Barak Dror, PhD, MBA
Microbial Ecology | Bioinformatics | Data Science | Fermentation
"The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing"
My passion is to translate solid science into real-life solutions.
I am a Biotechnology Ph.D. student at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and ARO (Israel). My Ph.D. focuses on identifying novel antimicrobials-producing gene clusters in the root microbiome, using cutting-edge molecular biology, data sciences, and computational tools.
Alongside my academic research, I hold an MBA degree from the Hebrew U, focused on biomedical entrepreneurship.
Elucidating the diversity and potential function of nonribosomal peptide and polyketide biosynthetic gene clusters in the root microbiome
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
Phenology and polyploidy in annual Brachypodiumspecies (Poaceae) along the aridity gradient in Israel
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
High Levels of CO2 Induce Spoilage by Leuconostoc mesenteroides by Upregulating Dextran-Synthesis Genes
October 2018 (Applied and Environmental Microbiology)
Emergence of Leuconostoc mesenteroides as a causative agent of oozing in carrots stored under non-ventilated conditions
August 2017 (Microbial Biotechnology)
Yael Lampert, Barak Dror, Noa Sela, Paula Teper-Bamnolker, Avinoam Daus, Shlomo Sela and Dani Eshel
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$)