Curriculum Vitae

 

Education and Research Experience

2016 – present: Associate Professor, School of Chemistry; Faculty of Exact Sciences Tel Aviv University, Israel.

2008 – 2016: Senior lecturer, School of Chemistry; Faculty of Exact Sciences Tel Aviv University, Israel.

2005 – 2008: Post-Doctoral Research Fellow. Prof. Daniel Kahne, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Harvard University.

2002 – 2005: Direct pathway to Ph.D. studies, Department of Chemistry, Technion- Israel Institute of Technology. Supervisor: Prof. Timor Baasov. Research Subject: Branched Aminoglycosides: Synthesis and Antimicrobial Studies of Neomycin B Derivatives

2000 – 2001: M.Sc. in Organic Chemistry, Technion, Israel. Supervisor: Prof. Timor Baasov. Research Subject: Towards Carbohydrate-Based Catalytic Systems: Rational Approaches.

1997 – 2000: B.A. in Molecular Biochemistry, Technion, Israel

Fellowships, Awards and Honors

2006: Hershel Rich Technion Innovation Award.
2005: Rothschild Foundation Post-Doctoral Fellowship.
2005: Israel Chemical Society Award for excellence of Ph.D. research students.
2004: Wolff Foundation Award for Excellence during Ph.D. studies.
2002: Prize for the best poster presented at the 5th Graduate Students Symposium, May 1st, Department of Chemistry, Technion
2001: The 1st Prize for the “Excellence of Poster Scientific Content” at 11th European Carbohydrate Symposium, September 2-7, Lisbon, Portugal.
2001: Technion’s Undergraduate School Prize for Excellence as a teaching assistant.
2001: Miriam and Aaron Gutwirth Award for Excellence during M.Sc. Studies.
2001: Graduate School’s Dean’s Award for Excellence in Research during M.Sc. studies.
2000: Dean’s Award for Excellence during undergraduate studies.
2000: Prize for the best poster presented at the 6th European Carbohydrate Training Course, July 8-14, Debrecen, Hungary.

Recent Talks 

  1. Molecular Design and Mechanistic Aspects of Aminosugar-Derived Bacterial and Fungal Cell Disruptors. 28th International Carbohydrate Symposium, New Orleans, USA, July 15-19, 2016.

  2. Disruption of bacterial membranes with amphiphilic aminosugars. 18th European Carbohydrate Symposium, Moscow, Russia, July 2-8, 2015.

  3. Fridman Micha. Bacterial Membranes as Targets for Antibiotics. Chemical Biology Workshop, Nanyang Technological University Singapore, December 18th, 2014.

  4. Fridman Micha. Bacterial Membranes as Targets for Aminosugar-based antimicrobial cationic amphiphiles. 8th Singapore International Chemistry Conference (SICC-8), Singapore, December 14-17, 2014.

  5. Fridman Micha. The Chemistry and Biology of Aminosugar-Based Antimicrobial Cationic Amphiphiles. 27th International Carbohydrate Symposium (ICS2012), Bangalore, India, January 11-17, 2014.

  6. Fridman Micha. Design, Synthesis & Biological Evaluation of Aminosugar-Based Cationic Amphiphiles: Improving the Selectivity of Bacterial Membrane Targeting Antibiotics. 28th Burgenstock conference, Brunnen, Switzerland April 28-May 3, 2013. 

  7. Herzog Ido M., Berkov-Zrihen Yifat, Feldman Mark, and Fridman Micha. Aminosugar-Based Antimicrobial Cationic Amphiphiles: Design Synthesis and Mode of Action. 79th Annual Meeting of the Israel Chemical Society, Tel-Aviv, Israel, February 4-5, 2014.

  8. Fridman Micha. The Chemistry and Biology of Aminosugar-Based Antimicrobial Cationic Amphiphiles. 27th International Carbohydrate Symposium, Bangalore, India, January 11-17, 2014.

  9. Fridman Micha. Design, Synthesis & Biological Evaluation of Aminosugar-Based Cationic Amphiphiles: Improving the Selectivity of Bacterial Membrane Targeting Antibiotics. 28th Burgenstock conference, Brunnen, Switzerland April 28-May 3, 2013.