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Dr. Roee Amit

Principal Investigator
email:  roeeamit@tx.technion.ac.il
Phone:  +972-77-8871895
 
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Dr. Orna Atar

Lab Manager
email:  atar@tx.technion.ac.il
Phone:  +972-77-8871894
 
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Dr. Sarah Goldberg

Research Assistant
email:  gsarah@techunix.technion.ac.il
Phone:  +972-77-8871894
I'm a postdoc interested in assembling structurally and functionally interesting RNA structures in vivo. My previous training includes a M.Sc. and Ph.D., both in physics, at the Weizmann Institute, and a postdoc at Duke University, NC with mentors from the departments of physics and biomedical engineering. Continue Reading Dr. Sarah Goldberg
 
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Yaroslav Pollak

Ph.D Candidate
email:  slavap@tx.technion.ac.il
Phone:  +972-77-8871894
I Received my Bachelor degree with honors in Computer Science from the Open University, got bored and got a second Bachelor degree with highest honors in Physics from the Technion. I am a student in the RBNI MSc Nanotechnology program. I am fascinated by the field of Biophysics - it seems almost impossible that aspects of something as complex as life can be described by physical models. My other interests include the general theory of relativity (especially its applications in Biology) and quantum mechanics. My research focuses on measuring the in-vivo transcription regulation of the DNA and modeling it using statistical mechanics. Continue Reading Yaroslav Pollak
 
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Noa Katz

Ph.D Candidate
email:  katznoa@tx.technion.ac.il
Phone:  +972-77-8871894
I received my first degree summa cum laude from the Faculty of Biotechnology and Food Engineering in the Technion, and went straight to a PhD degree, as a part of the special doctorate program. I'm interested in many aspects of synthetic biology, mainly because of its engineering-like approach to biology; such as the reprogramming of cells that can cause them to re-grow a tissue, or to act as an analytic micro-robot. In order to know how to program living cells, the way we do electrical components, we need to understand how certain processes in biology actually work. Currently, I’m working on the transcription characterization and the creation of RNA-protein structures in vivo. On a more personal note, I like to read, play chess, and eat vanilla flavored pancakes. Continue Reading Noa Katz
 
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Michal Brunwasser

Ph.D Candidate
email:  michalbr@tx.technion.ac.il
Phone:  +972-77-8871894
I’m a PhD student in the lab and I’m interested in many aspects of synthetic biology. Currently I’m working on synthetic bacterial enhancers in order to gain insight on the regulatory code encoded within natural enhancers. I received my B.Sc. in Life Sciences from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem in 2006 and my M.Sc. degree in Biology from the Technion in 2010. Continue Reading Michal Brunwasser
 
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Inbal Vaknin

Ph.D Candidate
email:  inbalv@tx.technion.ac.il
Phone:  +972-77-8871894
I’m a PhD student in the lab. My main interest is exploring the mysterious but fun area of transcription regulation in yeast. Most of all, what are the chromatin regulators required to up-regulate or down-regulate gene transcription. I received my B.Sc and M.Sc degrees from the Biotechnology and Food engineering Faculty in the Technion (2016). Continue Reading Inbal Vaknin
 
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Beate Kaufmann

Ph.D Candidate
email:  kaufmann@tx.technion.ac.il
Phone:  +972-77-8871894
I am a PhD student in the lab. Coming originally from Germany, I received my training for an MSc equivalent diploma in Biotechnology, Biochemistry and Genetics at both the Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg (Germany) and University of Almería (Spain). During my participation as a student of the Freiburg iGEM team in 2010 and supervisor of the Freiburg team 2013, I gained insight into the fascinating world of Synthetic Biology. Tapping into the resource of biological parts available in nature, reengineer and recombine them in a modular fashion to build novel tools helps the research community better understand the complex networks in single cells and cell populations. That is where my project comes into play: I focus on the engineering and understanding of non-coding RNAs in mammalian cell systems. In my free time, I enjoy traveling and playing (beach) volleyball. Continue Reading Beate Kaufmann
 
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Inbal Unger-Cavari

Administrative Assistant
email:  unger-cavari@campus.technion.ac.il
Phone:  972-77-877-1894
Inbal joined Prof. Roee Amit's lab earlier this year as the administrative assistant. She is currently an MBA student at the Technion, she hold a MA in organizational studies (Haifa University) and BA in Sociology and IR (Hebrew U). She lives in Haifa with her family and enjoys time with her family and nature walks on her free time. Continue Reading Inbal Unger-Cavari
 
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Alexey Tomsov

M.Sc Student
email:  alexeytomsov@gmail.com
Phone:  +972-77-8871894
I'm a M.Sc student in the lab. I received my B.Sc degree from the Faculty of Biotechnology and Food Engineering at the Technion. I've participated in the iGEM 2015 competition, taking with my team first place in the "New Application" track and receiving other awards. I am interested in harvesting the therapeutic potential of the human skin microbiome, engineering some of its key members to become a tool that will potentially address key skin conditions. In my free time, I enjoy doing sports, traveling, video production and listening to great music. Continue Reading Alexey Tomsov
 
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Roni Cohen

Research Assistant
email:  ronico1001@gmail.com
Phone:  +972-77-8871894
I'm an undergraduate student at the Faculty of Biotechnology and Food Engineering at the Technion. I was a part of Technion iGEM team 2015 and now working as a research assistant in the lab. iGEM opened me to a unique and interesting world of synthetic biology. Between theoretical courses I enjoy doing some practical work on the bench. Now Heading to start my Master degree in the lab. Continue Reading Roni Cohen