Associate Professor, Department of Life Sciences and the National Institute for Biotechnology in the Negev (NIBN), Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel.
Prof. Aharoni’s main field of research is in protein engineering and methodologies leading to the generation of proteins, particularly enzymes, with new functions. These advanced methods include directed protein evolution, a process in which the fittest protein variants are selected from a population containing genetic diversity.
Prof. Aharoni had been a consultant for a few pharmaceutical and life science companies such as TEVA Pharmaceutical Industries and Biolojic Ltd. He holds a BSc. Degree from the Chemistry department at the Hebrew University in Jerusa- lem and MSc. And PhD. degrees from the Struc- tural Biology department at the Weizmann Institute of Science.