Prof. Eran Meshorer obtained his Ph.D. in Molecular Neuroscience at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and performed his postdoctoral studies at the National Cancer Institute (NIH, USA) where he studied epigenetic regulation of embryonic stem cell (ESC) neuronal differentiation. Since his return to Jerusalem in 2007, as an Alon Fellow, he has been active in identifying the mechanisms that support self-renewal, pluripotency and neuronal differentiation in ESCs, focusing on chromatin plasticity. His group combines state-of-the-art live imaging with genomic approaches and computational biology to study ESC differentiation, somatic cell reprogramming, and neurodegenerative disease modeling in human pluripotent cells. Prof. Meshorer is an associate member of EpiGeneSys, a past full member of Nucleosome4D and a past associate member of EuroSyStem EU-funded networks, and a frequent EU review panel member in Brussels. He is an editor of the online encyclopedia ‘Frontiers in Bioscience’, an editor of ‘Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience’, he edited the Landes Bioscience/Springer book ‘The Cell Biology of Stem Cells’, and is on the editorial board of several additional international journals. Prof. Meshorer is the recipient of several recent awards including the the Elkes Award for Psychobiology (2010), The European Research Council (ERC) Award (2011), the Klatchky Prize for the advancement of the frontiers of science (2012), the Hestrin prize of the Israeli Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (2012) and the Sir Zelman Cowen Award of the Hebrew University and the University of Sydney, Australia for biomedical research (2013).