Uri Alon

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Uri Alon
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Uri Alon
Born 1969 (age 44–45)[1]
Institutions Weizmann Institute of Science
Princeton University
Alma mater Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Weizmann Institute of Science
Doctoral advisor David Mukamel[2]
Other academic advisors
  • Dov Shvarts
  • Stan Leibler[3]
Doctoral students
  • Ron Milo
  • Alex Sigal
  • Nitzan Rosenfeld
  • Shiraz Kalir
  • Shmoolik Mangan
  • Alon Zaslaver
  • Shalev Itzkovitz
  • Shai Kaplan [4][1]
Known for Network motifs
Notable awards Overton Prize (2004)
Website
www.weizmann.ac.il/mcb/UriAlon

Uri Alon (born 1969) is a Professor and Systems Biologist at the Weizmann Institute of Science.[5] His highly cited[6] research investigates gene expression,[7] network motifs[8][9] and the design principles of biological networks[10] in Escherichia coli and other organisms using both computational biology and traditional experimental wet laboratory techniques.[11]

Education[edit]

Alon earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and his Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics[2][12] from the Weizmann Institute of Science.

Career[edit]

After having his interest in biology sparked, Alon headed for his postdoctoral work at Princeton University in experimental biology returning to the Weizmann Institute as a Professor.

Alon features in several popular videos on YouTube such as Sunday at the Lab (with Michael Elowitz[13] and How to Give a Good Talk.[14] As of 2011, he is the author of the most highly bookmarked scientific paper on CiteULike[15] How To Choose a Good Scientific Problem[16] and How to Build a Motivated Research Group[17]

Awards[edit]

In 2004 Alon was awarded the Overton Prize[3] for "outstanding accomplishment by a scientist in the early to mid stage of his or her career" by the International Society for Computational Biology. Alon has also been awarded:

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b http://lib-phds1.weizmann.ac.il/vufind/Author/Home?author=Alon%2C%20Uri%2C%201969-
  2. ^ a b Alon, U.; Evans, M.; Hinrichsen, H.; Mukamel, D. (1996). "Roughening Transition in a One-Dimensional Growth Process". Physical Review Letters 76 (15): 2746–2749. arXiv:cond-mat/9512069. Bibcode:1996PhRvL..76.2746A. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.76.2746. PMID 10060778.  edit
  3. ^ a b http://www.iscb.org/images/stories/newsletter/newsletter7-3/overton.html ISCB Newsletter 7-3 Dr. Uri Alon Named as ISCB 2004 Overton Prize Winner
  4. ^ http://www.weizmann.ac.il/mcb/UriAlon/groupMembers.html Alon Laboratory members and alumni
  5. ^ http://www.weizmann.ac.il/mcb/UriAlon/ Uri Alon's homepage
  6. ^ List of publications from Google Scholar
  7. ^ Alon, U.; Barkai, N.; Notterman, D. A.; Gish, K.; Ybarra, S.; Mack, D.; Levine, A. J. (1999). "Broad patterns of gene expression revealed by clustering analysis of tumor and normal colon tissues probed by oligonucleotide arrays". Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 96 (12): 6745–6750. doi:10.1073/pnas.96.12.6745.  edit
  8. ^ Milo, R.; Shen-Orr, S.; Itzkovitz, S.; Kashtan, N.; Chklovskii, D.; Alon, U. (2002). "Network Motifs: Simple Building Blocks of Complex Networks". Science 298 (5594): 824–827. doi:10.1126/science.298.5594.824. PMID 12399590.  edit
  9. ^ Shen-Orr, S. S.; Milo, R.; Mangan, S.; Alon, U. (2002). "Network motifs in the transcriptional regulation network of Escherichia coli". Nature Genetics 31 (1): 64–68. doi:10.1038/ng881. PMID 11967538.  edit
  10. ^ Uri Alon (2007). An introduction to systems biology: design principles of biological circuits. Boca Raton: Chapman & Hall/CRC. ISBN 1-58488-642-0. 
  11. ^ List of publications from Microsoft Academic Search
  12. ^ http://arxiv.org/find/cond-mat/1/au:+Alon_U/0/1/0/all/0/1 Uri Alon publications from the arXiv e-Print archive
  13. ^ "Uri Alon's Song - Sunday at the Lab co-written with Elowitz" on YouTube
  14. ^ " How to Give a Good Talk by Uri Alon" on YouTube
  15. ^ "CiteULike CiteGeist: Popular Papers". Retrieved 2011-06-09. 
  16. ^ Alon, U. (2009). "How to Choose a Good Scientific Problem". Molecular Cell 35 (6): 726–728. doi:10.1016/j.molcel.2009.09.013. PMID 19782018. 
  17. ^ Alon, U. (2010). "How to Build a Motivated Research Group". Molecular Cell 37 (2): 151–152. doi:10.1016/j.molcel.2010.01.011. PMID 20122395. 
  18. ^ http://f1000.com/thefaculty/member/4073092881186037 Uri Alon at the Faculty of 1000
  19. ^ http://www.radcliffe.edu/fellowships/fellows_2010ualon.aspx Radcliffe Fellows
  20. ^ http://www.hfsp.org/awardees/hfsp-nakasone-award/2014-award 2014 HFSP Nakasone Award

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