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Noam Shental, Associate Professor

Noam Shental
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The Open University of Israel Department of Mathematics and Computer Science 1 University Road P.O.B. 808 Ra’anana 4353701, Israel
Office:972-9-7781252

Additional Information

Areas of Interest
  • Group testing applications in biology
  • Computational aspects in microbiome studies

Noam Shental is an associate professor in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at the Open University of Israel.

Noam received his Ph.D. in Computational Neuroscience, from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, supervised by Prof. Daphna Weinshall and was a postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Physics of Complex System at the Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel, working with Prof. Eytan Domany.

Noam’s Group focuses on computational biology. In recent years the group follows two major research projects in metagenomics and in applications of compressed sensing to biological problems.

1988 - 1991

B.Sc. in Physics and Mathematics (Magna Cum Laude),
Tel Aviv University

1999 - 2004
Ph.D. in Computer Science, The Interdisciplinary Center for Neural Computation, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Supervisor: Prof. Daphna Weinshall (computer science)
2004 - 2007
Postdoctoral Fellow 
Department of Physics of Complex Systems, Weizmann Institute of Science
Host: Prof. Eytan Domany

Aharon Bar-Hillel, Tomer Hertz, Noam Shental and Daphna Weinshall.
Learning a Mahalanobis Metric from Equivalence Constraints. Journal of Machine Learning Research (JMLR) 6(Jun): 937-965, 2005


Ori Shental, Noam Shental, Shlomo Shamai (Shitz), Ido Kanter, Anthony Weiss, and Yair Weiss.
Discrete-Input Two-Dimensional Gaussian Channels With Memory: Estimation and Information Rates via Graphical Models and Statistical Mechanics.  IEEE Transactions on Information Theory (TIT), 54(April): 1500-1513, 2008


Amnon Amir, Amit Zeisel, Or Zuk, Michael Elgart, Shay Stern, Ohad Shamir, Peter J. Turnbaugh, Yoav Soen and Noam Shental.
High resolution microbial community econstruction by integrating short reads from multiple 16S rRNA regions. Nucleic Acids Research. Nov 2013.  DOI:10.1093/nar/gkt1070


Habte Nida, Shula Blum, Dina Zielinski, Dhruv A. Srivastava, Rivka Elbaum, Zhanguo Xin, Yaniv Erlich, Eyal Fridman and Noam Shental
Highly efficient de novo mutant identification in a Sorghum bicolor TILLING population using the ComSeq approach.  The Plant Journal, March 2016. doi: 10.1111/tpj.13161


Yael Heyman, Noam Shental, Alexander Brandis, Abraham Hefetz and Ofer Feinerman.
Ants regulate colony spatial organization using multiple chemical road-signs. Nature Communications, 8, 2017, 15414 doi:10.1038/ncomms15414T


Leore T. Geller, Michal Barzily-Rokni, Tal Danino, Oliver H. Jonas, Noam Shental, Deborah Nejman, Nancy Gavert, Yaara Zwang, Zachary A. Cooper, Kevin Shee, Christoph A. Thaiss, Alexandre Reuben, Jonathan Livny, Roi Avraham, Dennie T. Frederick, Matteo Ligorio, Kelly Chatman, Stephen E. Johnston, Carrie M. Mosher, Alexander Brandis, Garold Fuks, Candice Gurbatri, Vancheswaran Gopalakrishnan, Michael Kim, Mark W. Hurd, Matthew Katz, Jason Fleming, Anirban Maitra, David A. Smith, Matt Skalak, Jeffrey Bu, Monia Michaud, Sunia A. Trauger, Iris Barshack, Talia Golan, Judith Sandbank, Keith T. Flaherty, Anna Mandinova, Wendy S. Garrett, Sarah P. Thayer, Cristina R. Ferrone, Curtis Huttenhower, Sangeeta N. Bhatia, Dirk Gevers, Jennifer A. Wargo, Todd R. Golub and Ravid Straussman.
Potential role of intra-tumor bacteria in mediating tumor resistance to the chemotherapeutic drug gemcitabine. Science, 357, Issue 6356, pp. 1156-1160, 15 Sept, 2017


Garold Fuks, Michael Elgart, Amnon Amir, Amit Zeisel, Peter J. Turnbaugh, Yoav Soen and Noam Shental.
Combining 16S rRNA gene variable regions enables high-resolution microbial community profiling. Microbiome, 26;6(1):17, Jan 2018. doi: 10.1186/s40168-017-0396-x

 

Michael Brandwein, Garold Fuks, Avigail Israel, Deborah Nejman, Ravid Straussman, Emmilia Hodak, Marco Harari, Doron Steinberg, Zvi Bentwich, Noam Shental* and Shiri Meshner*.
Identification of a unique Staphylococcus aureus ribosomal signature in severe atopic dermatitis.
British Journal of Dermatology, July 2018, doi: 0.1111/bjd.16936


Deborah Nejman, Ilana Livyatan, Garold Fuks, Nancy Gavert, Yaara Zwang, Leore T. Geller, Aviva Rotter-Maskowitz, Roi Weiser,Giuseppe Mallel, Elinor Gigi, Arnon Meltser, Gavin M. Douglas, Iris Kamer, Vancheswaran Gopalakrishnan, Tali Dadosh, Smadar Levin-Zaidman, Sofia Avnet, Tehila Atlan, Zachary A. Cooper, Reetakshi Arora, Alexandria P. Cogdill, Md Abdul Wadud Khan, Gabriel Ologun, Yuval Bussi, Adina Weinberger, Maya Lotan-Pompan, Ofra Golani, Gili Perry, Merav Rokah, Keren Bahar-Shany, Elisa A. Rozeman, Christian U. Blank,  Anat Ronai, Ron Shaoul, Amnon Amit, Tatiana Dorfman, Ran Kremer, Zvi R. Cohen, Sagi Harnof,  Tali Siegal, Einav Yehuda-Shnaidman, Einav Nili Gal-Yam, Hagit Shapira, Nicola Baldini, Morgan GI. Langille, Alon Ben-Nun,  Bella Kaufman, Aviram Nissan, Talia Golan, Maya Dadiani, Keren Levanon, Jair Bar, Shlomit Yust-Katz, Iris Barshack, Daniel S Peeper, Dan J. Raz, Eran Segal, Jennifer A. Wargo,  Judith Sandbank, Noam Shental and Ravid Straussman
The human tumor microbiome is composed of tumor type–specific intracellular bacteria.
Science, 368(6494), 973 LP – 980. May 2020, doi: 10.1126/science.aay9189

 

Noam Shental, Shlomia Levy, Vered Wuvshet, Shosh Skorniakov, Bar Shalem, Aner Ottolenghi, Yariv Greenshpan, Rachel Steinberg, Avishay Edri, Roni Gillis, Michal Goldhirsh, Khen Moscovici, Sinai Sachren, Lilach M. Friedman, Lior Nesher, Yonat Shemer-Avni, Angel Porgador* and Tomer Hertz*
Efficient high-throughput SARS-CoV-2 testing to detect asymptomatic carriers. Science Advances, September 2020, Vol. 6, no. 37, eabc5961. DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.abc5961