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Nitzan Rosenfeld / Physics


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.

Nitzan Rosenfeld