Sarel Fleishman, Ph.D.Associate Professor Department of Biomolecular Science at The Weizmann Institute
Sarel Fleishman is an associate professor at the Weizmann Institute of Science. His research team develops a computational protein-design methodology to address both fundamental and “real-world” challenges in biochemistry and protein engineering. As a postdoc with David Baker in Seattle (2007-2011), Sarel developed the first accurate methods for designing protein binders, culminating in the design of broad-specificity influenza inhibitors. At the Weizmann Institute (2011-), his team developed protein design methods to the level of accuracy and reliability required to design large and complex proteins such as enzymes, antibodies, and vaccine immunogens — a protein that was designed in the Fleishman lab has recently been approved for mass production as a vaccine for malaria. Among Sarel’s academic awards a career-development award (2012-2015) from the Human Frontier Science Program, European Research Council Starting and Consolidator Grants (ongoing), the Alon Fellowship, the Henri Gutwirth Prize, and the Weizmann Scientific Council Award.