Principle Investigator, Genome Laboratory, Tel Aviv UniversityBiography
Dr. Noam Shomron heads a research team which focuses on the analysis of genomic sequences and gene expression aimed at understanding human diseases. Dr Shomron trained at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT, Cambridge, MA, USA) where he combined high-throughput methods with computational analysis. Dr Shomron joined Tel Aviv University's Medical School in October 2008. Dr Shomron's is highly skilled in deep (next generation) sequencing technologies, in addition to parsing and processing the sequencing output. His strength in the genomic world stems from his extensive experience and knowledge using state-of-the-art methods both experimentally and computationally. Dr Shomron's overall interest and goals lie within seeking a better understanding of the mechanisms leading to disease development. His team seeks innovative solutions to generate a significant impact through translating ideas into clinical reality. Dr Shomron is also the Director of Rare Genomics Institute's Israel branch; co-founder and Scientific Director of the Functional Genomics Laboratory at Tel Aviv University; Editor-in-Chief of ‘Genetics Research' (published by Cambridge University Press); Editor of ‘Deep Sequencing Data Analysis' (a ‘Methods in Molecular Biology' book series published by Springer/Humana Press), Academic Director of BioAbroad.