Dr. Dan S. Tawfik obtained his B.Sc. in Chemistry and Biochemistry, in 1998, at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (with distinction). Following an M.Sc. in Biotechnology (ibid, with distinction), he perused a Ph.D. at the Weizmann Institute of Science and obtained his degree in 1996. Subsequently, he became a postdoctoral fellow at the MRC Centre for Protein Engineering (director Prof. Sir Alan Fersht). In 1999, he became a group Leader in Chemical Biology at the MRC Centre for Protein Engineering, Cambridge. He joined the Department of Biological Chemistry at the Weizmann Institute of Science in 2001 as a Senior Scientist. By 2006, he was promoted to an Associate Professor, and in 2010 became the Benoziyo Professor of Biochemistry.