Prof. Daniel Kornitzer is Professor at the Faculty of Medicine, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology’s Department of Molecular Microbiology. He received his B.Sc. in Biology and his Ph. D. in Molecular Genetics from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel, following which he joined the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research in Cambridge, MA, as a postdoctoral fellow. His fields of interest lie in the molecular cell biology of microorganisms. Since arriving at the Technion in 1995, Kornitzer has been investigating basic cell biology problems using the baker’s yeast as model organism, as well as virulence factors of fungal pathogens.