Osnat is a Principal at aMoon with a passion for solving medical problems by leveraging the creativity and ingenuity of scientific research and technological advances. She brings to aMoon a broad and highly applied background with cutting-edge technologies, ranging from data mining to advanced material processing and Omics.
Osnat has over 10 years of experience in the design, testing and translation of novel biomaterials and surgical implants. Prior to joining aMoon, Osnat was a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellow at the Barcelona Supercomputing Center and The Polytechnic University of Catalunya, where she led the development of DEBBIE, the first automated biomaterials text-mining pipeline. Her versatile R&D experience in academia and industry also includes a period as head of biology at the biotechnology startup Beta-O2, and a post-doctoral position at the University of Oxford, where she developed an implant for rotator cuff surgery.
Osnat completed her PhD at Queen Mary, University of London, where she studied spider and silkworm silks as scaffolds for tissue engineering. Her innovative research in the areas of implant design and biomaterials data mining has been published in top ranking journals, including Nature Reviews Materials, Advanced Functional Materials, Sports Medicine and Acta Biomaterialia. In addition, her work has produced several patents and open-source computational assets, including an ontology and an annotation tool.