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.



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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.

  10. Fridman Micha. Altering the bacterial cell target of aminoglycosides: From ribosomal to membrane targeting antibiotics. 13th Tetrahedron Symposium, Asia Edition, Taipei, Taiwan, 27-30 November 2012. 

  11. Fridman Micha. Targeting bacterial membranes by amphiphilic aminosugar analogues. 26th International Carbohydrate Symposium, Madrid, Spain, July 22-27, 2012.

  12. Fridman Micha. Synthetic strategies to overcome antibiotics resistance. The 1st Israeli-UK Medicinal Chemistry Conference, Rehovot, Israel, April 22-23, 2012.

  13. Fridman Micha. Strategies to reduce the effect of aminoglycoside modifying enzymes. 77th Annual Meeting of the Israel Chemical Society, Tel-Aviv, Israel, February 7-8, 2012.

  14. Fridman Micha. Synthetic strategies to overcome drug resistance. EuChems young investigator's workshop, Crete, Greece, July 7-10, 2011.

  15. Breiner-Goldstein Elinor, Evron Zoharia, Frenkel Michael, Flescher Eliezer, and Fridman Micha. Targeting Anthracycline-resistant Tumor Cells with Aloe-emodin Glycosides. 16th European Carbohydrate Symposium, Sorrento, Italy, July 3-7, 2011.

  16. Breiner-Goldstein Elinor, Evron Zoharia, Frenkel Michale, Flescher Eliezer, and Fridman Micha. Targeting Anthracycline-resistant Tumor Cells with Aloe-emodin Glycosides. European Young Investigator Workshop-Carbohydrate chemistry, from synthesis to applications. , Lyon, France, April 11-15, 2011.

  17.  Fridman Micha, Garneau-Tsodikova Sylvie, Green Keeth D., Chen Wenjiang, Houghton Jake, Briener Goldstein, Elinor. Utilizing Bacterial Drug Modifying Enzymes for the Chemo-Enzymatic Preparation of N-Acylated Aminoglycosides. 15th European Carbohydrate Symposium, Vienna, Austria, July 19-24, 2009.

  18. Fridman Micha. Utilizing Bacterial Drug Modifying Enzymes for the Chemo-Enzymatic Preparation of N-Acylated Aminoglycosides. Annual Meeting of the Israel Society for Microbiology, Kiryat Ono, Israel, March 22-23, 2009.

  19. Fridman, Micha. Utilizing Aminoglycoside Modifying Enzymes for the Generation of Novel Antibiotic Analogs. 74th Annual Meeting of the Israel Chemical Society, Tel-Aviv, Israel, February 8-9, 2009. 

  20. Fridman, Micha. Dual Effect of Synthetic Aminoglycosides: Antibacterial Activity Against Bacillus anthracis and Inhibition of Anthrax Lethal Factor. 70th Annual Meeting of the Israel Chemical Society, Tel-Aviv, Israel, February 15-16, 2005.

  21. Towards Bifunctional Antibiotics Targeting Cystic Fibrosis. 69th Annual Meeting of the Israel Chemical Society, Tel-Aviv, Israel, February 2-3, 2004.