Technion Program for Excellence

Sivan Yogev / Biology, Computer Science


First degrees in Biology and Computer Science at the Technion.
MSc in Computer Science at the Technion.

Participated in Technion Excellence Program: October 1999 – June 2003.


Sivan studied Biology and Computer Science in parallel (which he couldn’t have done without being in the program). He graduated in biology, and then was able to study for second degree in CS directly.
As a result of a lecture given in the program by
 Prof. Ehud Keinan from the Chemistry faculty, Sivan started to work with him on DNA computing machines. As a result of this work, he took part in the publication of two articles:
– Matteo Cavaliere, Natasa Jonoska, Sivan Yogev, Ron Piran, Ehud Keinan,
Nadrian C. Seeman: Biomolecular Implementation of Computing Devices
with Unbounded Memory. DNA 2004: 35-49.
– Soreni, M.; Yogev, S.; Kossoy, E.; Shoham, Y.; Keinan, E.; Parallel
Biomolecular Computation on Surfaces with Advanced Finite Automata J. Am.
Chem. Soc.; 2005; 127(11); 3935-3943.

In addition, he did a research project with Prof. Gadi Schuster from the Department of Biology, and took part in the publication of another article:
– Shlomit Yehudai-Resheff, Victoria Portnoy, Sivan Yogev, Noam Adir, and Gadi
Schuster. Domain Analysis of the Chloroplast Polynucleotide Phosphorylase
Reveals Discrete Functions in RNA Degradation, Polyadenylation, and
Sequence Homology with Exosome Proteins. Plant Cell 2003 15: 2003-2019.

Today (2012): Sivan Works in the IBM Haifa Research Lab, and studies for his PhD in Computer Science in Ben-Gurion University.


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