ד"ר יובל דורפן

מרצה בכיר / חוקר

Dr. Dorfan Yuval
Senior lecturer
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Education

  • 1994
    -
    1998
    Ben Gurion University
    B.Sc. electrical and computer engineering
  • 1998
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    2001
    Technion
    M.Sc. electrical engineering
  • 2005
    -
    2007
    Reichmann University
    MBA
  • 2013
    -
    2017
    Bar Ilan University
    PhD engineering
  • 2017
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    2020
    MIT
    Postdoc synthetic biology

Research Fields

  • Synthetic biology
    • Sustainability applications
    • Food-tech
    • Plastic recycling
  • Bio-convergence
    • Bio-corrosion
    • Anti-mold probiotics for painting
  • Bio-automation
    • Signal processing
    • Image processing
  • Acoustic signal processing
    • Distributed localization & tracking
    • AI & acoustic DSP for detection of UAV
    • Acoustic source separation using ML

Teaching Areas

  • Signals & syetems
  • Bio-convergence
  • Synthetic biology
  • Friendly bacteria and sustainability
  • Fourth year projects

Selected Publications

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  • Yuval Dorfan, Arie Feuer, Boaz Porat, (2004), Modeling and Identification of LPTV Systems by Wavelets, Signal Processing,
  • Tamir Tuller, Asaf Carmi, Kalin Vestsigian, Sivan Navon, Yuval Dorfan, John Zaborske, Tao Pan, Orna Dahan, Itay Furman, Yitzhak Pilpel , (2010), An evolutionarily conserved mechanism for controlling the efficiency of protein translation, Cell,
  • Erez Sali, Tomer Yanir, Mark Wagner, Noam Dotan, Yuval Dorfan, Ran Zaslavsky , (2010), Method and apparatus for detecting defects in wafers, US patent office,
  • Yuval Dorfan, Sharon Gannot , (2015), Tree-based recursive expectation-maximization algorithm for localization of acoustic sources, IEEE/ACM Transactions on Audio, Speech, and Language Processing,
  • Yuval Dorfan, Axel Plinge, Gershon Hazan, Sharon Gannot , (2018), Distributed Expectation-Maximization Algorithm for Speaker Localization in Reverberant Environments, IEEE/ACM Transactions on Audio, Speech and Language Processing (TASLP),
  • Yuval Dorfan, Jacob Rovinsky , (2018), MISSILE VEHICLE COMMUNICATION UNIT, US patent office,
  • Yuval Dorfan, Ofer Schwartz, Sharon Gannot , (2020), Joint speaker localization and array calibration using expectation-maximization, EURASIP Journal on Audio, Speech, and Music Processing,
  • Pedro Fontanarrosa, Hamid Doosthosseini, Amin Espah Borujeni, Yuval Dorfan, Christopher A Voigt, Chris Myers , (2020), Genetic circuit dynamics: hazard and glitch analysis, ACS synthetic biology,
  • Yuval Dorfan, Boaz Schwartz, Sharon Gannot , (2021), Forward-backward recursive expectation-maximization for concurrent speaker tracking, EURASIP Journal on Audio, Speech, and Music Processing,
  • Mohammed Eslami, Amin Espah Borujeni, Hamed Eramian, Mark Weston, George Zheng, Joshua Urrutia, Carolyn Corbet, Diveena Becker, Paul Maschhoff, Katie Clowers, Alexander Cristofaro, Hamid Doost Hosseini, D Benjamin Gordon, Yuval Dorfan, Jedediah Singer, Matthew Vaughn, Niall Gaffney, John Fonner, Joe Stubbs, Christopher A Voigt, Enoch Yeung , (2022), Prediction of whole-cell transcriptional response with machine learning, Bioinformatics,
  • Yonatan Chemla, Yuval Dorfan, Adi Yannai, Dechuan Meng, Paul Cao, Sarah Glaven, D Benjamin Gordon, Johann Elbaz, Christopher A Voigt , (2022), Parallel engineering of environmental bacteria and performance over years under jungle-simulated conditions, PLoS One,
  • Shai Zilberzwige-Tal, Pedro Fontanarrosa, Darya Bychenko, Yuval Dorfan, Ehud Gazit, Chris J Myers , (2023), Investigating and modeling the factors that affect genetic circuit performance, ACS Synthetic Biology,
  • Naor Dalal, Yossi Oren, Yuval Dorfan, Jonathan Giron, Rami Puzis , (2023), The Attack Surface of Wet Lab Automation, Book chapter,
  • Yuval Dorfan, Yael Morris, Benny Shohat, Ilana Kolodkin-Gal , (2023), Sustainable construction: Toward growing biocement with synthetic biology, Research Directions: Biotechnology Design,
  • Aqib Hasnain, Amin Espah Borujeni, Yongjin Park, Diveena Becker, Paul Maschhoff, Joshua Urrutia, Linus Rydell, Shara Balakrishnan, Yuval Dorfan, Christopher A Voigt, Enoch Yeung , (2023), Disentangling gene expression burden identifies generalizable phenotypes induced by synthetic gene networks, bioRxiv,
  • Yuval Dorfan, Aviv Zeevi, Gita Reinitz, Magi Mualem, Yosi Shacham‐Diamand , (2023), Israel and the global synthetic biology ecosystem, Engineering Biology,
  • Yuval Dorfan, Avichay Nahami, Yael Morris, Benny Shohat, Ilana Kolodkin-Gal , (2024), The Utilization of Bacillus subtilis to Design Environmentally Friendly Living Paints with Anti-Mold Properties, Microorganisms,

Experiences

  • 1995-2017: Senior manager in various hi-tech and bio-tech companies.
  • 2017-2020: Research scientist, MIT and the Broad Institute: Leading synthetic biology projects.
  • 2021 – 2023: Co-Founder of Alagene, 1st Israeli bio-foundry supported by IIA, Hylabs, Reichman University and Michael Eisenberg as a national facility for synthetic biology.
  • 2023-Now: Freelancer bio-tech & hi-tech companies

Grants & Awards

  • 2018 - Three years grant from Israeli DoD for engineering soil and water bacteria for field applications, budget: 1M$.
  • 2021 - Research grant from defense office for air contamination detection, budget: 400K nis
  • 2021 - IIA grant for synthetic biology national facility, budget: 40M nis

International Projects

  • 2017-2021: DARPA project for genetic circuits

Exhibitions & Events

  • Organizing the first 3 Israeli SynBio conferences: Herzeliya (2022), BGU (2023), Herzeliya (2024)
  • HIT organizes its first First Bio-convergence Triple Helix Conference:

    Faculty of Electrical and Electronics Engineering launched an M.Sc. specialization track in Bio-convergence.