Shai Carmi

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Hebrew: שי כרמי

Associate professor, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Harry and Helen L. Brenner Chair in Molecular Biology

Formal page at the faculty website



Major honors

  • Bar-Ilan University dean’s list (4x), rector’s list
  • Wolf foundation (2x)
  • Adams fellowship for outstanding doctoral students in the exact sciences in Israel
  • Human Frontier Science Program Post-doctoral Fellowship
  • Alon fellowship of the Israeli Council for Higher Education for outstanding young faculty (declined)
  • TheMarker Magazine 40 most promising under 40 (link)
  • Hebrew University young investigator award (Ben-Porath prize)
  • Blavatnik Award for Young Scientists in Israel (Life Sciences)

Competitive funding (selected)

  • Israel Science Foundation (ISF)
  • United States – Israel Binational Science Foundation (BSF)
  • German Israeli Foundation for Scientific Research and Development (GIF)
  • Abisch-Frenkel Foundation
  • The Hebrew University Center for Interdisciplinary Data Science Research (CIDR)
  • Israel Science Foundation program in precision medicine (link)
  • Israel Ministry of Science and Technology
  • National Human Genome Research Institute, NIH (NHGRI)

Previous research

Late PhD:

  • RNA and DNA editing in mammalian genomes (computational biology, with Erez Levanon).
  • Functionals of anomalous diffusion trajectories (statistical mechanics, with Eli Barkai).
  • RNA processing in the Sleeping Sickness agent, Trypanosoma brucei (computational biology, with Shulamit Michaeli)

Early PhD:

  • Analysis of large-scale networks such as the Internet and protein interaction networks (with Shlomo Havlin and others)
  • Transport on random networks: percolation, diffusion, electrical conductance, flow, navigation, and disease spreading (with Shlomo Havlin, H. Eugene Stanley, Daniel ben-Avraham, and others).