Dr. Ilan Samish is the Founder & CEO of Amai Proteins. Dr. Samish is a graduate of the Tel-Aviv University Interdisciplinary program for fostering excellence (Israel’s top program), has a PhD from Weizmann, a postdoc from UPenn and was a lecturer at the Weizmann Institute, Hebrew University and the Braude College of Engineering, teaching biology, chemistry and computer science. He founded and co-chaired the world’s leading meeting on computational structural biology, founded and co-chaired the Israeli Academia-Industry Sweet Science Forum. Dr. Samish received numerous awards in his 18 years of academic career where he focused on protein design and adjustment of proteins to extreme conditions. After publishing what became the main book in the field of Computational Protein Design, he opened Amai to cure our food system one protein at a time.