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  • Dr. Itai Sharon
  • Senior Lecturer
  • Computer Science
  • Biotechnology - B.Sc. Program, Economics and Management - B.A. Program
  • +972(0)507771450
  • [email protected]
    • Data science
    • Big data
    • Metagenomics
    • Microbial ecology
  • Dr. Sharon received his B.Sc, M.Sc and Ph.D degrees from the Faculty of Computer Science at the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology. His Ph.D thesis, done under the supervision of Prof. Oded Beja and Prof. Ron Pinter, focused on the development of computational methods for the study of microbial communities through metagenomics and the application of these methods for the study of phages in marine environments. Dr. Sharon did his postdoc with Prof. Jill Banfield at UC Berkeley. During this time he developed methods for genome-resolved metagenomics and applied them to study microbial communities in the gut of newborns, groundwater and soil. Dr. Sharon is a senior lecturer at the Department of Computer Science at Tel-Hai and a P.I at Migal since 2015.

  • Dr. Sharon's research interests lie on the boundary between computer science, microbiology, and ecology. Current projects in Dr. Sharon's group include the development of new methods for metagenomics binning, characterization of the pear flower microbiome, study of the human microbiome during inflammatory bowel diseases and the characterization of predatory bacteria in the oceans and elsewhere. 

  • Fall 2018: Introduction to System programming, Introduction to programming - Python
    Spring 2019: Big Data

    Dr. Sharon also organizes, together with Dr. Sariel Hubner (Department of Biotechnology), the international Tel-Hai Next Generation Sequencing Data Analysis Workshop. The workshop takes place once a year (during August) and attracts participants at all academic levels from universities and other institutes in Israel and abroad.

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