The lab harnesses the tools and approaches employed in systems biology to bear on the grand challenges of sustainability. We study carbon fixation, the molecular process supplying our food and fuel while carrying the largest flux in the biosphere. We design and build carbon fixation pathways in E. coli. In the process we gain quantitative insights on metabolism.
We also use large scale data and computational tools to quantify the biosphere and advance a holistic understanding of the global ecology. We believe that biomass is an especially useful metric for this purpose.
2019 Elected EMBO member
2016 ERC grant – Analysis, Design and Experimental Evolution of Novel Carbon Fixation Pathways
2013 Weizmann Institute Scientific Council award
2012 EMBO Young Investigator Program
2011 ERC grant – Synthetic metabolic pathways for carbon fixation
2010 Thomson-Reuters International Excellence in Scientific Research recognition for 2000-2009 (based on ISI highly cited paper)
2008 Yigal Alon Fellowship award by the Council for Higher Education in Israel
2006 Recipient of the GE & Science Prize for Young Life Scientists “All Other Countries” category winner