The Shmunis School is the home for Bioinformatics and Systems Biology research. Meet our top researchers in the field

Bioinformatics and Systems Biology

Prof. Tal PupkoProf. Tal Pupko – Evolution and Bioinformatics

Bioinformatics. Molecular evolution using probabilistic

evolutionary models, computational microbiology,

solving biological problems using machine

learning, e.g., predicting effector proteins in pathogenic

bacteria, and immunoformatics.

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Dr. David Burstein

Dr. David (Dudu) Burstein – Computational Microbiology

Discovery of CRISPR-Cas systems and

novel antibiotic resistance genes

using metagenomics, machine-learning,

and experimental assays.

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Dr. Irit Gat-ViksProf. Irit Gat-Viks- Computational Genetics

Computational genetics, genomics, and

immunology. Understanding infectious,

metabolic and cardiovascular disease.

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Dr. Tzachi HagaiDr. Tzachi Hagai – Genomics of Host-Virus Interactions

Evolution of the immune system; Molecular

mechanisms and evolution of host-pathogen

interactions; Manipulation and

dysregulation of host defence by pathogens;

Genetics of the immune response and

autoimmunity in humans


Dr. Adi Stern

Dr. Adi Stern – Evolution and Virology

Experimental evolution of RNA viruses,

Phylogenomics of virus epidemics,

Evolutionary forces that act upon

anti-parasite immune genes.

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Dr. Adi Stern

Dr. Aldema Sas-Chen 

RNA-based mechanisms of gene regulation and investigates the impact of RNA modificationson shaping cellular processes in health and disease 
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