"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.
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
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
October 2018 (Applied and Environmental Microbiology)
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$)