Our Founders

Dror Baran

Co-founder, COO and VP
R&D (Biologics)

  • MSc, computational protein design - Weizmann Institute of Science. 

  • Protein engineering and molecular biology expert. 

  • Former Innovation Project Manager and Process Engineer at Biolojic Design. 

  • Former Founding Scientist at IgC - led the experimental platform development. 

Gideon Lapidoth

Co-founder, CEO and

CTO

  • PhD, computational protein design - Weizmann Institute of Science.

  • Developed computational algorithms for building novel antibodies and enzymes with high accuracy and activity.

  • Former Analyst at Yeda R&D (WIS).

  • Former infantry platoon commander in the IDF.

Advisory Board

Prof. Joseph Jacobson

Scientific Advisor

  • Tenured professor at MIT

  • Head of the Molecular Machines group at the Center for Bits and Atoms at the MIT Media Lab

  • World expert in synthetic biology  

  • Contributes to the scientific development of the platform

Giovanni Battistini

Business Advisor

A food and beverage industry expert with over a decade of experience working at the very top levels at industry-leading companies.

 

Among his previous roles:

  • Former Sr. VP of Open Innovation at Ferrero
     

Dr. Devin Leake

Business Advisor

  • Ph.D. in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry from the SUNY Stony Brook

  • Former head of DNA Synthesis at Ginkgo Bioworks

  • Has over one hundred issued patents and more than thirty publications in the area of nucleic acid biology

Kristian Bjørneboe

Business Advisor

A business development and business transformation expert, with over 15 years of experience in the biotechnology industry.


Among his previous roles:

  • Former VP of Business Creation and Acquisition at Novozymes

  • Former VP of New Business Development at Atos Medical AB

Our Team

Lior Zimmerman

Head of Computational Design

  • MSc in bioinformatics from the Hebrew University.

  • An expert in bioinformatics with a specialization in machine-learning.

  • Founding scientists at IgC - developed novel algorithms for antibody design.

Nufar Shpigel

R&D Scientist

  • Ph.D. in Life Sciences, Ben-Gurion University

  • Broad scientific knowledge in the field of protein folding in-vivo, with specialization in  molecular biology, molecular genetics, biochemistry, and cell biology

  • Former scientist at Smart Assays.

Ronen Shpungin

Head of Business Development

  • BA in Mathematics and Economics from Tel-Aviv University

  • MBA from Columbia Business School

  • Former Strategy and Innovation Manager at Solvay

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