guy aidelberg
PHD Student
Guy's Bio

PHD Student

Short Bio


Guy was born in Jerusalem and grew up in the Bay area and Tel-Aviv. A lifelong traveler learner and explorer. After completing a triple major bachelor’s degree in Physics, General Humanities (clusters in psychology, philosophy and social justice) and Biology at Tel-Aviv University, He went on to do an interdisciplinary Quantitative/Systems Biology master’s degree at the Weizmann Institute of Science “Hierarchy of non-glucose sugars in Escherichia coli” Under Professor Uri Alon.

Next was trying to open the first biology accelerator/biohackerspace in Israel, to allow impactful Biological research, development and learning to be done not in an academic or corporate setting – Bio-TLV. This led him to his current projecting, Developing a affordable, reliable, easy to use, rapid, and robust kit for detecting Zika, Dengue and Chikungunya arboviruses, both on human samples for diagnosis as well as on mosquitoes for Citizen Science, Education and Surveillance purposes.


Research Interests


Public Health, Viral Diagnostics, Open science, participatory science, and epidemiology, Biology Education, Regulatory Genomics and Cellular Decision making principles, Epigenetics, Chromatin and Nuclear Dynamics, Multi-Level integrative modeling of Complex Biological processes/systems, Constraints on Exponential growth, Synthetic Biology.


Selected Publications


1. G. Aidelberg, B. D Towbin, D. Rothschild, E. Dekel, A. Bren, U. Alon. Hierarchy of non-glucose sugars in Escherichia coli. BMC Systems Biology20148:133 doi: 10.1186/s12918-014-0133-z

2. D.Rothschild E. Dekel , A. Bren , G. Aidelberg , P. Szekely , J. Hausser , U. Alon. Dynamics, linear superposition and prediction of bacterial promoter activity in complex conditions. PLoS Comput Biol. 2014 May 8;10(5):e1003602. doi: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1003602.

3. L. Keren, O. Zackay, M. Lotan-Pompan, U. Barenholz, E. Dekel, V. Sasson, G. Aidelberg, A. Bren, D. Zeevi, A. Weinberger, U. Alon, R. Milo, E. Segal. Promoters maintain their relative activity levels under different growth conditions. Mol. Syst. Biol. 2013 Oct 29;9:701. doi:10.1038/msb.2013.59.

4.I. Zaretsky, M. Polonsky, E. Shifrut, S. Reich-Zeliger, Y. Antebi, G. Aidelberg, N. Waysbort, N. Friedman. Monitoring the dynamics of primary T cell activation and differentiation using long term live cell imaging in microwell arrays. Lab Chip. 2012 Dec 7;12(23):5007-15. doi: 10.1039/c2lc40808b.

5. G. Aidelberg†, Y. Goldschmidt†, I. Nachman A microfluidic device for studying multiple distinct strains. J. Vis. Exp. 2012 Nov 9;(69). pii: 4257. doi: 10.3791/4257.

Open participatory diagnostics and epidemiological surveillance
Open participatory diagnostics and epidemiological surveillance