• Professor James Shapiro

World leader in Bacterial Genetics. The earliest proponent of “natural genetics engineering” and discoverer of transposable elements in bacteria. Professor in the Dept. of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, University of Chicago, USA

  • Sir Walter Bodmer

World leader of Human Population Genetics. Previously, President of World Genome Organization, and Head of Directors, Natural History Museum, London. Head of Cancer & Immunogenetics Laboratory Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford.

  • Professor Alan Templeton

World leader in Evolutionary Biology, Statistical Genomics, and Conservation Biology. Professor Emeritus, University of Washington, Missouri, USA, and University of Haifa, Israel.

  • Professor Eugene Koonin

Director of the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), National Institute of Health, Bethesda, Maryland. Working on comparative evolutionary genomics focusing on viral and bacterial genome evolution.

  • Professor Tzion Fahima

Director of the Institute of Evolution (IOE) at the University of Haifa. He is a leading researcher working on host-parasite co-evolution. His lab discovered the Tandem Kinase-Pseudokinase (TKP) protein family, involved in plant immunity.

  • Professor Moshe Szyf

World expert in epigenetics, and behavioral epigenetics. Professor of Genetics, Pharmacology and Therapeutics, including cancer research, at McGill University, Canada

  • Professor Yoav Soen

Innovator in evolutionary theory on adaptive improvisation in evolution. Professor in the Department of Biomolecular Sciences, Weizmann Institute, Israel

  • Professor Hynek Burda

Department of Zoology, Charles University, Prague, is a leading researcher of subterranean mammalian evolution, focusing on sensory biology and ecology, systematics and evolution, and magnetic orientation in mammals.

  • Professor Junhua Peng

Professor of Evolutionary Genetics and Domestication. Director germplasm innovation at the Hua-Zhi Rice Biotech Co,Ltd, China. Expert in breeding, genetics, and evolution of wheat, maize, rice, vegetables and bioenergy. PhD student of E. Nevo in the late 1990s

  • Dr. Milana Frenkel-Morgenstern

Head of Bioinformatics of the Faculty of Medicine of Bar Ilan University in Zefat, Israel. She is working on Evolutionary Bioinformatics across life from viruses and bacteria to plants, animals, and humans.