Leon Anavy

PhD candidate
Yakhini Group for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
Technion computer Science Department

Email: anavy@cs.technion.ac.il
Office: Room 533, Taub building, Technion.


I am a PhD student at the Computer Science Department at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology. I received my B.Sc. degrees in industrial engineering  and information systems management, and my M.Sc. degree in biology from the Technion — Israel Institute of Technology, in 2012 and 2015, respectively. I joined the computer science department for my PhD studies under the supervision of Dr. Zohar Yakhini in 2015. My research interests include information and coding theory applications to synthetic biology. I received the Josef Gruenblat award for excellence in industrial engineering in 2009 and the Diane and Leonard Sherman Interdisciplinary Graduate School Fellowsheep in 2012. In 2017 I received the Adams fellowship of  the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities.


Research Interests

  • Coding schemes for DNA based storage systems
  • Error correction codes for high-throughput biological measurements
  • DNA Oligo Libraries (OLs) and their usage in synthetic biology research