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Pini Akiva

PhD, Chief Executive Officer

Making


My Impact

My goal is to build tools and strategies that can be shared with others to promote health and well-being.

Pini heads the KI Research Institute where he is responsible for crafting, building, and translating the KI vision into reality.

Previously, he worked for about two decades in the biotech industry, mainly in R&D roles.

Prior to joining KI, Pini was a senior investigator and then chief data officer at Medial Research, a private company that applies machine learning methodologies on clinical data to produce insights and solutions for healthcare organizations. Pini has been part of the company since its establishment, and he took part in numerous research projects, including developing an innovative tool for early detection of colorectal cancer that has now been implemented in healthcare organizations around the world.

Prior to Medial, Pini was a member of the founding group of the Cancer Research Center Bioinformatics Unit at Sheba Medical Center, Israel’s largest hospital. As a researcher at Compugen, he investigated how genetic variability influences drug response (pharmacogenomics). In addition, he characterized a novel phenomenon where neighboring human genes generate fused transcripts (intergenic-splicing), and worked on identifying new cancer biomarkers.

Pini holds a PhD in human genetics from the Sackler Faculty of Medicine at Tel Aviv University, an MSc in bioinformatics/biotechnology from Bar-Ilan University, and a BSc in molecular cellular and medical biology/computer science, also from Bar-Ilan.

When He is


Not at Work

Mountain biking is Pini’s favorite activity and his way of synthesizing physical activity with nature.

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