Prof. Ron Milo earned a BSc in Physics and Mathematics at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and a PhD in Biological Physics at the Weizmann Institute of Science. Ron and his lab members bring the tools of systems biology to bear on the challenges of sustainability. His research aims to understand the cellular highways of energy and carbon transformations known as central carbon metabolism in quantitative terms. His research team employs a combination of computational and experimental synthetic biology tools with a focus on carbon fixation. He aims to understand the fundamentals of its design principles with the goal of improving the ability of humanity to produce food and fuel more efficiently.
In 2018, the Weizmann Institute was ranked ninth in the world in terms of research quality according to the prestigious CWTS Leiden Ranking. This is the second time in the last five years that it has been ranked in the top 10 research institutes in the world.