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Michal Linial is a Professor of Biochemistry and Bioinformatics of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HUJI) and the Director of the Israeli Institute for Advance studies (IIAS) in Jerusalem (from 2012-2018). She served as the Director of the Sudarsky Center for Computational Biology at the Hebrew University and the head of Node for ELIXIR-IL.

Prof. Linial obtained her Ph.D. in Molecular biology (1986) from HUJI studying mechanistic aspects of replication in parasites. She then completed her post-doctoral training at Stanford, CA-USA, on the field of cellular neurochemistry. On 1989 she joined the faculty of HUJI in the Biological Chemistry department. She is a founder (imitated in 1999) and chair of the honor educational program for Computational Biology in HUJI. She is the representative of Israel in the pan-European project of ELIXIR. ML serves in the Board of Directors and as a Vice-President of the International Society of Computational Biology and was selected as a fellow of the society. From 2005 she serves at the steering committee of ISMB, RECOM and ECCB the flagship international conferences of the Bioinformatics and Computational Biology communities. ML was a visiting professor in University of Washington in Seattle and Microsoft Research Center in Cambridge, MA-USA. ML has authored over 150 peer-reviewed papers and contributed to the development of bioinformatics databases and websites that are open to the large communities of the biomedical and Life science researchers. Her current research interests covers host-pathogen co-evolution, protein family evolution, microRNA mode of action in extreme cellular conditions and researching the molecular basis of aging and metabolic diseases. She applies large-scale technologies including next generation sequencing, genomics, GWAS, protein structure, mass spectrometry and evolution for revealing the different regulation levels cell in health and disease.

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