Our research is devoted to the development of computational methods for analyzing data generated by high throughput biological experiments. This work involves constructing mathematical models for biological processes, designing efficient inferernce algorithms under these models, implementing these algorithms into public software tools, and most importantly . . . analyzing real data. We are particularly interested in capitalizing on recent progress in DNA sequencing technologies to advance the study of evolution and population genetics.



We are devoted to education through various courses and student projects given at the Efi Arazi School of Computer Science. The courses foucs on formal modeling of complex problems and data sets and development of efficient inference algorithms for these models.


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A key part of our mission is to provide open source software for the methods we develop. We strive to expand the user base of our methods by continuously improving the software based on feedback from users.




Ilan Gronau    

  • + 972 - 9 - 952 - 7907
  • Room 127, Computer Science and Communications Building
  • The Interdisciplinary Center (IDC)
    P.O.Box 167,   Kanfei Nesharim St.
    Herzliya 46150,   Israel
CS & Comm building

GronauLab @ IDC


  • May 15, 2017

    Representing our group at IBS17 @ Weizmann Israeli Bioinformatics Symposium, 2017

  • Feb 13-15, 2017

    Presenting our work on modern gene flow into Neanderthals in Irvine, CA 3rd Israeli-American Kavli FoS Symposium

  • Jul 27, 2016

    North American red wolf study published in Science Advances (data analysis collaboration with Wayne & VonHoldt labs)

    Red Wolf
  • Jul 25, 2016

    Featured in Carl Zimmer's Game of Genomes (episode 11) as face on giant flat screen.

    Game of Genomes
  • Feb 17, 2016

    Neanderthal demography paper out in Nature

  • Feb 11, 2016

    Talking about introgression between archaic and modern humans in the Darwin Day Symp. at Haifa U Darwin16

  • Oct 14-17, 2015

    Presenting our approach for combining Bayesian hypothesis testing with demography inference at Cold Spring Harbor ProbGen15

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