About

alon

As a computational biologist and data scientist, I’m seeking to apply my knowledge in large-scale data analysis to the development of biomedical and biotechnological solutions.

I’m a bioinformatician scientist at MyHeritage. Recently 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.

Publications

Methylation patterns in the genome of A. thaliana COP9 mutants
Detection of co-evolving gene modules in 3D in the genomes of S. cerevisiae and S. pombe
Enhanced 3D genome reconstruction

Code

Here you will find some of my recent projects:

  • ChimeraUGEM: 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.
Position-Specific ChimeraMap: an algorithm for engineering expression-optimized genes
  • SCOM: a method for inter-species clustering and comparison of 3D gene organization.
  • A number of useful 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.
  • A toolbox for managing parallel jobs on a PBS cluster.

Misc.

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These are a few of my favorite things:

Contact

 

Feel free to contact me, I’d be happy to hear from you.

alon {at} alondmnt {dot} com

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