Dr Oz Pomp acquired a PhD at Bar Ilan University, Israel, in 2008. From 2009, he is a research fellow at the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Singapore. His main research interest is modelling human diseases, using stem cells, for drug development. Dr Pomp published several research articles, book chapters and reviews about neuronal diseases (e.g. Familial Dysautonomia and Rett Syndrome) and on stem cells. He is the recipient of several awards both in Israel and in Singapore.