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Daniel Weihs

Daniel Weihs is the Israeli Louis and Lyra Richmond Chair of Life Sciences and Distinguished Professor Emeritus in Aeronautical Engineering at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, the Head of its Autonomous Systems Program. Weihs was born in Guilin in southern China; the family moved to Israel in 1949. Weihs obtained his B. Sc. from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology in 1964, his M. Sc. from Technion in 1968, his D. Sc. from Technion in 1971, all in Aeronautical Engineering. He has taught at Technion since 1973, became a Professor in 1982, became a Distinguished Professor in 2002. Weihs holds the Lyra Richmond Chair of Life Sciences, he was Dean of Aerospace Engineering in 1987-1988, Director of the S. Neaman Institute for Advanced Studies in Science and Technology from 1990-1995, Dean of Graduate Studies from 1996-1998, Provost from 1998-2000, Head of the Technion Autonomous Systems Program from 2007-present. Weihs was Chairman of the Israel National Committee for Space Research from 2006-2015.

He was Chief Scientist of the Israel Ministry of Science and Technology from 2010-2011, Chairman of the Interuniversity Institute for Marine Sciences in Eilat from 2013-2018. He has published over 150 scientific papers, he is a Member of the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities, a Foreign Member of the US National Academy of Engineering, a Fellow of the American Physical Society

Claus O. Wilke

Claus O. Wilke is a computational and evolutionary biologist and chair of the Department of Integrative Biology at University of Texas at Austin, where he is the Dwight W. and Blanche Faye Reeder Centennial Fellow in Systematic and Evolutionary Biology, holds the Joseph J. & Jeanne M. Lagowski Regents Professorship in Molecular Bioscience. Wilke obtained a Ph. D. in theoretical physics at the Ruhr University Bochum in 1999, subsequently worked as a postdoctoral research fellow at the California Institute of Technology in the lab of Chris Adami. He moved to UT Austin as an assistant professor in 2006, where he is now professor, department chair, director of the Wilke Lab. Wilke studies the evolution of molecules and viruses using theoretical and computational methods, he is the author of the Cowplot and ggridges plotting packages. Drummond, D. A.. O.. "Mistranslation-induced protein misfolding as a dominant constraint on coding-sequence evolution". Cell. 134: 341–352. Doi:10.1016/j.cell.2008.05.042.

PMC 2696314. Wilke Lab web site List of publications at Google Scholar Wilke's Blog "The Serial Mentor"