Hi, I’m Alon. I love data, exploring, visualizing and modeling it, and using it to increase our understanding and solve major problems in biology, biomed and biotechnology.

I’m a senior bioinformatician scientist at MyHeritage. I completed a Ph.D. under the supervision of Prof. Tamir Tuller at the Computational Systems and Synthetic Biology Lab in Tel Aviv University. I’m an Azrieli Fellowship alumni and an alumni of the Edmond J. Safra Center for Bioinformatics. Previously I graduated from the Technion, and earned a M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering, and a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering and Physics.

Alon Diament Carmel


These are a a number of recent and selected publications. You may find a complete list here.

Detection of co-evolving gene modules in 3D in the genomes of S. cerevisiae and S. pombe

Enhanced 3D genome reconstruction


Here you will find some of my recent projects:

  • ChimeraUGEM is an algorithm and a software tool that I developed for predicting gene expression as well as optimizing the coding sequence of a target gene to any host organism (see also our paper).

Position-Specific ChimeraMap: an algorithm for engineering expression-optimized genes

  • SCOM is a method for inter-species clustering and comparison of 3D gene organization.
  • I created a collection of functions and models for gene sequence analysis, focusing on codon usage. These include, among others, the CUFS model that we developed to measure the distance between pairs of genes in terms of their codon usage.
  • PARASCHUT is a set of parallel job scheduling utils, for easier management of large projects on computer clusters.


Feel free to drop me a line.

alon {at} alondmnt {dot} com