Our Team

Dr. Arren Bar-Even

Obtained a B.Sc. from the excellence program of the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology. He did his M.Sc. in Bioinformatics at the Weizmann Institute of Science. He spent several years in the biotech industry before returning to academia to complete a Ph.D. in Biochemistry at the Weizmann Institute of Science, specializing in the design principles of cellular metabolism. Since 2015, he serves as the head of the Systems and Synthetic Metabolism lab at the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology (Potsdam, Germany), studying the biochemical logic of metabolic pathways and their applications for the design and implementation of metabolic designs that addresses humanity’s needs in food, chemical, and energy production. He published in top journals, including Cell, Nature Genetics, Nature Chemical Biology, Nature Catalysis, and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Dr. Ryan Guterman

A synthetic and polymer chemist with over 10 years of experience. He acquired his Ph.D. in 2015 at Western University (London, Canada) before moving to Germany to work at the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces (Potsdam, Germany) where he currently runs his own lab. His work can be described as a combination of fundamental discovery and targeted technological application ranging from energy devices to proteomics. He has worked alongside industry and academic partners in two continents and participated in large European research consortia. With over 10 years of experience in designing polymer coatings and antimicrobial substances, he focuses on bottom-up solutions to pressing problems in healthcare. In this way, he seeks to accelerate the process of applying new discoveries to real-world technologies. He published in top journals, including Nature Communications and Angewandte Chemie.

Dr. Hezi Tenenboim

A long-time resident of Germany, completed his B.Sc. in Biology at the University of Applied Science Bonn-Rhein-Sieg, and his M.Sc. in Life Sciences at the University of Tübingen. He obtained his Ph.D. studies at the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology (Potsdam), studying plant and bacterial physiology and genetics. He worked in three different Max Planck Institutes in Germany, including MPI for Infection Biology in Berlin. He published scientific articles in top journals, including Cell and Nature Structural and Molecular Biology. Hezi serves as the company’s CEO and Scientific Coordinator.