Prof. Elhanan Borenstein is new head of the Safra Center for Bioinformatics
Prof. Borenstein is a Professor at the Faculty of Medicine and at the Blavatnik School of Computer Science at Tel Aviv University
Prof. Borenstein is a Professor at the Faculty of Medicine and at the Blavatnik School of Computer Science at Tel Aviv University. He is also an external professor at the Santa Fe Institute and a faculty fellow of TAU’s Edmond J. Safra Center for Bioinformatics. Prof. Borenstein received his BSc in physics and computer science and his PhD in computer science from Tel-Aviv University, and held a joint postdoctoral position at Stanford University and the Santa Fe Institute. In 2010, he joined the Department of Genome Sciences at the University of Washington as a faculty member, and in 2018, moved to Tel Aviv University with a joint appointment in Medicine and in Computer Science. Prof. Borenstein is the recipient of various prestigious awards including the Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship and the NIH New Innovator Award.
Prof. Borenstein’s research focuses on the computational study of the human microbiome, spearheading research in microbiome systems biology. His group develops novel computational methods inspired by data science machine learning, metabolic modeling, and network theory to model the microbiome, to analyze multi-omic microbiome data, and to better understand the role of the microbiome in health and in disease.