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About Me

"The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing"
Albert Einstein

I'm a flavor enthusiastic and data savvy, leading an incredible team of scientists and data whizzes on an delectable quest.

We wield the powers of microbiology, chemistry, and machine learning to uncover novel flavor compounds that will tantalize taste buds.

Adding my huge interest in all things tiny, we coax microbial strains through fermentation to produce unique and crave-worthy flavors. Harnessing cutting-edge tools like predictive modeling and bioinformatics, we accelerate the discovery of these flavor gems.

Published Work

December 2020 (mSystems)

Barak Dror, Zongqiang Wang, Sean F. Brady, Edouard Jurkevitch, Eddie Cytryn

State-of-the-art methodologies to identify antimicrobial secondary metabolites in soil bacterial communities-A review

May 2020 (Soil Biology and Biochemistry)

Barak Dror, Eddie Cytryn and Edouard Jurkevitch

June 2019 (Volcani Voice)

Eddie Cytryn, Barak Dror and Max Kolton

March 2019 (J. Systematics and Evolution)

Shira Penner, Barak Dror , Iris Aviezer , Yamit Bar‐Lev , Ayelet Salman‐Minkov, Terezie Mandakova , Petr Šmarda, Itay Mayrose  and Yuval Sapir

August 2017 (Microbial Biotechnology)

Yael Lampert, Barak Dror, Noa Sela, Paula Teper-Bamnolker, Avinoam Daus, Shlomo Sela and Dani Eshel 

Snowy Woodland Trees

Awards and Scholarships (Partial)

'Lily Teper' Scholarship for Excellence (3000$)


Data Scientist Intern, Indigo Agriculture, Boston, USA.


Rieger Foundation Fellowship (5000$)


The Greenstein Award (3000$)


'Nathan Yaffe' Scholarship for Excellence (3000$)


Smith Scholarship for Excellent PhD Students (13,000$)


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