First degree in Physics at the Technion.
PhD in Systems Biology, Weizmann Institute of Science.
Participated in the Technion Excellence Program: October 1997 – February 2000.
Nitzan included advanced courses in his curriculum and in his last semester began to study for a higher degree in the field of Systems Biology at the Weizmann Institute of Science, combining interdisciplinary studies in biology and physics. The centre-piece of his PhD was published in Science Magazine.
After heading the Computational Biology group at Rosetta Genomics, Nitzan started a new research group at the Cambridge Research Institute focusing on Molecular and Computational Diagnostics. Link to website
About the Program: “In the framework of my studies in the Program I acquired a great deal of knowledge with a solid and wide base. This provided me with the intellectual tools to undertake my research”.
Recommendation to Program participants: “Make good use of the wonderful conditions that the Program provides to expand your scientific knowledge and get a broad perspective of nature. Subsequently, utilize the “entry permit” that the Program equips you with to find your niche and to advance to the front lines of modern scientific-technological work”.
Today (since 2009): PI at the University of Cambridge, in the Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute.